Craftsman Incredi-Pull 316.794001 Operator`s manual

Operator’s Manual
55cc 2-Cycle
GASOLINE CHAIN SAW
Model No. 316.350840
with
CAUTION: Before using this
product, read this manual and
follow all safety rules and operating instructions.
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SAFETY
ASSEMBLY
OPERATION
MAINTENANCE
PARTS LIST
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179, U.S.A.
Visit our website: www.sears.com/craftsman
9096-31B202 date(12/04)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Warranty
Page 2
Maintenance and Repair
Pages 15 - 21
Safety Rules
Pages 3 - 8
Troubleshooting
Page
22
Oil and Fuel Information
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Specifications
Page
23
Repair Parts
Pages 24
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Starting/Stopping Instructions Pages 10-12
Operation
Pages 13 - 14
WARRANTY STATEMENT
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN GAS CHAIN SAW
For one year from the date of purchase, when this Chain Saw is used and maintained according to the
operator’s manual, Sears will repair any defect in material or workmanship free of charge.
This warranty excludes the bar, chain, spark plug and air filter, which are expendable parts that can
wear out from normal use in less than two years.
If this Chain Saw is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 30 days
from the date of purchase.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THIS CHAIN SAW TO THE NEAREST
SEARS STORE OR SEARS PARTS & SERVICE CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state
to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Dept. 817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
SPARK ARRESTOR NOTE
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
NOTE: For users on U.S. Forest Land and in the
states of California, Maine, Oregon and Washington.
All U.S. Forest Land and the state of California (Public
Resources Codes 4442 and 4443), Oregon and
Washington require, by law that certain internal combustion engines operated on forest brush and/or grass-covered areas be equipped with a spark arrestor, maintained in effective working order, or the engine be constructed, equipped and maintained for the prevention of
fire. Check with your state or local authorities for regulations pertaining to these requirements. Failure to follow
these requirements could subject you to liability or a
fine. This unit is factory equipped with a spark
arrestor. If it requires replacement, ask a Sears or other
qualified service dealer to install the Spark Arrestor Kit.
WARNING
THE ENGINE EXHAUST FROM THIS
PRODUCT CONTAINS CHEMICALS
KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
TO CAUSE CANCER, BIRTH DEFECTS
OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE HARM.
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
SYMBOL
The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your 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.
SYMBOL
MEANING
DANGER:
Failure to obey a 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.
MEANING
SAFETY ALERT:
Indicates
danger,
warning or caution. Attention is required in
order to avoid serious personal injury. May
be used in conjunction with other symbols
or pictographs.
WARNING:
Failure to obey a
safety warning can
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.
CAUTION:
Failure to obey a safety warning may 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.
Read the Operator’s Manual(s) and follow all warnings
and safety instructions.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury to the operator and/or bystanders.
• IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS •
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
PLAN AHEAD
• Carry the chain saw with the engine stopped, the guide
bar and saw chain to the rear, and the muffler away
from your body.
WARNING:
If correctly used, 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 are contained in
this manual.
• When transporting your chain saw, use the appropriate
guide-bar scabbard (sheath).
• Wear protective gear. Always use steel-toed safety
footwear with non-slip soles; snug-fitting clothing;
heavy-duty non-slip gloves; eye protection such as
non-fogging, vented goggles or face screen; an
approved safety hard hat; and hearing protection.
Regular users should have hearing checked regularly as
chain saw noise can damage hearing.
• Read the instructions carefully. Be familiar with the controls and proper use of the unit.
OPERATE YOUR SAW SAFELY
• Do not operate this unit when tired, ill or under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medication.
• Children must not operate the unit. Teens must be
accompanied and guided by an adult.
• Do not operate a chain saw that is damaged, not calibrated properly or not fully assembled. Always replace
chain, bar, chain brake, and other parts immediately if
damage occurs.
• 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.
• Do not apply excess force to the chain saw at the end
of the cut. You may lose control of the unit when the cut
has been completed.
• Secure hair above shoulder length. Do not wear loose
clothing or jewelry; they can get caught in moving parts.
• Keep all parts of your body away from the chain when
the engine is running.
• Inspect the unit before use. Replace all damaged parts
prior to starting. Make sure the unit is in original operating condition before starting.
• Never start or run the unit inside a closed room or
building. Operate this unit only in a well ventilated outdoor area.
• Know the controls and know how to stop the chain saw
quickly.
• Use the unit only in daylight or good artificial light.
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
• Avoid accidental starting. Be in the starting position
whenever pulling the starter rope. The operator and unit
must be in a stable position while starting. See
Starting/Stopping Instructions.
• When a chain saw is being used, a fire extinguisher
should be available.
• Always move at least 10 feet (3 meters) from fueling site
before starting saw.
• Before you start the engine, make sure the area around
the saw is clear. Never try to start the saw when the
guide bar is engaged in a cut.
• When re-fueling, turn the engine off and allow the saw to
cool in a non-combustible area, do not place on dry
leaves, straw, paper, etc. Slowly remove fuel cap and
refuel unit.
• Do not start cutting until you have a clear work area,
secure footing, and a planned retreat path from the
falling tree.
• Always store the unit and fuel in a cool, dry, well-ventilated space where fuel vapors cannot reach sparks or
open flames from water heaters, electric motors or
switches, furnaces, etc.
• Do not operate a chain saw that is damaged, improperly
adjusted, or not completely and securely assembled. Be
sure that the saw’s chain stops moving when the throttle
control trigger is released.
• All chain saw service, other that the items listed in this
instruction manual maintenance instructions, should be
performed by a Sears or other qualified service dealer.
• Shut off the engine before setting the chain saw down.
• Use extreme caution when cutting small-sized brush
and saplings because slender material may catch the
chain saw and whip towards you or cause you to lose
control.
• Use the right tool. Only use this chain saw for its intended purpose, to cut wood.
• Never touch the chain or attempt to service the saw
while the engine is running. Make sure all moving parts
have stopped. Allow the chain saw to cool, as the chain
can be hot.
• 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.
• 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.
• Do not cut through nails, rods in the tree, railroad ties or
pallets. Inspect a tree that you are going to cut for foreign objects that could cause injury or damage to your
chain saw.
• After striking a foreign object, stop the engine and thoroughly inspect for damage. Repair as necessary.
KICKBACK may
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 lightningfast 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. 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.
WARNING:
• Keep the handles dry, clean and free of the oil/fuel mixture.
• We do not recommend using the chain saw in a tree or
on a ladder.
MAINTAIN YOUR SAW IN GOOD WORKING ORDER
• All chain saw service, other than the items listed in this
instruction manual maintenance instructions, should be
performed by a Sears or other qualified service dealer.
• Make sure all fasteners are in place and secure.
• Unauthorized replacement parts or the removal of safety
devices may cause damage to the unit and possible
injury to the operator or bystanders. Use only Craftsman
accessories and replacement parts as recommended.
Never modify your saw.
KICKBACK SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
• When not in use, saw should be stored in a dry, highly
secure location away from children.
• 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.
• When storing saw use a scabbard or carrying case.
HANDLE FUEL WITH CAUTION
• 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 engine 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.
• Do not smoke while handling fuel or while operating the
saw.
• Always eliminate all sources of sparks or flame in areas
where fuel is mixed or poured.
• Always mix and pour fuel in an outdoor area and use an
approved, marked container for all fuels. Always wipe
up all fuel spills before starting saw.
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
• 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.
using the saw.
• Shut off the engine before setting down the saw. Do not
leave the engine running unattended.
• Never store the unit, with fuel in the tank, inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark.
• Always cut with the engine running at full speed. Fully
squeeze the throttle trigger and maintain a steady cutting speed.
• Allow the engine to cool before storing or transporting
the chain saw over long distances. For example, let the
engine cool before placing the chain saw in an automobile. Also, be sure to secure the unit while transporting.
• Use only the correct original equipment manufacturer
replacement bars, chains and other parts and accessories. These are available from a Sears or other qualified 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.
• Store the unit in a dry area, locked up, located up high
and located out of the reach of children to prevent
unauthorized use or damage.
• Follow the manufacturer’s sharpening and maintenance
instructions for the saw chain.
• Never douse or squirt the unit with water or any other
liquid. Keep handles dry, clean and free from debris.
Clean after each use.
• Use only the replacement guide bars and low kickback
chains specified for your saw to avoid injury.
• Watch for shifting logs or other forces that could pinch
or fall into chain.
• Keep these instructions. Refer to them often and use
them to instruct other users. If you loan someone this
unit, also loan them the instructions.
• Always have saw at full speed when entering a previous
cut. Always use caution when entering a previous cut.
• Do not use the unit in the rain, in a storm or in inclement
weather.
• Do not start a cut using the tip of the saw.
FUEL SAFETY
OTHER SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
• Store fuel only in containers specifically designed and
approved for the storage of such materials.
• Do not operate a chain saw with one hand! 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.
• Always stop the engine and allow it to cool before
filling the fuel tank. Never remove the cap of the fuel
tank, or add fuel, when the engine is hot. Never operate
the unit without the fuel cap securely in place. Loosen
the fuel tank cap slowly to relieve any pressure in the
tank.
• Do not operate a chain saw if you are fatigued.
• Use safety footwear; snug-fitting clothing; protective
gloves; and eye, hearing, and head protection devices.
• Add fuel in a clean, well-ventilated outdoor area where
there are no sparks or flames. Slowly remove the fuel
cap only after stopping engine. Do not smoke while fueling or mixing fuel. Wipe up any spilled fuel from the unit
immediately.
• Do not allow other persons to be near the chain saw
when starting or cutting with the chain saw. Keep
bystanders and animals out of the work area.
• Do not remove, damage or de-activate any of the safety
devices. Never use a damaged, modified, or improperly
repaired or assembled chain saw. Check their proper
operation regularly. Only use bars and chains of the
length indicated in the table herein.
WARNING:
Gasoline is highly
flammable, and its
vapors can explode if ignited. Take the following precautions:
• Avoid creating a source of ignition for spilled fuel. Do
not start the engine until fuel vapors dissipate.
• Never carry out operations or repairs on your own that
are other than routine maintenance as listed in this
manual.
• Move the unit at least 30 feet (9.1 m) from the fueling
source and site before starting the engine. Do not
smoke. Keep sparks and open flames away from the
area while adding fuel or operating the unit.
• Use caution when felling a tree. Make sure you have
planned an escape path when felling, and keep all
bystanders away.
• Be alert; stop the machine if anyone enters the cutting
area, which is usually 3 to 4 feet around the operator.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
• Use caution when working in a crew to avoid injury to a
fellow worker who may enter the cutting area.
• Only loan your saw to experienced users who are completely familiar with saw operation and correct use. Give
other users this manual, which they should read before
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
SAFETY AND INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS
This operator's manual describes safety and international symbols and pictographs that may appear on this product.
Read the operator's manual for complete safety, assembly, operating and maintenance and repair information.
SYMBOL
SYMBOL
MEANING
MEANING
• ON/OFF CONTROL
• SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL
ON / START / RUN
Indicates danger, warning, or caution.
May be used in conjunction with other
symbols or pictographs.
• ON/OFF CONTROL
OFF OR STOP
• READ OPERATOR'S MANUAL
WARNING:
Read the
Operator’s Manual(s) and follow all
warnings and safety instructions.
Failure to do so can result in serious
injury to the operator and/or
bystanders.
• GUIDE BAR
WARNING: Contact of the
guide bar tip with any object should
be avoided. Tip contact may cause
the guide bar to move suddenly
upward and backward, which may
cause serious injury.
• WEAR EYE, HEARING AND
HARDHAT PROTECTION
WARNING:
Thrown objects
and loud noise can cause severe eye
injury and hearing loss. Wear eye protection meeting
ANSI
Z87.1-1989 standards and ear protection when operating this unit.
Wear a hard hat. Use a full face shield
when needed.
• USE BOTH HANDS
Always use both hands while operating the chain saw. Never use only one
hand to operate the saw.
• UNLEADED FUEL
Always use clean, fresh unleaded fuel.
1
2
• OIL
• RED CHOKE LEVER POSITIONS
1 • FULL Choke Position
2 • PARTIAL Choke Position
Refer to operator's manual for the
proper type of oil.
3
3 • RUN Position
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
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KNOW YOUR SAW
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4
1
7
2
3
22
23
10
12
13
14
15
5
8
9
16
11
15
19
21
18
20
SAFETY FEATURES
CHAIN SAW COMPONENTS
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15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
GUIDE BAR
SAW CHAIN
SAW CHAIN ADJUSTMENT SCREW
SPARK ARRESTER SCREEN
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CHAIN BRAKE LEVER /HAND GUARD
FRONT HANDLE
STARTER HANDLE
SPARK PLUG
AIR CLEANER COVER
STOP SWITCH
SAFETY TRIGGER
BAR OIL RESEVOIR CAP
STARTER COVER
FUEL TANK CAP
REAR HANDLE / BOOT LOOP
THROTTLE LATCH
RED CHOKE LEVER
BAR RETAINING NUTS
THROTTLE / TRIGGER
CHAIN CATCHER
®
CHAIN BRAKE COVER
MULTI-PURPOSE TOOL
CARRY CASE
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10. STOP SWITCH immediately stops the engine
when pushed up. Stop switch must be pushed
down to start or restart engine.
19. THROTTLE TRIGGER controls engine speed.
11. SAFETY TRIGGER prevents accidental
acceleration of the engine. Throttle trigger (19)
cannot be squeezed unless the safety latch is
depressed.
17. RED CHOKE LEVER aids in starting the engine.
5. CHAIN BRAKE® LEVER / HAND GUARD
protects the operator’s left hand in the event it
slips off the front handle while saw is running.
CHAIN BRAKE® is a safety feature designed to
reduce the possibility of injury due to kickback
by stopping a moving saw chain in milliseconds.
It is activated by the CHAIN BRAKE® lever
2. LOW KICKBACK SAW CHAIN helps significantly
reduce kickback, or the intensity of kickback,
due to specially designed depth gauges and
guard links.
20. CHAIN CATCHER reduces the danger of injury in
the event saw chain breaks or derails during oper
ation. The chain catcher is designed to intercept a
whipping chain.
3. CHAIN SAW ADJUSTMENT SCREW It is normal
for a new chain saw chain to stretch after the first
30 minutes of use. Check the tension of the chain
regularly to ensure the best performance, see
SAW CHAIN ADJUSTMENT under MAINTENANCE
AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS.
RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
KICKBACK SPECIFICS
KICKBACK SPECIFICS
Pinch Kickback
WARNING:
Kickback can lead to
dangerous loss of
control of the chain saw and result in serious
or fatal injury to the saw operator or to anyone standing close by. Always be alert.
Rotational kickback and pinch-kickback are
major chain saw operational dangers and the
leading cause of most accidents.
Pinch kickback can occur when the saw chain is pinched
along the bottom or top of the guide bar.
When pinched on the bottom of the guide bar, it may pull
the saw forward, away from the operator
When pinched along he top of the guide bar, it may push
the guide bar rapidly back toward the operator.
KICKBACK may occur when the NOSE or TIP of the
guide bar touches an object, or when 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
toward the operator.
Any of these reactions may cause you to lose control of
the saw, which could result in serious personal injury.
A
A = Pull
B = Solid objects
C = Push
Rotational Kickback
Rotational Kickback can occur when the moving
chain contacts an object at the upper tip of the guide
bar. This contact can cause the chain to dig into the
object, which stops the chain for an instant. The
result is a lightning fast, reverse reaction which kicks
the guide bar up and back toward the operator.
A
Fig. 2
B
A
A
B B
A = Kickback path
B = Kickback reaction zone
Fig. 1
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C
OIL AND FUEL INFORMATION
OIL AND FUEL MIXING INSTRUCTIONS
To Obtain Correct Fuel Mix:
Thoroughly mix the proper ratio of 2-cycle engine oil with
unleaded gasoline in a separate fuel can. Use a 40:1
fuel/oil ratio. Do not mix them directly in the engine fuel
tank. See the table below for specific gas and oil mixing
ratios.
Old and/or improperly mixed fuel are the main reasons for
the unit not running properly. Be sure to use fresh (less
than 60 days old) clean unleaded fuel. Follow the instructions carefully for the proper fuel/oil mixture.
Definition of Blended Fuels
NOTE: One gallon (3.8 liters) of unleaded gasoline mixed
with one 3.2 oz. (95 ml.) bottle of
2-cycle oil makes a 40:1 fuel/oil ratio.
Today's fuels are often a blend of gasoline and oxygenates such as ethanol, methanol, or MTBE (ether).
Alcohol-blended fuel absorbs water. As little as 1% water
in the fuel can make fuel and oil separate and lead to formation of acids during storage. When using alcoholblended fuel, use fresh fuel.
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Using Blended Fuels
If you choose to use a blended fuel, or its use is unavoidable, follow recommended precautions:
• Always use the fresh fuel mix explained in your operator's manual
• Always shake the fuel mix before fueling the unit
• Drain the tank and run the engine dry before storing the
unit
UNLEADED GAS
2 CYCLE OIL
1 GALLON US
(3.8 LITERS)
3.2 FL. OZ.
(95 ml)
1 LITER
25 ml
MIXING RATIO - 40:1
Using Fuel Additives
The bottle of 2-cycle oil that came with your unit contains
a fuel additive which will help inhibit corrosion and minimize the formation of gum deposits. It is recommended
that you use our 2-cycle oil with this unit.
If unavailable, use a good 2-cycle oil designed for
air-cooled engines along with a fuel additive, such as
STA-BIL® Gas Stabilizer or an equivalent. Add 0.8 oz.
(23 ml.) of fuel additive per gallon of fuel according to the
instructions on the container. NEVER add fuel additives
directly to the unit's fuel tank.
WARNING:
Gasoline is extremely flammable. Ignited
Vapors may explode. Always stop the engine
and allow it to cool before filling the fuel
tank. Do not smoke while filling the tank.
Keep sparks and open flames at a distance
from the area.
WARNING:
Remove fuel cap
slowly to avoid injury
from fuel spray. Never operate the unit without
the fuel cap securely in place.
proper engine
CAUTION: For
operation and maxi-
WARNING:
Add fuel in a clean,
well ventilated outdoor area. Wipe up any spilled fuel immediately. Avoid creating a source of ignition for
spilled fuel. Do not start the engine until fuel
vapors dissipate.
mum reliability, pay strict attention to the oil
and fuel mixing instructions on the 2-cycle
oil container. Using improperly mixed fuel
can severely damage the engine.
NOTE: Dispose of the old fuel/oil mix in accordance to
Federal, State and Local regulations.
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STARTING/STOPPING INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT:
Experience indicates that alcohol blended with fuels
(called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage
the fuel system of an engine when in storage. To avoid
engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied
before storage for 30 days or longer. Drain the gas
tank, start the engine and let it run until fuel lines and
carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the
fuel tank or permanent damage can occur. See STORAGE instructions for additional information.
CHAIN BRAKE
Be sure the chain brake is disengaged by pulling the
front hand guard back toward the front handle as far
as possible. The chain brake must be disengaged
before cutting with the saw.
WARNING: The chain brake must not move when the
engine runs at idle speed. If the chain brake moves at
idle speed, refer to CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT in
this manual. Avoid contact with the muffler. A hot muffler can cause serious burns.
WARNING:
Operate this unit only
in a well-ventilated
outdoor area. Carbon
monoxide exhaust fumes can be lethal in a
confined area.
WARNING:
Never operate the saw
without the bar and
chain properly
installed.
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE
WARNING: Be sure to read the Oil and Fuel Information
Section of this manual before you begin. If you do not
understand the oil and fuel information, do not attempt
to fuel your unit. For more information contact your
local Sears service center at
1-800-4-MYHOME®.
GUIDE BAR AND CHAIN OIL
The bar and chain require lubrication. The chain oiler
provides continuous lubrication to the chain and guide
bar. Be sure to fill the bar oil tank when you fill the fuel
tank. (Capacity = 6.8 fl. oz.). Lack of oil will quickly
ruin the bar and chain. Too little oil will cause overheating with smoke coming from the chain and discoloration of the bar. For maximum guide bar and chain
life, we recommend you use Craftsman chain saw bar
oil. If Craftsman bar oil is not available, you may use a
good grade SAE 30 oil until you are able to obtain the
Craftsman brand. The oil output is automatically
metered during operation. Your saw will use approximately one tank of bar oil for every tank of fuel mix.
Always fill the bar oil tank when you fill the fuel tank.
FUELING THE ENGINE
WARNING: Remove fuel cap slowly when refueling.
This engine is certified to operate on unleaded gasoline. Before operation, gasoline must be mixed with a
good quality synthetic 2-cycle air-cooled engine oil.
We recommend Craftsman brand synthetic oil. Mix
gasoline and oil at a ratio of 40:1. 40:1 ratio is
obtained by mixing 3.2 ounces of oil with 1 gallon of
unleaded gasoline. Included with this saw is a 3.2
ounce container of oil. Pour the entire contents of this
container into one gallon of gasoline to achieve the
proper fuel mixture. DO NOT use automotive oil or
boat oil. These oils will cause engine damage. When
mixing fuel, follow the instructions printed on the oil
container. Once oil is added to the gasoline, shake
container momentarily to assure that the fuel is thoroughly mixed. Always read and follow the safety rules
relating to fuel before fueling your unit.
IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER
When pulling the starter rope, do not use the full
extent of the rope as this can cause the rope to break.
Do not let starter rope snap back. Hold the handle and
let the rope rewind slowly. For cold weather starting,
start the unit at FULL CHOKE; allow the engine to
warm up before squeezing the throttle trigger.
DO NOT attempt to cut material with the choke/fast idle
lever in the FULL CHOKE position.
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STARTING/STOPPING INSTRUCTIONS
STOPPING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Release the trigger and allow the engine to return to
the idle speed.
2. Move the STOP switch to the STOP position (Fig. 4).
F
C
E
NOTE: For emergency stopping, push the lever of the
chain brake lever/hand guard (C) forward and
move the STOP switch up (Fig. 3, 4).
STARTING A COLD ENGINE
B
1. Slide the STOP switch down (Fig. 4). The red choke
lever (H) has 3 positions: Positions 1, 2 and 3 (Fig. 6).
2. Fully press and release the primer bulb (G) 10 times,
slowly. Some amount of fuel should be visible in the
primer bulb (Fig. 5). If you can’t see fuel in the bulb,
press and release the bulb as many times as it takes
before you can see fuel in it.
3. Move the red choke lever (H) to Position 1 (Fig. 6).
A
Fig. 3
NOTE: This unit will not run with the lever in Position 1.
4. Place the saw on a firm flat surface. Hold saw firmly as
shown (Fig. 7).
Slider Stop Switch
Fig. 4
NOTE: The unit uses the INCREDI-PULL™ starting
system with MAX FIRE IGNITION™, which significantly reduces the effort required to start the engine.
You must pull the starter rope out far enough to hear the
engine attempt to start. There is no need to pull the rope
briskly-- there is no harsh resistance when pulling. Be
aware that this starting method is vastly different from
(and much easier than) what you may be used to.
G
5. Hold down safety trigger (E) and squeeze the throttle
trigger (D). With thumb, press down on the throttle
latch (F). Release trigger (D) first. This will lock the
throttle into wide open position (Fig. 3). Pull the rope
with a controlled and steady motion 4 times.
6. Then move the red choke lever (H) to Position 2, being
sure to keep the throttle control locked. Hold saw firmly
and pull rope until saw starts. This could take 4 more
pulls.
7. Let the saw warm up for 10 seconds. Depress and
release trigger (F) for idle.
8. Move red choke lever (H) to Position 3. If engine fails
to start, repeat these instructions. If engine does start,
begin chain brake test described on next page.
9. If unit idles roughly, there is an idle adjustment access
hole (L)(Fig. 8). Using a Phillips or slotted screwdriver,
turn screw 1/4 to 1/2 turn clockwise (to the right). Unit
should then idle properly (Fig. 9).
Fig. 5
H
Fig. 6
NOTE: If chain turns while idling - turn screw back to the
left until chain stops and unit continues to idle.
STARTING A WARM ENGINE
1. Go back to step 6. Follow the steps until step 8.
2. Then move the red choke lever (H) to position 3 and
release the throttle trigger (D).
Fig. 7
11
D
STARTING/STOPPING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING:
Activate the CHAIN
BRAKE® slowly and
deliberately. Keep the chain from touching
anything; don’t let the saw tip forward.
WARNING:
L
If chain does not
stop, turn engine off
and take your unit to the nearest Authorized
Service Center for service.
CHAIN BRAKE TEST
1. Place saw on a clear, firm, flat surface.
2. Start engine. (Refer to previous page)
3. Grasp the rear handle (A) with your right hand (Fig. 10).
4. With your left hand, hold the front handle (B) [not Chain
Brake® lever (C)] firmly (Fig. 10).
Fig. 8
5. Squeeze the throttle trigger to 1/3 throttle, then immediately engage the Chain Brake® lever by pushing
forward (C) (Fig. 10).
6. Chain should stop abruptly. When it does, immediately
release the throttle/trigger.
7. If Chain Brake® functions properly, turn the engine off
and return the Chain Brake® to the DISENGAGED
position.
Fig. 9
B
Chain Lubrication
A
Adequate lubrication of the saw chain is essential at all
times to minimize friction with the guide bar. Never starve
the bar and chain of oil. Running the saw with too little oil
will decrease cutting efficiency, shorten saw chain life,
cause rapid dulling of chain, and cause excessive wear of
bar from overheating. Too little oil is evidenced by smoke,
bar discoloration or pitch build-up.
C
Fig. 10
Automatic Oiler
Your chain saw is equipped with an automatic gear driven
oiler system. The oiler automatically delivers the proper
amount of oil to the bar and chain. As the engine speed
increases, so does the oil flow to the bar pad. The amount
of oil flowing to the bar and chain may be changed by
turning the adjustment screw (D) with a small slotted
screwdriver as shown in Fig. 11. Turn the screw clockwise
to DECREASE oil flow and counterclockwise to INCREASE
the flow.
D
Fig. 11
12
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
FELLING
Never walk in front of
a tree that has been
notched. When felling, keep at least 2 tree
lengths away from your fellow workers.
WARNING:
Felling is the term for cutting down a tree. Small trees up
to 6-7 inches (15-18cm) in diameter are usually cut in a
single cut. Larger trees require notch cuts. Notch cuts
determine the direction the tree will fall.
Make the felling cut (D) from the other side of the tree and
1.5 - 2.0 inches (3-5 cm) above the edge of the notch (C)
(13 9).
A retreat path (A)
should be planned
and cleared as necessary before cuts are
started. The retreat path should extend back
and diagonally to the rear of the expected
line of fall, as illustrated in Fig. 12.
WARNING:
CAUTION:
If felling a tree on
sloping ground, the
chain saw operator should keep on the
uphill side of the terrain, as the tree is likely
to roll or slide downhill after it is felled.
Hinge
NOTE: Direction of fall (B) is controlled by the notching
cut. Before any cuts are made, consider the location of larger branches and natural lean of the tree
to determine the way the tree will fall.
Fig. 13
Never saw completely through the trunk. Always leave a
hinge. The hinge guides the tree. If the trunk is completely
cut through, control over the felling direction is lost.
WARNING:
Before making the
final cut, always recheck
the area for bystanders, animals or obstacles.
B
Insert a wedge or felling lever in the cut well before the
tree becomes unstable and starts to move. This will prevent the guidebar from binding in the felling cut if you
have misjudged the falling direction. Make sure no
bystanders have entered the range of the falling tree
before you push it over.
A
Felling Cut:
1. Use wooden or plastic wedges (G) to prevent binding
the bar or chain (H) in the cut. Wedges also control
felling (Fig. 14).
2. When diameter of wood being cut is greater than the
bar length, make 2 cuts as shown (Fig. 15).
Fig. 12
As the felling cut
gets close to the
hinge, the tree should begin to fall. When
tree begins to fall, remove saw from cut,
stop engine, put chain saw down, and leave
area along retreat path (Fig. 12).
Do not cut down a
tree during high or
changing winds or if there is a danger to
property. Consult a tree professional.Do not
cut down a tree if there is a danger of striking utility wires; notify the utility company
before making any cuts.
WARNING:
WARNING:
Normally felling consists of 2 main cutting operations,
notching (C) and making the felling cut (D) (Fig. 13).
Start making the upper notch cut (C) on the side of the
tree facing the felling direction (E). Be sure you don t make
the lower cut too deep into the trunk (Fig. 13).
The notch (C) should be deep enough to create a hinge (F)
of sufficient width and strength. The notch should be wide
enough to direct the fall of the tree for as long as possible
(Fig. 13).
G
13
H
Fig. 14
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
When bucking on a slope, always stand on the uphill side.
1. Log supported along entire length: Cut from top (overbuck), being careful to avoid cutting into the ground
(Fig. 17).
2. Log supported on 1 end: First, cut from bottom
(underbuck) 1/3 diameter of log to avoid splintering.
Second, cut from above (overbuck) to meet first cut
and avoid pinching (Fig. 18).
3. Log supported on both ends: First, overbuck 1/3 diameter of log to avoid splintering. Second, underbuck to
meet first cut and avoid pinching (Fig. 19).
NOTE: The best way to hold a log while bucking is to use
a sawhorse. When this is not possible, the log
should be raised and supported by the limb
stumps or by using supporting logs. Be sure the
log being cut is securely supported.
Fig. 15
LIMBING
Limbing a tree is the process of removing the branches
from a fallen tree. Do not remove supporting limbs (A) until
after the log is bucked (cut) into lengths (Fig. 16).
Branches under tension should be cut from the bottom up
to avoid binding the chain saw.
Fig. 18
A
Fig. 19
Fig. 16
WARNING:
BUCKING USING A SAWHORSE
For personal safety and ease of cutting, the correct position for vertical bucking is essential (Fig. 20).
A. Hold the saw firmly with both hands and keep the saw
to the right of your body while cutting.
B. Keep the left arm as straight as possible.
C. Keep weight on both feet.
Never cut tree limbs
while standing on a
tree trunk.
BUCKING
Bucking is cutting a fallen log into lengths. Make sure you
have a good footing and stand uphill of the log when cutting on sloping ground. If possible, the log should be supported so that the end to be cut off is not resting on the
ground. If the log is supported at both ends and you must
cut in the middle, make a downward cut halfway through
the log and then make the undercut. This will prevent the
log from pinching the bar and chain. Be careful that the
chain does not cut into the ground when bucking as this
causes rapid dulling of the chain.
CAUTION:
While the saw is cutting, be sure the chain
and bar are being properly lubricated.
A
B
C
Fig. 17
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Fig. 20
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
NOTE: Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices and system may be performed by a Sears or other qualified service dealer.
Perform these required maintenance procedures at the frequency stated in the table. These procedures should also
be a part of any seasonal tune-up.
NOTE: Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the
emission control devices and system may only be
performed by a Sears or other qualified service
dealer.
WARNING:
To prevent serious
injury, never perform
maintenance or repairs with unit running.
Always service and repair a cool unit.
Disconnect the spark plug wire to ensure that
the unit cannot start.
A good preventive maintenance program of regular inspection and care will increase life and improve performance of your
chain saw. This maintenance checklist is a guide for such a program.
Cleaning, adjustment, and part replacement may be required, under certain conditions, at more frequent intervals than
those indicated.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITY
AFTER
EACH USE
MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST
ITEM
BEFORE EACH USE
CHECK FOR LOOSE SCREWS/
NUTS/BOLTS
CLEAN OR REPLACE THE AIR FILTER
REPLACE SPARK PLUG
REPLACE OIL / FUEL FILTER
CLEAN, INSPECT SPARK PLUG
ARRESTOR SCREEN / MUFFLER
CHECK GUIDE BAR AND CHAIN OIL,
FUEL HOSES
CLEAN UNIT AND INSPECT DECALS
CHECK CHAIN BRAKE® COMPONENTS
CLEAN GUIDE BAR GROOVE
CHECK FOR DAMAGED / WORN PARTS
CHECK CHAIN TENSION
CHECK CHAIN SHARPNESS
LUBRICATE SPROCKET TIP
CHECK FUEL MIXTURE
15
HOURS OF OPERATION
10
20
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS
REMOVING GUIDE BAR AND CHAIN
REPLACING GUIDE BAR AND CHAIN
WARNING:
CAUTION:
To ensure the bar and
chain receive oil, ONLY
USE THE ORIGINAL STYLE BAR with the oil
passage hole (A) as illustrated in Fig. 21.
Always use protective
gloves when handling
the saw chain.
1. Spread chain out in a loop with cutting edges (E)
pointing CLOCKWISE around loop (Fig. 24).
2. Slip the chain around the sprocket (F) behind the
clutch (G). Make sure the links fit between the sprocket teeth (Fig. 25).
3. Place the slotted end of the guide bar over the two
bar bolts (D, Fig. 23). Be sure adjusting tang
(J, Fig. 23) is in lower adjusting hole of the bar.
4. Guide the drive links into the groove (H) and around
the end of the bar (Fig. 25).
5. The chain will be tight so you will have to rotate the
clutch clockwise by hand so the chain engages the
bar sprocket.
6. Replace the outer guide bar plate (I) so the bent
edges (top and bottom) are directed away from the
chain (Fig. 27).
7. Install the Chain Brake® cover (Fig. 27). Make sure
the chain does not slip off of the bar. Install the 2 bar
retaining nuts hand tight and follow instructions in
Saw Chain Tension Adjustment.
NOTE: Always wear heavy gloves when handling the
saw chain.
1. Make sure the Chain Brake® lever is pulled back into
the DISENGAGED position (Fig. 21). Remove bar
retaining nuts with supplied multi-purpose tool.
2. Remove chain brake cover (C, Fig. 22) and outer
guide bar plate (I, Fig. 27) by pulling straight out (Fig.
22).
3. Slide bar off the two bar bolts and remove chain (Fig.
23).
A
Fig. 21
NOTE: The guide bar retaining nuts are installed only
hand tight at this point because saw chain adjustment is required. Follow instructions in Saw Chain
Tension Adjustment.
C
B
H
F
Fig. 22
D
G
Fig. 25
J
Fig. 23
E
I
Fig. 27
Fig. 24
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MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS
SAW CHAIN TENSION ADJUSTMENT
WARNING:
CAUTION:
A new saw chain
stretches, requiring
adjustment after as few as 5 cuts. This is normal
with a new chain, and the interval between
future adjustments will lengthen quickly.
Always use protective
gloves when handling
the saw chain.
Proper tension of saw chain is extremely important and
must be checked before starting, as well as during any
cutting operation.
Taking the time to make needed adjustments to the saw
chain will result in improved cutting performance and prolonged chain life.
To adjust the saw chain:
1. Loosen the bar retaining nut(s) (B, Fig. 27). Hold nose
of guide bar up and turn adjustment screw (D)
CLOCKWISE to increase chain tension. Turning screw
COUNTERCLOCKWISE will decrease amount of tension on chain. Ensure the chain fits snugly all the way
around the guide bar (Fig. 28).
CAUTION:
If saw chain is TOO
LOOSE or TOO
TIGHT, the sprocket, bar, chain, and crankshaft bearings will wear more rapidly. Study
Fig. 29 for information concerning correct
cold tension (A), correct warm tension (B),
and as a guide for when saw chain needs
adjustment (C).
CHAIN BRAKE MECHANICAL TEST
WARNING:
The purpose of the
Chain Brake® is to
reduce the possibility of injury due to kickback; however, it cannot provide the intended measure of protection if the saw is operated carelessly.
Always test the Chain Brake® before using
your saw and periodically while on the job.
D
Your chain saw is equipped with a Chain Brake® that
reduces possibility of injury due to kickback. The brake is
activated if pressure is applied against brake lever when,
as in the event of kickback, operator’s hand strikes the
lever. When the brake is activated, chain movement stops
abruptly.
To Test the Chain Brake®:
1. The Chain Brake® is DISENGAGED (chain can move)
when BRAKE LEVER IS PULLED BACK AND
LOCKED (A, Fig. 24).
2. The Chain Brake® is ENGAGED (chain is stopped)
when brake lever is in forward position. You should
not be able to move chain (B, Fig. 30).
Fig. 28
2. After making adjustment, and while still holding nose
of bar in the uppermost position, tighten the bar
retaining nuts securely. Chain has proper tension when
it has a snug fit all around and can be pulled around
by gloved hand.
NOTE: If chain is difficult to rotate on guide bar or if it
binds, too much tension has been applied. This
requires minor adjustment as follows:
NOTE: The brake lever should snap into both positions. If
strong resistance is felt, or lever does not move
into either position, do not use your saw. Take
your saw to a Sears or other qualified service
dealer.
A. Loosen the bar retaining nuts so they are hand tight.
Decrease tension by turning the bar adjustment screw
COUNTERCLOCKWISE slowly. Move chain back and
forth on bar. Continue to adjust until chain rotates
freely, but fits snugly. Increase tension by turning bar
adjustment screw CLOCKWISE.
B. When saw chain has proper tension, hold nose of bar
in uppermost position and tighten the bar retaining
nuts securely.
A
B
A
B
Fig. 29
C
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Fig. 30
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS
MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS
CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR WORN PARTS
Check a Sears Service Center for replacement of damaged or worn parts.
NOTE: It is normal for a small amount of oil to appear
under the saw after the engine stops. Do not confuse this
with a leaking oil tank.
B
• STOP Switch - Ensure STOP switch functions properly
by moving the switch to the STOP position. Make sure the
engine stops; then restart engine and continue.
• Fuel Tank - Do not use saw if fuel tank shows signs of
damage or leaks.
• Oil Tank - Do not use saw if oil tank shows signs of
damage or leaks.
A
CHECK FOR LOOSE FASTENERS AND PARTS
• Chain Brake Nuts
• Chain
• Muffler
• Cylinder Shield
• Air Filter
• Handle Screws
• Vibration Mounts
• Starter Housing
• Front Hand Guard
Fig. 31
FUEL FILTER
CAUTION:
Never operate saw
without the fuel filter.
The fuel filter should be replaced after each 20
hours of use. Drain fuel tank before changing.
1. Pull fuel filter (A) out of tank with a bent wire (B) or
long needle nosed pliers. Disconnect filter and discard
(Fig. 32).
AIR FILTER
NOTE: Do not pull hose completely out of tank.
CAUTION:
Never operate saw
without the air filter.
Dust and dirt wil be drawn into engine and
damage it. Keep the air filter clean.
2. Install a new fuel filter on hose and push hose and filter assembly back into tank so filter is positioned in
front right corner.
3. Fill tank with fresh fuel/oil mixture. See Oil and Fuel
Information. Install fuel cap.
1. Remove the top cover (A) by loosening the cover
retaining screws. Cover will lift off (Fig. 31).
2. Clean air filter. Wash filter in clean, warm, soapy water.
Rinse in clear, cool water. Air dry completely.
NOTE: It is advisable to have a supply of spare filters.
3. Install air filter. Install engine / air filter cover. Make
sure cover fits properly. Tighten the cover retaining
screws securely.
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury, always
turn your unit off and allow it to cool before
you clean or service it.
B
A
Fig. 32
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MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS
OIL FILTER
SPARK PLUG
NOTE: Drain oil reservoir before changing filter
NOTE: For efficient operation of saw engine, spark plug
must be kept clean and properly gapped.
1. Use a wire with a hook (A) and pull oil filter (B) from
reservoir. Remove old filter and replace.
2. Put filter and oil line back into oil reservoir so filter is at
bottom of reservoir.
1. Push STOP switch up.
2. Remove top Cover. Disconnect the wire connector
from the spark plug by pulling and twisting at the
same time (Fig. 35).
3. Remove spark plug with spark plug socket wrench.
DO NOT USE ANY OTHER TOOL.
B
WARNING:
Do not sand blast,
scrape or clean
electrodes. Grit in the engine could damage
the cylinder.
A
4. Check electrode gaps with wire feeler gauge and set
gaps to .025” (.635mm) if necessary.
5. Reinstall a new spark plug (champion RDJ8J or equivalent).
NOTE: A resistor spark plug must be used for replacement (part no. 9295-320001).
Fig. 33
NOTE: This spark ignition system meets all requirements
of the Canadian Interferen-Causing Equipment
Regulations.
SPARK ARRESTER SCREEN
NOTE: A clogged spark arrester screen will dramatically
reduce engine performance.
1. Remove 2 muffler retaining nuts (E), Lock plate (F) and
muffler cover(G) (Fig. 34).
2. Remove spark arrester screen (H) from the metal baffle
(J). Replace screen with new one.
3. Reassemble the muffler components and tighten nuts
securely.
J
H
Fig. 35
G
F
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT
The carburetor was pre-set at the factory for optimum performance. If further adjustments are necessary, please
take your unit to a Sears or other qualified service dealer.
E
Fig. 34
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MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS
STORING A CHAIN SAW
Sprocket Tip Lubrication
CAUTION:
Storing a chain saw for longer than 30 days requires storage maintenance. Unless the storage instructions are followed, fuel remaining in the carburetor will evaporate,
leaving gum-like deposits. This could lead to difficult starting and result in costly repairs.
1. Remove the fuel tank cap slowly to release any pressure in tank. Carefully drain the fuel tank by running
the unit dry or by tipping the motor housing/fuel tank
over and draining oil/fuel mixture into a container with
the same 2-cycle fuel mixture.
2. Start the engine and let it run until the unit stops to
remove fuel from carburetor.
3. Allow the engine to cool (approx. 5 minutes).
4. Using a spark plug wrench, remove the spark plug.
5. Pour 1 teaspoon of clean 2-cycle oil into the combustion chamber. Pull starter rope slowly several times to
coat internal components. Replace spark plug (Fig.
36).
The sprocket tip on
your new saw has
been pre-lubricated at the factory. Failure to
lubricate the guide bar sprocket tip as
explained below will result in poor performance and seizure, voiding the manufacturer’s
warranty.
Lubrication of the sprocket tip is recommended after 10 hours of use or once a
week, which ever occurs first. Always thoroughly clean guide bar sprocket tip before
lubrication.
The Lube Gun (not included) is recommended for applying
grease to the guide bar sprocket tip. The Lube Gun is
equipped with a needle nose tip which is necessary for
the efficient application of grease to the sprocket tip.
NOTE: Store the unit in a dry place and away from possible sources of ignition such as a furnace, gas hot
water heater, gas dryer, etc.
Fig. 37
To lubricate the sprocket tip:
1. Move the STOP switch up.
NOTE: It is not necessary to remove the saw chain to
lubricate the guide bar sprocket tip. Lubrication
can be done on the job.
2. Clean the guide bar sprocket tip.
3. Using the Lube Gun (not included), insert tip of lube
gun into the lubrication hole and inject grease until it
appears at outside edge of sprocket tip (Fig. 37).
4. Rotate saw chain by hand. Repeat lubrication procedure
until the entire sprocket tip has been greased.
Fig. 36
REMOVING A UNIT FROM STORAGE
CAUTION:
Never store a chain
saw for longer than 30
days without performing the following procedures.
SAW CHAIN / BAR LUBRICATION
Adequate lubrication of the saw chain is essential at all
times to minimize friction with the guide bar.
Never starve the bar and chain of oil. Running the saw
with too little oil will decrease cutting efficiency, shorten
saw chain life, cause rapid dulling of chain, and cause
excessive wear of bar from overheating. Too little oil is evidenced by smoke, bar discoloration or pitch build-up.
NOTE: Saw chain stretches during use, particularly when
it is new, and it will occasionally be necessary to
adjust and tighten it. New chain will require adjustment after about 5 minutes of operation.
1. Remove spark plug.
2. Pull starter rope briskly to clear excess oil from combustion chamber.
3. Clean and gap spark plug or install a new spark plug
with proper gap.
4. Prepare unit for operation.
5. Fill fuel tank with proper fuel / oil mixture. See Oil and
Fuel Information.
GUIDE BAR MAINTENANCE
Frequent lubrication of the guide bar (railed bar which
supports and carries the saw chain) sprocket tip is
required. Proper maintenance of the guide bar, as
explained in this section, is essential to keep your saw in
good working condition.
AUTOMATIC OILER
Refer to Section Other Instructions: Automatic Oiler for
information on the automatic oiler.
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MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS
GUIDE BAR MAINTENANCE:
Chain Lubrication
Most guide bar problems can be prevented merely by
keeping the chain saw well maintained.
Insufficient guide bar lubrication and operating the saw with
chain that is too tight will contribute to rapid bar wear.
To help minimize bar wear, the following guide bar maintenance procedures are recommended.
BAR WEAR - Turn guide bar frequently at regular intervals
(for example, after 5 hours of use), to ensure even wear on
top and bottom of bar.
BAR GROOVES (B) Bar grooves (or rails which support
and carry the chain) should be cleaned if saw has been
used heavily or if saw chain appears dirty. Rails should
always be cleaned every time saw chain is removed.
OIL PASSAGES (A) Oil passages on the bar should be
cleaned to ensure proper lubrication of the bar and chain
during operation. This can be done using a soft wire small
enough to insert into the oil discharge hole.
Always make sure the automatic oiler system is working
properly. Keep the oil reservoir filled with Chain, Bar and
Sprocket Oil.
Adequate lubrication of the bar and chain during cutting operations is essential to minimize friction with the guide bar.
Never starve the bar and chain of lubricating oil. Running
the saw dry or with too little oil will decrease cutting efficiency, shorten saw chain life, cause rapid dulling of chain,
and lead to excessive wear of bar from overheating. Too
little oil is evidenced by smoke or bar discoloration.
Chain Sharpening
Chain sharpening requires special tools to ensure that cutters are sharpened at the correct angle and depth. For the
inexperienced chain saw user, we recommend that the
saw chain be professionally sharpened by the nearest
Authorized Service Center. If you feel comfortable sharpening your own saw chain, special tools are available from
your Authorized Service Center.
A
CHAIN REPLACEMENT INFORMATION
Bar Length
Drive Links
Sears Part #
18” Bar
72 DL
36514
B
INERTIA CHAIN BRAKE® ACTION
NOTE: THIS SAW IS EQUIPPED WITH AN INERTIA
CHAIN BRAKE. IF THE SAW KICKS BACK WHILE
IN USE, THE INERTIA OF THE MOVING SAW
WILL ACTIVATE THE BRAKE. A BRAKE BAND
AROUND THE CLUTCH DRUM ACTIVATES AND
STOPS THE MOVING CHAIN.
NOTE: The condition of the oil passages can be easily
checked. If the passages are clear, the chain will
automatically give off a spray of oil within seconds
of starting the saw. Your saw is equipped with an
automatic oiler system.
CHAIN MAINTENANCE
Chain Tension
Check the chain tension frequently and adjust as often as
necessary to keep the chain snug on the bar, but loose
enough to be pulled around by hand.
Breaking in a New Saw Chain
A new chain and bar will need chain readjustment after as
few as 5 cuts. This is normal during the break-in period,
and the interval between future adjustments will begin to
lengthen quickly.
WARNING:
Never have more
than 3 links removed
from a loop of chain. This could cause damage to the sprocket.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
UNIT WON’T START OR STARTS BUT WILL NOT RUN
CAUSE
ACTION
1. Incorrect starting procedures
2. Incorrect carburetor mixture adjustment setting
1. Follow instructions in the Starting/Stopping section
2. Have carburetor adjusted by a Sears or other
qualified service dealer
3. Clean/gap or replace plug
4. Fill fuel tank with properly mixed fuel
5. Press primer bulb fully and slowly 10 times
3.Fouled spark plug
4. Empty fuel tank
5. Primer bulb was not pressed enough
UNIT STARTS, BUT ENGINE HAS LOW POWER
CAUSE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
ACTION
Fuel filter is plugged
Incorrect lever position
Dirty spark arrestor screen
Dirty air filter
Incorrect carburetor mixture adjustment setting
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Replace the fuel filter
Move to Position 3
Replace spark arrestor screen
Remove, clean and reinstall filter
Have carburetor adjusted by a Sears or other
qualified service dealer
ENGINE HESITATES
CAUSE
ACTION
1. Incorrect carburetor mixture adjustment setting
1. Have carburetor adjusted by a Sears or other
qualified service dealer
2. Replace or clean the air filter
3. Drain gas tank/add fresh fuel mixture
2. Air filter is plugged
3. Old or improperly mixed fuel
NO POWER UNDER LOAD
CAUSE
ACTION
1. Incorrect carburetor mixture adjustment setting
1. Have carburetor adjusted by a Sears or other
qualified service dealer
2. Drain gas tank (see Storage)/add fresh fuel mixture
3. Replace or clean the air filter
4. Replace or clean the spark plug
2. Old or improperly mixed fuel
3. Air filter is plugged
4. Fouled spark plug
RUNS ERRATICALLY
CAUSE
ACTION
1. Incorrectly gapped spark plug
2. Plugged spark arrestor
3. Dirty air filter
1. Clean/gap or replace plug
2. Clean or replace spark arrestor
3. Clean or replace air filter
SMOKES EXCESSIVELY
C A U SE
ACTION
1. Incorrect carburetor mixture adjustment setting
1. Have carburetor adjusted by a Sears or other
qualified service dealer
2. Use properly mixed fuel (40:1 mixture)
2. Incorrect fuel mixture
NOTE:
For repairs beyond the minor adjustments listed above, contact your nearest Sears Parts & Repair center at
(1-800-4-MY-HOME®) or other qualified service dealer for an adjustment.
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SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE*
Engine Type ................................................................................................................................................ Air-Cooled, 2-Cycle
Displacement................................................................................................................................................. (55 cc)(3.36 cu in.)
Idle Speed RPM............................................................................................................................................ 3,200 - 4,400 rpm
Operating RPM........................................................................................................................................................ 7,200+ rpm
Ignition Type .......................................................................................................................... Electronic-MAX FIRE IGNITION™
Ignition Switch ....................................................................................................................................................... Slide Switch
Spark Plug Gap ........................................................................................................................................ 0.025 in. (0.635 mm)
Lubrication ......................................................................................................................................................... Fuel/Oil Mixture
Fuel/Oil Ratio........................................................................................................................................................................ 40:1
Carburetor ............................................................................................................................................. Diaphragm, All-Position
Starter................................................................................................................................. Incredi-Pull™ Starting Auto Rewind
Muffler ........................................................................................................................................................... Baffled with Guard
Throttle..................................................................................................................................................... Manual Spring Return
Fuel Tank Capacity....................................................................................................................................... 16.8 oz. (496.8 ml)
Throttle Control............................................................................................................................................... Finger-Tip Trigger
Approximate Unit Weight (No fuel) .................................................................................................................. 17.6 lbs. (8 kg)
Cutting Diameter ................................................................................................................................................ 36 in. (91.4 cm)
*All specifications 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.
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PARTS LIST
70
43 42
124
44
41
46
125
47
49
50
123
48
38
53
122
85
51
6
121
120
84
34
36
33
25
91
90
54
35
37
83
81
52
39
86
82
45
40
24
28
30
106
108
69
89
80
88
71
32
76
74
73
72
75
99
97
14
60
95
62
61
118
63
56
14
Item Parts No.
57
58
67
66
65
64
55
59
68 69
115
14
10
9
4
101
3
91
113
3
110
114
112
111
8
11
12
4
127
128
7
107
1
14
65
63
Description
96
98
13
18
16
104
103
100 102
94
93
109
116
19
21
17
15
105
71
119
20
31
77
117
79
26
22
29
78
87
27
23
Item Parts No.
2
126
6
5
92
Description
Item Parts No.
Description
Item Parts No.
Description
1
9NAB-5/16-24
NUT
34
9014-310208
WASHER
67
9182-310001
FILTER, FUEL
100
9124-310209
GROMMET
2
9228-31B206
FLYWHEEL
35
9082-310201
BAFFLER
68
9129-310004
HOSE
101
9028-310202
TRIGGER
3
9157-310201
SEAL
36
9228-310217
MUFFLER BODY ASS'Y
69
9SKKZY10/14-01
SCREW
102
9028-310201
RELEASE. TRIGGER
4
9DB-620201
BEARING
37
9SKKBY10/24-0.5
SCREW
70
9124-310202
BOOT, CARB
103
9072-310203
LATCH, HIGH IDLE
5
9SREB-10/24-2.75
SCREW
38
9211-310201
PLATE
71
9070-310002
VALVE DUCKBILL
104
9024-310207
SPRING
6
9WFB-0.2
WASHER
39
9183-310201
SCREEN
72
9129-310209
HOSE
105
9068-310203
FRAME, REAR
7
9072-310201F
CRANKCASE LOWER
40
9082-310205
BAFFLER
73
9013-310201
PLUG
106
9SGKBY10/24-0.5
SCREW
8
9221-310001
KEY
41
9017-310204
COVER, MUFFLER
74
9252-310002
FILTER
107
9WOC-08
WASHER
9
9228-310203F
C'SHAFT/C'ROD ASS'Y
42
9158-310201
LOCKPLATE
75
9131-310206
WASHER
108
9124-310205
SPACER
10
9155-310201
BEARING
43
9NAC-10/24
NUT
76
9043-310203
PLATE, BAR
109
9043-310205
PLATE
11
9076-310201
O RING
44
9131-310203
EYELET
77
9043-310202
PLATE, FLANGE
110
9012-330301
GROMMET
12
9228-310208
PUMP ASS'Y
45
9014-310204
FLANGE
78
9SKKBY6/19-0.375
SCREW
111
6014-M96A01
WASHER
13
9154-310201
CONNECTOR
46
9102-310202
PLATE
79
9SJKB-12/14-1.5
SCREW
112
6182-210101
FILTER
14
9SKKBY8/16-0.5
SCREW
47
9014-310202
GASKET
80
9228-31B202
HANDLE ASS'Y
113
9073-310201
GEAR, WORM
15
9124-310201
FITTING, PULSE LINE
48
9124-310203
BOOT
81
9228-310216
COVER ASS'Y
114
9WFN-0.4
WASHER
16
9072-310202F
CRANKCASE UPPER
49
9287-310201
CARB
82
9SKKBY10/14-02
SCREW
115
9WDZ-0.722
WASHER
17
9014-310212
GASKET
50
9014-310201
FLANGE
83
9SKKBY10/14-0.68
SCREW
116
9155-310203
BEARING
18
9036-310201
CLAMP, WIRE HOSE
51
9131-310204
EYELET
84
9228-310204
AIR CLEANER ASS'Y
117
9228-310211
DRUM SPRKT ASS'Y
19
9059-310201
CONDUIT, FLEX
52
9024-310202
SPRING
85
9067-310202
COVER
118
9228-310210
CLUTCH ASS'Y
20
9CA-0.46
RING
53
9124-310204
BOOT
86
9214-310101
SCREW
119
9NHC-09
NUT
21
9PC-10-32.5
PIN
54
9SREB-10/24-1.625
SCREW
87
9228-310230
CHOKE ASS'Y
120
9228-310207
CAP, OIL
22
9290-310201
PISTON
55
9228-31B208
STARTER ASS'Y
88
9114-310202
ROD, CHOKE
121
9SKKBY10/14-
SCREW
23
9189-310201
RING, PISTON
56
9SKKBY10/14-0.625
SCREW
89
9013-310202
PLUG
122
0.625
SCREW
24
9292-310201F
CYLINDER
57
9WFZ-0.18
WASHER
90
9228-310213
ISOLATOR ASS'Y
123
9SKKBY10/24-0.5
CHAIN
25
9295-320001
SPARK PLUG
58
9223-310201
91
9228-310214
CABLE ASS'Y
124
9220-310202
BAR (CRAFTSMAN LOGO)
26
9SKKBY10/24-0.62
SCREW
59
9183-310202
SCREEN
92
9228-310232
COVER ASS'Y, HANDLE
125
9040-310225
PLATE
27
9014-310203
FLANGE
60
9228-310205
FUEL/OIL TANK ASS'Y
93
9SKKBY8/16-0.625
SCREW
126
9082-310204
CHAIN BRAKE ASS'Y
28
9131-310202
EYELET
61
9142-310002
PRIMER, REMOTE
94
9SKKBY-8/16-1
SCREW
127
9228-310245
NUT
29
9288-310201-CH
IGNITION ASS'Y
62
9129-310214
HOSE
95
9010-310203
WIRE
128
9NAZ-5/16-18
PLATE
30
9191-310201
STUD
63
9SKKBY10/24-1
SCREW
96
9228-310222
ISOLATOR ASS'Y
129
9072-310206
WRENCH
31
9051-310202
CONTACT, CROUNT
64
9043-310201
PLATE
97
9WFB-4.9-17
WASHER
130
9042-310201
CARRY CASE
32
9SKKBY10/24-0.75
SCREW
65
9124-310206
SPACE
98
9024-310206
SPRING
131
9120-MD0701
SCABBARD
33
9STDZY10/24-2.79
SCREW
66
9228-310206
CAP, FUEL
99
9010-310201
CABLE
24
9017-310214
California / EPA Emission Control Warranty Statement
Your Warranty Rights and Obligations
The California Air Resources Board, The Environmental Protection Agency and Sears, Roebuck and Co., are pleased to
explain the emission control system warranty on your 2005 and later small off-road engine. In California and the 49 states,
new small off-road engines must be designed, built and equipped to meet stringent anti-smog standards. Sears must warrant the emission control system on your small off-road engine for the periods of time listed below provided there has been
no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your small off-road engine.
Your Emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor or fuel-injection system, the ignition system, and catalytic converter. Also included may be hoses, belts, connectors and other emission-related assemblies.
Where a warrantable condition exists, Sears will repair your small off-road engine at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts
and labor.
The 2005 and later small off-road engines are warranted for two years. If any emission-related part on your engine is
defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by Sears.
Owner’s Warranty Responsibilities
• As the small off-road engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in your
operator’s manual. Sears recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your small off-road engine, but
Sears cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled
maintenance.
• As the small off-road engine owner, you should however be aware that Sears may deny you warranty coverage if your small
off-road engine or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
• You are responsible for presenting your small off-road engine to a Sears authorized service center as soon as problem
exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
Manufacturer’s Warranty Coverage
• The warranty period begins on the date the engine or equipment is delivered to the retail purchaser.
• The manufacturer warrants to the initial owner and each subsequent purchaser, that the engine is free from defects in material and workmanship which cause the failure of a warranted part for a period of one year.
• Repair and replacement of warranted part will be performed at no charge to the owner at an authorized Sears service center. For the nearest location please contact Sears at: 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
• Any warranted part which is not scheduled for replacement, as required maintenance or which is scheduled only for regular inspection to the effect of “Repair or Replace as Necessary” is warranted for the period. Any warranted part which is
scheduled for replacement as required maintenance will be warranted for the period of time up to the first scheduled
replacement point for that part.
• The owner will not be charged for diagnostic labor which leads to the determination that a warranted part is defective if the
diagnostic work is performed at an authorized Sears Service Center.
• The manufacturer is liable for damages to other engine components caused by the failure of a warranted part still under
warranty.
• Failures caused by abuse, neglect or improper maintenance are not covered under warranty.
• The use of add-on or modified parts can be grounds for disallowing a warranty claim. The manufacturer is not liable to cover
failures of warranted parts caused by the use of add-on or modified parts.
• In order to file a claim, go to your nearest authorized Sears Service Center. Warranty service or repairs will be provided at
all authorized Sears Service Centers.
• Any manufacturer approved replacement part may be used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repair of
emission related parts and will be provided without charge to the owner. Any replacement part that is equivalent in performance or durability may be used in non-warranty maintenance or repair and will not reduce the warranty obligations of the
manufacturer.
• The following components are included in the emission related warranty: engine, air filter, carburetor, primer, fuel lines, fuel
pick up/fuel filter, ignition module, spark plug and muffler.
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