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Kobalt KPS 80-06 User Manual

40 v lithium-ion pole saw
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MODEL #KPS 80-06
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  • Page 1 ITEM #0651250 40 V LITHIUM-ION POLE SAW MODEL #KPS 80-06 Français p. 21 Español p. 41 ATTACH YOUR RECEIPT HERE Serial Number Purchase Date Questions, problems, missing parts? Before returning to your retailer, call our customer service department at 1-888-3KOBALT (1-888-356-2258), 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., EST, Monday - Friday.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Product Specifications ......................3 Package Contents ........................3 Symbols............................4 Safety Information ........................5 Preparation ..........................7 Know Your Pole Saw ......................... 8 Assembly Instructions ....................... 9 Operating Instructions ....................... 9 Care and Maintenance......................13 Troubleshooting ........................19 Warranty ..........................
  • Page 3: Product Specifications

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS Type Cordless, Battery-powered Battery 40 V Lithium-ion Bar Length 8 in. (20.3 cm) 3/8 in. (9.5 mm) Chain Pitch 91PJ033 Chain Type Guide Bar Type 080NDEA318 7.96 lbs. (3.6 kg) Weight PACKAGE CONTENTS PART DESCRIPTION QUANTITY Handle pole Extension pole Power head pole
  • Page 4: Symbols

    SYMBOLS Some of the following symbols may be used on this product. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the product better and safer. SYMBOLS DESIGNATION EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Amperes Current Hertz Frequency (cycles per second)
  • Page 5: Safety Information

    SYMBOLS Save these Instructions The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product. SYMBOL SIGNAL MEANING Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will DANGER result in death or serious injury. Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could WARNING result in death or serious injury.
  • Page 6 SAFETY INFORMATION • Keep firm footing and balance. Do not overreach. Overreaching can result in loss of balance. • Keep all parts of your body away from any moving part. • Inspect the unit before each use for loose fasteners, etc. Replace any damaged parts before use. •...
  • Page 7: Preparation

    SAFETY INFORMATION • Use extreme caution when cutting small sized brush and saplings because slender material may catch the saw chain and be whipped toward you or pull you off balance. • When cutting a limb that is under tension, be alert for spring back so that you will not be struck when tension in wood fibers are released.
  • Page 8: Know Your Pole Saw

    PREPARATION UNPACKING • This product has been shipped unassembled. • Carefully remove the product and any accessories from the box. Make sure that all items listed in the package contents section are included. • Inspect the product carefully to make sure no breakage or damage occurred during shipping. •...
  • Page 9: Assembly Instructions

    ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS Connecting the poles Before using the pole saw, assembly is required. When removed from the box, there are three parts. • Remove packaging material and discard. • Insert the extension pole (B) into the handle pole (A) and slide together. •...
  • Page 10 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Battery IMPORTANT: The battery may not be charged when time, place the battery in the battery charger and charge. Make sure to read all safety precautions and follow the instructions in the battery and charger manuals. To install the battery: 1.
  • Page 11: Operating Instructions

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Starting and stopping A. To start the motor: • Press the safety lock button (G). Squeeze the trigger switch (J) to start. • Release the trigger switch (J) to stop. Note: To lock out the trigger, you can pull back the safety lock with your thumb.
  • Page 12: Limbing And Pruning

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS • Release the trigger as soon as the cut is completed. Failure to follow proper cutting procedures will result in the bar and chain binding and becoming pinched or trapped in the limb. If this should happen: • Stop the motor and remove the battery from the pole saw.
  • Page 13 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS • Keep the tree between you and the chain while limbing. Cut from the side of the tree opposite of the branch you are cutting. • Do not cut from a ladder; this is extremely dangerous. Leave this operation for professionals. •...
  • Page 14: Care And Maintenance

    CARE AND MAINTENANCE Chain & Bar Assembly During use, the chain will stretch and become dull. Debris and saw dust can also collect underneath the bar cover. Use the following steps to maintain your pole saw and chain. • Release chain tension by turning the tension adjustment screw, located behind the chain bar, counterclockwise.
  • Page 15 CARE AND MAINTENANCE • To replace the bar and chain, loop the chain over the sprocket and place the bar against the bar stud slot. Bar Stud Slot Sprocket • Ensure that the chain tensioning pin is located in the tensioning hole on the chain bar.
  • Page 16 CARE AND MAINTENANCE • Using a screwdriver on the tension adjustment screw, turn clockwise. Tension Adjustment Screw • Turn clockwise until there is enough play that the chain can be pulled away from the bar, but not so much that the runners can be pulled out of the bar. •...
  • Page 17 CARE AND MAINTENANCE Chain tension • Stop the motor and remove the battery before setting the chain tension. Turn the bar cover knob counterclockwise to loosen the bar cover but do not remove the bar cover. Turn the chain tensioning screw clockwise to tension chain.
  • Page 18 CARE AND MAINTENANCE Chain oiler WARNING To avoid possible serious injury, stop the motor and Bar Lube Reservoir remove the battery from the pole saw before replacing the bar, chain, or performing any maintenance operation. • Use Premium Bar and Chain Lubricant. It is designed for chains and chain oilers and is formulated to perform over a wide temperature range with no dilution required.
  • Page 19 CARE AND MAINTENANCE Chain maintenance For smooth and fast cutting, the chain needs to be maintained properly. The following conditions indicate that the chain requires sharpening: • Wood chips are small and powdery. • Chain must be forced through the wood during cutting. •...
  • Page 20 CARE AND MAINTENANCE • each return stroke. • cutters in one direction. Then move to the other side brush. CAUTION Dull or improperly sharpened chain can cause excessive motor speed during cutting which may result in severe motor damage. WARNING Improper chain sharpening increases the potential of kickback.
  • Page 21: Troubleshooting

    If you still have questions or an unresolved issue after going through this troubleshooting guide, or just want to speak to a Kobalt product expert, please call our customer service department at 1-888-3KOBALT (1-888-356-2258), 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., EST, Monday – Friday.
  • Page 22: Replacement Parts List

    For replacement parts, call our customer service department at 1-888-3KOBALT (1-888-356-2258), 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., EST, Monday - Friday. PART DESCRIPTION PART # Oil tank cap 341071071 Side cover 341021071 Printed in China ® Kobalt is a registered trademark of LF, LLC. All Rights Reserved.