Basic Working Techniques - Husqvarna 323P4 Operator's Manual

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Safety instructions while working
Always ensure you have a safe and stable working
Always use both hands to hold the machine. Hold the
machine at the side of your body.
Use your right hand to control the throttle setting.
Make sure that your hands and feet do not come near the
cutting attachment when the engine is running.
When the engine is switched off, keep your hands and feet
away from the cutting attachment until it has stopped
Watch out for stumps of branches that can be thrown out
during cutting.
Always lay the machine on the ground when you are not
using it.
Check the working area for foreign objects such as
electricity cables, insects and animals, etc, or other
objects that could damage the cutting attachment, such
as metal items.
If any foreign object is hit or if vibrations occur stop the
machine immediately. Disconnect the HT lead from the
spark plug. Check that the machine is not damaged.
Repair any damage.
If anything gets caught up in the cutting attachment while
you are working, switch off the engine and let it stop
completely and remove the ignition lead before cleaning
the cutting attachment.
This machine is not electrically insulated. If the machine
touches or comes close to high-voltage power lines it
could lead to death or serious bodily injury.
Safety instructions after completing work
The transport guard should always be fitted to the cutting
attachment when the machine is not in use.
Make sure the cutting attachment has stopped before
cleaning, carrying out repairs or an inspection.
Disconnect the HT lead from the spark plug.
Always wear heavy-duty gloves when repairing the cutting
attachment. This is extremely sharp and can easily cause
Store the machine out of reach of children.
Use only original spare parts for repairs.

Basic working techniques

Hold the machine as close to your body as possible to get
the best balance.
Make sure that the tip does not touch the ground.
Do not rush the work, but work steadily until all the
branches have been cut back cleanly.
Always slow the engine to idle speed after each working
operation. Long periods at full throttle without any load on
the engine can lead to serious engine damage.
Always work at full throttle.
Let the engine drop back to idle speed between each cut.
Long periods at full throttle can cause serious damage to
the centrifugal clutch.
WARNING! Never stand directly underneath
a branch that is being cut. This could lead to
serious or even fatal personal injury.
Observe great care when working close to overhead power
lines. Falling branches can result in short-circuiting.
WARNING! Observe the applicable safety
regulations for work in the vicinity of
overhead power lines.
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