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When operating unit, clip shoulder strap onto
clamp, stand as shown and check for the fol-
Extend your left arm and hold assist handle
with your left hand.
Hold throttle grip with your right hand with
finger on throttle trigger.
Keep engine end below waist level.
Keep shoulder strap pad centered on your
left shoulder and danger sign centered on
Maintain full weight of tool on your left
Always release the throttle trigger and allow
the engine to return to idle speed when not
To stop engine:
Release the throttle trigger.
Move the ON/OFF switch to the OFF posi-
Be alert for and guard
against kickback. Do not allow the moving
chain to contact any other branches or ob-
jects at the nose of the guide bar when prun-
ing. Allowing such contact can result in seri-
Work slowly, keeping both hands firmly
gripped on the pruner. Maintain secure
footing and balance.
Plan cut carefully. Check d irection branch
Watch out for springpoles. Springpoles are
small size limbs which can catch the chain
and whip towar d you or pull you of f balance.
Use extreme caution when cutting small size
limbs or slender material.
Watch out forbranches immediately behind
the branch being pruned. If the chain hits
the rear branch, damage to the unit may
Be alert for springback. Watch out for
branches that are bent or under pressure.
Avoid being struck by the branch or the
pruner when the tension in the wood fibers
Keep a clear work area. Frequently clear
branches out of the way to avoid tripping
Long branches should be removed in
When ready to cut, accelerate to full throttle
and apply a l ight cutting pressure. DO NOT
use back and forth sawing action.
1. Make the first cut 6 inches from the tree
trunk onthe bottom ofthelimb. Usetop of
guide bar to make this cut. Cut 1/3
through the diameter of the limb.
When making the second and third
cuts, rest the foot of the pruner against the
tree limb that is being cut to prevent whipping
of the branch.
2. Next, move 2-- 4inches farther out onthe
limb and make a second cut
all the way
through the limb.
3. Then, makea final cut leaving a 1-- 2inch
collar from the trunk of the tree to avoid
damage to the tree.
Disconnect the spark
plug before performing maintenance except
for carburetor adjustments.
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS AND PARTS
Spark Plug Boot
Assist Handle Screw
CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR
Contact an authorized service dealer for re-
placement of damaged or worn parts.
ON/OFF Switch -- Ensure ON/OFF switch
functions properly by moving the switch to
the OFF position. Make sure engine stops;
then restart engine and continue.
Fuel tank -- Discontinue use of unit if fuel
tank shows signs of damage or leaks.