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Makita 5016N8 Instruction Manual

340 mm (13-3/8") and 375 mm (14-3/4")
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Chain Saw
501 4NB
340 mm (13-3/8") MODEL 5014NB
375 mm (14-3/4")
Chain speed
Length of
Saw chain
guide bar
6 k g
m m
(13.2 Ibs)
k g



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  • Page 1 INSTRUCTION MANUAL SPECIFICATIONS Chain speed MODEL IFPM) 501 4NB 1,300 1,300 Chain Saw 340 mm (13-3/8") MODEL 5014NB 375 mm (14-3/4") Length of Saw chain guide bar Pitch 1.27 3.318") 1318") (0.050") 1.27 (14-314") (318") 10.050") MODEL 5016NB DOUBLE INSULATION Overall Gauge length...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: WHEN USING AN ELECTRIC CHAIN SAW, BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS SHOULD ALWAYS BE FOLLOWED TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, AND INJURY TO PERSONS, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING: READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS. Keep Work Area Clean Cluttered areas invite injuries. Do not start cutting until you have a clear work area, secure footing, and a planned retreat path from the falling tree.
  • Page 3 Use Safety Glasses Also use safety footwear; snug fitting clothing; protective gloves; hearing and head protection. Carrying Saw Carry the chain saw by the front handle with the saw stopped, finger off the switch, the guide bar and saw chain t o the rear. 11.
  • Page 4 Grip saw firmly. Hold the chain saw firmly with both hands when the motor is running. Use a firm grip with thumbs and fingers encircling the chain saw handles. (2) Do not over reach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. (4) Don't let the nose of the guide bar contact a log, branch, ground, or other obstruction.
  • Page 5 Use the table below t o determine the proper wire size re- quired the extension cord. Ampere rating nameplate) 0 Ext. Cord Length Contact Makita Authorized or Factory Service Center cannot be found. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. loss of power and over-heating. Make sure the exten- will...
  • Page 6: Left Side

    Chain Saw Nomenclature LEFT SIDE Front handle RIGHT SIDE Oil cap Sprocket Bar Tip Guard A n attachment that may be provided on the end of the guide bar t o prevent the chain at the end of the guide bar from contacting the wood. Bucking - The process of cross cutting a felled tree or log into lengths.
  • Page 7 Front Handle Guard A structural barrier between the front handle saw and the guide bar, typically located close t o the hand position on the front handle and sometimes employed as an activating lever for a chain brake. Guide Bar - A solid railed structure that supports and guides the saw chain. 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...
  • Page 8 Installing saw chain and guide bar CAUTION : Always be sure that the tool is switched off and unplugged before installing saw chain and guide bar Use the socket wrench to loosen the hex bolt holding the chain cover. Remove the chain cover.
  • Page 9 Adjusting saw chain tension CAUTION Always be sure that the tool is switched off and unplugged before adjusting chain tension. Grasp the chain in the middle of the guide bar and lift up. The gap between the side link of the chain and the guide bar should be about 3 mm to 4 mm (1/8"...
  • Page 10 Lubrication This tool i s equipped with an automatic lubrication system, so the chain is lubricated automatically when the motor is running. To replenish the oil, take off the cap on the tank and fill with the oil supply. The oil tank capacity i s 170 cc (5.5 CAUTION : Turbine oil...
  • Page 11 Hook When using an extension cord, secure to the tool’s cord with the hook provided. Attach the hook about 100-200 mm 8”) from the extension cord connector. This will help prevent unintentional dis- connection. Cutting operation Turn the tool on and allow the chain to reach full speed before Be sure the chain is adequately lubricated.
  • Page 12 To release the chain brake, reset the pro- tector to the exact original position after turning the tool off. WARNING: Under normal circumstances, it should never be necessary to intentionally release the chain brake while the tool i s running. Occasionally, after the brake has been actuated, the protector may not reset t o the exact original position.
  • Page 13 Using the chain saw Always be sure of your footing and hold the chain saw firmly with both hands while the motor is running. Felling tree When bucking and felling operations are being performed by two or more persons, a t the same time, the felling operation should be separated from the bucking operation by distance of a t least twice the height of the tree being felled.
  • Page 14 Felling back cut Make the felling back cut a t least (50.8 mm) higher than the horizontal notch- ing cut shown in Fig. 17. Keep the fell- ing back cut parallel to the horizontal notching cut. Make the felling back cut enough wood i s left to act as hinge wood keeps the tree from twisting and falling in the wrong direction.
  • Page 15 Bucking a log Bucking is cutting a log into lengths. It is important to make sure your footing is firm and your weight i s evenly distributed on both feet. When possible, the log should and supported by the use of limbs, logs or chocks. Follow the simple directions for easy cutting.
  • Page 16 When bucking on a slope, always stand on the uphill side of the log, as shown in Fig. 22. When ”cutting through”, t o maintain complete control, release the cutting pres- sure near the end of the cut without re- laxing your grip on the chain saw handles.
  • Page 17: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE CAUTION Always be sure that the tool is switched off and unplugged before attempting t o perform inspection or maintenance. Filling saw chain the most in cutting performance from your tool, you must keep the cutter sharp and filed properly as shown below. TOP PLATE ANGLE A top plate angle of 3 0 '...
  • Page 18 Install the chain cover. Turn the tool on and depress the oil button 4 or 5 times. .Cover the saw chain and the guide bar with the scabbard. To maintain product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, any other maintenance adjustment should be performed by Makita Authorized or Factory Service Centers, always using Makita replacement parts. Guide...
  • Page 19 ACCESSORIES CAUTION : These accessories or attachments are recommended for use with your Makita tool specified in this any other accessories or attachments might present a risk of injury t o persons. The manual. The use accessories or attachments should be used only in the proper and intended manner.
  • Page 20: Chain Saw

    A q - 2 5 4 3 8 CHAIN SAW 340 mm (13-318") Model 5014NB 375 mm (14-3/47 Model 5016NB Note: The switch, noise suppressor and other part configurations may differ from country to country.
  • Page 21 MODEL 5014NB 5016NB DESCRIPTION Guide Bar Protector Packmg Supporter Plate Brake Lever Pan Head Screw M5x16 IWtth W a r h e i l Hex Socket Head Bo11 M 6 Hex Socket Head Bolt M 6 Packing Pan Head Screw M 5 x l Z (With Warherl Head Screw Fiat...
  • Page 22 MAKllA L I M I T E D ONE YEAR WARRANTY Warranty Policy Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. It is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase.

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