maintenance in this manual to help avoid
kickback and other forces which can result
in serious injury.
• reduced-kickback guide Bar,
designed with a small radius tip which
reduces the size of the kickback danger
zone on bar tip. A reduced - kickback
guide bar is one which has been
demonstrated to significantly reduce the
number and seriousness of kickbacks
when tested in accordance with safety
requirements for electric chain saws.
• low-kickback chain, designed with a
contoured depth gauge and guard link
which deflect kickback force and allow
wood to gradually ride into the cutter. A
low-kickback chain is a chain which has
met kickback performance requirements
of ANSI B175.1-2012.
• do not operate chain saw while in
a tree, on a ladder, on a scaffold, or
from any unstable surface.
• Hold tool by insulated gripping
surfaces when performing an
operation where the cutting tool may
contact hidden wiring. Contact with a
"live" wire will make exposed metal parts
of the tool "live" and shock the operator.
• do not attempt operations beyond
your capacity or experience. Read
thoroughly and understand completely all
instructions in this manual.
• Before you start chain saw, make sure
saw chain is not contacting any object.
• do not operate a chain saw with one
hand! serious injury to the operator,
helpers, or bystanders may result
from one handed operation. A chain
saw is intended for two-handed use only.
• keep the handles dry, clean, and free
of oil or grease.
• do not allow dirt, debris, or sawdust to
build up on the motor or outside air vents.
• stop the chain saw before setting it down.
• do not cut vines and/or small under brush.
• use extreme caution when cutting
small size brush and saplings because
slender material may catch the saw chain
and be whipped toward you or pull you
power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling,
and other construction activities contains
chemicals known to the State of California
to cause cancer, birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Some examples of these
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and
cement and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from
Your risk from these exposures varies,
depending on how often you do this type
of work. To reduce your exposure to these
chemicals: work in a well ventilated area,
and work with approved safety equipment,
Some dust created by
such as those dust masks that are specially
designed to filter out microscopic particles.
• avoid prolonged contact with dust
from power sanding, sawing, grinding,
drilling, and other construction
activities. wear protective clothing
and wash exposed areas with soap
and water. Allowing dust to get into
your mouth, eyes, or lay on the skin may
promote absorption of harmful chemicals.
generate and/or disburse dust, which
may cause serious and permanent
respiratory or other injury. Always use
NIOSH/OSHA approved respiratory
protection appropriate for the dust
exposure. Direct particles away from face
cHain saw naMes and terMs
• Bucking - The process of cross cutting a
felled tree or log into lengths.
• Motor Brake - A device used to stop the
saw chain when the trigger is released.
• Chain Saw Powerhead - A chain saw
without the saw chain and guide bar.
• Drive Sprocket or Sprocket - The
toothed part that drives the saw chain.
• felling - The process of cutting down a tree.
• Felling Back Cut - The final cut in a tree
felling operation made on the opposite side
of the tree from the notching cut.
• Front Handle - The support handle located
at or toward the front of the chain saw.
• Front Hand Guard - A structural barrier
between the front handle of a chain saw
and the guide bar, typically located close
to the hand position on the front handle.
• Guide Bar - A solid railed structure that
supports and guides the saw chain.
• Guide Bar Scabbard - Enclosure fitted
over guide bar to prevent tooth contact
when saw is not in use.
• Kickback - The backward or upward
motion, or both of the guide bar occurring
when the saw chain near the nose of the
top area of the guide bar contacts any
object such as a log or branch, or when
the wood closes in and pinches the saw
chain in the cut.
• kickback, pinch - The rapid pushback of
the saw which can occur when the wood
closes in and pinches the moving saw chain
in the cut along the top of the guide bar.
• Kickback, Rotational - The rapid upward
and backward motion of the saw which
can occur when the moving saw chain
near the upper portion of the tip of the
guide bar contacts an object, such as a
log or branch.
• Limbing - Removing the branches from a
• Low-Kickback Chain - A chain that
complies with the kickback
performance requirements of ANSI
B175.1-2012 (when tested on
a representative sample of chain saws.)
use of this tool can