Poulan 305 Chainsaw User Manual

Poulan 305 Chainsaw User Manual
 A Shreveport, | Louisiana. 7 139- 90020 N
14 a WARNING: 1
+ airs read the Operator’ в Manual E
{in serious: injury.
— | and follow all Warnings and Safety In- | §
structions. Failure to. do. so can, result E
To 3 SPECIFICATIONS . SE Sa . den. ZU | | Ш |
+ SPECIAL SAFETY SECTION .ecacavo ces... 4 - “TYPES OF CUTTING ......... "recodo... 12
ie KNOW YOUR UNIT... eee casa “A, Basic Cutting Technique ...... eoiarene. 12
— AS : : B. Tree Felling Techniques ...... ........... 12
“A Getting Ready ................ ........
C.Bucking .................. ............ 14
-B. Attaching the Spur (Optional) - LEE i e eri.
| D. h P enn 1
+ C. Attaching the Bar and Chain . ....... een GENERAL. MAIN TENANOS LIN 6
D. Chain T 5
ain Tension .....:...:......e.... e... т À. Guide Bar and Chain ................... 16
PREPARING YOUR SAW FOR USE! cause 6 9 k Arre | | 8
A. Fuel Safety ...,..0 000000 00min... -... 9 - Spark Arrestor ....... Tremere. +?
~~ B. Fuel Mixture ..........0, .. vue 0 i ta su use “9
C. Use The Following Gy eo. > LS ena. Y
D. Do Not Use The: Following . A ke 9 |
E. How to Mix Fuel and Fill Tank * ee go . Dtorage ........o.eresresororeoa eres 20
E Barand Chain Oil................... 10 Trouble Shooting Chart ................ . 21
USING YOUR SAW ......... acecrooareca, 11 H. Maintenance Chart...................., 22
A. Pre~Operation Checks .................. 11 ACCESSORIES neoorocorocredarrenooanear 23
В. Starting Instructions ........ RAA 11 PARTS & SERVICE .............. Back Cover
C. Starter Rope ...........ee..ee0novocaas 18
D. Carburetor Adjustments ................ 19
E. Air Filter ............eee.eeoncooreca, . 20
“ Reduced Kickback
Low-Kickback TT Bar
GUIDE BAR 18°: = e TT 18” Guide Bar — Part No: 952-044375 =>
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PLUG: o | - _ Champion (CJ-4)
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MODULE AIRGAP-| - 3 - ~~ 2008” 10.014”
°° OLER 1 o Adjustable Automatic —
(See Additional Safety Instructions throughout this Manual) В
Kickback is a dangerous reaction that can lead to seriousin- — = ‘1. Recognize that kickback ean happen. With a
jury. Do not rely only on the safety devices provided with
- your saw. As a chain saw user, you must take special safety
| precautions to help keep your cutting jobs free from acci-
ent or injury.
- {Kickback can occur when the moving chain con-
|tacts an object at the upper portion of the tip of
{the guide bar or when the wood closes in and
pinches the saw chain in the cut. Contact at the
upper portion of the tip of the guide bar can
cause the chain to dig into the object, which
stops the chain for an instant. The result is a |
lightning fast, reverse reaction which kicks the
guide barup and back toward the operator. If the
— |saw chain 1s pinched along the top of the guide
[bar the guide bar can be rapidly driven back to-
{ward the operator. Either of these reactions can
|cause loss of saw control which can result in seri-
| Hand |
| Positions
Stand To
I Never Reverse: Ll a - The Left
4 > Elbow
QE \ “Locked
~ Thumb On
— Under Side
‘basic understanding of kickback, you can reduce the
Of The Saw | —
Of Handlebar |
A “ yourupper body. —
“element of surprise which contributes to accidents.
Never let the moving chain contact any object
at the tip of the guide bar. Figure 1. |
Keep the working area free from obstructions
. such as other trees, branches, rocks, fences, stumps,
“etc. Figure 2. Eliminate or avoid any obstruction
that your saw chain could hit while you are cutting
through a particular log or branch. |
- Keep your saw chain sharp and properly ten-
sioned. A loose or dull chain can increase the chance
of kickback to occur. Follow manufacturer's chain
$ ening and maintenance instructions. Check
. tension at regular intervals with the engine stopped,
never with the engine running. Make sure the bar
clam nuts are securely tightened after tensioning
e chain.
Begin and continue cutting at full throttle. If
the chain is moving at a slower speed, there is greater
chance for kickback to occur. |
Cut one log at a time.
Use extreme caution when re-entering a pre-
vious cut.
Do not attempt plunge cuts.
Watch for shifting logs or other forces that could
—. close a cut and pinch or fall into chain.
+ 10:Use the Reduced-Kickback Guide Bar and
: = Low-Kickback Chain specified for your saw.
. Keepa good, firm grip on the saw with both
BE “hands when the engine is running and don't
7 let go, Figure 8. A firm grip can neutralize kick-
‘back and help you maintain control of the saw. Kee
the fingers of your left hand encircling and your left
thumb under the front handlebar. Keep your right
+ hand completely around the rear handle whether
i... Jour are right handed or left-handed. Keep your left
“arm straight with the elbow locked.
+2, Position your left hand on the front handlebar
=> soit isin à straight line with your right hand
5 onthe rear handle when making bucking cuts.
davies Figure 8. Never reverse right and left hand posi-
+; tions for any type of cutting. = - | | |
your weight evenly balanced on
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i; ‘Stand slightly to the left side of the saw to
A deep your body from being in a direct line
<< with the cutting chain. Figures. 110
== 5-Do not overreach. You could be drawn or thrown
51: off balance and lose control of the saw. | |
“-6.. Do not cut above shoulder height. It is difficult
- :to maintain control of the saw above shoulder height
‘and places the moving chain dangerously close to
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«# +2 Keep children, bystanders, and animals a -
- - minimum of 30 feet (10 Meters) away fromthe =
` пт; Work area. Do not allow other people or animalsto - . *
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Because a chain saw is a high-speed wood-cutting tool, special safety precau-
tions must be observed to reduce the risk of accidents. Careless or improper use
of this tool can cause serious injury
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— Eye Protection
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1.: Read your operator's manual carefull until
~~. you completely understand and can follow all safety
attempting to operate the unit.
© 2. Restrict the use of your saw to adult users who
TT understand and can follow safety rules, precautions, .
and operating instructions found in this manual.
©. 1. Wear protective gear. Figure 4. Always use |
~~ .steel-toed safety footwear with non-slip soles; snug—
cavy-duty, non-slip gloves; eye pro-
fitting clothing: k
. 4
"= you are fatigued, ill, or upset, or if you are un- ~~
“+ «dertheinfluence of alcohol, drug -
-..... tion. You must be in good physical condition and =
. . mentaliy alert. Chain saw work is strenuous. Kyou = ~~
+." “have any condition that might be agera gprayated by ==
roeforeoper- —
strenuous work, check with your docto:
‘ating a chain saw. |
el р d goggles or face — -—.
ety hard hat; and sound bar- —
-or mufflers.to protect Jour bearing SNE
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: condition and *
4. Do not attempt to use your chain saw during
bad weather conditions such as strong wind, rain,
| snow, ice, etc., or at night, —
‚| 5. Carefully plan your sawing operation in ad-
~~ vance. Do not start cutting unti you have a clear
work area, secure footing, and, if you are felling trees,
a planned retreat path. - -
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
sto ping of the chain results in a reversal of the chain force
used to cut wood and causes the saw to move inthe 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. Either reaction can result
in loss of control and possibly serious injury.
To avoid Pinch-Kickback:
1. Be extremely aware of situations or obstrue-
tions that can cause material to pinch the top ofor
otherwise stop the chain, —-
2. Do not cut more than one log at a time.
—. 8. Donottwistthe sawas the baris withdrawn from —
-— an under-cut when bucking.
rules, precautions, and operating instructions before Ш | “To avoid Pull-In:
1. Always begin cutting with the engine at full
throttle and the saw housing against wood.
2. Use wedges made of plastic or wood, (ever of
metal) to hold the cut open. —-
— 1. Eliminate all sources of sparks or flame in the
- areas where fuel is mixe poured, or stored,
_ There should be no smoking, open flames, or work
that could cause sparks. Allow engine to cool before
~~ refueling, a В
— 2. Mix and pour fuel in an outdoor area on bare
- ...ground; store fuel in a cool, dry, well ventilated place;
_ ‘and use an approved, marke container for all fue
~~. purposes. Ce o 5
3. Wipe up all fuel spills before starting saw,
4. Move at least 10 feet (3 meters) from the fuel-
ing site before starting the engine.
erating the saw. — Co a
. Turn the engine off and let your saw cool ina
co non-combustible area, not on dry leaves, straw;
+ paper, etc. Slowly remove fuel cap and refuel unit.
7. Store the unit and fuel in an area where fuel vapors
~~ cannot reach sparks or open flames from water heat-
ers, electric motors or switches, furnaces, etc,
situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use care and good judgment. Contact your Service
ee Dealer if you need assistance. В
- 1. Do not operate a chain saw that is damaged, =
| improperly adjusted, or not completely and
securely assembled. = | 6
Operate the chain saw only in outdoor areas.
Do not operate saw from a ladder or in a tree. 7
Position all parts ofyourbodytotheleftofeut
_ and away from the saw chain when the engine
5. Cut wood only. Do not use yoursaw to pry or shove
+. <- away limbs, roots, or other objects.
—. 6:-Make sure the chain will not make contact
that is damaged should be properly repaired or re-
“placed by using the instructions in this manual or by
taking your unit to your Authorized Service Dealer.
. Disconnect the spark plug before performing
any maintenance except
or carburetor adjust-
ments. |
. Never modify your saw in any way. Use only at-
tachments supplied or specifically recommended by
the manufacturer | |
Always replace the handguard immediately if
it becomes damaged, broken, or is other wise
removed. Е
with any object while starting the engine. | CARRY AND STORE YOUR SAW SAFELY
Never try to start the saw when the guide baris ina
cut or kerf. | | |
7. Use extreme caution when cutting small size
brush and saplings. Slender material can catch
the saw chain and be whipped toward you or pull you - 2. Before transporting in any vehicle or storing
~~ in any enclosure,
off balance.
8. Be-alert for springback when cutting a limb that
is under tension so you will not be struck by the limb |
or saw when the tension т the wood fibers is re- 3
9. Do not put pressure on the saw at theend ofa *
cut. Applying pressure can cause youto lose control ~~ - 4.
when the cut is completed. us
10. Stop the engine before setting the saw down.
Hand carry with the engine stopped, the
muffler away from your body, and the guide bar
and. chain to the rear covered preferably with a scab-
w your saw to cool complete-
ly, cover the bar and chain, and properly secure to
avoid turnover, fuel spillage, or damage.
. Empty the fuel tank before storing the tool.
Use up the fuel left in the carburetor by starting the
_ engine and letting the engine run until it stops.
. Store unit and fuel in a dry area out of the
reach of children. Do not store where fuel vapors
can reach sparks or an open flame from hot water
CL heaters, electric motors or switches, furnaces, etc.
— WORKING ORDER ~~ NOTE: Exposure to vibrations through prolonged use
1. Have all chain saw service performed by a qu
Alified service dealer with the exception of the
‘al. For example, if improper tools are used toremove ~~
or hold the flywheel when servicing the clutch, struc-
oline powered hand tools could cause blood ves-
os selor nerve damage in the fingers, hands, and wrists
E tad Main anna cantina AL . .. - =... of people prone to circulation disorders or abnorm
items listed in the maintenance section of this manu "swellings. Prolonged use in cold weather has been
linked to blood vessel damage in otherwise healthy
I ] damage to ~ +. -people. If symptoms occur such as numbness, pain,
© fora oad to © to the flywheel can occur and cause the o 055 ОР strength, change in skin color or texture, or
2 Keep fuel and oil 3 d fast + loss of feeling in the fingers, hands, or wrists, discon-
<. Heep! Iv io o a PS SCrews, and 1asieners | tinue the use of this tool and seek medical attention.
‘Securely tightened. — - | Án anti-vibration. system does not guarantee the
| 3. Keep the handles dry, clean, and free of oil or ;
-4 Make certain the saw chain stops moving =
when the throttle trigger is released. For cor-
. rection, refer to “Carburetor Adjustments.” en
5. Stop the saw if the chain strikes a foreign ob-
jeet. Check for alignment, binding, breakage, and = +
FE; When cutting fibrous material such as palms, pampas
— cluding cylinder cooling fins) after every other refue
avoidance of these problems. . Users who operate
monitor closely their physical condition and the con-
dition of this tool.
-— NOTICE: Refer to the Code of Federal Regulations
ОВ “Section 1910.266(5); ANSI 133.1 (American Nation
7 mounting of moving parts and any other condition + Standard Safety Requirements); and relevant state
47 that may affect the operation of the unit. Check .-::- safetycodes whenusinga chain saw for producing in-
«+ =z. guards and all other parts to see if each will operate 0 lo Ce
aa a BUA o come. ©
—- 1... properly and performits intended function. Any part
grass, yucca, etc., clean the cooling system (in-
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Your saw has been designed with safety in mind and in- N Your saw is equipped with a temperature limit-
cludes the following safety features as standard equip- ing muffler and spark arresting screen which |
ment: / 4442 and 4443. ANUS, forest land and the stater dr
a | 4442 an . .5. Tores and the states o
e Reduced-Kickback Guide Bar California, Maine, Washington, and Oregon require
e Low-Kickback Chain — many internal combustion engines to be equipped with
e Handguard — | : a spark arrestor screen by law. o
® Spark Arrestor + If you operate a chain saw in a state or locale
e Temperature Limiting Muffler where such regulations exist, you are legally re-
® Anti-vibration System . — sponsible for maintaining the operating condi-
® Turbo Clean™ Air Filter System tion of these parts. Failure to do so is a violation
— ~~ of the law. Refer to the “Spark Arrestor” sec-
Co Th. following A WARNING dod | tion for maintenance. << |
‘| fie following features aré included on your saw | "ea Ei TN ‘|
to help reduce the hazard of kickback: however, AVE THESE INSTRUCTION
such features will not totally eliminate this dan-| — D. CARTON CONTENTS
—Igerous reaction. As a chain saw user, do not rely
only on safety devices. You must follow all safety! ——— KEY |
- |preeautions, instructions, and maintenance in |
|this manual to help avoid kickback and other NO. ЙЕ QTY
forces which can result in serious injury. as 1. Engine 1
7 — 2. Guide Bar 1
~~ ® Reduced-Kickback Guide Bar, designed witha — — Operator's Manual (not shown) . 1
— small radius tip which reduces the size of the kick- —— Loose Parts Bag (not shown) 1
back danger zone on the bar tip. Figure > A Redu- - a
—. ced-Kickback Guide Baris one whichhas been dem- | | ‘ - .
~ -onstrated to significantly reduce the number and se- o LOOSE PARTS BAG CONTENTS:
-riousness of kickbacks when tested in accordance
with the safety requirements for gasoline powered 4. Chain 1
“chain saws as set by the American National Stan- 5. Scrench | | 1
o dards Institute, Inc., Standard B175.1 -- 1991. В a o |
e Low-Kickback Chain, designed withacontoured E. UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS
~~ depth gauge and guard link which deflect kickback — - | nn - hes
~~~ force and allow wood to gradual; ride into the cut- ~~ “1, After removing the contents from the carton,
PE fer F igure o Low “Rid ack Chain is chain which ~~ check parts against the Carton Contents list.
… ‘has met kickback performance requirements of DD Dune . Ce qi | :
“- _. ANSI B175.1 (Safety Requirements for Gasoline- - 2. Examine the parts for damage. Do not use dam-
; Powered Chain Saws) when tested on a representa- ~~ aged parts. i oo
| _ tive sample of chain saws below 3.8 cubic inch dis- | 3. Notify your POULAN PRO dealer immediately if
©. Handguard, designed to reduce the chance ofyour | | Е: It is normal to hear the fuel filter rattle in an
lett hand contacting the chain if your hand slipsoff . ... =~ fuel tank. ВЕ E
the front handlebar nn empty fuel tank
e Position of front and rear handlebars, de- = |
- signed with distance between handles and “in-line” = -
~~ with-each other. The spread and “in-line” position . - = Ly .
wo. of the hands provided by this design work together HELI ey
``. to give balance and resistance in controlling the piv- i - О
ot of the saw back toward the operator if kickback : 1 5-
Contoured CL a
Ns Depth Gauge. =
Elongated . `
% Guard Link
| Deflects
{ Kickback Force
— Reduced Kickbek Sal | To Cradually >
- Redu Radius Ti Kickback o
Symmetrical Guide Bar ne Low Mick . Ride Into Cutter
= > Can Obetruct
~_ — Material
Large Chain With High
Symmetrical Radius Tip Kickback Potential
Figure 5
CAREF E ‘a. Protective gloves. o
— Your Operators Manual has been developed to help `Ъ. Approved, marked fuel container.
~ you prepare your saw for use and to understand its c. One gallon regular unleaded gasoline.
safe operation. It is important that you read your 4d. 2 cycle, air-cooled engine oil (See the “Fueling
manual completely to become familiar with the - Your Engine” section). | В |
unit before you begin assembly or attempt opera- ~~ e, Barand Chain Oil (See the “Bar and Chain Oil”
tion. Your POULAN PRO dealer is available to section). | E...
show you how to operate your saw. Be sure to ask
a ~ for his assistance. . .. |
- B. ATTACHING THE SPUR (Optional) —
The spur is a special piece of equipment de-
signed to assist the cutting operation. When as-
sembled to saw, the spur will dig into tree or log and:
® relieve contact pressure adding ease to the
sawing operation. | a
e allow the saw to be more easily rotated or
pivoted into the cut.
To Install:
1. Remove the bar clamp nuts, bar clamp, and plastic
spacer. Figure 6. Discard plastic spacer.
NOTE; Be sure to remove the plastic spacer on the
.. bar stud (between bar clamp and crankcase).
- “2 Remove the isolator bracket screw. Figure 7.
FET 3. Remove and discard the spacer under the isolator
НЕ - bracket. Figure 7. |
1 - .- 4. Position the spur over the two holes in the shroud.
“+ Figure 6, Make sure the bottom screw hole tab on
ВЕ ~~ the spuris positioned between the shroud and the
isolator bracket (where the spacer was removed).
5. Insert the two spur screws and tighten evenly and
securely. ДО
_ Bracke >
; A / Isolator
= Wf Bracket o
A - Spacer
Figure 7
| © ATTACHING THE BAR AND CHAIN ‘ ‘ 9. Hold the guide bar against the saw frame and'in-
y, , ipped with a Reduced-Kick stall the bar clamp. à | =
- [email protected] Your saw is equipped with a uced-Kick-.. : - 10.Re the bar clamp nuts and tighten finger tight
back Bar and a Low-Kickback Chain. on place (ae bar “bar clamp 0 en after pr eit
o Always use the Reduced-Kickback Guide tensioned. a
— Bar and Low-Kickback Chain specified for ~~ 11. Proceed to the “Chain Tension” section.
your chain saw model when replacing these " * 7 —
parts. See the “Specifications” section.
Do not start the engine without the guide bar and
chain completely assembled. Otherwise, the
clutch can come off and serious injury can result.
| CAUTION: | Wear protective gloves when han-
dling or operating your saw. The chain is sharp
‚and can cut you even when it is not moving!
1. Remove the bar clamp nuts, bar clamp, and plastic
a. spacer if you have not already done so. Discard
plastic spacer.
2. Turn the adjusting screw (Figure 10) counter-
clockwise to move the adjusting pin almost as far as
it will go to the rear. a
3. Mount the guide bar with the slotted end over the
1 : ~ mounting studs. Figure 8. Position the adjusting
Lo... pin in the adjusting pin hole. Figure 8 .
4. Hold the chain with the cutters facing as shown in
a | Figure 9 (inset). |
5. Place the chain over and behind the clutch drum |
and onto the sprocket. F ¡pure 9 . Fitthe bottom of
the drive links between the-teeth in the sprocket.
des —..6. Slide the puide bar toward the rear of the sawas far
17 E as possible, Ш
+00 7. Start at the top of the bar and fit chain drive links
4 5523. . “Into the groove around the guide bar. Figure 9.
ее 8 Turn the adjusting pin clockwise until the chain is
ре snug in the guide bar groove. Figure 10.
1567 e Correct Chain Tension is very important-- 8. Continue adjusting the adjusting screw until the
— A loose chain will wear the bar an itself. tension is correct. SE |
—. À loose chain can jump off the bar while youare 4 Lift up the tip of the guide bar and tighten the bar
Aung hain can break or damage the sawand/ ~~ ©lamp nuts with the scrench. |
7 or bar - a ih 9. Recheck chain tension. Figure 11.
= e The chain stretches durin use, especially ~~ [= | bn
; whennew Check tension periodically as follows: . | Adjusting Screw ,
— each time the saw Is used; $ Tun To
~~~ — more frequently when the chain is new; Е Increase gama
~~ — as the chain warms up to normal operating {Chain
temperature. | Tension |
e Chain tension is correct when the chain:
+. ~ Can belifted about 1/8” from the Guide Barata
ao point near the middle of the bar and a
5 =— will move freely around the bar,
5; Wheninstalling a new chain, allow the chain to -
— be lifted 1/4” from the bar. Thereafter, follow the
a a instructions as indicated. Le. ; - —
Chain tensioning procedure: we De Lifted
~~ | WARNING: | Alwaysweargloveswhenhandl- —— Correct (1/4” on first
©; ingthe chain. The chain is sharp and cancut . | tensioning of ;
— — - Fou even when it is not moving! | | new chain)
NOTE: The bar clamp nuts must be no more than “:|-. -
finger tight to tension the chain correctly. — NA
| ; 7 - NOTE: Hold tip of guide bar up through step 4.
“1. Lift up the tip of the guide bar and turn the adjust-
- ingscrewclockwise until the chain does not sag be-
“© neath the guide bar. Figure 10. | 1
- 2. Check the tension by lifting the chain from the ——— —
«guide bar at the center of the bar. Figure 11. MT — Figure ll
e =8 | Da a. ВЕ
1. Use only recommended fuel mixtures.
2. Mixand pour fuel outdoors and where there are
no sparks or flames,
.. Use a container approved for fuel.
4. Do not smoke or allow smoking near fuel or the
tool or while using the tool.
Wipe up all fuel spills before starting the engine.
6. Move at least 10 feet away from the fueling site
‘before starting the engine.
- 7. Stop the engine before removing the fuel cap.
~~ Allow the engine to cool before refueling.
; 8. Empty the fuel tank before storing the tool. Use
up fuel left in the carburetor by starting the en-
gine and letting it run until it stops.
9. Store unit and fuel in an area where fuel vapors
cannot reach sparks or open flames from water
heaters, electric motors or switches, furnaces,
e Your unit is powered by a two-cycle en-
gine which requires a fuel mixture of reg-
ular unleaded gasoline and a high quality
engine oil specially made for 2-cycle, air—
cooled engines. .The internal design of the
+ 2-cycle engine requires lubrication of moving
- parts. Lubrication is provided when the recom-
- mended mixture-of gasoline and oil is used.
5 ) ie Genuine POULAN PRO 40:1 engine oil is
* {ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture whic
strongly recommended for the protection -
of your unit. Extensive engineering tests have
proven that POULAN PRO oil resists break-
~~ down at operating. temperatures common to
— “2-cycle engines, resulting i in dependable per-
“ formance and longer engine life.
À ‘Gasoline must be clean and not over two
months old. Gasoline will: chemically break
down and form compounds that cause hard В
Е starting and damage i in 2~cycle engines.
ВЕ > correct measure of gasoline to oil is a E
x very important. Too much oil in the mixture nl
TE re foul the spark plug.
"CAUTION: ] Too little oil or incorrect oil will A 5 | |
Ea ES 2. Using a spout or funnel, fill the fuel tank with
‘cause the engine to overheat and seize.
e. Always mix the fuel thoroughly in a con- Fa =
combine, Do not mix gasoline and oil directly: in
the fuel tank,
POULAN PRO 40:1 engine oil is strongly recom-
~~ mended. Any other POULAN PRO, POULAN,
WEED EATER, or PARAMOUNT brand engine oil
is acceptable if mixed according to the instructions
on the container.
PARAMOUNT brand oil is not available, use a good
quality, 2-cycle engine oil mixed at a ratio of 16:1 (8
oz. oil to 1 gal. gasoline).
~~ ® NMMA OIL (National Marine Manufac-
turer’s Association)--formerly BIA oil--
Does not have proper additives for air-cooled,
2-cycle engines and can cause engine damage.
Does not have proper additives for air-cooled,
2-eycie engines and can cause engine damage.
| tied before storage. Drain the gas tank, start the
. -¡engine, and let it run until the
— |buretor are empty. Use fresh fuel after taking
{the unit out of storage. See the “Storage” ‚вес-
Alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or usin
leads to separation and formation of acids dur-
ing storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel sys-
tem of an engine while in storage. To avoid en-
gine problems, the fuel system should be emp-
el lines and car-
tion for additional information. Never use en-
gine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent damage may occur,
1. Pour the proper measure of engine oil into an
“approved, marked fuel container. Then, fill the
container with regular unleaded gasoline. |
J. OTE; If fuel is already in the container, add the
proper measure of engine oil. Then, close the |
container tightly and shake it momentarily,
> NOTE : Do not mix gasoline and ой directly à in the
- > fuel tank:
fuel mix.
tainer since gasoline and oil do not readily E a . 3. Reinstall the fuel cap securely.
F. BAR AND CHAINOIL ~~. —-Todecrease the oil flow, turn the oil adjust
~ ® The Guide Bar and Cutting Chain require | ing screw clockwise.
— continuous lubrication to remain in operat- e If the oiler is adjusted to decrease the oil
ing condition. Lubrication is provided by the au- flow, be sure to readjust the oiler before returning
tomatic oiler system when the ofl tankis kept filled. to types of cutting that require greater lubrication.
— Lack of oil will quickly ruinthe Barand e When the saw is run at high speed for long
Chain. | ВЕ ВЕ periods of time during certian types of cut-
— Too little oil will cause overheating shown | ting, such as pruning and debranching, more oil
by smoke coming from the chain and/or discol- can be delivered than 1s required. To avoid running
| oration of the guide bar rails. out of chain oil before running out of fuel, check the
* Genuine POULAN or POULAN PRO Bar and oil tank periodically. —
Chain Oil is recommended to protect your NO o |
unit against excessive wear from heat and =
. high temperature thinning, If POULAN or a a e
ULAN PRO Bar and Cham Oil is not available, a Fill the oil tank each time you refill the
ВЕ il. Ne te oil fuel tank to ensure that there will be sufficient
| bea good grade SAE 30 o Ever Tse waste o tor o oil for the chain whenever you start and run the
* In freezing weather oil will thicken, making . ... - Saw | . e e.
it necessary to thin bar and chain oil with a b. Keep sawdust and debris cleaned from
small amount of #1 Diesel Fuel or kerosene. — theoil los mn ae gu e dch ) allow an ad-
Bar and chain oil must be free flowing for the oil =~ ~~ equate oil flow to the bar and chain.”
System to pump enough oil for adequate lubrica- ~~ ¢. Keepspilled and spattered oil wiped from
tion. | | Co the unit to avoid sawdust and debris
a | build-up. Pay particular attention to oil onthe
= 6 USE THE FOLLOWING fan housing and starter assembly to avoid over-
——$6. | | | : | | ti e engine, |
. 807 or above — 100% lubricant — undiluted. 3 d. It i is normal for a small amount of oil to
30 °F —95% lubricant to 5% #1 Diesel Fuelor =~ ~~ - appear under the saw after the engine
Blow or 00 cat to 10% #1 Diesel ut Ms stes dinos Tom the
+. 2 Stop the engine. | o | E
|. b. Turnsawonits side with oil cap up. Figure 12.
, …… & - Loosen cap slowly and wait for pressure in the
7 ‘tank to be released before removing the cap.
dd. Fill the oil tank. — I |
—.e. Replace the oil cap securely.
- ‘ - 8 ADJUSTING THE AUTOMATIC + Each Time the
OILER | Fuel Tankis
‘+e The adjustable automatic oiler is set for
: maximum output at the factory. some types
of cutting require adjusting the oiler. |.
-- —— less oil is required for soft or freshly cut
#77 = maximum oil is required for hardwood or |
4," wood that has been cut for a period of us
2 time. LT SE EE
e “The adjusting screw is located at the bottom of : <P
«the saw on the crankcase next to the bar clamp [{
_ housing (Figure 18 ) and can be adjusted with the - E
screwdriver end of the scrench provided with your 7. ES
sa | o e PA
7 e To increase the oil flow, turn the oil adjust=:= "1
ing screw counterclockwise. EE
… clothing; and eye, hearing, and head protection
“| The chain must not move when the engine runs |
”° | ments” section for correction. —
Each time before operating your saw, always:
+ 1. ~Checkoverthe safety rules and precautions
; in this manual. Make certain you completely un-
derstand and can apply each one.
2. y Checkprotective gear Always use eye, hearing,
and head protection devices; safety footwear: protec-
tive gloves; and snug fitting clothing.
8. ¥ Check the saw for loose bolts, nuts, or fit-
tings. Tighten, repair, or replace parts as 
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