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EGO CS1400E Operating Manual

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WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the
Operating Manual before using this product. Save these instructions for future reference.


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  • Page 1 OPERATING MANUAL 56V LITHIUM-ION CORDLESS CHAIN SAW MODEL NUMBER CS1400E WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the Operating Manual before using this product. Save these instructions for future reference.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Read All Instructions ........3 Safety Symbols .
  • Page 3: Read All Instructions

    READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS! This chain saw has many features for making its use more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance, and dependability have been given top priority in the design of this product making it easy to maintain and operate. DANGER: People with electronic devices, such as pacemakers, should consult their physician(s) before using this product.
  • Page 4: Safety Symbols

    SAFETY SYMBOLS The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers. The safety symbols and the explanations with them deserve your careful attention and understanding. The symbol warnings do not, by themselves, eliminate any danger. The instructions and warnings they give are no substitutes for proper accident prevention measures.
  • Page 5: Safety Instructions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS This page depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear on this product. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine before attempting to assemble and operate. Safety Alert Indicates a potential personal injury hazard. Read the To reduce the risk of injury, user must read Operator’s operator’s manual.
  • Page 6 Two Handed Always use two hands when operating the Hold chain saw Do Not Expose Do not use in the rain or leave outdoors while it To Rain is raining. Volt Voltage Amperes Current Hertz Frequency (cycles per second) Watt Power Minutes Time...
  • Page 7 GENERAL POWER TOOL SAFETY WARNINGS WARNING! Read all safety warnings and instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. Save all warnings and instructions for future reference. The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
  • Page 8 PERSONAL SAFETY ◾ ◾ Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a power tool while you are tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal injury.
  • Page 9 ◾ ◾ Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or these instructions to operate the power tool. Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users. ◾...
  • Page 10 CHAIN SAW SAFETY WARNINGS ◾ ◾ Keep all parts of the body away from the saw chain when the chain saw is operating. Before you start the chain saw, make sure the saw chain is not contacting anything. A moment of inattention while operating chain saws may cause entanglement of your clothing or body with the chain.
  • Page 11 ◾ ◾ Keep handles dry, clean, and free from oil and grease. Greasy, oily handles are slippery causing loss of control. ◾ ◾ Cut wood only. Do not use chain saw for purposes not intended. For example: do not use chain saw for cutting plastic, masonry or non-wood building materials.
  • Page 12 ◾ ◾ If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use care and good judgment. Contact EGO Customer Service for assistance. CAUSES AND OPERATOR PREVENTION OF KICKBACK (Fig. 1, 2, 3 & 4) Kickback may occur when the nose...
  • Page 13 Kickback is the result of tool misuse and/or incorrect operating procedures or conditions and can be avoided by taking proper precautions as given below: ◾ ◾ Maintain a firm grip, with thumbs and fingers encircling the chain saw handles, with both hands on the saw and position your body and arm to allow you to resist kickback...
  • Page 14: Chain Brake

    ◾ ◾ Push and Pull – The reaction force is always opposite to the direction the chain is moving where wood contact is made. Thus, the operator must be ready to control the PULL when cutting on the bottom edge of the bar, and the PUSH when cutting along the top edge.
  • Page 15: Save These Instructions

    ◾ ◾ Start the chain saw. ◾ ◾ Push the chain kickback brake handle towards the front of the saw. A properly functioning hand brake will stop the movement of the chain immediately. If the chain brake is not working properly, do not use the chain saw until it has been repaired by a qualified service technician.
  • Page 16 GLOSARY OF TERMS Automatic Oiler: A system that automatically lubricates the guide bar and saw chain. Bucking: The process of cross-cutting a felled tree or log into lengths. Bucking Spikes: The pointed tooth or teeth for use when felling or bucking to pivot the saw and maintain position while sawing.
  • Page 17: Introduction

    It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact EGO customer service center 1300 000 EGO (1300 000 346). This manual contains important information on to the safe assembly, operation and maintenance of your chain saw.
  • Page 18: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Voltage Guide Bar Length 350mm Chain Pitch 9.5mm Chain Gauge 1.1mm Chain Type 90PX052X (Oregon) Guide Bar Type 144MLEA041 (Oregon) Chain Oil Tank capacity 150ml Weight (Without battery pack, chain sheath) 3.76Kg Measured sound power level L 96.73 dB(A) Sound pressure level at operator’s ear L 85.73 dB(A) K=2.5 dB(A)
  • Page 19: Unpacking

    ◾ ◾ Do not discard the packing material until you have carefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the tool. ◾ ◾ If any parts are damaged or missing, please contact EGO Customer Service for assistance. PACKING LIST PART NAME QUANTITY...
  • Page 20: Description

    DESCRIPTION KNOW YOUR CHAIN SAW (Fig. 7) Chain Kickback Brake Handle Lock-off Button Trigger Switch Saw Chain Guide Bar Battery Release Oil Tank Cap Button Latch Ejection Electric Oil Inspection Window Mechanism Contacts Front Handle Rear Handle Chain Tensioning Knob Side Cover Knob Side Cover Chain Tensioning...
  • Page 21: Trigger Switch

    Trigger Switch Turns the chain saw On and Off. Lock-off Button Helps to prevent accidental or unauthorized activating of the trigger switch. It must be depressed before the trigger switch can be activated. Oil Tank Cap Seals the oil tank. Oil Inspection Window Provides a view the oil level.
  • Page 22 Chain Tensioning Knob Permits precise adjustment of chain tension. Chain Tensioning Screw Permits precise adjustment of the chain tension with a manual slotted screwdriver. Side Cover Covers the chain sprocket and secures the guide bar Side Cover Knob Locks/unlocks the side cover Battery-Release Button Press to release the battery pack from the tool.
  • Page 23: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY WARNING: If any parts are damaged or missing, do not operate this product until the parts are replaced. Use of this product with damaged or missing parts could result in serious personal injury. WARNING: Do not attempt to modify this product or create accessories not recommended for use with this chain saw.
  • Page 24 4. Turn the chain tensioning knob towards the front handle as far as it will go. Lay the new saw chain in a loop on a flat surface and straighten any kinks (Fig. 9). 5. Place the chain drive links into the guide bar groove.
  • Page 25 7. Place the guide bar on the mounting surface by sliding the guide bar slot over the alignment flanges, making sure that the tension adjusting pin is inserted in the lower hole in the tail of the bar (Fig. 11a). 8.
  • Page 26 ADJUSTING THE CHAIN TENSION ◾ ◾ Stop the motor and remove the battery pack before adjusting the chain tension. Make sure the side cover knob is loosened. Turn the chain tensioning knob clockwise to tension the chain. See the section: “REPLACE THE BAR AND CHAIN”...
  • Page 27: Operation

    OPERATION WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with this product to make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict serious injury. WARNING: Always wear eye protection with side shields. Failure to do so could result in objects being thrown into your eyes and other possible serious injuries.
  • Page 28 3. Position the chain saw on its side on a firm,flat surface, so that the tank cap is facing upwards. Rotate the oil tank cap counterclockwise to remove it (Fig. 14). 4. Carefully pour the bar and chain oil into the tank. The filter in the Oil Tank Cap opening allows the oil to seep slowly into the tank;...
  • Page 29 TO INSTALL/REMOVE BATTERY PACK (Fig. 15 & 16) NOTICE: Fully charge the battery pack before its first use. To Install (Fig. 15) 1. Align the ribs of the battery pack with the mounting slots in the chain saw’s battery port. 2.
  • Page 30 STARTING/STOPPING THE CHAIN SAW Before Starting the Chain Saw: 1. Check the oil level and fill the tank as needed. 2. Check the cutting teeth sharpness of the saw chain. 3. Make sure the chain is properly mounted and correctly tensioned. 4.
  • Page 31 To Stop the Chain Saw 1. Move the chain saw away from cutting area and release the trigger switch to stop the chain saw. 2. Push the chain kickback brake handle forward to the brake position to engage the chain brake (Fig. 6). WARNING: Always remove the battery pack from the chain saw during work breaks and after finishing work.
  • Page 32 Proper Grip On Handles Grip with thumb ◾ ◾ below handle Wear non-slip gloves for maximum grip and protection. ◾ ◾ With the saw on a firm, flat surface, hold the saw firmly with both hands. ◾ ◾ Always grasp the front handle with the left hand and the rear handle with the right.
  • Page 33 Recommendation that the first-time user should, as a minimum practice, cutting logs on a saw-horse or cradle. Practice cutting a few small logs using the following technique to get the “feel” of using your saw before you begin a major sawing operation. 1.
  • Page 34 ◾ ◾ Do not fell trees that lean at extreme angles or large trees with rotten limbs, loose bark, or hollow trunks. Instead, have these trees pushed or dragged down with heavy equipment and then cut them up. ◾ ◾ Do not fell trees near electrical wires or buildings.
  • Page 35 Notching undercut Notching Undercut Make the notch 1/3 the diameter of the tree, perpendicular to the direction of fall, 50mm Felling back as illustrated in Fig. 22. Make the lower Direction of fall horizontal notching cut first. This will help to avoid pinching of either the saw chain Notch 50mm...
  • Page 36 BUCKING A LOG (Fig. 24): Bucking is cutting a log into lengths. It is Overbucking important to make sure your footing is firm and your weight is evenly distributed on both feet. When possible, the log should be raised and supported by the use of limbs, logs or chocks.
  • Page 37 ◾ ◾ When the log is supported on both Log Supported Both Ends ends, cut 1/3 of that diameter from the top overbuck. Then make 1st Cut Overbuck (1/3 Diameter) to Avoid Splintering the finished cut by underbucking the lower 2/3 to meet the first cut (Fig.
  • Page 38: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE WARNING: When servicing, use only identical replacement parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause product damage. WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields during power tool operation or when blowing dust. If the operation is dusty, also wear a dust mask. WARNING: To avoid serious personal injury, remove the battery pack from the chain saw before inspecting, cleaning, or performing maintenance.
  • Page 39 REPLACING THE BAR AND CHAIN WARNING: Before performing any maintenance, make sure that the battery pack is removed. Failure to heed this warning could result in serious personal injury. WARNING: Always wear gloves when handling the bar and chain; these components are sharp and may contain burrs.
  • Page 40: Chain Maintenance

    CHAIN MAINTENANCE WARNING: Remove the battery pack before performing any maintenance; failure to heed this warning could result in serious personal injury. WARNING: Always wear gloves when handling the saw chain; these components are sharp and may contain burrs. Use only low-kickback chains on this saw. This fast cutting chain will provide kickback reduction when properly maintained.
  • Page 41 How To Sharpen The Cutters Top Plate Be careful to file all cutters (Fig. 30) to the Side Plate specified angles and to the same length, as fast cutting can be obtained only when Depth Gauge all cutters are uniform. 1.
  • Page 42 WARNING: A 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. WARNING: Failure to replace or repair a damaged chain can cause serious injury.
  • Page 43 Depth Gauge Clearance Depth Gauge Clearance 1. The depth gauge should be maintained at a clearance of 0.6 mm, as shown in Fig. 36 . Use a depth gauge tool (available separately) for checking the depth 0.6 mm gauge clearances. 2.
  • Page 44 In addition, the guide bar has a sprocket Sprocket in at its tip. The sprocket must be lubricated Guide Bar Tip weekly with a grease syringe to extend the guide bar life. Use a grease syringe to lubricate weekly with chain oil by means of the lubricating hole (Fig.
  • Page 45: Troubleshooting

    ◾ ◾ Debris preventing full Clean debris from external chain movement of the chain brake mechanism. Chain brake does kickback brake handle. not engage ◾ ◾ ◾ ◾ Possible chain brake Contact EGO Customer Service. malfunction 56V LITHIUM-ION CORDLESS CHAIN SAW...
  • Page 46 ◾ ◾ ◾ ◾ Insufficient chain tension. Readjust the chain tension, following the section: “ADJUSTING THE CHAIN TENSION”. ◾ ◾ ◾ ◾ Dull chain. Sharpen the chain cutters, following the section: “HOW TO SHARPEN THE CUTTERS”. ◾ ◾ ◾ ◾ Chain installed backwards.
  • Page 47: Warranty

    SERVICE WARRANTY FOR FIVE YEARS from the date of original retail purchase, this EGO product is warranted against defects in material or workmanship. Defective product will receive free repair. FOR THREE YEARS from the date of original retail purchase, the EGO Power+ System battery pack and charger are warranted against defects in material or workmanship.
  • Page 48 Chervon Australia Pty Ltd, Unit 13, 1488 Ferntree Gully Rd, Knoxfield, VIC. 3180. Phone Number: 1300 000 EGO (1300 000 346). Email address:
  • Page 49: Parts List

    PARTS LIST 56V LITHIUM-ION CORDLESS CHAIN SAW MODEL NUMBER CS1400E The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate attached to the housing of the chain saw. Always mention the Model Number when ordering parts for this tool. 56V LITHIUM-ION CORDLESS CHAIN SAW...
  • Page 50 INDEX NUMBER PART NO. DESCRIPTION SPEC 3127499000 Oil tank cap 3402502000 Oil filter 3127500000 Chain sheath 3705657000 Guide bar 350 mm 3810637000 Saw chain 2823860000 Side cover assembly 5610042000 Screws ST4.2 x 19 3127504000 Front handle 5610011000 Screws ST2.9X10 3421169000 Cover plate 2823167000 Tensioning screw assembly...

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