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SWEEPING-- Thefanningactionof therotat-
ing line can be used for a quick and easy
clean up. Keep the line parallel to and above
the surfaces being swept and move the tool
from side t o side.
WARNING: Disconnect unit from
power source before performing maintenance.
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS A ND PARTS
S Bar clamp nut
S Bar adjusting screw
S Housing screws
S Assist handle screw
S Debris shield
CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR
Contact an authorized service dealer for re-
placement of damaged or worn parts.
S Triggerswitch --Ensuretriggerswitchfunc-
trigger switch. Make sure motor starts and
S Oil tank -- Discontinue use of unit if oil tank
shows signs of dam age or leaks.
INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT AND
S After each use, inspect complete unit for
loose or damaged parts. Clean the unit
and labels using a damp cloth.
S Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
CHECK CHAIN TENSION
WARNING: Wear protective gloves
when handlingchain. Thechain is sharp and
cancutyouevenwhenitis notmoving. Make
chain adjustments with lower end supported.
Chain tension is very important. Chains
stretchduringuse. This isespeciallytruedur-
ingthefirstfew t ime syouuseyourpruner. Al-
ways check chain tension each tim e youuse
1. Use the screwdriver end of the chain ad -
justment tool (bar tool) to move chain
around guide bar to ensure kinks do not
exist. The chain should rotate freely .
Chain Adjustment Tool
2. Loosen barclamp nutuntil itis finger tight
against t he bar clamp.
Bar clamp nut
3. Turn adjusting screw clockwise until
chain solidly contacts bottomofguidebar
rail. Then, turn adjusting screw an addi-
tional 1/4 turn.
Adjusting Screw -- 1/4 Turn
4. Using bartool, rollchain aroundguide barto
ensure all links are in bar groove.
5. Lift up tip of guide bar to check for sag.
Release tip ofguide bar,then turn adjust-
ingscrew 1 /4turnclockwise. Repeatuntil
sag does not exist.
6. While lifting tip of guide bar, tighten bar
clamp nut securely with the bar tool.
7. Use thescrewdriver end of thebar toolto
move chain around guide bar.
8. If chain does not rotate, it is too tight.
Slightly loosen bar clamp nut and loosen
chain by turning the adjusting screw 1/4
turn counterclockwise. Retighten bar
clamp nut .
9. If chain is too loose, it will sag below the
guide bar and needs to be tightened fol-
lowing above p rocedure.
WARNING: DO NOT oper a te th e
pruner ifthe chainis loose. If thepruner is oper-
ated with aloose chain, the chaincould jump of f
the guide bar and result in serious injury.
CHECK CHAIN SHARPNESS
makes a sawdust powder and cuts slowly.
See C HAIN SHARPENING in th e SERVICE
AND ADJUST MENT S secti o n.