Desa Chainsaw 099039J User Manual

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ELECTRIC CHAIN SAW  
OWNER’S MANUAL  
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MODELS  
LNT-2: 076728K, 099178H, 100089-06, & 100089-08  
EL-7: 075762J, 098031J, & 099039J,  
100089-04, 100089-05, & 100089-07  
Pole Saw: 104316-04 (8"), 106890-01(10")  
Pole Saw Assembly: 104317 (8"), 106821 (10")  
IMPORTANT:Readandunderstandthismanualbeforeassemblingor  
operating this chain saw. Improper use of saw can cause severe  
injury. Keep this manual for future reference.  
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ELECTRIC CHAIN SAW  
• steel-toed safety footwear with non- 9. Keep finger off trigger until ready to  
SAFETY  
skid soles  
make cut.  
WARNINGS  
• eye protection such as safety glasses,  
goggles, or face screen  
• safety hard hat  
• ear mufflers or ear plugs  
• hair covering to contain long hair  
• face or dust mask (if working in dusty  
areas)  
10. Before starting chain saw, make sure  
chain is not touching anything.  
11. To guard against electrical shock, avoid  
body contact with grounded objects  
such as pipes, fences, and metal posts.  
Make certain you read and un-  
derstand all Safety Warnings on  
pages 2 and 3. Improper use of  
this chain saw can cause severe  
injury or death from fire, electri-  
cal shock, body contact with  
moving chain, or falling wood.  
12. Keep all parts of body away from chain  
when saw is running.  
10. Before cutting, always provide the fol-  
lowing:  
13. Do not force chain saw while cutting.  
Apply light pressure. It will do the job  
better and safer at the rate for which it  
was intended.  
• clear work area  
• secure footing  
• planned retreat path from falling tree  
BEFORE OPERATING SAW  
1. Read and understand this owner’s  
manual before operating chain saw.  
14. Cut small brush and saplings with ex-  
treme care. Slender material may catch  
in chain and be whipped toward you.  
This could also pull you off balance.  
11. Inspect tree before cutting down. Make  
sure there are no dead limbs or branches  
that may fall on you.  
2. Watch what you are doing. Use com-  
mon sense. Do not operate saw when  
you are tired.  
12. To reduce the risk of electric shock, this  
saw has a polarized plug (one blade is  
wider than the other). This plug will fit  
in a polarized outlet only one way. If  
the plug does not fit fully in the outlet  
of your extension cord, reverse the  
plug. If it still does not fit, a polarized  
extension cord will be necessary. Do  
not change the plug in any way.  
15. When cutting limb or tree trunk that is  
under tension, use extreme caution. Be  
alert for wood springing back. When  
wood tension is released, limb could  
spring back and strike operator caus-  
ing severe injury or death.  
3. Use chain saw for cutting wood only.  
Do not use chain saw for purpose not  
intended. Do not use for cutting plas-  
tic, masonry, etc.  
4. Only well-instructed adults should op-  
erate chain saw. Never allow children  
to operate chain saw.  
16. Carry chain saw from one place to an-  
other  
• with saw stopped and unplugged  
• by holding front handle (never use  
hand guard as handle)  
• with finger off trigger  
• with guide bar and chain to rear  
WHILE OPERATING SAW  
1. Stay alert. Use common sense while  
operating chain saw.  
5. Use only electrical voltage noted on  
model plate of chain saw.  
6. Use only extension cords marked for  
outdoor use. See page 8 for extension  
cord requirements.  
2. Keep work area clean. Cluttered areas  
invite injuries.  
WARNING:Somedustcreated  
by power sanding, sawing, grind-  
ing, drilling, and other construc-  
tion activities contains chemicals  
known(tothestateofCalifornia)to  
cause cancer, birth defects, or  
other reproductive harm. Some  
examples of these chemicals are:  
7. Do not operate chain saw  
• while under the influence of alcohol,  
medication, or drugs  
3. Be aware of extension cord while op-  
erating chain saw. Be careful not to trip  
over cord. Keep cord away from chain  
and operator at all times.  
• in rain or in damp or wet areas  
• where highly flammable liquids or  
gases are present  
• if saw is damaged, adjusted wrong,  
or not fully and securely assembled  
• if trigger does not turn saw on and off.  
Chain must stop moving when you  
release trigger. Have faulty switch  
replaced by authorized service center.  
• while in a hurry  
4. Keep children, animals, and bystand-  
ers away from chain saw and extension  
cord. Only chain saw user should be in  
work area.  
• lead from lead-based paints  
• crystalline silica from bricks  
andcementandothermasonry  
products  
5. Do not cut down a tree unless you are  
trained or have expert help.  
6. If two or more persons perform buck-  
ing and felling operations at the same  
time, provide plenty of distance be-  
tween operations. Provide distance of  
at least twice the height of tree being  
felled.  
• arsenic and chromium from  
• while in tree or on a ladder unless  
trained to do so  
chemically-treated lumber  
Your risk from these exposures  
varies, depending on how often  
youdothistypeofwork.Toreduce  
yourexposuretothesechemicals:  
work in a well ventilated area, and  
work with approved safety equip-  
ment, such as those dust masks  
thatarespeciallydesignedtofilter  
out microscopic particles.  
8. Wear snug-fitting clothes when oper-  
ating chain saw. Do not wear loose  
clothing or jewelry. They can get caught  
in moving saw chain.  
7. Secure wood you are cutting by using  
clamps or chocks.  
8. Grip chain saw firmly with both hands.  
Never operate chain saw with one hand.  
Never use hand guard as handle.  
9. Wear the following safety gear when  
operating chain saw.  
• heavy-duty gloves (wear rubber  
gloves when working outdoors)  
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OWNER’S MANUAL  
MAINTENANCE AND  
STORAGE OF CHAIN SAW  
1. Unplug chain saw from power source  
• when not in use  
SAFETY  
WARNINGS  
KICKBACK  
• before moving from one place to an-  
other  
WARNING: Kickback may oc-  
cur when the nose or tip of the  
guide bar touches an object, or  
when the wood closes in and  
pinches the saw chain in the cut.  
Tip contact in some cases may  
cause a lightning fast reverse re-  
action, kicking the guide bar up  
and back towards the operator.  
Pinching the saw chain along the  
topoftheguidebarmaypushthe  
guide bar rapidly back towards  
the operator. Either of these re-  
actions may cause you to lose  
control of the saw which could  
result in serious injury to user.  
• before servicing  
• before changing accessories or at-  
tachments, such as saw chain and  
guard  
Direction  
Do Not Let  
Guide Bar  
Touch Here  
2. Inspect chain saw before and after each  
use. Check saw closely if guard or other  
part has been damaged. Check for any  
damage that may affect operator safety  
or operation of saw. Check for align-  
ment or binding of moving parts. Check  
for broken or damaged parts. Do not  
use chain saw if damage affects safety  
or operation. Have damage repaired by  
authorized service center.  
90°  
Quadrant  
3. Maintain chain saw with care.  
• Never expose saw to rain.  
• Keep chain sharp, clean, and lubri-  
cated for better and safer performance.  
• Follow steps outlined in this manual  
to sharpen chain.  
Figure 1 - Kickback Hazard Example: Do  
Not Let Nose of Guide Bar Touch Object  
While Chain is Moving  
Kickback Safety Devices On  
This Saw  
This saw has a low-kickback chain and  
reduced kickback guide bar. Both items  
reduce the chance of kickback. Kickback  
can still occur with this saw.  
• Never try cutting through two logs at  
same time. Only cut one log at a time.  
• Keep handles dry, clean, and free of  
oil and grease.  
• Keep all screws and nuts tight.  
• Inspect power cord often. If dam-  
aged, have repaired by authorized  
service center.  
• Never carry chain saw by power cord.  
• Never yank power cord to unplug it.  
• Keep power cord from heat, oil, and  
sharp edges.  
• Inspect extension cords often and  
replace if damaged.  
• Do not bury guide bar nose or try plunge  
cut (boring into wood using guide bar  
nose).  
Properly install front hand guard. This item  
can reduce injuries from kickback. Follow  
assembly instructions on page 6. Do not  
remove front hand guard. Do not replace  
front hand guard with substitute.  
• Watch for shifting of wood or other  
forces that may pinch chain.  
• Use extreme caution when reentering a  
previous cut.  
The following steps will reduce the risk of  
kickback.  
• Use low-kickback chain and guide bar  
supplied with this chain saw. Only re-  
place these parts with chains and guide  
bars listed in this manual.  
• Use both hands to grip saw while saw is  
running. Use firm grip. Thumbs and  
fingers must wrap around saw handles.  
4. When servicing, use only identical re-  
placement parts.  
• Never use dull or loose chain. Keep chain  
sharp with proper tension.  
• Keep all safety items in place on saw.  
Make sure they work properly.  
5. When not in use, always store chain saw  
• in a high or locked place, out of  
children’s reach  
• Do not hand sharpen chain on automatic  
chain sharpening (Fast Sharp) models.  
• Do not overreach or cut above shoulder  
height.  
• in a dry place  
• Keep solid footing and balance at all  
times  
• in a carrying case or with scabbard  
over guide bar  
Saw Maintenance and Kickback  
Safety  
• Stand slightly to left side of saw. This  
keeps your body from being in direct line  
with chain.  
Keep this manual for reference. It is your  
guide to safe and proper operation of this  
chain saw.  
Follow maintenance instructions in this  
manual. Proper cleaning of saw and chain  
and guide bar maintenance can reduce  
chances of kickback. Inspect and maintain  
saw after each use. This will increase the  
service life of your saw. Note: Even with  
proper sharpening, risk of kickback can  
increase with each sharpening.  
• Do not let guide bar nose touch anything  
when chain is moving (see Figure 1).  
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ELECTRIC CHAIN SAW  
Low-Kickback Chain Chain that reduces  
chance of kickback as required by ANS front of saw body beside guide bar. Keep  
B175.1.  
Spiked Bumper (Spike) Pointed teeth at  
CHAIN SAW NAMES  
AND TERMS  
spiked bumper in contact with wood when  
felling or bucking. It helps maintain posi-  
tion of saw while cutting.  
NormalCuttingPosition Stanceusedwhile  
making bucking and felling cuts.  
Bucking Process of cutting a felled tree or  
log into lengths.  
Sprocket Toothed wheel that drives chain.  
Notching Cut Notch cut in tree that directs  
fall of tree.  
Felling Process of cutting down a tree.  
Switch Device that completes or interrupts  
electrical circuit to motor of saw.  
Felling Cut Final cut when felling a tree.  
Make this cut on opposite side of tree from  
notching cut.  
Oiler Control System for oiling guide bar  
and chain.  
SwitchLinkage Thisdeviceconnectsswitch  
totrigger.Itmovesswitchwhenyousqueeze  
trigger.  
Power Head Chain saw without chain and  
guide bar. Also known as saw body.  
Front Handle Located at front of saw body.  
Front Hand Guard Shield between front  
handle and guide bar. Protects left hand  
while using saw.  
Switch Lockout Device that reduces acci-  
dental starting of saw.  
Pushback (Kickback, Pinch) Rapid  
pushback of chain saw. Pushback may oc-  
curifchainalongtopofguidebarispinched, Trigger Device that turns saw on and off.  
caught, or contacts a foreign object. Squeezing trigger turns saw on.  
Guide Bar Metal bar that extends from saw  
body.Theguidebarsupportsandguideschain.  
Rear Handle Handle located at rear of saw Releasing trigger turns saw off.  
body.  
Guide Bar Nose Tip or end of guide bar.  
Trimming (Pruning) Process of cutting  
Kickback Quick backward and upward  
motion of guide bar. Kickback may occur  
when tip of guide bar touches an object  
while chain is moving. The guide bar will  
kick up and back towards operator.  
Reduced Kickback Guide Bar Guide bar limb(s) from a living tree.  
that reduces chance of kickback.  
Undercut Anupwardcutfromundersideof  
Replacement Chain Chain that complies log or limb. This is done while in normal  
with ANS B175.1 when used with a specific cutting position and cutting with top of  
saw. It may not meet ANS requirements guide bar.  
Limbing Process of cutting limb(s) from a  
felled tree.  
when used with other saws.  
Saw Chain (Chain) Loop of chain having  
cutting teeth for cutting wood. The motor  
drives chain. The guide bar supports chain.  
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PRODUCT  
UNPACKING  
Front Hand  
Guard  
IDENTIFICATION  
1. Remove all items from carton.  
Guide Bar  
Nose  
2. Check all items for any shipping dam-  
age. If you find any damage or if any  
parts are missing, promptly inform  
dealer where you bought chain saw.  
Saw  
Chain  
Rear  
Handle  
Guide Bar  
Sprocket  
Cover  
Rear Hand  
Guard  
Scabbard  
Power Cord  
Oil Level Sight Hole  
(located on saw body,  
hidden by front handle)  
Oil Cap With  
Squeeze Bulb  
Front Handle  
Spike  
Switch  
Lockout  
Trigger  
Motor  
Housing  
Figure 2 - Electric Chain Saw  
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8. Place chain around drive sprocket, then  
ASSEMBLY  
CAUTION: Do not place chain  
on saw backwards. If chain is  
backwards,sawwillvibratebadly  
and will not cut.  
along top groove of guide bar and  
around guide bar nose. Note: Make  
sure cutting edges of chain are facing  
the right direction. Position chain so  
cutting edges on top of guide bar face  
guide bar nose (see Figure 3).  
Note: Some models are pre assembled. As-  
sembly is not needed on these models.  
See Saw ChainTension Adjustment, page 7.  
9. Adjust saw chain tension. Follow steps  
under Saw Chain Tension Adjustment,  
page 7.  
WARNING: Cutting edges on  
chain are sharp. Use protective  
gloves when handling chain.  
Tapping  
Screw  
Front Hand  
Guard  
Cutting  
Edge  
Towards  
Guide  
Bar Nose  
IMPORTANT:Donotclampchain  
saw in vise during assembly.  
The plastic hardware bag should include:  
• two guide bar bolts  
Saw  
Chain  
Cutting  
Edge  
• two guide bar nuts  
Guide Bar  
Bolts  
• one Phillips-head tapping screw  
• automatic chain sharpener (Fast Sharp  
models only)  
Mounting  
Stand-Outs  
Drive  
Sprocket  
1. Lay chain out flat.  
2. Install front hand guard onto saw body.  
Do this by pressing two mounting stand-  
outs on hand guard into hex-shaped  
holes in saw body (see Figure 3).  
3
Insert tapping screw through hand  
guard and into saw handle. Tighten  
screw firmly.  
Guide  
Bar  
4. Turn adjusting screw counterclockwise  
(see Figure 4). Continue to turn adjust-  
ing screw until adjusting block is to rear  
of adjusting plate.  
Adjusting  
Hole  
Guide Bar  
Nuts  
5. Install guide bar onto saw body. Place  
rear of guide bar between adjusting  
plate and sprocket support.  
IMPORTANT: Make sure to insert ad-  
justing block into oval adjusting hole  
on guide bar.  
Figure 3 - Assembling Guide Bar, Chain, and Hand Guard  
6. Line up holes on sprocket support with  
center slot on guide bar and holes in  
saw body.  
Adjusting  
Block  
Adjusting  
Plate  
7. Insert guide bar bolts through front  
hand guard, saw body, center slot of  
guide bar, and sprocket support.Attach  
guide bar nuts to guide bar bolts.  
Adjusting  
Screw  
IMPORTANT: Tighten guide bar nuts  
finger tight only. Make sure adjust-  
ing block is in oval adjusting hole on  
guide bar.  
Sprocket  
Support  
Figure 4 - Part Locations For Assembling Guide Bar  
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4. After chain tension is correct, tighten  
SAW CHAIN  
TENSION  
FILLING OIL TANK  
guide bar nuts firmly. If not, guide bar  
will move and loosen chain tension.  
This will increase the risk of kickback.  
This can also damage saw. Note:A new  
chain will stretch. Check new chain  
after first few minutes of operation.  
Allow chain to cool down. Readjust  
chain tension.  
1. Remove oil cap.  
2. Fill oil tank with SAE #30 motor oil.  
Note: For temperatures below 30°F, use  
SAE #10 oil. For temperatures above  
75°F, use SAE #40 oil.  
ADJUSTMENT  
WARNING:Unplugchainsaw  
frompowersourcebeforeadjust-  
ing saw chain tension.  
3. Replace oil cap at once. Tighten oil cap  
firmly for good seal. This will avoid oil  
seepage from tank.  
WARNING: Cutting edges on  
chain are sharp. Use protective  
gloves when handling chain.  
4. Wipe off excess oil.  
Note: It is normal for oil to seep when saw  
is not in use. Empty oil tank after each use to  
prevent seepage.  
WARNING: Maintain proper  
chain tension always. A loose  
chain will increase the risk of  
kickback.Aloosechainmayjump  
outofguidebargroove.Thismay  
injure operator and damage  
chain. A loose chain will cause  
chain, guide bar, and sprocket to  
wear rapidly.  
Note: For pre-assembled models, the saw  
chain tension is properly set at factory. A  
new chain will stretch. Check new chain  
after first few minutes of operation. Allow  
chain to cool down. Follow steps below to  
readjust saw chain tension.  
Figure 5 - Turning Adjusting Screw  
Guide Bar Nuts  
1. Before adjusting chain, make sure  
guide bar nuts are only finger tight (see  
Figure 3, page 6).Also make sure adjust-  
ing block is in oval adjusting hole on  
guide bar (see Figures 3 and 4, page 6).  
Guide Bar  
2. Turn adjusting screw clockwise until  
all slack is out of chain (see Figure 5).  
Note: There should be no gap between  
side links of chain and bottom of guide  
bar (see Figure 6).  
Guide Bar  
Correct  
Tension  
Gap  
3. Wearing protective gloves, move chain  
around guide bar. Chain should move  
freely. If chain does not move freely,  
loosen chain by turning adjusting screw  
counterclockwise.  
Incorrect  
Tension  
Figure 6 - Saw Chain Adjustment  
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ELECTRIC CHAIN SAW  
Keep cord away from cutting area. Make  
CUTTING WITH THE CHAIN  
SAW  
1. Connect saw to extension cord. Con-  
nect extension cord to power supply.  
OPERATING CHAIN  
SAW  
sure cord does not catch on branches or logs  
during cutting. Inspect cords often. Replace  
damaged cords.  
WARNING: Read and under-  
stand this owner’s manual be-  
fore operating this saw. Make  
certain you read and understand  
all Safety Warnings, pages 2 and  
3. Improper use of this chain saw  
can cause severe injury or death  
fromre,electricalshock,orbody  
contact with moving chain, or  
falling wood.  
The extension cord may come undone from  
the power cord during use. To avoid this,  
make a knot with the two cords as shown in  
Figure 7 below.  
2. Make sure section of log to be cut is  
not laying on ground. This will keep  
chain from touching ground as it cuts  
through log. Touching ground with  
moving chain will dull chain.  
Chain Saw  
Power Cord  
Extension  
Cord  
3. Use both hands to grip saw.Always use  
left hand to grip front handle and right  
hand to grip rear handle. Use firm grip.  
Thumbs and fingers must wrap around  
saw handles (see Figure 9).  
EXTENSION CORDS  
4. Make sure your footing is firm. Keep  
feet apart. Divide your weight evenly  
on both feet.  
Use proper extension cords with this saw.  
Use only extension cords marked for out-  
door use. The cord must be marked with  
suffix W or W-A following the cord type  
designation. Example: SJTW-A or SJTW.  
Figure 7 - Tying Extension Cord and  
Power Cord in Knot  
5. When ready to make a cut, press in  
switch lockout with right thumb and  
squeeze trigger (see Figure 9). This will  
turn saw on. Releasing trigger will turn  
saw off. Make sure saw is running at  
full speed before starting a cut.  
OILING CHAIN  
Use proper sized cord with this saw. Cord  
must be heavy enough to carry current  
needed. An undersized cord will cause volt-  
age drop at saw. Saw will lose power and  
overheat. Follow cord size requirements  
listed below.  
Alwayscheckoillevelbeforeusingsaw. To  
oil chain, press squeeze bulb on oil cap. Do  
notattempttooperatetheoilerwhilecutting  
with the saw. Oil will feed onto guide bar  
and chain. Press squeeze bulb on oil cap at  
least once before each cut. Check oil level  
often by looking at oil sight level hole. Oil  
sight level hole is on left side of saw, be-  
tween front handle and front hand guard.  
6. When starting a cut, place moving  
chain against wood. Hold saw firmly  
in place to avoid possible bouncing or  
skating (sideways movement) of saw.  
Cord Length  
25 feet  
AWG Cord Size  
16 AWG  
7. Guide saw using light pressure. Do not  
force saw. The motor will overload and  
can burn out. It will do the job better  
and safer at the rate for which it was  
intended.  
50 feet  
16 AWG  
100 feet  
16 AWG  
8. Remove saw from a cut with saw run-  
ning at full speed. Stop saw by releas-  
ing trigger. Make sure chain has  
stopped before setting saw down.  
150 feet  
14 AWG  
Models LNT-2: 076728K, 099178H,  
100089-06, & 100089-08; Pole Saw Assy  
104317&106821;PoleSaw104316-04(8")  
& 106890 (10")  
9. Practice until you can maintain a steady,  
even cutting rate.  
Cord Length  
25 feet  
AWG Cord Size  
16 AWG  
Switch  
Lockout  
Figure 8 - Pressing Squeeze Bulb on Oil  
Cap to Oil Chain  
50 feet  
16 AWG  
100 feet  
14 AWG  
150 feet  
12 AWG  
ModelsEL-7:075762J,098013J,099039J,  
100089-04, 100089-05, & 100089-07  
Trigger  
Figure 9 - Switch Lockout and Trigger  
Location  
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Direction  
of Fall  
OPERATING CHAIN  
Retreat  
Path  
SAW  
Hinge  
Direction  
of Fall  
3rd Cut -  
Felling Cut  
Continued  
2nd Cut -  
Upper  
Notch Cut  
FELLING A TREE  
(Cutting Down a Tree)  
2
Inches  
45°  
2"  
WARNING:  
1st Cut -  
Lower  
Notch Cut  
Retreat  
Path  
Tree  
• Avoid kickback. Kickback can  
resultinsevereinjuryordeath.  
See Kickback, page 3 to avoid  
risk of kickback.  
Figure 10 - Retreat Path From Tree  
Felling Procedure  
A) Felling Notch  
• Donotfellatreewithoutample  
skill or expert help.  
• Keep children, animals, and  
bystanders away from area  
when felling a tree.  
• If two or more persons perform  
bucking and felling operations  
A properly placed felling notch will deter-  
mine direction tree will fall. Place felling  
notch on side of tree in direction you want  
tree to fall (see Figure 11). Follow direc-  
tions below to create a felling notch.  
Figure 11 - Felling A Tree  
3. As felling cut nears hinge, tree should  
begin to fall. Note: If needed, drive  
wedges into felling cut to control direc-  
tion of fall. If tree settles back and pinches  
chain, drive wedges into felling cut to  
remove saw. Only use wedges made of  
wood, plastic, or aluminum. Never use  
wedge made of steel. This could cause  
kickback and damage to chain.  
1. Make lower notch cut as close to  
ground as possible. Hold saw so guide  
bar is horizontal. Cut 1/3 the diameter  
of tree trunk (see Figure 11). Note:Al-  
ways make this horizontal lower notch  
cut first. If you make this cut second,  
tree can pinch chain or guide bar.  
WARNING: When felling a  
tree, be aware of your surround-  
ings. Do not endanger any per-  
son, strike utility lines, or cause  
property damage. If tree strikes  
utility lines, contact utility com-  
pany at once.  
4. When tree begins to fall, quickly  
• remove saw from felling cut  
• release trigger to turn saw off  
• put saw down  
2. Start upper notch cut the same distance  
above first cut as first cut is deep.  
Felling is the process of cutting down a tree.  
Make sure your footing is firm. Keep feet  
apart. Divide your weight evenly on both  
feet. Follow directions below to fell a tree.  
Example: If lower notch cut is eight  
inches deep, start upper notch cut eight  
inches above it. Cut downward at 45°  
angle. The upper notch cut should meet  
end of lower notch cut (see Figure 11).  
• exit area using retreat path  
WARNING: Be alert for falling  
overheadlimbs.Watchyourfoot-  
ing while exiting area.  
Before Felling a Tree  
3. Remove tree trunk wedge created by  
notching cuts.  
1. Before felling, inspect tree. Make sure  
there are no dead limbs or branches that  
may fall on you. Study natural lean of  
tree, location of larger branches, and  
B) Felling Cut  
wind direction. This will help you judge 1. Make felling cut two inches higher than  
which way tree will fall.  
lower notch cut and on opposite side  
of tree (see Figure 11). Keep felling cut  
parallel to lower notch cut.  
2. Clear work area around tree.  
3. Plan and clear a retreat path before fell-  
ing. Make retreat path opposite to  
planned direction of fall of tree and at  
45° angle (see Figure 10).  
2. Cut towards notch.  
WARNING: Do not cut all the  
way through tree. Leave about  
two inches of tree diameter un-  
cut directly behind felling notch  
(see Figure 11). This uncut por-  
tion acts as a hinge. The hinge  
helpskeeptreefromtwistingand  
falling in wrong direction.  
4. Remove dirt, stones, loose bark, nails,  
staples, and wire from tree where you  
will make felling cuts.  
5. Stay on uphill side when felling tree.  
Tree could roll or slide downhill af-  
ter falling.  
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ELECTRIC CHAIN SAW  
Entire Length Of Log On  
Ground  
Cut log from top (see Figure 13).  
BUCKING A LOG  
OPERATING CHAIN  
SAW  
WARNING: Avoid kickback.  
Continued  
Kickback can result in severe in-  
juryordeath.SeeKickback,page  
3 to avoid risk of kickback.  
LIMBING A TREE  
WARNING: Avoid kickback.  
WARNING:  
Kickback can result in severe in-  
juryordeath.SeeKickback,page  
3 to avoid risk of kickback.  
• If on slope, make sure log will  
not roll down hill. Secure log  
byusingwoodenstakes. Drive  
wooden stakes into ground on  
downhill side of log. Stand on  
uphill side of log while cutting.  
Log may roll after cutting.  
• Never try cutting through two  
logs at same time. This could  
increase the risk of kickback.  
• While cutting log, never hold  
logwithyourhand,leg,orfoot.  
• While cutting log, never allow  
another person to hold log.  
• Turn off and unplug saw be-  
fore moving from one place to  
another.  
WARNING:Whencuttinglimb  
thatisundertension,useextreme  
caution.Bealertforwoodspring-  
ing back. When wood tension is  
released, limb could spring back  
and strike operator causing se-  
vere injury or death.  
Figure 13 - Bucking Log With Entire  
Length On Ground  
Limbingisremovingbranchesfromafallen  
tree. Make sure your footing is firm. Keep  
feet apart. Divide your weight evenly on  
both feet. Do not remove larger limbs under  
tree that support log off ground. Remove  
each limb with one cut (see Figure 12).  
Clear cut limbs from work area often. This  
will help maintain a safe work area.  
Log Supported On One End  
1. Make first cut on underside of log (see  
Figure 14). Use top of guide bar to  
make this cut. Cut 1/3 through diam-  
eter of log. This cut will keep section  
from splintering when cut.  
Bucking a log is cutting a log into sections.  
Make sure your footing is firm. Keep feet  
apart. Divide your weight evenly on both feet.  
Whenpossible,raiselogorsectionoffground.  
Do this by using limbs, logs, chocks, etc.  
2. Make second cut directly above first  
cut. Cut down to meet first cut. This  
cut will keep log from pinching guide  
bar and chain.  
Make sure you start your cut where limb  
will not pinch saw during cutting. To avoid  
pinching, start cut on freely hanging limbs  
from above limb. Start cut on limbs under  
tension from under limb. If pinch occurs,  
turn saw off, lift limb, and remove saw.  
When cutting through log, maintain control  
byreducingcuttingpressurenearendofcut.  
Donotrelaxyourgriponchainsawhandles.  
Do not let moving chain touch ground.  
Ground will dull moving chain. After cut-  
ting through log, release trigger to turn saw  
off before moving saw.  
2nd Cut  
Follow directions below to buck a log.  
1st Cut  
Figure 14 - Bucking Log When Log Is  
Supported On One End  
Figure 12 - Limbing A Tree  
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