Craftsman 358.341090 Operator`s manual

Operator's
Manual
CRRFTSMRN_
2.75 HP Motor
ELECTRIC
Model No.
358.341010
358.341090
CHAIN SAW
- 16 in. Bar
- 16 in. Bar
®
Read
and follow all Safety Rules and Operating
WARNING:
Instructions
before first use of this product.
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this product:
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Sears, Roebuck
530084338
and Co., Hoffman
12/29/99
Estates,
IL 60179 USA
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Warranty
Safety Rules
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Service and Adjustments
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13
Customer Serviceable
Storage
Trouble Shooting
Spanish
Parts Ordering
Parts
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FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN
ELECTRIC CHAIN
SAW.
If this Craftsman Electric Chain Saw fails to perform properly due to a
defect in material or workmanship within (1) year from the date of purchase, Sears will repair or replace it, free of charge.
This warranty excludes the bar and chain, which are expendable parts
and become worn during normal use.
If this Craftsman Electric Chain Saw is used for commercial purposes,
this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase. If this
Craftsman Electric Chain Saw is used for rental purposes, this warranty
applies for only 30 days from the date of purchase. This warranty applies only while this product is in use in the United States.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE CRAFTSMAN ELECTRIC CHAIN SAW TO THE NEAREST SEARS 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., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
WARNING:
When using an electric
chain saw, basic safety precautions
should always be followed to reduce
the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury
to persons, including the following.
Read all instructions.
WARNING:
Always disconnect power
source when making repairs. Because
a chain saw is a high-speed woodcutting tool, careless or improper use of
this tool can cause serious injury.
PLAN AHEAD
• Restrict the use of your saw to adult
users who understand and can follow
the safety rules, precautions, and operating instructions found in this
manual.
• Keep children away. Do not let visitors contact chain saw or extension
cord. All visitors should be kept at
least 30 feet (10 meters) away from
work area.
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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 sound
barriers (ear plugs or mufflers) to protect your hearing. Regular users
should have hearing checked regularly as chain saw noise can damage
hearing.
Secure
hairabove
shoulder cause the tender material may catch
length.
Donotwearloose
clothing
or the saw chain and be whipped toward
jewelry.
Theycangetcaught
inmov- you or pull you off balance.
ingparts.
• When cutting a limb that is under ten• Keep
allparts
ofyourbody
away
from sion be alert for spring back so that
thechain
when
thesawisrunning. you will not be struck when the ten• Donothandle
oroperate
achainsaw sion in the wood fibers is released.
when
youarefatigued,
ill,orupset,
or MAINTAIN YOUR SAW IN GOOD
ifyouhave
taken
alcohol,
drugs,
or WORKING
ORDER
medication.
Youmustbeingood
all chain saw service performed
physical
condition
andmentally
alert. • Have
a qualified service dealer except
Ifyouhave
anycondition
thatmight by
the items listed in the maintenance
beaggravated
bystrenuous
work,
of this manual.
check
withdoctor
before
operating. • section
Make certain the saw chain stops
Watch
whatyouaredoing.Usecom- moving when the trigger switch is remonsense.
• Donotstartcutting
untilyouhavea • leased.
the handles dry and clean and
clear
workarea,
secure
footing,
and Keep
free from oil and grease.
especially
ifyouarefelling
atree,a
oil cap and fasteners securely
retreat
path.Keep
workareaclean. • Keep
tightened.
Cluttered
areas
invite
injuries.
• Use only Craftsman accessories and
OPERATE
YOUR
SAW SAFELY
• Do not operate with one hand. Serious injury to the operator, helpers, or
bystanders may result from onehanded operation. A chain saw is intended for two-handed use.
• Do not operate saw from a ladder or
in a tree unless you are specifically
trained to do so.
• Make sure the chain will not make
contact with any object while starting
the saw. Never try to start the saw
when the guide bar is in a cut.
• Do not put pressure on the saw, especially at the end of the cut. Doing
so can cause you to lose control
when the cut is completed.
Allow the
chain to cut for you. Exert only light
downward pressure.
• Stop the saw before setting it down.
• Hand carry saw only when motor is
stopped. Carry the chain saw by the
front handle with the saw stopped, finger off the switch, the guide bar and
saw chain to the rear.
• Keep all parts of the body away from
the saw chain when the motor is operating.
• Don't force chainsaw.
It will do the job
better and safer at the rate for which it
was intended.
• Use the right tool, cut wood only.
Don't use chain saw for purpose not
intended - for example - don't use
chain saw for cutting plastic, masonry,
non-wood building materials.
• Use extreme caution when cutting
small size brush and saplings be-
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replacement parts as recommended.
Never modify your saw.
Maintain chain saw with care.
Keep tools sharp and clean for better
and safer performance.
Follow instructions for lubricating and
changing accessories.
Disconnect chain saw when not in
use, before servicing and when
changing accessories and attachments, such as saw chain and guard.
Check damaged parts. Before further
use of the chain saw, a guard or other
part that is 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 center unless otherwise
indicated elsewhere in the instruction
manual.
Do not operate a chain saw that is
damaged, improperly adjusted, or is
not completely and securely assembled.
When not in use, chain saws should
be stored in a dry, and high or
locked-up
place - out of the reach of
children.
Store idle chain saw.
When storing saw, unplug and use a
scabbard or carrying case.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
• Use a voltage supply as shown on
unit.
• Avoid dangerous environments.
Don't
use appliances in damp or wet locations. Don't use in rain.
• Avoid dangerous situations. Do not
use in the presence of flammable liquids or gases to avoid creating a fire
or explosion and/or causing damage
to unit.
• To reduce the risk of electrical shock,
this equipment has a polarized plug
(one blade is wider than the other).
This plug will fit only one way in a polarized outlet of the extension cord.
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•
Ensure you have a polarized extension cord. The plug of the polarized
extension cord will fit into the outlet
only one way. If the plug does not fit
fully in the outlet, reverse the plug.
If it still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician to install proper outlet. Do
not change the plug in any way.
To reduce risk of electrical shock, use
extension cords specifically marked
as suitable for outdoor appliances
having electrical rating not less than
the rating of unit. Cord must be
marked with suffix "W-A" (in Canada
"W"). Make sure your extension cord
is in good condition. Inspect extension cord before use and replace if
damaged. An undersized extension
cord will cause a drop in line voltage
resulting in loss of power and overheating. If in doubt, use the next
heavier gauge. The lower the gauge
number, the heavier the cord. (See
"Selecting an extension cord")
Do not abuse cord. Never carry the
unit by the extension cord or yank extension cord to disconnect unit.
Secure extension cord to powercord
to prevent disconnection
from unit.
Do not use the unit if the switch does
not turn the unit on and off properly, or
if the lockout does not work. Repairs
to the switch must be made by your
authorized dealer.
• Keep the extension cord clear of operator and obstacles at all times.
Position cord so that it will not be
caught on branches.
Do not expose
cords to heat, oil, water, or sharp
edges.
• To avoid the possibility of electric
shock, avoid body contact with any
grounded conductor, such as metal
fences or pipes.
• Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
(GFCI) protection should be provided
on circuit or outlet to be used. Receptacles are available having built-in
GFCI protection and may be used for
this measure of safety. Inspect chain
saw cords periodically and if damaged, have repaired by authorized
service facility.
GUARD AGAINST
KICKBACK
Follow all safety rules to help avoid
kickback and other forces which can
result in serious injury.
Kickback Path
Avoid Obstructions
Clear The Working Area
WARNING:
Rotational
Kickback
can
occur when the moving chain contacts
an object at the upper portion of the tip
of the guide bar. Contact at the upper
portion of the tip of the guide bar 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.
Pinch-Kickback
and Pull-In occur when
the chain is suddenly stopped by being
pinched, caught, or by contacting a foreign object in the wood. This sudden
stopping of the chain results in a reversal of the chain force used to cut wood
and causes the saw to move in the opposite direction of the chain rotation.
Pinch-Kickback
drives the saw straight
back toward the operator. Pull-In pulls
the saw away from the operator.
KICKBACK
WARNING:
Kickback can 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
thesawchaininthecut.TheCom- Avoid Pinch-Kickback:
extremely aware of situations or
puted
Kickback
Angle
(CKA)
listed
on • Be
obstructions that can cause material
yoursawandlisted
inthefollowing
the top of or otherwise stop
CKATable
represents
theangle
ofkick- tothepinch
chain.
backyourbarandchain
combinations
not cut more than one log at a
willhave
when
tested
inaccordanced• Do
withCSAandANSI
standards.
Com- • time.
Do not twist the saw as the bar is
puted
angles
represented
intheCKA withdrawn from an undercut when
column
indicate
totalenergy
andangle bucking.
associated
without
achainbrake.
Avoid Pull-In:
When
purchasing
replacements,
con- • Always begin cutting with the saw at
siderations
should
begiven
tothelower full speed and the saw housing
OKA
values.
Inallcases,
lower
CKA against wood.
values
represent
asaferoperating
envi-• Use wedges made of plastic or wood.
ronment
fortheuser:
Never use metal to hold the cut open.
Donotrelyexclusively
uponthesafetyMAINTAIN CONTROL:
devices
builtintoyoursaw.
following precautions should be fol• Either
ofthese
reactions
maycause The
lowed to minimize kickback.
youtolosecontrol
ofthesawwhich
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Keep a firm grip
couldresult
inserious
injury.
with both hands,
• Pinching
thesawchainalong
thetip
left thumb under
oftheguide
barmaypush
theguide
handle
barrapidly
backtowards
theoperator.
• Tipcontact
insome
cases
maycauseHandNever
_Reverse
alightning
fastREACTION,
kicking
theguide
barupandbacktoward
the
operator.
Correct Position
Correct
Grip
Incorrect
Grip
CKATABLE
BAR
MODEL
358.341010
358341090
P/N
CHAIN
Length
P/N
CKP
71-36386
16_'
71-3629
200
71-36386
16_'
71-3629
20°
REDUCE
THE CHANCE
OF
KICKBACK
The following precautions should be followed to minimize kickback:
• Grip saw firmly.
Hold the chain saw firmly with both
hands when the motor is running. Use a
firm grip with thumbs and fingers encircling the chain saw handles.
• Do not over reach.
• Keep proper footing and balance at
all times.
• Don't let the nose of the guide bar
contact a log, branch, ground or other
obstruction.
• Don't cut above shoulder height.
• Use devices such as low kickback
chain, guide bar nose guards, chain
brakes, and special guide bars that
reduce the risks associated with kickback.
• Only use replacement bars and
chains specified by the manufacturer
or the equivalent.
• A good, firm grip on the saw with both
hands will help you maintain control.
Don't let go. Grip the rear handle with
your right hand whether you are right
or left handed. Wrap the fingers of
your left hand over and around the
front handlebar, and your left thumb
under the front handlebar. Keep your
left arm straight with the elbow locked.
• When making bucking cuts, position
your left hand on the front handlebar
so it is in a straight line with your right
hand on the rear handle. Stand
slightly to the left side of the saw to
keep your body from being in a direct
line with the cutting chain.
• Stand with your weight evenly balanced on both feet.
• Do not overreach. You could be
drawn or thrown off balance and lose
control.
• Do not cut above shoulder height. It
is difficult to maintain control of saw
above shoulder height.
KICKBACK
SAFETY
FEATURES
WARNING:
The following features are
included on your saw to help reduce
hazard of kickback; however, such features will not totally eliminate this danger. Do not rely only on safety devices.
• Handguard:
designed
toreduce
the and joints of people prone to circulation
chance
ofyourlefthandcontacting disorders or abnormal swelling.
thechain
ifyourhandslipsoffthe
Prolonged use in cold weather has
fronthandlebar.
been linked to blood vessel damage in
• Position
offrontandrearhandlebars:
otherwise healthy people. If symptoms
designed
withdistance
between occur such as numbness, pain, loss of
handles
and"in-line" with each other. strength, change in skin color or
The spread and "in-line" position of
the hands provided by this design
work together to give balance and resistance in controlling the pivot of the
saw back toward the operator if kickback occurs.
• Reduced-Kickback
Guide Bar: designed with a small radius tip which
reduces the size of the kickback danger zone. This type bar has been
demonstrated to significantly reduce
the number and seriousness of kickbacks when tested in accordance
with ANSI B175.1.
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I_'_e
Small
Radius
__"_g
Tip Guide
Bar
• Low Kickback
Chain has met kickback performance
requirements
when
tested on the representative
sample
of these chain saws specified
in ANS!
B175.1.
Low-Kickback
Chain
Contoured
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"_.f"
Depth Gauge
Elongated Guard Link
Deflects Kickback Force
And Allows Wood To
Gradually Ride Into Cutter
SAFETY NOTICE: Exposure
vibrations through prolonged
hand tools could cause blood
nerve damage in the fingers,
to
use of
vessel or
hands,
CARTON
CONTENTS
Models 358.34101 and 358.34109
Chain Saw (fully assembled)
Extra Chain (Model 358.34109 ONLY)
Examine parts for damage. Do not
use damaged parts.
texture, or loss of feeling in the fingers,
hands, or joints, discontinue the use of
this tool and seek medical attention. An
anti-vibration system does not
guarantee the avoidance of these
problems. Users who operate power
tools on a continual and regular basis
must closely monitor their physical
condition and the condition of this tool.
DOUBLE
INSULATION
CONSTRUCTION
This unit is Double Insulated to help
protect against electric shock. Double
insulation construction consists of two
separate "layers" of electrical insulation
instead of grounding.
Tools built with this insulation system
are not intended to be grounded. No
grounding means is provided on this
unit, nor should a means of grounding
be added to this unit.
Safety precautions must be observed
when operating any electrical tool. The
double insulation system only provides
added protection against injury resulting
from an internal electrical insulation
failure.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
STANDARDS:
This product is listed by
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. in accordance with UL Standard 1662 and
CSA Standards Z62.1 and Z62.3 and
ANSI B175.1.
THIS CHAIN SAW IS FOR
OCCASIONAL
USE ONLY
NOTE: If you need assistance or find
parts missing or damaged, please call
1-800-235-5878
ASSEMBLY
Your saw is fully assembled; no
assembly is necessary.
KNOW
YOURSAW
READ
THIS
OPERATOR'S
MANUAL
ANDSAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATINGYOUR
CHAIN
SAW.
Compare
theillustrations
withyourunittofamiliarize
yourself
withthelocation
ofthevarious
controls
andadjustments.
Save
this
manual
forfuture
reference.
Citer Actuator/
Bar Oil Cap
Chain Adjustment
Screw
Lockout
Button
Chain
Bar
TRIGGER SWITCH
The trigger switch is used to turn on the
unit. Squeeze the trigger switch to operate the unit after lockout button has
been pushed in. Release the trigger to
turn the unit off.
LOCKOUT BUTTON
The Lockout Button is a control feature
designed to prevent the motor from being accidently started. When the rear
handle is gripped in a normal cutting
position, the lockout button can be
pushed in by the thumb, permitting the
index finger to squeeze the trigger. It is
not necessary to maintain pressure on
the lockout button once the trigger has
been engaged.
BAR OIL CAP/OILER
ACTUATOR
The oil cap is used to access the bar oil
tank and pressed to supply oil to chain.
CHAIN ADJUSTMENT
SCREW
The chain adjustment screw is used to
adjust the chain tension.
RECESSED PLUG
The recessed plug is used to connect
the chain saw to an approved extension
cord.
CHAIN TENSION
It is normal for a new chain to stretch
during first 30 minutes of operation. You
should check your chain tension frequently. Readjust chain after every 15
minutes of operation.See Chain Tension under the Service and Adjustments section.
OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
Use only a voltage supply as specified
on your unit,
Extension cords are available for this unit,
Secure extension cord to power cord to
prevent disconnection from unit,
SELECT
AN
EXTENSION
CORD
MINIMUM WIRE GAUGE
RECOMMENDATIONS
_
*American
100 A.W.G.*
if, or less
14
Wire
[t00 It.
to 150 if,
A.W.G.*
12
Gauge
BEFORE
STARTING
SAW
WARNING:
Be sure to read the electrical safety information in the safety
rules section of this manual before you
begin. If you do not understand the
electrical safety information do not attempt to use your unit. Seek help from
someone that does understand the information or call the customer assistance help line at 1-800-235-5878.
GUIDE BAR AND CHAIN OIL
The manually operated chain oiler provides lubrication to the chain and guide
bar.Besuretofillthebaroiltankbefore • To avoid losing control when cut is
each
cutting
session.
Theoiler
activator/ complete, do not put pressure on saw
baroilcapmust
beused
regularly
and at end of cut.
often
enough
tomaintain
athinfilmofoil • Stop motor before setting saw down.
onthebarandchain
while
sawiscutting.TREE FELLING TECHNIQUES
Itisrecommended
thattheoileractuator/
baroilcapbeoperated
six(6)times
per WARNING: Check for broken or dead
minute
andheldforapproximately
three branches which can fall while cutting
(3)seconds
each
timeitispressed.
For causing serious injury. Do not cut near
maximum
guide
barandchain
life,we buildings or electrical wires if you do not
recommend
youuseCraftsman
chain know the direction of tree fall, nor cut at
sawbaroil.IfCraftsman
baroilisnot
since you will not be able to see
available,
youmayuseagood
grade night nor
during bad weather such as
SAE30oiluntil
youareabletoobtain well,
rain, snow, or strong winds, etc. If the
Craftsman
brand.
Theoiloutput
ismanu-tree
make contact with any utility
allymetered
during
operation.
Useafun- line, does
the utility compiany should be notineltofillthetank.Replace
oilcapse- fied
immediately.
curely.
Check
oillevel
after
every
15
• Carefully plan your sawing operation in
minutes
ofoperation.
advance,
STOPPING
YOUR SAW
• Clear the work area. You need a clear
• Release the trigger switch.
• If motor does not stop, disconnect
extension cord.
the
•
STARTING
YOUR SAW
• Connect the saw to a power source
using the proper size extension cord:
see SELECTAN EXTENSION CORD.
• Push in switch lock out button.
• Squeeze and hold the trigger switch.
OPERATING
TIPS
• Check chain tension before first use
and after 1 minute of operation. See
Chain Tension in the Maintenance
section and Service and Adjustment
section.
• Cut wood only. Do not cut metal, plastics, masonry, non-wood building materials, etc.
• Stop the saw if the chain strikes a foreign object. Inspect the saw and repair parts as necessary.
• Keep the chain out of dirt and sand.
Even a small amount of dirt will quickly dull a chain and increase the possibility of kickback.
• Practice cutting a few small logs using
the following steps. This will help you
get the "feel" of using your saw before
you begin a major sawing operation.
• Squeeze the trigger switch and allow
unit to reach full speed before cutting.
• Begin cutting with the saw frame
against the log.
• Keep the motor at full speed the entire time you are cutting.
• Release the trigger switch as soon as
the cut is completed, allowing the motor to stop.
•
•
•
area all around the tree so you can
have secure footing.
Study the natural conditions that can
cause the tree to fall in a particular
direction, such as:
• The wind direction and speed.
• The lean ofthe tree. The lean of a tree
might not be apparent due to uneven
or sloping terrain. Use a plumb or level to determine the direction of tree
lean.
• Weight and branches on one side.
• Surrounding trees and obstacles.
Look for decay and rot. If the trunk is
rotted, it can snap and fall toward the
operator.
Make sure there is enough room for
the tree to fall. Maintain a distance of
2-1/2 tree lengths from the nearest
person or other objects. Motor noise
can drown out a warning call.
Remove dirt, stones, loose bark,
nails, staples, and wire from the tree
where cuts are to be made.
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e
;t....
45 ° /
Plan a clear retreat path
U
_'
- Direction of Fall
,_.
A retreat path 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 above.
FELLING
LARGE
TREES
(6 inches in diameter or larger)
The notch method is used to fell large
trees. A notch is cut on the side of the
tree in the desired direction of fall. After
a felling cut is made on the opposite
side of tree, the tree will tend to fall in
the direction of the notch.
NOTE: If the tree has large buttress
roots, remove them before making the
notch.
NOTCH CUT AND FELLING TREE
• Make notch cut by cutting the top of
the notch first. Cut through 1/3 of the
diameter of the tree. Next complete
the notch by cutting the bottom. See
illustration. Once the notch is cut, remove the wedge of wood from the
tree.
• After removing the wood, make the
felling cut on the opposite side of the
notch. This is done by making a cut
about two inches higher than the center of the notch. This will leave
enough uncut wood between the felling cut and the notch to form a hinge.
This hinge will help prevent the tree
from falling in the wrong direction.
Final cut here
Firstcut
I 2,; I /
,_
Second ._'Y
cuing//
/
_
\ _._inge
Notching Undercut
- Make the notch
1/3 the diameter of the tree, perpendicular to the direction of fall as illustrated.
Make the lower horizontal notching cut
first. This will help to avoid pinching of
either the saw chain or the guide bar
when the second notch is being made.
Felling Back Cut - Make the felling
back cut at least 2 inches (50.8mm)
higher than the horizontal notching cut
as illustrated. Keep the felling back cut
parallel to the horizontal notching cut.
Make the felling back cut so enough
wood is left to act as a hinge. The hinge
wood helps the tree from twisting and
falling in the wrong direction. Do not cut
through the hinge.
As the feeling cut gets close ot the
hinge the tree should begin to fall. If
there is any chance that the tree may
not fall in the desired direction or it may
rock back and bind the saw chain, stop
cutting before the felling back cut is
complete and use wedges of wood,
plastic or aluminum to open the cut and
drop the tree along the desired line of
fall.
When the tree begins to fall remove the
chain saw from the cut, stop the motor,
put the chain saw down, then use the
retreat path planned. Be alert for overhead limbs falling and watch your footing.
Hinge holds tree on stump and helps
control fall.
Opening
of fefling
Closing of
notch
NOTE: Before felling cut is complete,
use wedges to open the cut when
necessary to control the direction of fall.
To avoid kickback and chain damage,
use wood or plastic wedges, but never
steel or iron wedges.
• Be alert to signs that the tree is ready
to fall: cracking sounds, widening of
the felling cut, or movement in the upper branches.
• As tree starts to fall, stop saw, put it
down, and get away quickly on your
£1anned retreat path.
• De extremely cautious with partially
fallen trees that may be poorly supported. When a tree doesn't fall completely, set the saw aside and pull
down the tree with a cable winch,
block and tackle, or tractor. Do not
use your saw to cut down a partially
fallen tree.
CUTTING
A FALLEN
TREE
(BUCKING)
Bucking is the term used for cutting a
fallen tree to the desired log size.
WARNING:
Do not stand on the log
being cut. Any portion can roll causing
loss of footing and control. Do not stand
downhill of the log being cut.
IMPORTANT POINTS
• It is important to make sure your footing is firm and your weight is evenly
distributed on both feet. When possible, the log should be raised and
supported by the use of limbs, logs or
blocks.
• Cut only one log at a time.
• Cutshattered
wood
verycarefully; your saw when it is pinched or hung in
sharp
pieces
ofwood
couldbeflung a log.
toward
operator.
Use a wedge to remove pinched saw
• Useasawhorse
tocutsmalllogs.
Never
allow
another
person
tohold
thelogwhile
cutting
andnever
hold
thelogwithyourlegorfoot.
• Donotcutinanarea
where
logs,
saw OFF and use a plastic or
limbs,
androots
aretangled.
Draglogs Turn
wooden wedge to force cut open,
intoaclear
areabefore
cutting
them.
• When
"cutting
through",
tomaintain Overeutting begins on the top side of
complete
control,
release
thecutting the log with the bottom of the saw
pressure
near
theendofthecutwith- against the log. When overcutting use
outloosening
yourgriponthechain light downward pressure.
sawhandles.
Overcutting
Undercutting
• Don'tletthechaincontact
theground.
• Aftercompleting
thecut,waitforthe
sawchain
tostopbefore
youmove
thechain
saw.
• Always
stopthemotor
before
moving
fromtreetotree.
Undercutting involves cutting on the
the log with top of saw
Stand
onuphill
side undersidetheoflog.
When undercutting use
when
cutting
becauseagainst
light upward pressure. Hold saw firmly
and maintain control. The saw will tend
to push back toward you.
roll
WARNING:
Never turn saw upside
down to undercut. The saw cannot be
controlled in this position.
When the log is supported along its entire length as illustrated below, it is cut
from the top (overbuck).
Thechain
sawoperator
should
keep
on
theuphill
sideoftheterrain
asthetree
'AP"
j"
...islikely
torollorslidedownhill
afteritis
felled.
When
bucking
onaslope
always
stand
ontheuphill
sideofthelog,asillustrated
above.
When
"cutting
through",
to
make your first cut on the commaintain
complete
control
release
the Always
pression side of the log.
cutting
pressure
neartheendofthecut
without
relaxing
yourgriponthechain First cut on compression side of log
sawhandles.
Don't
letthechain
contact
theground.
After
completing
thecut,
waitforthesawchain
tostopbefore
\ L.Jf
youmove
thechain
saw.Always
stop Second cut
themotor
before
moving
fromthetree
Second cut
totree.
BUCKING TECHNIQUES
WARNING:
If saw becomes pinched
or hung in a log, don't try to force it out.
You can lose control of the saw resulting in injury and/or damage to the saw.
Stop the saw, drive a wedge of plastic
or wood into the cut until the saw can
be removed easily. Restart the saw and
carefully reenter the cut. Do not use a
metal wedge. Do not attempt to restart
First cut on compression side of log
BUCKING WITHOUT A SUPPORT
• Overcut through 1/3 of the diameter of
the log.
• Roll the log over and finish with a second overcut.
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• Watch
forlogswithacompression• Frequently clear branches
side.Seeillustration
above
forcutting way to avoid tripping over
logswithacompression
side.
LIMBING
Using a log for support
/_
2 nd
Cut
out of the
them.
Remove Small Limbs With One Cut
out
_¢/1st
Cut
BUCKING USING A LOG OR
SUPPORT STAND
• Remember your first cut is always on
the compression side of the log.
(Refer to the illustration below for your
first and second cut)
• Your first cut should extend 1/3 of the
diameter of the log.
• Finish with your second cut.
Using a support _Out
1st Cut
LIMBING
AND PRUNING
WARNING:
Never climb into a tree to
limb or prune. Do not stand on ladders,
platforms, a log, or in any position
which can cause you to lose your balance or control of the saw.
IMPORTANT
POINTS
• Watch out for springpoles.
Springpoles are small size limbs
which can whip toward you or pull you
off balance.
Use extreme caution
when cutting small size limbs.
• Be alert for springback. Watch out for
branches that are bent or under pressure. Avoid being struck by the
branch or the saw when the tension in
the wood fibers is released.
Limbing is removing the branches from
a fallen tree. When limbing, leave larger lower limbs to support the log offthe
ground. Remove the small limbs in one
cut as illustrated in the figure above.
Branches under tension should be cut
from the bottom up to avoid binding the
chain saw.
• Limb a tree only after it is cut down.
• Leave the larger limbs underneath the
felled tree to support the tree as you
work.
• Start at the base of the felled tree and
work toward the top, cutting branches
and limbs. Remove small limbs with
one cut.
• Keep the tree between you and the
chain.
• Remove larger, supporting branches
with the 1/3, 2/3 cutting techniques described in the bucking section.
• Always use an overcut to cut small
and freely hanging limbs. Undercutting could cause limbs to fall and
pinch the saw.
PRUNING
WARNING:
Limit pruning to limbs
shoulder height or below. Do not cut if
branches are higher than your shoulder. Get a professional to do the job.
• Make your first cut 1/3 of the way
through the bottom of the limb.
• Next make a second cut all the way
through the limb.
• Finish the pruning operation by using
an overcut so that the stump of the
limb protrudes 1 to 2 inches from the
trunk of the tree.
eoe deut
__rst
_,
cut
3rd
1 toof2tree
in.
fromcut
trunk
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
Fill in dates as you complete
regular service
Check for damaged/worn
Before
Use
parts
After Every Every Yearly
Use 15 rain. 5 hrs.
_,,
_,,
Check for loose fasteners/parts
_,,
_,-
Check chain tension
_"
_,"
Check chain sharpness
_
_,"
Check guide bar
_,,
_,,
Service
Dates
_,,
_,,
Clean unit & labels
GENERAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this unit does not cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, the
operator must maintain unit as instructed in this manual. Various adjustments
will need to be made periodically to
properly maintain your unit.
• Once a year, check guide bar and
chain for wear.
WARNING:
Disconnect the power
source before performing maintenance.
LUBRICATION
1 Bar
2 Bar Oil
Sprocket
Fili Cap
2 Use Craftsman chain saw bar oil
CHECK
FOR DAMAGED
OR
WORN
PARTS
Replacement of damaged/worn
parts
should be referred to your Sears Service Center.
NOTE: It is normal for a small amount
of oil to appear under the saw after motor stops. Do not confuse this with a
leaking oil tank.
• Trigger Switch - Ensure the trigger
switch functions properly by squeezing and holding the trigger switch.
Make sure motor starts and stops.
• Oil Tank - Discontinue use of chain
saw if oil tank shows signs of damage
or leaks,
• Extension Cord - Discontinue use if
chain saw extension cord shows
signs of damage
or wear.
CHECK
FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS
AND PARTS
• Bar Clamp Nut
• Chain
• Bar Adjusting Screw
CHECK
CHAIN TENSION
• Chain tension is correct when chain:
• can be lifted about 1/8" from the
guide bar at a point near the
middle of the bar, and will move
freely around the bar.
• With your unit unplugged, check
your chain to make sure it is
properly tensioned.
• When your chain needs tensioning,
use the following procedure:
NOTE: It is recommended
that the saw
be turned upside down for chain
tensioning.
• Unplug unit from the power source.
• Loosen bar nuts until they are only
finger tight.
• Turn the adjusting screw clockwise
until the drive links on the chain enter
the guide bar groove.
Drive Links
i
lj8,
NOTE: To tighten the chain, turn the
adjusting screw clockwise; to loosen
the chain, turn the adjusting screw
counterclockwise.
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Adjusting
Screw
• Check the tension by lifting the chain
from the guide bar. Remove some of
the stiffness in the chain by pulling
down and letting go of the chain several times.
Check the condition of the guide bar
each time the chain is sharpened. A
worn guide bar will damage the chain
and make cutting difficult. To maintain
guide bar:
• Disconnect the chain saw from the
power source. See instructions under
"Chain Replacement".
• Remove bar and chain from saw.
• Clean all sawdust and any other
debris from the guide bar groove and
sprocket hole after each use.
Remove Sawdust From Guide
Bar Groove
Sprocket
• Continue turning the adjusting screw
until the tension is correct.
• Tighten bar mounting nuts with a
wrench.
• Recheck chain tension.
CHECK
CHAIN SHARPNESS
A sharp chain makes wood chips. A
dull chain makes a sawdust powder
and cuts slowly.
CHAIN SHARPENING
Chain sharpening requires special
tools. You can purchase sharpening
tools at Sears or go to a professional
chain sharpener.
CHECK
GUIDE
BAR
Conditions which require guide bar
maintenance:
• Saw cuts to one side or at an angle.
• Saw has to be forced through the cut.
Inadequate supply of oil to the bar
and chain.
CHAIN
REPLACEMENT
WARNING:
Avoid accidental starting.
Always unplug the saw from the power
source before installing a bar and/or
chain.
CAUTION:
Wear protective gloves
when handling chain. The chain is
sharp and can cut you even when it is
not moving.
Hole
• Add lubricant to sprocket hole after
each use.
• Burring of guide bar rails is a normal
process of rail wear. Remove these
burrs with a flat file.
• When rail top is uneven, use a flat file
to restore square edges and sides.
sides
Square
File
Edges
and
Worn Groove
[h_
Correct Groove
Replace the guide bar when the groove
is worn, the guide bar is bent or
cracked, or when excess heating or
burring of the rails occurs. If replacement is necessary, use only the guide
bar specified for your saw in the repair
parts list or on the decal located on the
chain saw.
CLEAN
UNIT & LABELS
• Clean the unit and labels using a
damp cloth with a mild detergent.
• Wipe off the unit and labels with a
clean dry cloth.
It is normal for a new chain to stretch
during the first 30 minutes of operation.
You should recheck your chain tension
frequently and adjust the chain tension
as required. See "Check Chain Tension" in the Maintenance section.
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• Turntheunitupside
down
onaflat
surface.
Straighten
outchain,
then
layitonafiatsurface.
• Hold the guide bar against the saw
frame and install the bar clamp plate.
Be sure adjusting pin is in the adjusting pin hole in the bar; also, be sure
the tab on the bar clamp plate is toward the rear of bar.
• Secure the guide bar and bar clamp
plate with the bar nuts; tighten finger
tight only.
Adjusting Pin Slot
=="==_
.-_--..
z._
Tab
• Remove
barmounting
nuts,bar
clamp
plate,
andoldchain.
• Turntheadjusting
screw
counterclockwise
tomove
theadjusting
pin
almost
asfarasitwillgototherear.
Donotremove
theadjusting
screw
fromtheunit.
REPLACEMENT
SAWCHAIN
• See"Customer
Serviceable
Parts".
Achainmust
comply
withthekickbackperformance
requirements
of
ANSI
B175.1
when
tested
withthis
saw.
• Hold chain with cutters facing as
shown.
Tip of
Bar
Bar
J
/ F/L
Cllaatm
P_
_'L_
CAUTION:
If saw chain is installed
backwards, the saw will vibrate excessively and will not cut wood.
CHAIN ADJUSTMENT
See "Check Chain Tension"
Maintenance section=
CUSTOMER
SERVICEABLE
REPLACEMENT
PART
Hex Nuts
Oil Cap
Guide Plate
Safety Lock Button
Bar Adjusting Screw
Bar Adjusting Pin
Spacer
Spacer Screw
File (5/32" dia.) Twin Pak
File Guide (File Holder)
Depth Gauge Tool
Xtra GUARD ® Chain -14"
Xtra GUARD ® Chain -16"
Lo-Kick ® Guide Bar - 14"
Lo-Kick ® Guide Bar - 16"
\
CUTTERS
MUST
FACE
in
PARTS
WARNING:
Use of any other accessory or attachment might present a risk
of injury to the operator.
Chain
Saw
DIRECTION
.J
IN
OF ROTATION
• Slide the chain between the housing
and the sprocket. Place chain around
the sprocket and fit the drive links into
the guide bar groove and then around
guide bar nose.
Sprocket
Bar & Chain Lubricant -1 qt
Bar & Chain Lubricant -1 gal
Right Housing _
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PART NO.
530015303
530029282
530029285
530025873
530015514
530023492
530015832
530015835
7136524
7136565
7136557
713617
713629
7136365
7136366
7136556
7136554
Prepare
yourunitforstorage
attheend EXTERNAL
SURFACES
oftheseason
orifitwillnotbeused
for If your chain saw is to be stored for a
30daysormore.
period of time, clean it thoroughly
WARNING:
before storage. Store in a clean dry area.
• Allow
themotor
tocool,
thensecure • Lightly oil external metal surfaces and
theunitbefore
storing
ortransporting.guide bar.
• Store
chain
sawandextension cord • Oil the chain and wrap it in heavy
in a well ventilated area
• Store chain saw with all guards in
place and position chain saw so that
any sharp object cannot accidentally
cause injury.
• Store chain saw unplugged, well out
of the reach of children.
TROUBLE
SHOOTING
TROUBLE
Chain does not
move when
trigger switch
is engaged.
Chain clatters
or cuts
roughly.
Chain stops
within the cut.
paper or cloth.
To prevent chain oil seepage during
storage, store the saw as follows:
• upside down if stored on a shelf, or
• hung on a hook or nail through the
hole in the bar
CHART
CAUSE
REMEDY
• Chain tension too tight.
• Guide bar rails
pinched.
• Trigger Switch failure.
•
•
See "Chain Tension."
Repair or replace.
•
Contact Sears Service.
•
•
Reset circuit breaker/
replace fuse.
• Chain tension incorrect.
• Cutters damaged.
• Chain worn.
Cutters dull, improperly
sharpened, or depth
gauges too high.
Sprocket worn.
•
•
•
•
See"Chain
Resharpen
Resharpen
See "Chain
instructions.
•
Contact Sears Service.
• Chain cutter tops not
filed flat.
Guide bar burred or
bent; rails uneven.
•
See the chain sharpening
instructions.
•
Repair or replace guide
bar.
Circuit breaker
tripped/fuse blown,
Tension."
or replace chain.
or replace chain.
Sharpening"
Oil inadequate
for bar and
chain
lubrication.
• Oil tank empty.
• Oil outlet clogged.
• Guide bar oil hole
blocked.
• Fill oil tank.
• Contact Sears Service.
• Remove bar and clean.
Chain cuts at
an angle.
• Cutters damaged on
one side.
Chain dull on one side.
Guide bar bent or worn.
•
See"Sharpening
•
•
See"Sharpening
Chain."
Replace guide bar.
Chain."
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use care and good
judgement. If you need assistance, contact Sears Service or the CUSTOMER
ASSISTANCE
HELPLINE at 1-800-235-5878.
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Front Handle
Left Side
Saw Chain
Manual Oiler Control
Switch Lockout
Rear Handle
Guide Bar
Switch Tric
Power Cord
Right Side
Oil Ca
Guide Bar Nose
Guide Bar Mounting
Sprocket
Spocket
Pad
Guide
Bar Tip Guide - An attachment that may be provided on the end of the guide
bar to prevent the chain at the end of the guide bar from contacting the wood.
Bucking
- The process
of cross cutting a felled tree or log into lengths.
Chain
Brake - A device used to stop the chain saw.
Chain
Saw Powerhead
- A chain saw without the saw chain and guide bar.
Clutch - A mechanism for connecting
and from a rotating source of power.
and disconnecting
a driven member to
Drive Sprocket or Sprocket - The toothed part that drives the saw chain.
Felling - The process of cutting down a tree.
Felling Back Cut - The final cut in a tree felling operation
site of the tree from the notching undercut.
Front Handle
Saw.
- The support handle located
Front Handle
Guard - A structural
made on the oppo-
at or toward the front of the chain
barrier between
the front handle of a chain
saw and the guide, typically located close to the hand position on the front handle and sometimes employed as an activating lever for a chain brake.
Guide
Bar - A solid railed structure that supports
and guides the saw chain.
Kickback
- The backward or upward motion, or both of the guide bar occurring
when the saw chain near the nose of the top area of the guide bar contacts any
object such as a log or branch, or when the wood closes in and pinches the
saw chain in the cut.
Continued
16
on next page
Kickback,
Pinch- Therapidpushback
ofthesawwhich
canoccur
when
the
woodcloses
inandpinches
themoving
sawchaininthecutalong
thetopofthe
guide
bar.
Kickback,
Rotational
- Therapidupward
andbackward
motion
ofthesaw
which
canoccur
when
themoving
sawchainnear
theupper
portion
ofthetipof
theguide
barcontacts
anobject,
suchasa logorbranch.
Low-Kickback
Chain- Achain
thatcomplies
withthekickback
performance
requirements
ofANSI
B175.1-1991
when
tested
ona representative
sample
of
chainsaws.
Normal
Cutting
Position
- Those
positions
assumed
inperforming
thebuckingandfelling
cuts.
Notching
Undercut
- Anotch
cutinatreethatdirects
thetree's
fall.
OilerControl
- Asystem
foroiling
theguide
barandsawchain.
Rear
Handle
- Thesupport
handle
located
atortoward
therearofthesaw.
Reduced
Kickback
Guide
Bar- Aguide
barwhich
hasbeen
demonstrated
to
reduce
kickback
significantly.
Replacement
SawChain
- Achain
thatcomplies
withthekickback
performance
requirements
ofANSI
B175.1-1991
when
tested
withspecific
chain
saws.Itmaynotmeet
theANSI
performance
requirements
when
usedwithothersaws.
SawChain- Aloopofchain
having
cutting
teeth,
thatcutthewood,
andthatis
driven
bythemotor
andissupported
bytheguide
bar.
Spiked
Bumper
(Spike)
- Thepointed
toothorteethforusewhen
felling
or
bucking
topivotthesawandmaintain
position
while
sawing.
Switch- Adevice
thatwhenoperated
willcomplete
orinterrupt
anelectrical
power
circuit
tothemotor
ofthechain
saw.
SwitchLinkage
- Themechanism
thattransmits
motion
fromthetrigger
tothe
switch.
SwitchLockout
- Amovable
stopthatprevents
theunintentional
operation
of
theswitch
untilmanually
actuated.
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