Ryobi Outdoor Chainsaw CS1800 User Manual

OPERATOR'S MANUAL  
18 VOLT CORDLESS CHAIN SAW  
MODEL NO. CS1800  
Your new cordless chain saw has been engineered and manufactured to Ryobi's high standard for dependability, ease  
of operation, and operator safety. When properly cared for, the saw will give you years of rugged, trouble-free  
performance.  
WARNING:  
To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator’s manual before using this product.  
Thank you for buying a Ryobi product.  
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TABLE OF CONTENTS  
Table of Contents / Introduction......................................................................................................................... 2  
Important Safety Instructions ...................................................................................................................... 3 - 7  
Symbols ....................................................................................................................................................... 8 - 9  
Specifications .................................................................................................................................................. 10  
Unpacking ........................................................................................................................................................ 10  
Applications ..................................................................................................................................................... 10  
Features....................................................................................................................................................10 - 11  
Glossary of Terms ........................................................................................................................................... 12  
Operation ..................................................................................................................................................13 - 22  
Maintenance .............................................................................................................................................23 - 30  
Bar and Chain Combinations ........................................................................................................................... 31  
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................................................... 31  
Warranty .......................................................................................................................................................... 32  
Parts Ordering / Service .................................................................................................................................. 34  
INTRODUCTION  
Cutting wood is an easy task with the 18V chain saw. With the charger and removable battery pack, the chain saw  
can be charged and conveniently ready to use. Safety, performance, and dependability have been given top  
priority in the design of this chain saw making it easy to maintain and operate.  
This saw was designed for occasional light duty use and has some limitations as to what can be cut with it. It was  
not designed for felling large trees or sawing of large logs.  
Look for this symbol to point out important safety  
precautions. It means attention!!! Your safety is involved.  
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS  
Maintain the unit with care. Keep the cutting edge  
WARNING:  
sharp and clean for best performance and to  
reduce the risk of injury. Follow instructions for  
lubricating and changing accessories. Inspect the  
battery charger cord periodically, and if damaged,  
have it replaced or repaired by an authorized  
service dealer.  
Do not attempt to operate this unit until you have  
read thoroughly and understand completely all  
instructions, safety information, etc. contained in  
this manual. Failure to comply can result in  
accidents involving fire, electric shock, or  
serious personal injury.  
Keep handles dry, clean, and free of oil and grease.  
Do not operate a chain saw that is damaged,  
improperly adjusted, or not completely and securely  
assembled. Chain should stop turning when the  
trigger is released. If the chain turns after the  
trigger has been released, have the unit serviced  
by your nearest Ryobi service dealer.  
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS  
BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS  
Do not operate a chain saw with one hand! Use a  
firm grip with thumbs and fingers encircling the  
chain saw handles. Serious injury to the operator,  
helpers, bystanders, or any combination of these  
persons may result from one-handed operation. A  
chain saw is intended for two-handed use.  
Check for damaged parts. Any part or guard that  
has been damaged should be carefully checked to  
determine that it will operate properly and perform  
its intended function. Check for alignment of  
moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of  
parts, mounting, and any other conditions that may  
affect its operation. A guard or other part that is  
damaged should be properly repaired or replaced  
by an authorized service dealer unless otherwise  
indicated elsewhere in this manual.  
Always be aware of what you are doing when using  
the chain saw. Use common sense. Do not operate  
the chain saw when you are tired, ill, or under the  
influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication.  
Stay alert and pay attention to what you are doing.  
Use common sense when using this unit.  
All chain saw service, other than the items listed in  
the operation and maintenance sections, should be  
performed by your nearest Ryobi service dealer.  
Keep all parts of your body away from the saw  
chain when the unit is running.  
Always carry the chain saw by the front handle with  
the unit stopped and the guide bar and saw chain  
positioned to the rear. When transporting your  
chain saw, use the appropriate guide bar scabbard.  
Do not use in the rain, snow or wet conditions.  
Always maintain a proper stance.  
Do not adapt your powerhead to a bow guide or  
use it to power any attachments or devices not  
listed for your saw.  
Never let anyone use your chain saw who has not  
received adequate instructions in its proper use.  
This applies to rentals as well as privately owned  
saws.  
Do not cut vines and/or small underbrush.  
SAFETY APPAREL  
Before you start the unit, make sure the saw chain  
is not contacting any object.  
Wear snug fitting clothing. Always wear heavy, long  
pants, overalls, jeans or chaps made of cut resis-  
tant material or ones that contain cut resistant  
inserts. Wear non-slip safety footwear. Wear non-  
slip heavy duty gloves to improve your grip and to  
protect your hands. Do not wear jewelry, short  
pants, sandals, or go barefoot. Do not wear loose  
fitting clothing, which could be drawn into the motor  
or catch the chain or underbrush. Secure hair so it  
is above shoulder level.  
Stop the chain saw before setting it down. Do not  
leave the unit running unattended.  
To avoid accidental starting, never carry the unit  
with your finger on the trigger.  
Wear eye protection which is marked to comply  
with ANSI Z87.1 as well as hearing and head  
protection when operating this equipment.  
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS  
Do not cut above shoulder height or overreach  
when cutting.  
KICKBACK  
See Figures 1 and 2.  
Keep the SAFE-T-TIP anti-kickback nose guard  
properly mounted on the guide bar to prevent  
rotational kickback.  
WARNING: Kickback may occur when the moving  
chain contacts an object at the upper portion of the  
tip of the guide bar or when the wood closes in and  
pinches the saw chain in the cut. Contact at the  
upper portion of the tip of the guide bar can cause  
the chain to dig into the object and stop the chain  
for an instant. The result is a lightning fast, reverse  
reaction which kicks the guide bar up and back  
toward the operator. If the saw chain is pinched  
along the top of the guide bar, the guide bar can be  
driven rapidly back toward the operator. Either of  
these reactions can cause loss of saw control  
which can result in serious injury. Do not rely  
exclusively upon the safety devices built into your  
saw. As a chain saw user, you should take several  
steps to keep your cutting jobs free from accident  
or injury.  
Follow the sharpening and maintenance instruc-  
tions for the saw chain.  
ROTATIONAL  
KICKBACK  
The following precautions should be followed  
to minimize kickback:  
1. Always grip the saw firmly with both hands. Hold  
the saw firmly with both hands when the unit is  
running. Place your right hand on the rear  
handle and the left hand on the front handle with  
your thumbs and fingers encircling the chain  
saw handles. A firm grip together with a stiff left  
arm will help you maintain control of the saw if  
kickback occurs.  
BAR SHOWN WITHOUT SAFE-T-TIP® NOSE GUARD  
FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY.  
Fig. 1  
KICKBACK  
DANGER ZONE  
2. Make sure that the area in which you are cutting  
is free from obstructions. Do not let the nose of  
the guide bar contact a log, branch, fence, or  
any other obstruction that could be hit while you  
are operating the saw.  
3. Always cut with the unit running at full speed.  
Fully squeeze the throttle trigger and maintain a  
steady cutting speed.  
Fig. 2  
4. Use replacement parts such as low kickback  
chain, SAFE-T-TIP anti-kickback nose guards,  
chain brakes and special guide bars that reduce  
the risks associated with rotational kickback.  
Use only the replacement guide bars and low  
kickback chains specified by the manufacturer  
for your saw.  
With a basic understanding of kickback, you can  
reduce or eliminate the element of surprise. Sud-  
den surprise contributes to accidents.  
Keep proper footing and balance at all times.  
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS  
Push and Pull - This reaction force is always  
opposite to the direction the chain is moving where  
wood contact is made. Thus, the operator must be  
ready to control the PULL when cutting on the  
bottom edge of the bar, and PUSH when cutting  
along the top edge. See Figure 3.  
IN THE CUTTING/WORK AREA  
Do not operate a chain saw in a tree, on a ladder,  
or scaffold; this is extremely dangerous.  
Keep ALL children, bystanders, visitors, and  
animals out of the work area while starting or  
cutting with the chain saw.  
PULL  
NOTE: The size of the work area depends on the  
job being performed as well as the size tree or  
work piece involved. For example, felling a tree  
requires a larger work area than making bucking  
cuts.  
Never start cutting until you have a clear work  
area, secure footing, and a planned retreat path  
from the falling tree. Cluttered area invite injuries.  
Do not expose the chain saw to rain.  
Do not use the chain saw in damp or wet locations.  
Do not use the chain saw near flammable liquids,  
gases, or in any type of explosive atmosphere.  
Use extreme caution when cutting small size brush  
and saplings, because slender material may catch  
the saw chain and be whipped toward you or pull  
you off balance.  
PUSH  
Fig. 3  
When cutting a limb that is under tension, be alert  
for spring back so that you will not be struck when  
the tension in the wood fibers is released.  
Do not force the chain saw. The job can be per-  
formed better and safer at the rate for which it was  
intended.  
Always use the right product for your application.  
The chain saw should be used for cutting wood  
only. Never use the chain saw to cut plastic,  
masonry or non-wood building materials.  
Do not use the chain saw for purposes not in-  
tended.  
Store idle chain saw when not in use, chain saw  
should be stored in a dry and high or locked area  
out of the reach of children. When storing chain  
saw, remove battery and place the scabbard on the  
bar and chain or store the chain saw in a carry  
case.  
Remove the battery pack from the chain saw  
before cleaning, servicing, storing, removing  
material from the unit, changing accessories such  
as the bar and chain, or when not in use.  
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS  
UNDERSTANDING YOUR CHAIN SAW  
SAFETY DEVICES  
See Figure 4.  
BATTERY SAFETY  
Battery operated units do not have to be plugged  
into an electrical outlet; therefore, they are always  
in operating condition. Be aware of possible haz-  
ards even when unit is not operating.  
SAFE-T-TIP® Anti-Kickback Nose Guard  
The SAFE-T-TIP® prevents kickback from happening,  
because it covers the tip of the bar where kickback is  
generated. Never attempt any kind of cutting where the  
SAFE-T-TIP® would have to be removed from the bar  
tip.  
Remove the battery pack from the chain saw before  
cleaning, servicing, storing, removing material from  
the unit, changing accessories such as the bar and  
chain, or when not in use.  
A battery pack must be recharged only with the  
specified charger for the battery pack. A charger  
that may be suitable for one type of battery pack  
may create a risk of fire when used with another  
battery pack. Use battery pack only with charger  
listed.  
SAFE-T-TIP  
BATTERY PACK:  
Item # 1322401,  
1323303, 130224007,  
or 130256001  
CHARGER:  
Item # 1423701  
Fig. 4  
To reduce the risk of explosion and possible injury,  
Do not place battery units or their batteries near fire  
or heat.  
LOW KICKBACK SAW CHAIN  
Do not open or mutilate the battery pack. Released  
electrolyte is corrosive and may cause damage to  
the eyes or skin. It may be toxic if swallowed.  
The rakers (depth gauges) ahead of each cutter can  
minimize the force of a kickback reaction by preventing  
the cutters from digging in too deeply at the kickback  
zone. Only use replacement chain that is equivalent to  
original chain or has been certified as low kickback  
chain per ANSI B175.1.  
A damaged battery pack is subject to explosion. To  
avoid serious personal injury, properly dispose of a  
damaged battery pack.  
Batteries vent hydrogen gas and can explode in the  
presence of a source of ignition, such as a pilot  
light. To reduce the risk of serious personal injury,  
never use any cordless product in the presence of  
open flame. An exploded battery pack can propel  
debris and chemicals. If exposed, flush with water  
immediately.  
Low kickback saw chain is chain that has met the  
kickback performance requirements of ANSI B175.1 -  
1991 (American National Standard for Power Tools -  
Gasoline-Powered Chain Saws-Safety Requirements)  
when tested on the representative sample of chain  
saws below 3.8 c.i.d. specified in ANSI B175.1 - 1991.  
As saw chains are sharpened during their useful life,  
they lose some of the low kickback qualities and extra  
caution should be used.  
Do not charge unit in a damp or wet location.  
Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric  
shock.  
GUIDE BARS  
For best results, your battery unit should be  
charged in a location where the temperature is  
more than 50°F (10°C) but less than 100°F (38°C).  
Do not store outside or in vehicles.  
Generally, guide bars with small radius tips have  
somewhat lower kickback potentials.  
When making a replacement, be sure to order one of  
the Ryobi bars listed for your saw in this operator's  
manual. The proper size SAFE-T-TIP® nose guard  
comes installed on the bar. Use only guide bars that  
have a provision for mounting the SAFE-T-TIP®.  
Under extreme usage or temperature conditions,  
battery pack leakage may occur. If liquid comes in  
contact with your skin, wash immediately with soap  
and water, then neutralize with lemon juice or  
vinegar. If liquid gets into your eyes, flush them with  
clean water for at least 10 minutes, then seek  
immediate medical attention.  
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS  
b. That extension cord is properly wired and in  
good electrical condition; and  
Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. The cell may  
explode. Batteries should be recycled, consult your  
local waste authority for information regarding  
available recycling and/or disposal options.  
c. That wire size is large enough for AC ampere  
rating of charger as specified below:  
When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from  
other metal objects like: paper clips, coins, keys,  
nails, screws, or other small metal objects that can  
make a connection from one terminal to another.  
Shorting the battery pack terminals together may  
cause sparks, burns, or a fire.  
Cord Length (Feet)  
Cord Size (AWG)  
25' 50' 100'  
16 16 16  
NOTE: AWG = American Wire Gage  
Do not operate charger with a damaged cord or  
plug. If damaged, have replaced immediately by a  
qualified serviceman.  
CHARGER SAFETY  
Save these instructions. This manual contains  
important Rules for Safe Operation and operating  
instructions for charger.  
Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp  
blow, been dropped, or otherwise damaged in any  
way; take it to a qualified serviceman.  
Do not disassemble charger; take it to a qualified  
serviceman when service or repair is required.  
Incorrect reassembly may result in a risk of electric  
shock or fire.  
Before using battery charger, read all instructions  
and cautionary markings in this manual, on battery  
charger, and product using battery charger.  
To reduce risk of injury, charge only nickel-cad-  
mium type rechargeable batteries. Other types of  
batteries may burst, causing personal injury and  
damage.  
To reduce risk of electric shock, unplug the  
charger from outlet before attempting any mainte-  
nance or cleaning. Turning off controls will not  
reduce this risk.  
Do not expose charger to wet or damp conditions.  
Disconnect charger from power supply when not in  
use.  
Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by  
the battery charger manufacturer may result in a  
risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.  
Risk of electric shock. Do not touch uninsulated  
portion of output connector or uninsulated battery  
terminal.  
To reduce risk of damage to charger body and  
cord, pull by charger plug rather than cord when  
disconnecting charger.  
Save these instructions. Refer to them frequently  
and use them to instruct others who may use this  
unit. If you loan someone this unit, loan them these  
instructions also.  
Make sure cord is located so that it will not be  
stepped on, tripped over, or otherwise subjected to  
damage or stress.  
An extension cord should not be used unless  
absolutely necessary. Use of improper extension  
cord could result in a risk of fire and electric shock.  
If extension cord must be used, make sure:  
a. That pins on plug of extension cord are the  
same number, size and shape as those of plug  
on charger.  
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS  
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SYMBOLS  
Important: Some of the following symbols may be used on your tool. Please study them and learn their meaning.  
Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer.  
SYMBOL  
NAME  
Volts  
EXPLANATION  
V
A
Voltage  
Current  
Amperes  
Hz  
W
Hertz  
Frequency (cycles per second)  
Power  
Watt  
min  
Minutes  
Time  
Alternating Current  
Direct Current  
No Load Speed  
Class II Construction  
Type or a characteristic of current  
Type or a characteristic of current  
Rotational speed, at no load  
n0  
Designates Double Insulated Construction  
tools  
.../min  
Revolutions or Reciprocation Per Minute  
Safety Alert Symbol  
Revolutions, strokes, surface speed, orbits  
etc. per minute  
Indicates danger, warning or caution. It means  
attention!!! Your safety is involved.  
Wet Conditions Alert  
Do not expose to rain or use in damp  
locations.  
Read Your Operator’s Manual  
Your manual contains special messages to  
bring attention to potential safety concerns,  
machine damage as well as helpful operating  
and servicing information. Please read all the  
information carefully to avoid injury and ma-  
chine damage.  
Wear Eye, Hearing, and Head Protection Wear eye protection which is marked to com-  
ply with ANSI Z87.1 as well as hearing and  
head protection when operating this equip-  
ment.  
Wear Safety Footwear  
Wear non-slip safety footwear when using this  
equipment.  
Wear Gloves  
Wear non-slip, heavy-duty protective gloves  
when handling the pruner.  
Keep Children and Pets Away  
Beware of Kickback  
Danger- Keep children and pets away.  
DANGER! Beware of kickback.  
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SYMBOLS  
Important: Some of the following symbols may be used on your tool. Please study them and learn their meaning.  
Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer.  
SYMBOL  
NAME  
EXPLANATION  
SAFE-T-TIP  
The SAFE-T-TIP® nose guard on your bar  
nose prevents rotational kickback.  
Bar nose contact  
Holding saw  
Avoid bar nose contact.  
Hold saw properly with both hands.  
WARNING:  
The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your  
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Before beginning tool operation, always  
wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and a full face shield when  
needed. We recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard  
safety glasses with side shields. Always wear eye protection which is marked to comply  
with ANSI Z87.1.  
The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers. The safety symbols, and the  
explanations with them, deserve your careful attention and understanding. The safety warnings do not by  
themselves eliminate any danger. The instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for proper accident  
prevention measures.  
SYMBOL MEANING  
DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death  
or serious injury.  
WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in  
death or serious injury.  
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor  
or moderate injury. It may also be used to alert against unsafe practices that may cause property  
damage.  
NOTE:  
Advises you of information or instructions vital to the operation or maintenance of the equipment.  
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS  
NOTE: Save these instructions. Refer to them frequently and use them to instruct others who may use this unit. If  
you loan someone this unit, loan them these instructions also.  
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SPECIFICATIONS  
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:  
Battery Pack Replacement  
Part Number  
1322401, 1323303,  
130224007,  
or 130256001  
Motor  
18 Volt, DC  
Bar Length  
10 in. (254 mm)  
Replacement Bar Part No. 671256002 or 671667002  
Replacement Chain Part No. 6958301 or 690583002  
Charger Rating  
Charger Voltage  
Charger Rate  
120V, 60 Hz, AC Only  
18 Volt  
Net Weight  
7.5 lbs. (3.4 kg.)  
1423701  
1 Hour  
Charger Replacement Part Number  
NOTE: This saw was designed for occasional light duty use and has some limitations as to what can  
be cut with it.  
UNPACKING  
This chain saw has been shipped completely assembled and ready for use. After removing it from the box, inspect  
it carefully to make sure no breakage or damage has occurred during shipping. If any parts are damaged or missing,  
contact your nearest Ryobi Authorized Service dealer to obtain replacement parts before attempting to operate the  
chainsaw. Theguidebar, chain, wrench, barandchainoil, scabbard, batterypack, batterycharger, andthisoperator’s  
manual are also included.  
APPLICATIONS  
The chain saw can be used for the following applications only:  
Limbing and pruning branches from trees.  
Felling small trees up to 5 in. (127 mm) diameter.  
Bucking the fallen tree into shorter lengths.  
FEATURES  
KNOW YOUR CHAIN SAW  
See Figure 1.  
WARNING:  
If any parts are missing, do not operate your  
chain saw until the missing parts are replaced.  
Failure to do so could result in possible serious  
personal injury.  
Before attempting to use the chain saw, familiarize  
yourself with all operating features and safety require-  
ments.  
WARNING:  
Carefully read through this entire operator’s  
manual before using your chain saw. Pay close  
attention to the Important Safety Instructions,  
Warnings and Cautions. If you use your chain  
saw properly and only for what it is intended, you  
will enjoy years of safe, reliable service.  
WARNING:  
Do not allow familiarity with your chain saw to  
make you careless. Remember that a careless  
fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict severe  
injury.  
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FEATURES  
CHAIN OIL TANK CAP  
SCABBARD  
REAR HANDLE  
BAR  
SAFE-T-TIP®  
CHAIN  
BATTERY PACK  
FRONT HANDLE  
HAND GUARD  
TRIGGER LOCK  
BUTTON  
HEX KEY  
STORAGE AREA  
TRIGGER  
HEX KEY  
Fig. 5  
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS  
Front Handle  
Notching Undercut  
The support handle located at or toward the front of  
the chain saw.  
A notch cut in a tree that directs the tree’s fall.  
Felling  
Front Handle Guard  
The process of cutting down a tree.  
Felling Back Cut  
A structural barrier between the front handle of a chain  
saw and the guide bar, typically located close to the  
hand position on the front handle and sometimes  
employed as an activating lever for a chain brake.  
The final cut in a tree felling operation, made on the  
opposite side of the tree from the notching undercut.  
Oiler Control  
Guide Bar  
A system for oiling the guide bar and saw chain.  
Rear Handle  
A solid railed structure that supports and guides the  
saw chain.  
The support handle located at or toward the rear of the  
saw.  
Saw Chain  
A loop of chain that has cutting teeth for cutting wood.  
It is driven by the motor and is supported by the guide  
bar.  
Reduced Kickback Guide Bar  
A guide bar which has been demonstrated to reduce  
kickback significantly.  
Kickback  
Replacement Saw Chain  
The backward and/or upward motion of the guide bar  
occurring when the moving chain contacts an object at  
the upper portion of the tip of the guide bar, or when  
the wood closes in and pinches the saw chain in the  
cut.  
A chain that complies with the kickback performance  
requirements of ANSI B175.1-1991 when tested with  
specific chain saws. It may not meet the ANSI perfor-  
mance requirements when used with other saws.  
Kickback, Pinch  
Switch  
The rapid push back of the saw which can occur when  
the wood closed in and pinches the moving saw chain  
in the cut along the top of the guide bar.  
A device that when operated will complete or interrupt  
an electrical power circuit to the motor of the chain  
saw.  
Kickback, Rotational  
Switch Lockout  
The rapid upward and backward motion of the saw  
which can occur when the moving saw chain, near the  
upper portion of the top of the guide bar, contacts an  
object such as a log or branch.  
A movable stop that prevents the unintentional opera-  
tion of the switch until manually actuated.  
Safe-T-Tip  
An attachment that may be provided on the end of the  
guide bar to prevent the chain, on the end of the guide  
bar, from contacting the wood.  
Low-Kickback Chain  
A chain that complies with the kickback performance  
requirements of ANSI B175-1-1991 when tested on a  
representative sample of chain saws.  
Drive Sprocket or Sprocket  
The toothed part that drives the saw chain.  
Normal Cutting Position  
Those positions assumed in performing the bucking  
and felling cuts.  
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OPERATION  
BATTERY PACK AND CHARGER  
BATTERY  
PACK  
LED FUNCTION OF CHARGER  
See Figure 6.  
BATTERY  
CHARGER  
LED WILL BE ON TO INDICATE STATUS OF  
CHARGER AND BATTERY PACK:  
Red LED on = Fast charging mode.  
Green LED on = Fully charged battery pack.  
Yellow and Green LEDs on = Control charge or  
defective battery pack.  
No LED on = Defective charger or battery pack.  
CHARGING YOUR CHAIN SAW  
The battery pack for your chain saw has been shipped  
in a low charge condition to prevent possible problems.  
Therefore, you should charge it prior to use.  
RED LIGHT  
GREEN  
LIGHT  
YELLOW  
LIGHT  
NOTE: Batteries will not reach full charge the first time  
they are charged. Allow several cycles (pruning  
followed by recharging) for them to fully charge.  
RED LIGHT “ON” INDICATES FAST CHARGING  
MODE  
YELLOW AND GREEN LIGHTS “ON” INDICATES  
CONTROL CHARGE OR POSSIBLE FAULTY  
BATTERY  
TO CHARGE  
Charge battery pack only with the charger pro-  
vided.  
Make sure power supply is normal household  
voltage, 120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only.  
GREEN LIGHT “ON” INDICATES FULLY CHARGED  
Connect charger to power supply.  
Fig. 6  
Place battery pack in charger. See Figure 3. Align  
raised rib on battery pack with groove in charger.  
Press down on battery pack to be sure contacts on  
battery pack engage properly with contacts in  
charger. When properly connected, red light will  
turn on.  
The battery pack will become slightly warm to the  
touch while charging. This is normal and does not  
indicate a problem.  
DO NOT place charger in an area of extreme heat  
or cold. It will work best at temperatures above  
50°F and below 100°F.  
Normally, the yellow and green lights on the  
charger will come on. This indicates charger is in  
control charge mode and should switch to fast  
charge mode within 5 minutes. When charger is in  
fast charge mode the red light will come on. If after  
a period of 15 minutes the yellow and green lights  
remain on, remove the battery pack, wait 1 minute  
and reinsert battery pack in charger. If the yellow  
and green lights continue to remain on an addi-  
tional 15 minutes, the battery pack is damaged and  
will not accept charge.  
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RECHARGING  
HOT BATTERIES  
When using your chain saw continuously, the batteries  
in your battery pack will become hot. You should let a  
hot battery pack cool down for approximately 30  
minutes before attempting to recharge.  
NOTE: This situation only occurs when continuous use  
of your chain saw causes the batteries to become hot.  
It does not occur under normal circumstances. Refer  
to “Charging Your Chain saw” earlier in this manual, for  
normal recharging of batteries. If the charger/charging  
assembly does not charge your battery pack under  
normal circumstances, return both the battery pack  
and charger/charging assembly to your nearest Ryobi  
Authorized Service dealer for electrical check.  
When your battery pack becomes fully charged,  
the red light will turn off and the green light will turn  
on.  
After normal usage, 1 hour of charge time is  
required to be fully charged. A minimum charge  
time of 1 to 1-1/2 hours is required to recharge a  
completely discharged tool.  
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