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STARTING AND STOPPING
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Starting and stopping
Starting: The chain brake should be activated when
starting the chain saw. Activate the chain brake by
pushing the front hand guard forwards.
Ignition; choke: Set the choke control in the choke
position. This should automatically set the stop switch to
the start position.
Start throttle: The correct choke/start throttle setting is
obtained by moving the control to the choke position.
Primer bulb: If the machine is ﬁtted with an air purge (A):
Press the air purge repeatedly until fuel begins to ﬁll the
bulb. The bulb need not be completely ﬁlled.
Decompression valve: If the machine is ﬁtted with a
decompression valve (B): Press the valve to reduce the
pressure in the cylinder and make starting easier. You
should always use the decompression valve when
starting the machine. Once the machine has started the
valve will automatically return to its original setting.
Use the same procedure as for starting a cold engine but
without setting the choke control in the choke position.
The correct choke/start throttle setting is obtained by
moving the choke control to the choke position and then
pushing it in again.
Grip the front handle with your left hand. Hold the chain
saw on the ground by placing your right foot through the
rear handle. Pull the starter handle with your right hand
and pull out the starter cord slowly until you feel a
resistance (as the starter pawls engage) then pull ﬁrmly
Never wrap the starter cord around your
CAUTION! Do not pull the starter cord all the way out and
do not let go of the starter handle when the cord is fully
extended. This can damage the machine.
Push in the choke control as soon as the engine ﬁres and
make repeated starting attempts. Immediately press and
release the throttle when the engine starts. That will
disengage the throttle latch.
As the chain brake is still activated the engine must return
to idling speed as soon as possible by disengaging the
throttle latch in order to avoid unnecessery wear on the
WARNING! Note the following before
The chain brake must be engaged when
the chain saw is started to reduce the
chance of contact with the moving chain
Never start a chain saw unless the bar,
chain and all covers are ﬁtted correctly.
Otherwise the clutch can come loose
and cause personal injuries.
Place the machine on ﬁrm ground. Make
sure you have a secure footing and that
the chain cannot touch anything.
Keep people and animals well away from
the working area.