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Oil tank -- Discontinue use of unit if oil tank
shows signs of damage or leaks.
INSPECT ANDCLEAN UNIT AND LA-
After each use, inspect complete unit for
loose or damaged parts. Clean the unit and
labels using a damp cloth with a mild deter-
Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
CHECK CHAIN TENSION
Wear protective gloves
when handling chain. The chain is sharp and
can cut you even when itisnot moving. Make
chain adjustments with lower end supported.
Chain tension is very important. Chains
stretch during use. This isespecially true dur-
ing the first few times youuse yourpruner. Al-
ways check chain tension each time you use
and refuel your unit.
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 nut until it is finger tight
against the bar clamp.
Bar clamp nut
3. Turn adjusting screw clockwise until
chain solidly contacts bottom ofguide bar
rail. Then, turn adjusting screw an addi-
tional 1/4 turn.
Adjusting Screw -- 1/4 Turn
4. Using bar tool, roll chain around guide bar
to ensure all links are in bar groove.
5. Lift up tip of guide bar to check for sag.
Release tip of guide bar,then turn adjust-
ing screw1/4 turn c lockwise. Repeat until
sag does not exist.
6. While l ifting tip of guide bar, tighten bar
clamp nut securely with the bar tool.
7. Use the screwdriver end of the bar tool to
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 s crew 1/4
turn counterclockwise. Retighten bar
9. If chain is too loose, it will sag below the
guide bar and needs to be tightened f ol-
lowing above procedure.
DO NOT operate the
prunerif the c hainis l oose. If the pruner is oper -
ated w ith aloose chain, the chain c ould jum p off
the guide bar and result in serious injury.
CHECK CHAIN SHARPNESS
A sharp chain makes woodchips. Adull chain
makes a sawdust powder and cuts slowly.
See CHAIN SHARPENING i n t h e SER VICE
AND ADJUSTMENTS section.
CLEAN AIR FILTER
A dirty air filter decreases engine perform-
ance and increases fuel consumption and
harmful emissions. Always clean after every
5 hours of operation.
1. Clean the cover and the area around it to
keep dirt from falling into the carburetor
chamber when the cover is removed.
2. Remove parts by pressing button to re-
lease air filter cover.
To avoid creating a fire hazard or
producing harmful evaporative emissions, do
not clean filter in gasoline or other flammable
3. Wash the filter in soap and water.
4. Allow f ilter to dry.
5. Add a few drops of oil to the filter;
squeeze the filter to distribute o il.
6. Replace parts.
If your pruner cuts to one side, has to be
forced through the cut, orbeen runwith a nim-
proper amount of bar lubrication it may be
necessary to service your bar. Aworn barwill
damage your chain and make cutting difficult.
After each use, ensure ON/OFF switch is i n
the OFF position, then clean all sawdust from
the guide bar and sprocket hole.
To maintain guide bar:
Move ON/OFF switch to the OFF position
and disconnect spark plug.
Loosen and remove bar clamp nut and
chain brake. Remove bar and chain from
Clean the oil holes and bar groove after
each 5 hours of operation.