Harbor Freight Tools 1.5 HP Electric Pole Saw Product manual

Table of Contents
SAFETY
Safety.......................................................... 2
Maintenance............................................... 11
Specifications.............................................. 5
Setup........................................................... 5
Operation..................................................... 8
Parts List and Diagram............................... 14
Warranty..................................................... 16
WARNING SYMBOLS AND DEFINITIONS
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards.
Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in minor or moderate injury.
SETUP
Addresses practices not related to personal injury.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using electric gardening appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed
to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury, including the following:
OPERATION
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
Power Cord Safety
WARNING! - To reduce the risk of electric
shock, use only with an extension cord
intended for outdoor use, such as an
extension cord of cord type
SW-A, SOW-A, STW-A, STOW-A, SJW-A,
SJOW-A, SJTW-A. or SJTOW-A.
MAINTENANCE
1. Extension Cord - Make sure your extension cord
is in good condition. When using an extension
cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry
the current your product will draw. An undersized
extension cord will cause a drop in line voltage
resulting in loss of power and overheating.
2. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protection
should be provided on the circuit(s) or outlet(s) to
be used for the gardening appliance. Receptacles
are available having built-in GFCI protection
and may be used for this measure of safety.
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3. Do not Abuse Cord - Do not carry appliance
by cord or yank it to disconnect from receptacle.
Keep cord from heat, oil, and sharp edges.
4. To reduce the risk of electric shock, this
appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is
wider than the other) and will require the use
of a polarized extension cord. The appliance
plug will fit into a polarized extension cord only one
way. If the plug does not fit fully into the extension
cord, reverse the plug. If the plug still does not fit,
obtain a correct polarized extension cord.
5. A polarized extension cord will require the use
of a polarized wall outlet. This plug will fit into the
polarized wall outlet only one way. If the plug does
not fit fully into the wall outlet, reverse the plug. If the
plug still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician
to install the proper wall outlet. Do not change
the equipment plug, extension cord receptacle,
or extension cord plug in any way. This design is
referred to as double-insulated, indicated by .
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Power Cord Safety (cont.)
The following table shows the correct cord size to use
depending on cord length and nameplate ampere
rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge.
The smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord.
To reduce the risk of the cords pulling apart
during operation, do one of the following:
a. Make a knot as shown below
then connect the cords:
Extension
Cord
2
TABLE A – MINIMUM WIRE GAUGE FOR
EXTENSION CORDS (120 VOLT)
Ampere Rating
1
EXTENSION CORD LENGTH
(at full load)
25′
50′
100′
150′
0–6
18
16
16
14
6 – 10
18
16
14
12
10 – 12
16
16
14
12
12 – 16
14
12
Appliance
Cord
SAFETY
Extension Cord Size
Connecting Cords
b. Or, use a plug-receptacle retaining
strap or connector designed to hold
extension cords to appliance cords.
SETUP
6. WARNING: Handling the cord on this product
will expose you to lead, a chemical known
to the State of California to cause cancer,
and birth defects or other reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling. (California
Health & Safety Code § 25249.5, et seq.)
Not recommended
Personal Safety
2.
Wear ANSI-approved safety goggles,
hard hat and heavy-duty rubber work
gloves. Use face or dust mask if
operation is dusty.
3. Avoid Unintentional Starting Do not carry plugged-in appliance with finger on
switch. Be sure switch is off when plugging in.
4. Do not Overreach - Keep proper footing and balance
at all times.
5. Stay Alert - Watch what you are doing. Use common
sense. Do not operate appliance when you are tired.
6. DANGER! People with pacemakers should
not use pole saws. Pole saws produce
strong electromagnetic fields that can cause
pacemaker interference or pacemaker failure.
People with pacemakers should consult
their physician(s) for advice.
OPERATION
1. Dress Properly - Do not wear loose clothing
or jewelry. They can be caught in moving parts.
Use of rubber gloves and substantial footwear
is recommended when working outdoors.
Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
Gardening Appliance Use and Care
2. Do Not Use In Rain.
3. Keep Children Away - All visitors should
be kept at a distance from work area.
4. When servicing use only identical
replacement parts.
5. Use Right Appliance - Do not use appliance for
any job except that for which it is intended.
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6. Do Not Force Appliance - It will do the
job better and with less likelihood of injury
at the rate for which it was designed.
7. Store Idle Appliances Indoors - When not in use,
appliances should be stored indoors in dry, and
high or locked-up place - out of reach of children.
8. Disconnect Appliance - Disconnect the
appliance from the power supply when not
in use, before servicing, when changing
accessories such as blades, and the like.
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MAINTENANCE
1. Avoid Dangerous Environment Do not use appliances in damp or wet locations.
Gardening Appliance Use and Care (cont.)
SAFETY
9. Check Damaged Parts - Before further use of the
appliance, 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 condition that may affect its operation. A guard
or other part that is damaged should be properly
repaired or replaced by a qualified technician
unless indicated elsewhere in this manual.
10. Carefully follow cutting procedures
explained in this manual. They are specifically
planned to reduce risk to the operator.
11. Lock pole in place securely
before using Pole Saw.
12. Maintain Appliance With Care - Keep cutting edge
sharp and clean for best performance and to reduce
the risk of injury. Follow instructions for lubricating
and changing accessories. Inspect appliance cord
periodically, and if damaged, have it repaired by
an authorized service facility. Inspect extension
cords periodically and replace if damaged. Keep
handles dry, clean, and free from oil and grease.
Vibration Hazard
SETUP
This appliance vibrates during use. Repeated or long‑term exposure to vibration may cause temporary or permanent
physical injury, particularly to the hands, arms and shoulders. To reduce the risk of vibration-related injury:
1. Anyone using vibrating appliances regularly
or for an extended period should first be
examined by a doctor and then have regular
medical check-ups to ensure medical problems
are not being caused or worsened from use.
Pregnant women or people who have impaired
blood circulation to the hand, past hand injuries,
nervous system disorders, diabetes, or Raynaud’s
Disease should not use this appliance. If you
feel any symptoms related to vibration (such as
tingling, numbness, and white or blue fingers),
seek medical advice as soon as possible.
OPERATION
2. Do not smoke during use. Nicotine reduces
the blood supply to the hands and fingers,
increasing the risk of vibration-related injury.
3. Wear suitable gloves to reduce the vibration
effects on the user.
4. Use appliances with the lowest vibration when
there is a choice between different processes.
5. Include vibration-free periods each day of work.
6. Grip appliance as lightly as possible
(while still keeping safe control of it).
Let the appliance do the work.
7. To reduce vibration, maintain the appliance
as explained in this manual. If any abnormal
vibration occurs, stop use immediately.
General Safety
1. Stop working when you feel tired or exhausted.
Make regular breaks to rest.
2. Keep all parts of the body away from saw chain.
Do not remove cut material or hold material to
be cut when saw chain is moving. Make sure the
switch is off when clearing jammed material.
MAINTENANCE
3. Hold Pole Saw by insulated gripping surfaces
only, because the saw chain may contact
hidden wiring or its own cord. Saw chains
contacting a “live” wire may make exposed
metal parts of the garden power tool “live” and
could give the operator an electric shock.
4. Keep power cord away from cutting area.
During operation the power cord may be hidden in
shrubs and can be accidentally cut by the blade.
5. Before use, make sure the saw chain
is not contacting anything.
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6. Hold Pole Saw with both hands on the handle.
7. Do not operate Pole Saw from within a tree.
Operation of tool while up in a tree
may result in personal injury.
8. Keep proper footing and operate the garden
power tool only when standing on fixed,
secure and level surface. Slippery or unstable
surfaces such as ladders may cause a loss of
balance or control of the garden power tool.
9. When cutting a limb that is under tension, be
alert for spring back. When the tension in the
wood fibers is released, the limb may strike the
operator and/or throw the tool out of control.
10. Use extreme caution when cutting brush
and saplings. The slender material may catch
the saw chain and be whipped around.
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11. Carry Pole Saw with tool switched off and
away from your body. Proper handling of
the Pole Saw will reduce the likelihood of
accidental contact with the moving saw chain.
c. Only use replacement bars and chains
specified by the manufacturer. Incorrect
replacement bars and chains may cause
chain breakage and/or kickback.
12. Follow instructions for lubricating, chain
tensioning and changing accessories.
Improperly tensioned or lubricated chain may
either break or increase the chance for kickback.
d. Follow the manufacturer’s sharpening
and maintenance instructions for the
saw chain. Decreasing the depth gauge
height can lead to increased kickback.
Kickback can be avoided by taking
proper precautions as given below:
a. Maintain a firm grip, with thumbs and fingers
encircling the Pole Saw handles, with both
hands on the saw and position your body and
arm to allow you to resist kickback forces.
Kickback forces can be controlled by the
operator, if proper precautions are taken.
Do not let go of the garden power tool.
b. Do not overreach. This helps prevent unintended
tip contact and enables better control of the
garden power tool in unexpected situations.
14. Keep handles dry, clean, and
free from oil and grease.
15. Use for cutting wood only. Do not use for cutting
plastic, masonry or non-wood building materials.
16. Do not touch guide bar tip to any object.
Tip contact may cause guide bar to move
suddenly upward and backwards.
17. Maintain labels and nameplates on the appliance.
These carry important safety information.
If unreadable or missing, contact Harbor
Freight Tools for a replacement.
18. The warnings, precautions, and instructions
discussed in this instruction manual cannot
cover all possible conditions and situations
that may occur. It must be understood by the
operator that common sense and caution are
factors which cannot be built into this product,
but must be supplied by the operator.
OPERATION
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Specifications
Electrical Rating
120V~ / 60Hz / 7A
Reach
6' to 8'10"
Bar Length
9.5"
SETUP
13. Kickback is the result of tool misuse and/or
incorrect operating procedures or conditions.
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.
SAFETY
General Safety (cont.)
215530
Read the ENTIRE IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS section at the beginning of this manual
including all text under subheadings therein before set up or use of this product.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY FROM ACCIDENTAL OPERATION:
Release the Trigger and unplug the appliance from its electrical outlet
before assembling or making any adjustments.
Note: For additional information regarding the parts listed in the following pages,
refer to the Assembly Diagram near the end of this manual.
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Assembly Instructions
Saw Chain Assembly
SAFETY
1. Set the Pole Saw on a suitable flat surface
with the cover facing upwards.
2. Use Hex Wrench (65) to remove the Sprocket Clamp
(60-3) and End Cap (60-2). See Figure 1, right.
Hex
Wrench
(65)
Sprocket
Clamp
(60-3)
End Cap
(60-2)
Figure 1
3. Spread the Saw Chain (63) out with the cutting edges
of the chain pointing in the direction of rotation.
SETUP
4. Slide the chain into the slot around the
Chain Cover (64). See Figure 2, right.
Figure 2
Chain Tension
Screw
Note: Verify chain is installed with
correct direction of rotation.
OPERATION
5. Use the Hex Wrench to turn the chain tension
screw counterclockwise. The Tension Pin (51)
is moved toward the left. See Figure 3, right.
Sprocket
(57)
Figure 3
Guide Rail (62)
6. Mount Saw Chain assembly over the Sprocket
(57) and align the slot in the Chain Cover
with the Guide Rail (62). Push the Chain
Cover to the left towards the Sprocket.
Note: Make sure the tension pin is inserted into the
lower hole on the Guide Rail. See Figure 4, right.
Tension Pin (51)
Figure 4
MAINTENANCE
7. Replace the Sprocket Clamp and End Cap and fasten
back in place using Hex Wrench. See Figure 5, right.
Figure 5
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Tensioning Saw Chain
Check the saw chain tension before use, after the first initial cuts, and
periodically after regular use (about every 5 cuts).
SAFETY
WARNING! A loose chain will increase the risk of
kickback and may jump out of guide bar groove, leading
to possible injury and property damage. A loose chain
can also lead to rapid wear to chain and sprocket.
Note: After initial use, new chains can
lengthen considerably. This is normal during
the break-in period. Future adjustments will
lengthen Saw Chain more gradually.
Chain Tie Straps
WARNING! Unplug Pole Saw from power
outlet before adjusting saw chain tension.
Figure 6
1. Set Pole Saw on a suitable flat surface.
2. Use the flat end of the Hex Wrench to turn
the chain tension screw clockwise until the
chain tie straps just touch the bottom edge
of the guide bar. See Figure 6, left.
SETUP
WARNING! Sharp cutting edges on saw chain. Wear
heavy-duty work gloves whenever handling Saw Chain.
3. The correct chain tension is reached when the Saw
Chain can be lifted by 2-4 mm from the center of
the chain bar. Use one hand to lift the chain against
the weight of the machine. See Figure 7, left.
WARNING! Tensioning saw chain too tightly
will overload the motor and cause damage.
Insufficient tension can cause chain to derail.
Note: The chain life depends mainly upon
sufficient lubrication and correct tensioning.
Lubricating Pole Saw
Note: The Pole Saw is not filled with oil. Fill with oil before using. The Pole Saw is equipped with an automatic
oiling system. The oiling system automatically delivers the proper amount of oil to the bar and chain.
1. Set Pole Saw down with the Oil Tank
Cap (13) facing upward.
2. Add lubrication oil (either SAE30 or
SAE10) until reservoir is full.
7. WARNING! Do not operate Pole Saw without enough
lubrication oil. Running the Pole Saw dry or with too
little oil will decrease cutting efficiency, shorten Saw
Chain life, and cause rapid wear and overheating.
5. Use clean cloth to wipe up an excess or spilled oil.
MAINTENANCE
3. The oil tank holds 110mI lubrication oil, which
will lubricate the chain for 20-25 minutes of
cutting. The oil tank level can be checked by
way of the oil level gauge. See Figure 8, left.
4. Check oil level gauge before start-up and
regularly during operation. Refill oil before
oil level is lower than “MIN” marking.
Oil
Level
Gauge
6. Replace oil filler cap and tighten.
Figure 8
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OPERATION
Figure 7
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Operating Instructions
Read the ENTIRE IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION section at the beginning of this manual
including all text under subheadings therein before set up or use of this product.
SAFETY
• Before operating the gardening appliance, put on ANSI-approved safety goggles, hard hat
and other safety gear. Safety goggles and other safety gear are sold separately.
• If an extension cord is used, ensure that it is an outdoor type extension cord
and that it is the correct design to accept this appliance’s plug.
WARNING! TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK AND SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY:
The extension cord must remain secured to the appliance’s plug.
Secure the extension cord by either using the knot method explained in the safety warning section,
or by using a device designed specifically for retaining the extension cord (sold separately).
Power Cord Routing
SETUP
1. Route the power cord away from the work area to
prevent it from contacting with the blade. Plan your
route before starting work. Start your work at the
nearest point to the electrical outlet, and work away
from it. This will keep the power cord away from
the Pole Saw and avoid it being accidentally cut.
Cable Lock
2. Keep the power cord over your
shoulder for added safety.
3. For tension relief of the power cord, loop the cord
and bring this through the opening at the handle and
insert it into the Cable Hook. See Figure 10, right.
Figure 10
Adjusting Cutting Length
OPERATION
WARNING! Always release the Trigger and
unplug the Pole Saw before any adjustment.
Locking
Sleeve
1. The cutting length of the Pole Saw can be
adjusted according to required cutting height.
Unscrew the locking sleeve in clockwise
direction and adjust the pole bar.
2. After adjusting required length, tighten the
locking sleeve. See Figure 11, right.
Figure 11
Activating/Deactivating Pole Saw
MAINTENANCE
1. The Pole Saw is fitted with a lock button feature.
To start Pole Saw, depress the Lock Button then
fully press and hold the Trigger. The Lock Button
can now be released. See Figure 12, right.
Note: It is not necessary to maintain pressure on
the Lock Button once the Trigger is squeezed and
the motor is running. The Lock Button is a safety
device to avoid accidental start-up of the device.
2. The Pole Saw will automatically stop once
the Trigger is released. The Lock Button will
have to be depressed and the switch trigger
squeezed to restart the Pole Saw motor.
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Trigger
Cable
Hook
Lock
Button
Figure 12
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Avoiding Kickback During Use
WARNING! When kickback occurs, the Pole Saw
can react unpredictably and cause severe
injuries to the operator or bystanders.
2. To avoid kickback:
a. Saw with guide bar at a flat angle
b. Do not work with a loose,
overstretched or worn out chain
c. Ensure chain is sharpened correctly
d. Do not work with the tip of the guide bar
e. Hold the chain saw firmly with both hands
SAFETY
1. Kickback occurs when the chain (at the tip of the
guide bar) comes in contact with a log or wood, or
when the saw chain becomes jammed, often when
sawing sideward, slanted or during lengthwise cuts.
f. Use a low kickback chain
g. Ensure correct chain tension.
1. Hold the Pole Saw with both
hands using the soft grip.
2. Fully grip both handles at all times during operation.
WARNING! Do not operate Pole Saw
using only one hand.
3. Hold the Pole Saw at a max. angle of 60° from
the horizontal level. See Figure 13, right.
7. Keep a firm, steady pressure on the Pole Saw while
working. Do not try to force the Pole Saw through
the wood, let the chain do the work. Use the
gripping teeth to apply minimal leverage pressure.
8. Use caution when reaching end of cut.
The Pole Saw’s weight may change unexpectedly
as it cuts free from the wood. Always remove the
Pole Saw from a wood cut while it is running.
SETUP
Handling Pole Saw
OPERATION
WARNING! Do not stand directly under the limb you
are sawing. Objects may fall different than expected.
Position yourself well out of the path of falling limbs.
Keep bystanders away from cutting end of garden
power tool and a safe distance from the work area.
4. Maintain a minimum distance of
thirty feet to bystanders.
WARNING! Do not stand on a ladder or
other support while using Pole Saw.
5. Make sure the power cord is located to the
rear, away from the chain and wood, and
kept free of branches during cutting.
6. Hold the Pole Saw to the side of your body.
Figure 13
MAINTENANCE
WARNING! Do not operate the Pole Saw
with arms fully extended or attempt to saw
areas that are difficult to reach.
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Cutting Thin Branches
SAFETY
1. Thin branches can be
cut off with a single cut.
2. To prevent the branch from
slivering and buckling,
cut the branch off in several pieces.
See Figure 14, right.
Figure 14
SETUP
Cutting Thick Branches
1. When cutting larger branches,
the following four cuts are necessary:
a. First cut into the branch from below, outside of the
location where you intend to cut off the branch.
The cut should go one third to halfway through
the branch. See Cut 1 on Figure 15, right.
OPERATION
b. Cut into the branch from the top, making sure
it’s outside from where the branch is to be sawn.
See Cut 2 on Figure 15, right.
c. To keep stump and branch from splintering,
do a stub undercut below branch.
See Cut 3, on Figure 15, right.
d. Cut off the stump with one clean cut from top to
bottom. If desired, seal the cut with a suitable
compound. See Cut 4 on Figure 15, right.
2. When finished cutting, turn off the Pole Saw
and disconnect its power supply after use.
Figure 15
3. Clean, then store the appliance
indoors out of children’s reach.
MAINTENANCE
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Maintenance And Servicing
SAFETY
Procedures not specifically explained in this manual
must be performed only by a qualified technician.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY FROM ACCIDENTAL OPERATION OR ELECTRIC SHOCK:
Release the Trigger and unplug the appliance from its electrical outlet before
performing any inspection, maintenance, or cleaning procedures.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY FROM TOOL FAILURE: Do not use damaged equipment.
If abnormal noise or vibration occurs, have the problem corrected before further use.
1. BEFORE EACH USE, inspect the general
condition of the appliance. Check for loose screws,
misalignment or binding of moving parts, cracked
or broken parts, damaged electrical wiring, and any
other condition that may affect its safe operation.
5. Clean Pole Saw with a brush or cloth.
WARNING! Do not clean the
Pole Saw while it is running.
2. AFTER USE, clean external surfaces of
the appliance with clean, moist cloth.
7. Ensure that all hardware (screws, nuts, etc.)
is tight at all times so that you can
safely work with the Pole Saw.
4. Check that covers and guards are undamaged and
correctly fitted. WARNING! Do not use Pole Saw
if guards are damaged. Make sure that all repairs
are handled by a qualified service technician.
8.
WARNING! If the supply cord of this
appliance is damaged, it must be replaced
only by a qualified service technician.
9. Store Pole Saw in a dry, secure
location away from children.
Replacing/Changing Saw Chain and Guide Bar
1. Check the condition of the saw chain and
its mounting at regular intervals.
a. If the saw chain is worn or blunt it must be
replaced or sharpened immediately;
b. If the Pole Saw starts to suffer from excessive
vibrations, this means that the saw chain or
guide bar has not been balanced correctly or
has suffered deformation due to impacts. In
this case it must be repaired or replaced.
2. Over time, the circular groove of the guide
bar will show wear on the lower edge. When
replacing the chain, turn the chain bar 180° to
allow even wear, extending chain bar life.
3. If the guide bar is worn out or damaged,
replace it with an identical guide bar.
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c. Assemble the chain and guide bar as
described in “Saw Chain Assembly and
Tensioning” sections on pages 6 and 7.
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OPERATION
3. REGULARLY check for loose, dislodged or
damaged chain and guide bar, loose fixings
and worn or damaged components.
6. Do not use any solvents or water to remove dirt.
SETUP
Cleaning, Maintenance and Lubrication
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SAFETY
Lubricating Drive Sprocket
1. Unplug the chain saw from the power source.
Note: It is not necessary to remove the saw
chain to lubricate the guide bar sprocket tip.
2. After about every ten uses, clean
the guide bar sprocket tip.
3. Using disposable lube gun (not included), insert
needle nose into the lubrication hole and inject
grease until it appears at the outside edge
of the sprocket tip. See Figure 16, right.
SETUP
4. Make sure to switch Pole Saw off and rotate the saw
chain by hand. Repeat the lubrication procedure
until the entire sprocket tip has been greased.
Figure 16
5. Check drive sprocket. If it is worn out or damaged,
have it replaced by a qualified service technician.
Cleaning Guide Bar Rails
1. Remove side cover, guide bar and saw chain.
OPERATION
2. After every ten regular uses, take a screwdriver
or putty knife (not included) and clear residue
from the rails on the guide bar. This will keep the
oil passages open to provide proper lubrication
to the bar and chain. See Figure 17, right.
3. Reinstall the bar, chain (adjust tension),
sprocket cover and bar bolt retaining nuts.
Figure 17
MAINTENANCE
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Sharpening Saw Chain
SAFETY
1. Ensure the chain is correctly tensioned.
See Figure 18, right.
Figure 18
2. Use a round file (not included) with a diameter of 1.1
times the cutting tooth depth. Make sure 20 percent
of the file diameter is above the cutter’s top plate.
SETUP
3. File at an angle perpendicular to the bar and at an
angle of 25 degrees to the direction of travel.
See Figure 19, right.
Figure 19
4. File each tooth from the inside towards outside only.
File one side of the chain first, then turn the
Pole Saw around and repeat the process.
OPERATION
5. Sharpen each tooth equally by using the same
number of strokes. See Figure 20, right.
6. Keep all cutter lengths equal.
7. If the depth gauges are also trimmed,
make sure the original profile be restored.
Use a depth gauge measuring instrument
to check the height of the depth gauge.
Figure 20
Troubleshooting
Pole Saw does not
operate at full output.
Bade cutting result.
Possible Causes
1. Power supply interrupted.
2. Power cord or plug is damaged.
Likely Solutions
1. Check the power supply.
2. Have a certified electrician check
power cord and plug.
3. Other electrical defect to Pole Saw. 3. Have a certified electrician check Pole Saw.
1. Extension cord is too long and/
1. Check and adjust rip fence.
or has cross section is too small.
2. Power supply voltage
2. Connect Pole Saw to another power outlet.
(generator) is too low.
1. Saw chain not tensioned properly. 1. Tension saw chain properly.
2. Saw chain dull.
2. Sharpen saw chain or replace.
Follow all safety precautions whenever diagnosing or servicing
the tool. Disconnect power supply before service.
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Problem
Pole Saw does not start.
Parts List and Diagram
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY
SAFETY
THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR HAS PROVIDED THE PARTS LIST AND ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM
IN THIS MANUAL AS A REFERENCE TOOL ONLY. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER OR DISTRIBUTOR
MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND TO THE BUYER THAT HE OR SHE IS
QUALIFIED TO MAKE ANY REPAIRS TO THE PRODUCT, OR THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO REPLACE
ANY PARTS OF THE PRODUCT. IN FACT, THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR EXPRESSLY
STATES THAT ALL REPAIRS AND PARTS REPLACEMENTS SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN BY CERTIFIED AND
LICENSED TECHNICIANS, AND NOT BY THE BUYER. THE BUYER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND LIABILITY
ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER REPAIRS TO THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT OR REPLACEMENT PARTS
THERETO, OR ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO.
Parts List
Part
SETUP
OPERATION
MAINTENANCE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
18-1
18-2
18-3
18-4
18-5
18-6
18-7
18-8
18-9
18-10
18-11
20
21
22
23
24
Description
Power Cord
Strain Relief
ST Screw 4*14
ST Screw 4*12
Right Handle
ST Screw 4*12
Cable Clamp
Control Switch
Left Handle
Lock Switch Spring
Trigger
Lock Switch
Spring
Cable Clamp
ST Screw 4*12
ST Screw 5*20
Spring Wire
Tube
Middle Tube
Rivet
Draw Tube Reed
Tube Connector
Tube Conn. Washer
Tube Conn. Sleeve
Tube Connector
Guide Pin
Big Retaining Ring
Tube Sleeve
Large Tube
Left Housing
Cable Clamp
ST Screw 4*12
Sponge Washer
Sponge Washer
Qty
1
1
5
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
Part
25
26
27
28
29
29-1
29-2
29-3
29-4
29-5
29-6
30
31
31-1
31-2
31-3
31-4
31-5
31-6
31-7
32
32-1
32-2
32-3
32-4
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
Description
Label
Oil Connector
Oil Tube
Oil Tube Spring
Pump
Turbine Gear
Turbine
Piston Frame
Piston Sleeve
Pump Body
Pump Spring
Flange ST Screw 3*8
Tank
Oil Tube Spring
Oil Tube
Tank Gasket
Tank Connector
Sponge
Choke Plug
Tank
Tank Cap
Valve
Tank Cap Gasket
Tank Cap
Tank Cap Cover
Wire (L-70)
Stator
Bearing (607)
Carbon Brush
Bushing
Brush Holder
Rotor
Bearing (608)
Small Gear
Qty
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
2
2
1
1
1
Part
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
49-1
49-2
49-3
49-4
49-5
49-6
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
60-1
60-2
60-3
60-4
61
62
63
64
65
Description
Hex Nut (M5)
Bearing (606)
Retaining Ring
Big Gear
Output Shaft
Bearing (6900)
ST Screw 4*12
Right Housing Inlay
Machine Screw 4*8
Washer
Self Locking Nut (M8)
Rt. Hsg. Inlay Gasket
Right Housing Inlay
Oil Output Gasket
Stretching Screw
Tension Pin
Sponge Washer
Rubber Pad
Sponge Washer
Right Housing
ST Screw 4*14
Sprocket
Retaining Ring
ST Screw 5*20
End Cap
End Cap Gasket
End Cap
Sprocket Clamp
Nameplate
Inner Hex Screw 8*25
Guide Bar
Saw Chain
Chain Cover
Hex Wrench
Qty
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
3
1
8
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Record Product’s Serial Number Here:
Note: If product has no serial number, record month and year of purchase instead.
Note: Some parts are listed and shown for illustration purposes only,
and are not available individually as replacement parts.
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For technical questions, please call 1-800-444-3353.
SKU 68862
MAINTENANCE
OPERATION
SETUP
SAFETY
Assembly Diagram
SKU 68862
For technical questions, please call 1-800-444-3353.
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90 Day Warranty
Harbor Freight Tools Co. makes every effort to assure that its products meet high
quality and durability standards, and warrants to the original purchaser that this product
is free from defects in materials and workmanship for the period of 90 days from the
date of purchase. This warranty does not apply to damage due directly or indirectly,
to misuse, abuse, negligence or accidents, repairs or alterations outside our facilities,
criminal activity, improper installation, normal wear and tear, or to lack of maintenance.
We shall in no event be liable for death, injuries to persons or property, or for incidental,
contingent, special or consequential damages arising from the use of our product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitation of exclusion may not apply to you. THIS WARRANTY
IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS.
To take advantage of this warranty, the product or part must be returned to us
with transportation charges prepaid. Proof of purchase date and an explanation
of the complaint must accompany the merchandise. If our inspection verifies
the defect, we will either repair or replace the product at our election or we may
elect to refund the purchase price if we cannot readily and quickly provide you
with a replacement. We will return repaired products at our expense, but if we
determine there is no defect, or that the defect resulted from causes not within the
scope of our warranty, then you must bear the cost of returning the product.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also
have other rights which vary from state to state.
3491 Mission Oaks Blvd. • PO Box 6009 • Camarillo, CA 93011 • (800) 444-3353