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Additional Safety Instructions - Black & Decker Chain Saw Manual

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oil. Store all parts of your chainsaw in a dry, secure place
out of reach of children.
We recommend you drain the oil reservoir prior to storage.
Be sure of your footing and pre-plan a safe exit from a
falling tree or branches.
Use wedges to help control felling and prevent binding the
guide bar and saw chain in the cut.
Saw chain care. Keep the saw chain sharp and snug on the
guide bar. Ensure the saw chain and guide bar are clean
and well oiled. Keep handles dry, clean and free from oil
and grease.
Kickback can be caused by:
Striking branches or other objects accidentally with a tip of
the saw while the saw chain is moving.
Striking metal, cement or any other hard material near the
wood, or buried in the wood.
A dull or loose chain.
Cutting above shoulder height.
Lack of attention when holding or guiding the chainsaw
while cutting.
Over-reaching. Keep proper footing and balance at all times
and do not overreach.
Do not try to insert into a previous cut. As this could cause
kickback. Make a fresh cut every time.
We strongly recommend you do not attempt to operate
your chainsaw while in a tree, on a ladder or on any other
unstable surface. If you decide to do so, be advised that
these positions are extremely dangerous.
When cutting a branch that is under tension, be alert for
spring back so that you will not be struck when the tension
is released.
Avoid cutting:
Prepared timber.
Into the ground.
Into wire fences, nails. etc.
Into small sized brush and saplings because slender
material may catch the saw chain and be whipped towards
you, or pull you off balance.
Do not use your chainsaw above shoulder height.
Ensure someone is nearby (but at a safe distance) in case
of an accident.
If for any reason you have to touch the saw chain, make
sure your chainsaw is disconnected from the mains.
The noise from this product can exceed 85 dB(A).
We therefore recommend you take appropriate measures
for the protection of hearing.
The following warning symbols are found on your tool:
Read all of this manual carefully.
Do not use your saw in wet conditions or expose
it to rain.
Always wear ear and eye protection.
Check the chain tension after every 10
minutes of use. Adjust back to a clearance of
3 mm.
Always remove the plug from the socket before
inspecting a damaged cable. Be careful not to
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use your chainsaw if the cable is damaged.
The noise from this product can exceed 85 dB(A).
Electrical safety
This tool is double insulated; therefore no earth
wire is required. Always check that the power
supply corresponds to the voltage on the rating
plate.

Additional safety instructions

This appliance is not intended for use by young or infirm
persons without supervision. Children must be supervised
to ensure they do not play with the appliance.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker Service
Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
Guard against electric shock.
Prevent body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces
(e.g. metal railings, lamp-posts etc.). Electric safety can be
further improved by using a high-sensitivity (30 mA/30mS)
Residual Current Device (RCD).
Warning! The use of an RCD or other circuit breaker unit does
not release the operator of your chainsaw from the safety
instructions and safe working practices given in this user
manual.
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