Troy Bilt Chainsaw TB3516 User Manual

Operator’s Manual  
Electric Chain saws  
Model TB3516  
&
Model TB4516CC  
WARNING • PLEASE READ  
Beware of kickback. Hold chain saw firmly with both hands when using. For your own safety, please read and follow the  
safety precautions in this manual before attempting to operate your chain saw. Improper use can cause serious injury.  
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS  
DO NOT THROW AWAY  
P/N 6096-211402 (5/04)  
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INTRODUCTION  
THANK YOU  
TABLE OF CONTENTS  
Thank you for buying this quality product. This modern  
outdoor power tool will provide many hours of useful  
service. You will find it to be a great labor-saving device.  
This operator’s manual provides you with easy-to-  
understand operating instructions. Read the whole  
manual and follow all the instructions to keep your new  
outdoor power tool in top operating condition.  
Service Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2  
Rules for Safe Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3  
Know Your Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8  
Starting/Stopping Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10  
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11  
Maintenance and Repair Instructions . . . . . . . . . . .13  
Troubleshooting Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19  
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19  
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20  
Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Inside Back Cover  
PRODUCT REFERENCES, ILLUSTRATIONS  
AND SPECIFICATIONS  
All information, illustrations, and specifications in this  
manual are based on the latest product information  
available at the time of printing. We reserve the right to  
make changes at any time without notice.  
Copyright© 2004 MTD SOUTHWEST INC, All Rights  
Reserved.  
SERVICE INFORMATION  
Service on this unit both within and after the warranty  
period should be performed only by an authorized and  
approved service dealer.  
For service call 1-800-520-5520 to obtain a list of  
authorized service dealers near you. For more details  
about your unit, visit our website at www.troybilt.com.  
DO NOT RETURN THE UNIT TO THE RETAILER.  
PROOF OF PURCHASE WILL BE REQUIRED FOR  
WARRANTY SERVICE.  
Before beginning, locate the unit’s model plate. It lists  
the model and serial numbers of your unit. Refer to the  
sample plate below and copy the information for future  
reference.  
Copy the model and parent  
part number here:  
MODEL :  
S/N :  
ITEM :  
Copy the serial number  
here:  
Make sure you carefully read and understand this manual before starting or operating this equipment.  
THIS PRODUCT IS COVERED BY ONE OR MORE U.S. PATENTS. OTHER PATENTS PENDING.  
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION  
The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your  
SYMBOL  
MEANING  
attention to possible dangers. The safety symbols,  
and their explanations, 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.  
Failure to obey a  
DANGER:  
safety warning will  
result in serious injury to yourself or to  
others. Always follow the safety precautions  
to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and  
personal injury.  
SYMBOL  
MEANING  
Indicates  
danger,  
Failure to obey a  
SAFETY ALERT:  
WARNING:  
safety warning can  
warning or caution. Attention is required in  
order to avoid serious personal injury. May  
be used in conjunction with other symbols  
or pictographs.  
result in injury to yourself and others.  
Always follow the safety precautions to  
reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and  
personal injury.  
NOTE: Advises you of information or instructions vital to  
the operation or maintenance of the equipment.  
Failure to obey a  
CAUTION:  
safety warning may  
Read the Operator’s Manual(s) and follow all  
warnings and safety instructions.  
result in property damage or personal injury  
to yourself or to others. Always follow the  
safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire,  
electric shock and personal injury.  
Failure to do so can result in serious injury to the  
operator and/or bystanders.  
FOR QUESTIONS, CALL 1-800-520-5520  
• IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS •  
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS  
BEFORE OPERATING  
• Carry the chain saw with the motor stopped, and with  
the guide bar and saw chain to the rear.  
• When transporting your chain saw, use the  
appropriate guide-bar scabbard (sheath).  
If correctly used,  
WARNING:  
the chain saw is a  
quick, easy to handle and efficient tool; if  
used improperly or without the due  
precautions it could become a dangerous  
tool. For pleasant and safe work,always  
strictly comply with the safety rules that  
follow and throughout this manual.  
WHILE OPERATING  
• Keep all parts of your body away from the chain when  
the motor is running.  
• Wear safety glasses or goggles that are marked as  
meeting ANSI Z87.1-1989 standards. Also wear  
ear/hearing protection when operating this unit. Wear  
a face or dust mask if the operation is dusty. Long  
sleeve shirts are recommended.  
• Read the instructions carefully. Be familiar with the  
controls and proper use of the unit.  
• Do not operate this unit when tired, ill or under the  
influence of alcohol, drugs or medication.  
• Wear heavy, long pants, boots or safety footwear and  
protective gloves. Do not wear loose clothing, jewelry,  
short pants, sandals or go barefoot. Secure hair above  
shoulder level.  
• Only responsible individuals who are familiar with the  
instructions may operate the chain saw (no one under  
the age of 16). Provide parental supervision at all times.  
• Use the unit only in daylight or good artificial light.  
• Inspect the unit before use. Replace damaged parts.  
Make sure all fasteners are in place and secure.  
Replace parts that are cracked, chipped or damaged  
in any way.  
• Before you start the motor, make sure that the saw’s  
chain is not contacting anything. Do not cut near  
electrical cables or power lines.  
• Do not start cutting until you have a clear work area,  
secure footing, and a planned retreat path from the  
falling tree.  
• Know the controls and know how to stop the chain  
saw quickly.  
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION  
• Do not operate a chain saw that is damaged,  
KICKBACK may  
improperly adjusted, or not completely and securely  
assembled. Be sure that the saw’s chain stops moving  
when the throttle control trigger is released.  
WARNING:  
occur 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  
reaction, kicking the guide bar up and back  
towards the operator. Pinching the saw chain  
along the top of the guide bar may push the  
guide bar rapidly back toward the operator.  
Either of these reactions may cause you to  
lose control of the saw, which could result in  
serious personal injury.  
• Use extreme caution when cutting small-sized brush  
and saplings because slender material may catch the  
chain saw and whip towards you or pull you off  
balance.  
• When cutting a limb that is under tension, be alert for  
springback so that you will not be struck when the  
tension in the wood fibers is released  
• Do not cut through nails, rods in the tree, railroad ties  
or pallates. Inspect a tree that you are going to cut for  
foreign objects that could cause injury or damage to  
your chain saw.  
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.  
• After striking a foreign object, stop the motor and  
thoroughly inspect for damage. Repair as necessary.  
KICKBACK SAFETY PRECAUTIONS  
• We do not recommend using the chain saw in a tree or  
on a ladder.  
• With a basic understanding of kickback, you can  
reduce or eliminate the element of surprise. Sudden  
surprise contributes to accidents. Be alert to the  
potential for kickback at all times.  
• All chain saw service, other that the items listed in this  
instruction manual maintenance instructions, should be  
performed by competent chain saw service personnel.  
• Keep a good firm grip on the saw with both hands, the  
right hand on the rear handle and the left hand on the  
front handle, when the motor is running. Use a firm grip  
with thumbs and fingers encircling the chain saw  
handles. A firm grip will help you reduce kickback and  
maintain control of the saw. Don’t let go.  
• Use the right tool. Only use this chain saw for its  
intended purpose, to cut wood.  
• Do not overreach. Always keep proper footing and  
balance.  
• Always hold the unit with both hands when operating.  
Keep a firm grip on all handles or grips.  
• 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.  
• Apply chain brake prior to any repositioning of the  
operator in the cutting area. As an additional safety  
precaution, apply the chain brake prior to setting down  
the saw.  
• Always cut with the motor running at full speed. Fully  
squeeze the throttle trigger and maintain a steady  
cutting speed.  
• Never touch the chain or attempt to service the saw  
while the motor is running. Make sure all moving parts  
have stopped. Allow the chain saw to cool, as the  
chain can be hot.  
• Use only the correct original equipment manufacturer  
replacement bars, chains and other parts and  
accessories. These are available from your authorized  
service dealer. Use of any unauthorized parts or  
accessories could lead to serious injury to the user, or  
damage to the unit, and will void your warranty.  
• Check the bar and chain at frequent intervals for  
proper adjustment. Make sure the bar and chain are  
properly tightened and sharpened. Visually inspect for  
damage. Repair any damage before restarting or  
operating the chain saw.  
• Follow the manufacturer’s sharpening and  
maintenance instructions for the saw chain.  
• Use only the replacement guide bars and low kickback  
chains specified for your saw to avoid injury.  
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