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5. ALWAYS remove objects such as sticks and debris from the cutting path that could
become entangled in, or thrown by the Chain Saw.
6. DO NOT start cutting until you have a clear work area, secure footing, especially if you
are felling a tree, a retreat path. Keep work area clean.
7. DO NOT operate with one hand. Serious injury to the operator, helpers, or bystanders
may result from one handed operation. A pole saw/chain saw is intended for two-handed
8. DO NOT operate chain saw from a ladder or in a tree.
9. MAKE SURE the chain will not make contact with any object while starting the saw.
NEVER start the saw when the guide bar is in a cut.
10. DO NOT force chain saw. It will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was
11. DO NOT put pressure on the saw, especially at the end of the cut. Doing so can cause
you to lose control when the cut is completed.
12. STOP the saw before setting it down.
13. Carry the chain saw by the front handle with the chain saw switched off and away
from your body. When transporting or storing the chain saw always fit the guide
bar cover. Proper handling of the chain saw will reduce the likelihood of accidental
contact with the moving saw chain.
14. Use the right tool, CUT WOOD ONLY. Don't use chain saw for purpose not intended;
for example, don't use chain saw for cutting plastic, masonry, non-wood building materials.
15. DO NOT operate a chain saw that is damaged, improperly adjusted, or not
completely and securely assembled. Always replace bar, chain, hand guard, or other
parts immediately if they become damaged, broken, or are otherwise removed.
16. Tool service should be performed at a Sears Parts and Repair Center or other
qualified service dealer. Service or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel
could result in a risk of injury.
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 saw chain.
1. If any part of this Chain Saw is missing or should break, bend, or fail in
any way; or should any electrical component fail to perform properly: SHUT OFF the
power switch and remove the power cord from the Chain Saw and have the missing,
damaged or failed parts replaced BEFORE resuming operation.
2. Tool service should be performed at a qualified service dealer or repair center.
Service or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury.
3. When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement parts. Follow instructions
in the maintenance section of this manual. Use of unauthorized parts or failure to
follow maintenance instructions may create a risk of electric shock or injury.
SAFETY RULES FOR ELECTRIC CHAIN SAWS
1. KNOW your electric Chain Saw. Read operator’s manual carefully. Learn the
applications and limitations, as well as the specific potential hazards related to this tool.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock, fire or serious injury.
2. DO NOT use the Chain Saw without adequate lighting.
ALWAYS make sure that you can see what you are cutting.
3. Use Chain Saw ONLY when wood is dry.
4. ALWAYS stand to the left of the Handle. Any debris thrown by the Chain Saw would be
coming from the Blade Guard area on the right of the Chain Saw.
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NEVER reach under the Chain Saw (chain area) until you have
unplugged Chain Saw and the Chain has come to a complete stop.
The Chain Saw’s chain will continue to rotate for a few seconds after it is switched off.
BE SURE to read and understand all instructions. Failure to
follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or
serious personal injury.
ADDITIONAL RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
1. ALWAYS wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields, and a full-face shield
when using this Chain Saw. We recommend a Wide Vision Safety Mask for use
over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side-shield, available at Sears Stores or
other Craftsman Outlets.
2. PROTECT your lungs. Wear a face mask, dust mask or respirator if the operation is dusty.
3. PROTECT your hearing. Wear appropriate personal hearing protection during use.
Under some conditions noise from this product may contribute to hearing loss.
25. MAINTAIN chain saw with care.
26. KEEP unit sharp and clean for better and safer performance.
27. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS for lubricating and changing accessories.
28. UNPLUG the chain saw from the power source when not in use, before
servicing, and when changing accessories and attachments, such as saw chain
29. CHECK FOR DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use of the pole saw/chain saw, a guard
or other part that is damaged should be carefully checked to determine that it will operate
properly and perform its intended function. CHECK for alignment of moving parts, binding
of moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting and any other conditions that may affect its
operation. A guard or other part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced
by a qualified service dealer or repair center unless otherwise indicated elsewhere in the
30. WHEN NOT IN USE, chain saws should be stored in a dry, high or locked-up
place out of the reach of children.
31. WHEN STORING CHAIN SAW, unplug and use a bar sheath or carrying
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lways hold the chain saw with your right hand on the rear handle and your left hand
on the front handle.
Holding the chain saw with a reversed hand configuration increases
the risk of personal injury and should never be done.
Hold the power tool by insulated gripping surfaces only, because the saw chain may
contact hidden wiring or its own cord.
Saw chains contacting a “live wire” may make
exposed metal parts of the power tool “live” and could give the operator an electric shock.
20. Have all chain saw service performed by a qualified service dealer or repair
center except the items listed in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual.
21. MAKE CERTAIN saw chain stops moving when trigger switch is released.
22. KEEP the handles dry and clean and free from oil and grease.
23. KEEP oil cap and fasteners securely tightened.
24. Nonconforming replacement components or the removal of safety devices may cause
damage to the unit and possible injury to the operator or bystanders. Use only Craftsman
accessories and replacement parts as recommended. Never modify your saw.