General Safety Precautions - Husqvarna 323P4 Operator's Manual

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Whether rivets and links are badly worn.
We recommend you compare the existing chain with a new
chain to decide how badly the existing chain is worn.
When the length of the cutting teeth has worn down to only 4
mm the chain must be replaced.
Chain drive sprocket
Regularly check the degree of wear on the drive sprocket.
Replace if wear is excessive.
Vibration damping system
Check regularly that the vibration damping element is free
from cracks. Check regularly the degree of wear to the rubber
dampers. Replace them if worn.
Check regularly:
Whether there are burrs on the edges of the bar. Remove
these with a file if necessary.
Whether the groove in the bar has become badly worn.
Replace the bar if necessary.
Whether the tip of the bar is uneven or badly worn. If a
hollow forms on the underside of the bar tip this is due to
running with a slack chain.
To prolong the life of the bar you should turn it over daily.
WARNING! A faulty cutting attachment may
increase the risk of accidents.

General safety precautions

The machine is only designed for cutting branches and
The only accessories to be used with the engine unit as a
drive source are the cutting units we recommend in the
chapter "Technical data".
Never use the machine if you are tired, if you have drunk
alcohol, or if you are taking medication that could affect your
vision, your judgement or your co-ordination.
Wear personal protective equipment. See instructions
under the heading Personal protective equipment.
Never use a machine that has been modified in any way
from its original specification.
Never use a machine that is faulty. Carry out the checks,
maintenance and service instructions described in this
manual. Some maintenance and service measures must be
carried out by trained and qualified specialists. See
instructions under the heading Maintenance.
All covers and guards must be fitted before starting. Make
sure the spark plug cap and HT lead are not damaged.
Otherwise you could get an electric shock.
The machine operator shall ensure, while working, that no
persons or animals come closer than 15 metres (50 feet).
When several operators are working in the same area the
safety distance should be at least double tree length,
however, at least 15 metres (50 feet).
WARNING! Faulty cutting equipment
increases the risk of accidents.
WARNING! When the engine is started with
the choke in either the choke or start throttle
positions, the cutting equipment starts to
move immediately.
The complete clutch cover and shaft must be fitted before
the machine is started, otherwise the clutch can come
loose and cause personal injury.
Never start the machine indoors. Exhaust fumes can be
dangerous if inhaled.
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