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Makita DCS 6000I Owner's And Safety Manual

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Owner's and
Safety Manual
for Gasoline Chain Saws
DCS 6000i
DCS 6800i
Read and understand this Owner's and Safety Manual. Always follow safety precautions in the
Owner's and Safety Manual. Improper use can cause serious injury! The engine exhaust from this
product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Preserve this Manual carefully!



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  • Page 1 Owner’s and Safety Manual for Gasoline Chain Saws DCS 6000i DCS 6800i WARNING! Read and understand this Owner’s and Safety Manual. Always follow safety precautions in the Owner’s and Safety Manual. Improper use can cause serious injury! The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Adjusting the carburetor Working in winter The MAKITA DCS 6000i and 6800i will be delivered in a protective cardboard box to prevent transport damage. Cardboard is a basic raw material and is consequently reuseable or suitable for recycling (waste paper recycling).
  • Page 3: Delivery Inventory

    Delivery inventory 1. Chain saw 2. Guide bar 3. Saw chain 4. Chain protection cover 5. Universal wrench 6. Screwdriver for carburetor adjustment 7. Offset screwdriver 8. Owner’s and Safety Manual (not shown) Symbols You will notice the following symbols on the saw and in the Owner’s and Safety Manual: Read Owner’s and Safety Manual and follow the warning- and safety precautions!
  • Page 4 16. All chain saw service, other than the items listed in the Owner’s Manual maintenance instructions, should be performed by MAKITA. (For example, if improper tools are used to remove the flywheel or if an improper tool is used to hold the flywheel in...
  • Page 5: General Safety Precautions

    Reactive forces, including kickback, can be dan- gerous. Careless or improper use of any chain saw may cause serious or fatal injury. Have your MAKITA dealer show you how to operate your chain saw. Observe all applicable local safety regulations, standards and ordinances.
  • Page 6 16. WARNING ! Never modify a chain saw in any way. Only attachments supplied by MAKITA or expressly approved by MAKITA for use with the specific saw are authorized. WARNING ! Bow guide bars substantially increase the potential for kickback and severe or fatal injury due to the greater kickback zone of the bow design.
  • Page 7: Chain Saw Operating Instructions

    Chain saw operating instructions For assembly follow the procedure in the appropriate section "Mounting Guide Bar and Chain" of this Manu- al. MAKITA chain, guide bar and sprocket must match each other (see the appropriate section in this Manu- al).
  • Page 8 Do not use a saw with incorrect idle speed adjust- ment. Adjust the idle speed yourself according to the appropriate section of this Manual. Have your MAKITA dealer check your saw and make proper adjustments or repairs. Check the saw chain tension frequently, especially just after installing a new chain.
  • Page 9 In order to keep control of your saw, always maintain a firm foothold. Never work on a ladder, in a tree or on any other insecure support. Never use the saw above shoulder height (fig. 9). Position the chain saw in such a way that your body is clear of the cutting attachment whenever the engine is running (fig.
  • Page 10 The contact angle between the nose of the bar and the foreign object (fig. 11). Kickback is most pronounced in the upper quadrant of the bar nose. MAKITA chain types are designed to reduce kickback forces. The depth gauges: Improper lowering of the depth gauges also increases the risk of a kickback.
  • Page 11: Cutting Techniques

    Pushback: Pushback occurs when the chain on the top of the bar is suddenly stopped when it is pinched, caught or encounters a foreign object in the wood. The reaction of the chain drives the saw straight back toward the operator causing loss of saw control.
  • Page 12 = cutting down area When felling, maintain a distance of at least 2 1/2 tree lengths from the nearest person (see fig. 17) . Note: The noise of your engine may drown any warning call. Felling instructions: First clear the tree base and work area from interfering limbs and brush and clean its lower portion an axe (see fig.
  • Page 13 Begin the felling cut slighty higher than the felling notch and on the opposite side of the tree (fig. 22). Then cut horizontally through towards the felling notch. Apply the chain saw with its spikes directly behind the uncut portion of wood and cut toward the notch (fig. 23).
  • Page 14 WARNING! There is an extreme danger of kickback at this point. Extra caution must be taken to maintain control of the saw. To make the felling cut, follow the sectioning method described previously (fig. 29). If you are inexperienced with a chain saw plunge-cutting should not be attempted.
  • Page 15 Do not attempt any maintenance or repair work not de- scribed in this Manual. Have such work performed by your MAKITA service shop only. Maintaining and storing the saw Keep the chain, bar and sprocket clean and lubricated;...
  • Page 16: Denomination Of Components

    Denomination of components 12 11 Identification plate (example model DCS 6800i) DCS 6800i Serial no. 21" (530mm) 2006 123456 Year of manufacture 523.102.672 443.053.661 22045 Hamburg, Germany 030.100. 620 Indicate when ordering spare parts! Handle Choke Filter cover Tubular handle Muffler with spark arrester screen Retaining nuts Spike bar...
  • Page 17: Technical Data

    "low kickback" saw chain in accordance with the ANSI B 175.1-1991 (for USA) and CSA Z62.3-96 (for Canada) standard. Guide bar and saw chain combinations meeting kick- back requirements of ANSI B 175.1-1991 for the use in the Models MAKITA DCS 6000i, 6800i GUIDE BAR length pitch part no.
  • Page 18: Mounting The Guide Bar And Saw Chain

    PUTTING INTO OPERATION Mounting the guide bar and saw chain Use the universal wrench delivered with the chain saw for the following work. Put the chain saw on a stable surface and carry out the following steps for mounting the guide bar and chain: Always release the chain brake before removing or replac- ing the sprocket guard (B/4).
  • Page 19: Chain Brake

    While still holding up the tip of the guide bar, tighten the retaining nuts (H/3) with the universal wrench. Chain brake The MAKITA models comes with an inertia chain brake as standard equipment. If kickback occurs due to contact of the guide-bar tip with wood (see SAFETY PRECAUTIONS), the chain brake will stop the chain through inertia if the kickback is sufficiently strong.
  • Page 20: Fuel / Refuelling

    The use of bio-degradable oil may even be required by local regulations. The chain oil BIOTOP sold by MAKITA is made of special vegetable oils and is 100% bio-degradable. BIOTOP has been granted the "blue angel" (Blauer Umweltschutz-Engel) for being particularly environment-friendly (RAL UZ 48).
  • Page 21: Adjusting The Chain Lubrication

    AVOID SKIN AND EYE CONTACT Refuelling STOP FOLLOW THE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS! Be careful and cautious when handling fuels. The engine must be switched off! Thoroughly clean the area around the caps, to prevent dirt from getting into the fuel or oil tank. Unscrew the cap and fill the tank with fuel (fuel/oil mixture) or chain oil as the case may be.
  • Page 22: Starting The Engine

    Immediately release the throttle and release the chain brake. IMPORTANT: If the chain does not stop immediately when you test the chain brake, do NOT use the chain saw. Take the chain saw to a MAKITA service center for repair. STOP...
  • Page 23: Checking The Chain Lubrication

    The carburetor has been adjusted by MAKITA on the basis of atmosheric pressure conditions at sea level. Other atmospheric pressure conditions or the running-in process of a new engine may require readjustment of the carburetor.
  • Page 24: Working In Winter

    Working in winter In order to prevent carburetor icing in conditions of low temper- ature combined with high humidity, and in order to get up to operating temperature faster in subfreezing temperatures, heated air can be taken from the cylinder. At temperatures above freezing the carburetor must NOT be fed heated air.
  • Page 25: Cleaning The Guide Bar

    All cutters must be sharpened to the same angle, 30°! Different angles result in a roughly, irregularly running chain, increase wear and tear and cause chain beakage. The 85° front rake of the cutter results from the cut depth of the round file.
  • Page 26: Cleaning The Brake Band And Sprocket Interior

    The chain brake is a very important safety device and like any other component subject to normal wear and tear. Regular inspection and maintenance are important for your own safety and must be done by a MAKITA service center. Replacing the suction head The felt filter (D/1) of the suction head can become clogged.
  • Page 27: Cleaning The Air Filter

    Cleaning the air filter Remove the filter cover (E/1) (2 screws). Loosen the screws on the air filter (E/2) and remove from intake manifold. IMPORTANT: Cover the intake opening with a clean cloth to prevent dirt particles from getting into the carburetor. Clean the air intake opening (E/3) and the inside of the air filter with a suitable brush.
  • Page 28: Replacing/Cleaning The Spark Arrester Screen

    Replacing/cleaning the spark arrester screen The spark arrester screen should be checked and cleaned regularly. CAUTION: Allow engine to cool before cleaning the spark arrester screen! A hot engine can cause burns. Remove filter cover (A/1) and air filter (A/2) (see "Cleaning the air filter").
  • Page 29: Replacing The Starter Cable

    Replacing the starter cable Unscrew four screws (A/1). Remove fan housing (A/2). Remove all pieces of cable. Replacing the return spring Remove the fan housing (see above under “Replacing the starter cable”). Take off circlip (C/1) (circlip pliers, see “Accessories”). Remove the cable pulley (C/2).
  • Page 30: Instructions For Daily And Periodic Maintenance

    We therefore recommend that you consult a MAKITA service center for all work not described in this Owner’s Manual. The MAKITA service centers have all the necessary equipment and skilled and experienced personnel, who can work out cost- effective solutions and advise you in all matters.
  • Page 31: Troubleshooting

    Please bear in mind that if parts other than original MAKITA spare parts are used, this will automatically invalidate the MAKITA product guarantee.
  • Page 32: Extract From The Spare Parts List

    Extract from the spare parts list Use only original MAKITA parts. For repairs and replacement of other parts, see your MAKITA service center. DCS 6000i DCS 6800i Pos. MAKITA-No. Bar and chain combinations USA Bar and chain combinations Canada Accessories (not delivered with the chain saw)
  • Page 33: Notes

  • Page 34: Adress List

    MAKITA U.S.A., INC. MAKITA CANADA INC. DOLMAR Division 14930-C Northam Street 1950 Forbes Street La Mirada Whitby, Ontario CA 90638-5753 Canada, L1N 7B7...

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