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GENERAL SAFETY PRECA
Always use common sense
It is not possible to cover every conceivable situation you
can face when using a chain saw. Always exercise care
and use your common sense. Avoid all situations which
you consider to be beyond your capability. If you still feel
uncertain about operating procedures after reading these
instructions, you should consult an expert before
continuing. Do not hesitate to contact your dealer or us if
you have any questions about the use of the chain saw.
We will willingly be of service and provide you with advice
as well as help you to use your chain saw both efﬁciently
and safely. Attend a training course in chain saw usage if
possible. Your dealer, forestry school or your library can
provide information about which training materials and
courses are available.
Work is constantly in progress to improve the design and
technology - improvements that increase your safety and
efﬁciency. Visit your dealer regularly to see whether you
can beneﬁt from new features that have been introduced.
Personal protective equipment
• Approved protective helmet
• Hearing protection
• Protective goggles or a visor
• Gloves with saw protection
• Trousers with saw protection
• Boots with saw protection, steel toe-cap and non-slip
• Always have a ﬁrst aid kit nearby.
• Fire Extinguisher and Shovel
Generally clothes should be close-ﬁtting without
restricting your freedom of movement.
s safety equipment
In this section the machine’s safety features and their
function are explained. For inspection and maintenance
see instructions under the heading Checking,
maintaining and servicing chain saw safety equipment.
See instructions under the heading, What is what?, to
ﬁnd where these parts are located on your machine.
The life span of the machine can be reduced and the risk
of accidents can increase if machine maintenance is not
carried out correctly and if service and/or repairs are not
carried out professionally. If you need further information
please contact your nearest servicing dealer.
Chain brake and front hand guard
Your chain saw is equipped with a chain brake that is
designed to stop the chain if you get a kickback. The
chain brake reduces the risk of accidents, but only you
can prevent them.
Take care when using your saw and make sure the
kickback zone of the bar never touches any object.
WARNING! Most chain saw accidents
happen when the chain touches the
operator. You must use approved
personal protective equipment
whenever you use the machine.
Personal protective equipment cannot
eliminate the risk of injury but it will
reduce the degree of injury if an
accident does happen. Ask your dealer
for help in choosing the right
IMPORTANT! Sparks can come from the mufﬂer, the
bar and chain or other sources. Always have ﬁre
extinguishing tools available if you should need them.
Help prevent forest ﬁres.
WARNING! Never use a machine with
defective safety components. Safety
equipment must be inspected and
maintained. See instructions under the
heading Checking, maintaining and
servicing chain saw safety equipment. If
your machine does not pass all the
checks, take the saw to a servicing
dealer for repair.