40v lithium-ion cordless 12” chain saw

40V LITHIUM-ION CORDLESS
12” CHAIN SAW
20292
Some Greenworks Lithium-Ion products are sold with
or without battery and charger.
To order: Battery (Sold Separately)(Model # 29472 & 29462)
Charger (Sold Separately)(Model # 29482)
Owner’s Manual
TOLL-FREE HELPLINE: 1-888-90WORKS (888.909.6757)
Read all safety rules and instructions carefully before operating this tool.
CONTENTS
Contents ...................................................................................................................... ........ 2
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Safety information ............................................................................................................ . 3-7
Symbols ....................................................................................................................... .....8-9
Know your chain saw ......................................................................................................... 10
Assembly ...................................................................................................................... ......11
Operation ..................................................................................................................... . 12-26
Maintenance .................................................................................................................27 -35
Environmentally safe battery disposal ...............................................................................37
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................... ..38
Warranty ...................................................................................................................... ......39
Exploded View ................................................................................................................. .. 40
Parts List............................................................................................................................ 41
Notes ......................................................................................................................... ...42-43
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
40V LITHIUM-ION CHAIN SAW
Bar length ................................................................................................... 12” (30.4 cm)
Chain pitch ................................................................................................. 3/8” (9.5 mm)
Chain gauge ............................................................................................0.05” (1.27 mm)
Chain type ......................................................................................... 91PJ040X(Oregon)
Guide bar type .........................................................................12"12 0SDEA041(Oregon)
Chain oil tank capacity ................................................................................ 1.8 oz (50 ml)
Unit weight(with 4A battery) ........................................................................ 9.27 lbs (4.2kg)
LIMITED
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SAFETY INFORMATION
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
I M P O R TA N T
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS. Failure to follow all instructions listed below
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W A R N I N G
When use a electric chainsaw, basic safety preccation should be always followed to reduce the
risk of fire, electric shock, and injury to persons, including the following.
Do not start cutting until you have a clear work area, secure footing, and a planned retreat
path from the falling tree. Cluttered areas invite accidents.
Keep all children, bystanders, visitors, and animals out of the work area while starting or
cutting with the chain saw.
liquids, gases, or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes.
cut resistant material or ones that contain cut resistant inserts. Wear non-slip safety footwear.
Wear non-slip heavy duty gloves to improve your grip and to protect your hands. Do not wear
be drawn into the motor or catch the chain or underbrush. Secure hair so it is above shoulder
level.
Heavy protective clothing may increase operator fatigue, which could lead to heat stroke.
During weather that is hot and humid, heavy work should be scheduled for early morning or
late afternoon hours when temperatures are cooler.
Wear eye protection which is marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1 as well as hearing and head
protection when operating this equipment.
Always be aware of what you are doing when using the chain saw. Use common sense. Do
medication.
Do not expose the chain saw to rain.
Do not use the chain saw in damp or wet locations.
Stay alert and pay attention to what you are doing. Use common sense when using this unit.
Keep all parts of your body away from the saw chain when the unit is running.
Always carry the chain saw by the front handle with the battery removed and the guide bar
and saw chain positioned to the rear.
Never let anyone use your chain saw who has not received adequate instructions in its proper
use. This applies to rentals as well as privately owned saws.
Before you start the unit, make sure the saw chain is not contacting any object.
Stop the chain saw before setting it down.
Maintain the unit with care. Keep the cutting edge sharp and clean for best performance and
to reduce the risk of injury. Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories.
Keep handles dry, clean, and free of oil and grease.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
use only the following type and size batteries (GMAX 4Ah & 2Ah Battery / # 29472 & 29462)
do not dispose of batteries in a fire, the cell may explode,check with local codes for
possible special desposal instruction.
do not open or mutilate the batteries
, released electrolyte is corrosive and may cause
damage to the eyes or skin, if may be toxic if swallowed.
exercise care in handling battery in order not to short the battery with conducting material
such as rings,bracelets and beys. the battery or conductor may overheat and cause burns.
the chain saw handles. Serious injury to the operator, helpers, bystanders, or any combination
of these persons may result from one-handed operation. A chain saw is intended for twohanded use.
increased risk of electric shock if your body is grounded.
securely assembled. Chain should slow to a stop when the switch trigger is released. If the
chain continues to turn after the switch trigger has been released, have the unit serviced by
your nearest GREENWORKS service dealer.
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 dealer unless otherwise indicated elsewhere in this manual.
should be performed by your nearest GREENWORKS service dealer.
authorized service centre.
changing attachments, such as saw chain and guard.
rush.
NOTE: The size of the work area depends on the job being performed as well as the size tree or work piece
involved. For example, felling a tree requires a larger work area than making bucking cuts.
catch the saw chain and be whipped toward you or pull you off balance.
g a limb that is under tension, be alert for spring back so that you will not be struck
was intended.
wood only. Never use the chain saw to cut plastic, masonry or non-wood building materials.
out of the reach of children.
r to them frequently and use them to instruct others who may
use this tool. If you loan someone this tool, loan them these instructions also.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
WA R N I N G Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities
contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some
examples of these chemicals are:
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce
your exposure to these chemicals: work in a well- ventilated area, and work with approved safety
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SAFETY INFORMATION
KICKBACK (See Figure 1-2)
WA R N I N G
Kickback may 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 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 and stop the chain for
an instant. The result is a lightning fast, reverse reaction which kicks the guide bar up and back
toward the operator. If the saw chain is pinched along the top of the guide bar, the guide bar can
be driven rapidly back toward the operator. Either of these reactions can cause loss of saw control
which can result in serious injury. Do not rely exclusively upon the safety devices built into the saw.
As a chain saw user, you should take several steps to keep your cutting jobs free from accident or
injury.
1.
unit is running. Place your right hand on the rear handle and your left hand on the front
with a stiff left arm will help you maintain control of the saw if kickback occurs.
2. Make sure that the area in which you are cutting is free from obstructions. Do not let the
nose of the guide bar contact a log, branch, fence, or any other obstruction that could be
hit while you are operating the saw.
3. Always cut with the unit running. Fully squeeze the switch trigger and maintain cutting
speed.
4. Use only the replacement guide bars and low kickback chains specified by the
manufacturer for the saw.
Sudden surprise contributes to accidents.
Rotational
Kickback
Kickback
Danger Zone
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
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SAFETY INFORMATION
where wood contact is made. Thus, the operator must be ready to control the PULL
when cutting on the bottom edge of the bar, and PUSH when cutting along the top edge.
(See Figure 3)
PULL
PUSH
Fig. 3
UNDERSTANDING YOUR CHAIN SAW SAFETY DEVICES (See Figure 4)
Fig. 4
LOW KICKBACK SAW CHAIN
The rakers (depth gauges) ahead of each cutter can minimize the force of a kickback reaction
by preventing the cutters from digging in too deeply at the kickback zone. Only use replacement
B175.1. Low kickback/skip tooth saw chain is a chain that has met the kickback performance
requirements of ANSI B175.1 - 1991 (American National Standard for Power Tools - GasolinePowered Chain Saws-Safety Requirements) when tested on the representative sample of chain
useful life, they lose some of the low kickback qualities and extra caution should be used.
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SYMBOLS
Some of the following symbols may be used on this product. Please study them and learn their
meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the product better and safer.
SYMBOL
NAME
DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION
V
Volts
Voltage
A
Amperes
Current
Hz
Hertz
Frequency (cycles per second)
W
Watts
Power
hrs
Hours
Time
No Load Speed
Rational speed, at no load
Class II Construction
Double-insulated construction
Per Minute
Revolutions, strokes, surface speed, orbits etc.,
per minute
no
/min
Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Designates that this tool is in compliance with
Lithium-Ion battery recycling program requirements
Safety Alert Symbol
Precautions that involve your safety.
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-stand operator’s manual before using this product.
Eye and Head Protection
Wear eye and head protection when operating this
equipment.
Gloves
Wear non-slip, heavy-duty protective gloves when
handling the pole saw and the blade.
Safety Footwear
Wear non-slip safety footwear when using this
equipment.
Kickback
DANGER! Beware of kickback.
Operate With Two Hands
Hold and operate the saw properly with both hands.
One Handed
Do not operate the saw using only one hand.
Bar Nose Contact
Avoid bar nose contact.
Keep Bystanders Away
Keep all bystanders at least 50' (15 m) away.
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SYMBOLS
The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated
with this product.
SYMBOL
SIGNAL
MEANING
DANGER
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not
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WARNING
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided,
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CAUTION
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided,
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CAUTION
(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation that may
result in property damage.
SERVICE
Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge and should be performed only by a qualified
service technician. For service we suggest you return the product to your nearest AUTHORIZED
SERVICE CENTER for repair. When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
WA R N I N G
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and instructions in this Owner's Manual, do not use this product. Call the Toll-free Helpline (1888-909-6757) for assistance.
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eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation,
always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and, when needed, a
full face shield. We recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or
standard safety glasses with side shields. Always use eye protection which is marked
to comply with ANSI Z87.1.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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KNOW YOUR CHAIN SAW
Read this operator's manual and safety rules before operating your chain saw. Compare the
illustration in Figure 5 to your lawn mower in order to familiarize yourself with the location of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Switch Lock
Switch Trigger
Scabbard
Low Kickback
Saw Chain
Front Handle
Front Hand
Guard
Guide Bar
Rear Handle
Chain Tension
knob
Chain Cover
Chain Cover
Lock knob
Fig. 5
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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
UNPACKING
This product has been shipped completely assembled.
• Carefully remove the product and any accessories from the box. Make sure that all items
listed in the packing list are included.
• Inspect the product carefully to make sure no breakage or damage occurred during shipping.
• Do not discard the packing material until you have carefully inspected and satisfactorily
operated the product.
• If any parts are damaged or missing, please call 1-888-909-6757 for assistance.
PACKING LIST
• Chain saw
• Scabbard
• Owner's Manual
WA R N I N G
If any parts are damaged or missing, do not operate this product until the parts are replaced.
Failure to heed this warning could result in serious personal injury.
WA R N I N G
Do not attempt to modify this product or create accessories not recommended for use with this
leading to possible serious personal injury.
WA R N I N G
starting and possible serious personal injury.
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OPERATING YOUR CHAIN SAW
UNPACKING
This product has been shipped completely assembled.
Carefully remove the product and any accessories from the box. Make sure that all items
listed in the packing list are included.
Inspect the product carefully to make sure no breakage or damage occurred during shipping.
Do not discard the packing material until you have carefully inspected and satisfactorily
operated the product.
If any parts are damaged or missing, please call 1-888-909-6757 for assistance.
PACKING LIST
Chain saw Scabbard Hexagon ring spanner Owner's Manual
WA R N I N G
If any parts are damaged or missing, do not operate this product until the parts are replaced.
Failure to heed this warning could result in serious personal injury.
WA R N I N G
Do not attempt to modify this product or create accessories not recommended for use with this
leading to possible serious personal injury.
WA R N I N G
starting and possible serious personal injury.
WA R N I N G
Do not allow familiarity with this product to make you careless. Remember that a careless
WA R N I N G
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields when operating power tools. Failure
to do so could result in objects being thrown into your eyes, resulting in possible serious injury.
WA R N I N G
Do not use any attachments or accessories not recommended by the manufacturer of this product.
The use of attachments or accessories not recommended can result in serious personal injury.
APPLICATIONS
You may use this product for the purposes listed below:
Basic limbing, felling, and woodcutting
Removing buttress roots
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OPERATING YOUR CHAIN SAW
ADDING BAR AND CHAIN LUBRICANT (See Figure 6)
Use GREENWORKS Bar and Chain Lubricant. It is designed for chains and chain oilers, and is
formulated to perform over a wide temperature range with no dilution required.
NOTE: Chain saw comes from the factory with no bar and chain oil added. Level should also be checked after
NOTE: Do not use dirty, used or otherwise contaminated oils. Damage may occur to the bar or chain.
DO NOT re-
move the foam.
NOTE: It is normal for oil to seep from the saw when not in use. To prevent seepage, empty the oil tank after
each use then run for one minute. When storing the unit for a long period of time (three months or longer) be
sure the chain is lightly lubricated; this will prevent rust on the chain and bar sprocket.
I M P O R TA N T
To preserve natural resources, please recycle or dispose of oil properly. Consult your local waste
authority for information regarding available recycling and/disposal options.
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Oil Reservoir
Cap
Fig. 6
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OPERATING YOUR CHAIN SAW
BATTERY PACK (See Figure 7)
I M P O R TA N T
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time, place the battery pack in the battery charger and charge it fully. Be sure to read all safety
precautions, and follow the instructions in the section entitled Charging Procedure. With regular
use, the battery will require shorter charging times. When storing the chain saw for a prolonged
period of time, remove the battery. When the chain saw is going to be used again, charge the
battery pack for at least a full charging period. This product has no memory effect.
REMOVING THE BATTERY PACK
Press the latch button (1) on the battery pack down and hold.
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strong pull to remove it.
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INSTALLING THE BATTERY PACK
WA R N I N G
Procedure.
I M P O R TA N T
shut off the power to the tool and then reset itself once cooled.
Follow these steps if an overload occurs while under heavy use:
reinstalled for use.
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3
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Fig. 7
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OPERATING YOUR CHAIN SAW
STARTING AND STOPPING THE CHAIN SAW (See Figure 8)
WA R N I N G
Keep body to the left of the chain line. Never straddle the saw or chain, or lean over past the
chain line.
STARTING THE CHAIN SAW:
Maintenance of this manual.
with the bar and chain.
ch lock. This makes the switch trigger operational.
trigger for continued operation.
STOPPING THE CHAIN SAW:
NOTE: It is normal for the chain to coast to a stop once the trigger switch is released.
position.
Switch Lock
Switch Trigger
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Fig. 8
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OPERATING YOUR CHAIN SAW
PREPARING FOR CUTTING
PROPER GRIP ON HANDLES (See Figure 9)
See General Safety Rules for appropriate safety equipment.
right hand on the rear handle so that your body is to the left of the chain line.
the handle and the thumb is wrapped under the handlebar. This grip is least likely to be broken
are on the same side of the handle is dangerous because a slight kick of the saw can cause
loss of control.
WA R N I N G
Never use a left-handed (cross-handed) grip or any stance that would place your body or arm
across the chain line.
Fig. 9
PROPER HAND
GRIP POSITION
Proper Grip
WA R N I N G
DO NOT operate the
switch trigger with your
left hand and hold the
front handle with your
right hand. Never allow
any part of your body
to be in the chain line
while operating a saw.
CHAIN
LINE
IMPROPER GRIP
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OPERATING YOUR CHAIN SAW
PROPER CUTTING STANCE (See Figure 10)
THUMB ON
UNDERSIDE OF
HANDLE BAR
Chain Line
Straight Arm
Fig. 10
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OPERATING YOUR CHAIN SAW
BASIC OPERATING/CUTTING PROCEDURES
Practice cutting a few small logs using the following technique to get the “feel” of using the saw
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Take the proper stance in front of the wood with the saw idling.
Press the switch lock and squeeze the switch trigger then release switch lock and let the
chain accelerate to full speed before entering the cut.
Begin cutting with the saw against the log.
Keep the unit running the entire time you are cutting, maintain a steady speed.
Allow the chain to cut for you; exert only light downward pressure. Forcing the cut could result
in damage to the bar, chain, or motor.
Release the switch trigger as soon as the cut is completed, allowing the chain to stop. If you
run the saw without a cutting load, unnecessary wear can occur to the chain, bar, and unit.
Do not put pressure on the saw at the end of the cut.
WORK AREA PRECAUTIONS (See Figure 11)
Cut only wood or materials made from wood; no sheet metal, no plastics, no masonry, no nonwood building materials.
Never allow children to operate the saw. Allow no person to use this chain saw who has not
read this operator’s manual or received adequate instructions for the safe and proper use of
this chain saw.
Keep everyone – helpers, bystanders, children, and animals – a SAFE DISTANCE from the
cutting area. During felling operations, the safe distance should be a least twice the height of
the largest trees in the felling area. During bucking operations, keep a minimum distance of
15' (4.6 m) between workers.
Always cut with both feet on solid ground to prevent being pulled off balance.
Do not cut above chest height as a saw held higher is difficult to control against kickback
forces.
Do not fell trees near electrical wires or buildings. Leave this operation for professionals.
Cut only when visibility and light are adequate for you to see clearly.
Fig. 11
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OPERATING YOUR CHAIN SAW
FELLING TREES
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS
WA R N I N G
Do not fell trees during periods of high wind or heavy precipitation. Wait until the hazardous
weather has ended.
When felling a tree, it is important that you heed the following warnings to prevent possible
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Do not cut down trees having an extreme lean or large trees with rotten limbs, loose bark,
or hollow trunks. Have these trees pushed or dragged down with heavy equipment, then cut
them up.
Do not cut trees near electrical wires or buildings.
Check the tree for damaged or dead branches that could fall and hit you during felling.
Periodically glance at the top of the tree during the backcut to assure the tree is going to fall in
the desired direction.
If the tree starts to fall in the wrong direction, or if the saw gets caught or hung up during the
fall, leave the saw and save yourself!
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OPERATING YOUR CHAIN SAW
PROPER PROCEDURE FOR TREE FELLING (See Figure 12-15)
Felling a tree — When bucking and felling operations are being performed by two or more
persons, at the same time, the felling operation should be separated from the bucking
operation by a distance of at least twice the height of the tree being felled. Trees should not
be felled in a manner that would endanger any person, strike any utility line or cause any
property damage. If the tree does make contact with any utility line, the utility company should
Operator should keep on the uphill side of terrain as the tree is likely to roll or slide after it is
felled.
Pick your escape route (or routes in case the intended route is blocked). Clear the immediate
area around the tree and make sure there are no obstructions in your planned path of retreat.
Clear the path of safe retreat approximately 135° from the planned line of fall.
Consider the force and direction of the wind, the lean and balance of the tree, and the location
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tree along a line different from its natural line of fall.
Remove dirt, stones, loose bark, nails, staples, and wire from the tree where felling cuts are to
be made.
Notched Undercut. Cut a notch about 1/3 the diameter of the trunk in the side of the tree.
Make the notch cuts so they intersect at a right angle to the line of fall. This notch should be
cleaned out to leave a straight line. To keep the weight of the wood off the saw, always make
the lower cut of the notch before the upper cut.
Felling Backcut. As the felling cut gets close to the hinge the tree should begin to fall. If there
is any chance the tree may not fall in the desired direction or it may rock back and bind the
saw chain, stop cutting before the felling cut is complete and use wedges of wood, plastic or
aluminum to open the cut and drop the tree along its desired line of fall. Make the backcut
level and horizontal, and at a minimum of 2" (5 cm) above the horizontal cut of the notch.
PLANNED LINE
OF FALL
PLANNED
LINE
OF FALL
135°
45°
PATH
OF SAFE
RETREAT
90°
45°
90°
135° FROM
PLANNED LINE
OF FALL
135°
PATH OF
SAFE
RETREAT
Fig. 12
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OPERATING YOUR CHAIN SAW
NOTE: Never cut through to the notch. Always leave a band of wood between the notch and back cut (approximately 2" (5 cm) or 1/10 the diameter of the tree). This is called “hinge” or “hingewood.” It controls the fall
of the tree and prevents slipping or twisting or shoot back of the tree off the stump.
On large diameter trees, stop the back cut before it is deep enough for the tree to either fall
or settle back on the stump. Then insert soft wooden or plastic wedges into the cut so they do
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As tree starts to fall, stop the chain saw and put it down immediately. Retreat along the
cleared path, but watch the action in case something falls your way.
HINGE
2" (5 cm) OR 1/10 DIA
Back Cut
Hinge
NOTCH APPROX. 1/3
DIAMETER OF
TRUNK
BACK CUT
2" (5 cm)
Fig. 13
Wedge
Fig. 14
Fig. 15
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OPERATING YOUR CHAIN SAW
REMOVING BUTTRESS ROOTS (See Figure 16)
A buttress root is a large root extending from the trunk of the tree above the ground. Remove
vertical cut. Remove the resulting loose section from the work area. Follow the correct tree felling
procedure as stated in Proper Procedure For Tree Felling after you have removed the large
buttress roots.
BUCKING (See Figure 17)
Bucking is the term used for cutting a fallen tree to the desired log length.
chain during cutting, this can cause kickback. Refer to Kickback earlier in this manual.
cking on a slope, always stand on the uphill side of the log. To maintain complete
control of the chain saw when cutting through the log, release the cutting pressure near the
end of the cut without relaxing your grip on the chain saw handles. Do not let the chain contact
the ground. After completing the cut, wait for the saw chain to stop before you move the chain
saw. Always stop the motor before moving from tree to tree.
KICKBACK
Vertical
Cut
Loose
Section
Horizontal
Cut
Fig. 16
Fig. 17
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OPERATING YOUR CHAIN SAW
BUCKING WITH A WEDGE (See Figure 18)
If the wood diameter is large enough for you to insert a soft bucking wedge without touching the
chain, you should use the wedge to hold the cut open to prevent pinching.
BUCKING LOGS UNDER STRESS (See Figure 19)
When the log is supported on one end, cut 1/3 the diameter from the underside. Then make the
finished cut by overbucking to meet the first cut.
When the log is supported on bothe edn, cut 1/3 of the diameter from the top overback. Then
make the finished cut by under bucking the lower 2/3 to meet the first cut.
OVERBUCKING (See Figure 20)
Begin on the top side of the log with the bottom of the saw against the log; exert light pressure
downward. Note that the saw will tend to pull away from you.
UNDERBUCKING (See Figure 21)
Begin on the under side of the log with the top of the saw against the log; exert light pressure
upward. During under bucking, the saw will tend to push back at you. Be prepared for this
LOG SUPPORTED AT ONE END
LOAD
FINISHING CUT
1ST CUT 1/3 DIA
LOG SUPPORTED AT BOTH ENDS
LOAD 1ST CUT 1/3 DIA
Fig. 18
FINISHING CUT
Fig. 19
PULL
AVOID CUTTING EARTH
OVERBUCKING
Fig. 20
PUSH
UNDERBUCKING
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Fig. 21
OPERATING YOUR CHAIN SAW
LIMBING (See Figure 22)
Limbing is removing branches from a fallen tree.
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footing is secure and your weight is distributed evenly on both feet.
Leave the larger support limbs under the tree to keep the tree off the ground while cutting.
Limbs should be cut one at a time. Remove the cut limbs from the work area often to help
keep the work area clean and safe.
Branches under tension should be cut from the bottom up to avoid binding the chain saw.
Keep the tree between you and the chain saw while limbing. Cut from the side of the tree
opposite the branch you are cutting.
PRUNING (See Figure 23)
Pruning is trimming limbs from a live tree.
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footing is secure and your weight is distributed evenly on both feet.
Do not cut from a ladder, this is extremely dangerous. Leave this operation for professionals.
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until you have cut off the limb further out to reduce the weight. This prevents stripping the bark
from the main member.
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Your second cut should overbuck to drop the branch off.
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grow back to seal the wound.
WA R N I N G
If the limbs to be pruned are above chest height, hire a professional to perform the pruning.
LOAD Second
Cut
First Cut
1/3 Diameter
Finishing
Cut
CUT LIMBS ONE AT A TIME AND
LEAVE SUPPORT LIMBS
UNDER TREE UNTIL LOG IS CUT
Fig. 22
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OPERATING YOUR CHAIN SAW
When bucking on a slope always stand on the uphill side of the log. when cutting through to maintain
complete control release the cutting pressure near the end of the cut without relaxing your grip on the
chainsaw handle. Don’t let the chain contact the ground. After completing the cut wait for the saw
chain to stop before you move the chainsaw. Always stop the motor before moving from tree to tree.
Bucking a log
Stand on uphill side when
cutting because log may roll
CUTTING SPRINGPOLES (See Figure 24)
A springpole is any log, branch, rooted stump, or sapling which is bent under tension by other
wood so that it springs back if the wood holding it is cut or removed. On a fallen tree, a rooted
stump has a high potential of springing back to the upright position during the bucking cut to
separate the log from the stump. Watch out for springpoles — they are dangerous.
WA R N I N G
Springpoles are dangerous and could strike the operator, causing the operator to lose control of the
chain saw. This could result in severe or fatal injury to the operator.
SPRINGPOLE
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Fig. 24
MAINTENANCE
WA R N I N G
When servicing, use only identical replacement parts. Use of any other parts may create a
hazard or cause product damage.
WA R N I N G
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields during power tool operation or
when blowing dust. If operation is dusty, also wear a dust mask.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most plastics are susceptible to damage from
various types of commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use. Use clean cloths to
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come in contact with plastic parts. Chemicals can damage, weaken, or destroy plastic, which
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LUBRICATION
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for the life of the unit under normal operating conditions. Therefore, no further lubrication is
required.
REPLACING THE GUIDE BAR AND CHAIN (See Figure 28-34)
D A N G E R
Never start the motor before installing the guide bar, chain, chain cover, and chain cover lock
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Before performing any maintenance, make sure the battery is removed. Failure to heed this
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MAINTENANCE
C A U T I O N
Always wear gloves when handling the bar and chain; these components are sharp and may
contain burrs.
WA R N I N G
Never touch or adjust the chain while the motor is running. The saw chain is very sharp; always
wear protective gloves when performing maintenance to the chain to avoid possible serious
lacerations.
Chain Combinations section later in this manual.
direction of chain rotation. If they face backwards, turn the loop over.
n drive links into the bar groove as shown.
Chain Cover
Lock Bolt
Chain Tension
Knob
Fig.29
Fig.28
Mounting
Surface
Chain
Sleeve
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Chain Cover
Lock Knob
Fig. 30
Chain Cover
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MAINTENANCE
NOTE: Make certain of direction of chain.
Position the chain so there is a loop at the back of the bar.
Hold the chain in position on the bar and place the loop around the sprocket.
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bar.
NOTE: When placing the bar on the bar studs, ensure that the adjusting pin is in the chain tension pin hole.
Replace the chain cover.
Replace the sleeve and chain cover lock bolt; use a hexagon ring spanner to rotate bolt
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Remove all slack from the chain by turning the chain tensioning bolt clockwise with a hexagon
ring spanner until the chain seats snugly against the bar with the drive links in the bar groove.
Lift the tip of the guide bar up to check for sag.
Release the tip of the guide bar and turn the chain tensioning bolt 1/2 turn clockwise. Repeat
this process until sag does not exist.
Hold the tip of the guide bar up and tighten the chain cover lock bolt. The chain is correctly
tensioned when there is no sag on the underside of the guide bar, the chain is snug, but it can
be turned by hand without binding.
NOTE: If chain is too tight, it will not rotate. Loosen the chain cover lock bolt slightly and turn the chain tensioning bolt 1/4 turn counterclockwise. Lift the tip of the guide bar up and retighten the chain cover lock bolt.
Ensure that the chain will rotate without binding.
Cutters Chain Rotation
Bar
Groove
Chain Drive Links
Chain Drive Links
Fig. 31
Fig. 32
Fig. 33
Fig. 34
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MAINTENANCE
ADJUSTING THE CHAIN TENSIO (See Figure 35-36)
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wear protective gloves when performing maintenance on the chain.
Stop the motor and remove the battery from the chain saw before setting the chain tension.
Slightly loosen the chain cover lock bolt.
Turn the chain tensioning bolt clockwise to tension the chain.
NOTE: A cold chain is correctly tensioned when there is no slack on the underside of the guide bar, the chain
is snug, and it can be turned by hand without binding.
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on the drive links hang out of the bar groove.
NOTE: During normal saw operation, the temperature of the chain increases. The drive links of a correctly
tensioned warm chain will hang approximately 1/16" (1.3 mm) out of the bar groove.
NOTE: New chains tend to stretch; check the chain tension frequently and tension as required.
C A U T I O N
A chain tensioned while warm may be too tight upon cooling. Check the “cold tension” before
next use.
Flats On Drive Links
Fig. 35
Fig. 36
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MAINTENANCE
CHAIN MAINTENANCE (See Figure 37)
Use only a low-kickback chain on this saw. This fast-cutting chain provides kickback reduction
when properly maintained. For smooth and fast cutting, maintain the chain properly. The chain
requires sharpening when the wood chips are small and powdery, the chain must be forced
through the wood during cutting, or the chain cuts to one side. During maintenance of the chain,
consider the following:
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Too low increases the potential for kickback.
Not low enough decreases cutting ability.
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the wood, have an authorized service center sharpen the chain.
NOTE: Inspect the drive sprocket for wear or damage when replacing the chain. If signs of wear or damage
are present in the areas indicated, have the drive sprocket replaced by an authorized service center.
NOTE: If you do not fully understand the correct procedure for sharpening the chain after reading the instructions that follow, have the saw chain sharpened by an authorized service centre or replace with a recommended low-kickback chain.
Raker (Depth Gauge) Clearance
1/32" (0.6 mm)
Fig. 37
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MAINTENANCE
SHARPENING THE CUTTERS (See Figure 38-41)
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C A U T I O N
Make sure the battery is removed from the chain saw before you work on the saw.
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The saw chain is very sharp. Always wear protective gloves when performing maintenance to
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A dull or improperly sharpened chain can cause excessive motor speed during cutting, which
may result in severe motor damage.
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Improper chain sharpening increases the potential of kickback.
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MAINTENANCE
PARTS OF A CUTTER
Cutting Corner
Side Plate
Top Plate
Depth Gauge
Rivet Hole
Heel
Gullet
Toe
Fig. 38
Fig. 39
Left Hand
Cutters
Right Hand
Cutters
Fig. 40
Fig. 41
TOP PLATE FILING ANGLE (See Figure 42)
CORRECT 30° – file holders are marked with guide marks to align file properly to produce
correct top plate angle.
LESS THAN 30° – for cross cutting.
MORE THAN 30° – feathered edge dulls quickly.
TOP PLATE FILING ANGLE
30°
LESS THAN 30°
MORE THAN 30°
SIDE PLATE FILING ANGLE
80°
CORRECT
INCORRECT
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Fig. 42
MAINTENANCE
SIDE PLATE ANGLE (See Figure 43)
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HOOK – “Grabs” and dulls quickly; increases the potential of KICKBACK. Results from using a
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SIDE PLATE ANGLE (See Figure 44-46)
Maintain the depth gauge at a clearance of 1/32" (0.6 mm) Use a depth gauge tool for checking
the depth gauge clearances.
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Raker (Depth Gauge) Clearance
1/32" (0.6 mm)
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Fig. 43
Fig. 44
Depth Gauge Jointer
Restore
Original
Shape By
Rounding
The Front
Flat File
Fig. 45
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Fig. 46
MAINTENANCE
MAINTAINING THE GUIDE BAR (See Figure 47)
Every week of use, reverse the guide bar on the saw to distribute the wear for maximum
bar life. The bar should be cleaned every day of use and checked for wear and damage.
Feathering or burring of the bar rails is a normal process of bar wear. Such faults should be
smoothed with a file as soon as they occur. A bar with any of the following faults should be
replaced:
Wear inside the bar rails that permits the chain to lay over sideways
Bent guide bar
Cracked or broken rails
Spread rails
Lubricate guide bars weekly with a sprocket at their tip. Using a grease syringe, lubricate weekly
in the lubricating hole. Turn the guide bar and check that the lubrication holes and chain groove
are free from impurities.
Lubricating Hole
Fig. 47
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ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE BATTERY DISPOSAL
Li-Ion
The batteries used in this chain saw's battery pack contain the following toxic and corrosive material: LITHIUM-ION.
WA R N I N G
of the environment. Before disposing of damaged or worn out Lithium-Ion battery packs,
contact your local waste disposal agency or the local Environmental Protection Agency for
information and specific instructions. Take the batteries to a local recycling and/or disposal
not, do not recharge it and do not use it. Dispose of it and replace it with a new battery pack.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REPAIR IT!
and to avoid damage to the environment:
solution in the eyes or on the skin, and do not swallow it.
waste stream.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Bar and chain
running hot and
smoking.
Check chain tension for
overtightened condition.
Tension chain. Refer to Chain Tension
earlier in this manual.
Chain oil tank empty.
Check oil tank.
Motor runs, but
Chain tension too tight.
chain is not rotating.
Retention chain. Refer to Chain Tension
earlier in this manual.
Check guide bar and chain
assembly.
Refer to Replacing the Bar and Chain
earlier in this manual.
Check guide bar and chain for
damage.
Inspect guide bar and chain for damage.
Motor runs, chain
Dull chain.
rotates but does not
cut.
Chain on backwards.
Sharpen chain.
Reverse direction of chain.
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LIMITED FOUR-YEAR WARRANTY
GREENWORKS™ hereby warranties this product, to the original purchaser with proof of
purchase, for a period of four (4) years against defects in materials, parts or workmanship.
GREENWORKS™, at its own discretion will repair or replace any and all parts found to be
defective, through normal use, free of charge to the customer. This warranty is valid only for
units which have been used for personal use that have not been hired or rented for industrial/
commercial use, and that have been maintained in accordance with the instructions in the
owners’ manual supplied with the product from new.
Battery and charger carries a one (2) year warranty against defects in workmanship and materials.
Batteries must be charged in accordance with the operator’s manuals directions and regulations
in order to be valid.
ITEMS NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY:
1. Any part that has become inoperative due to misuse, commercial use, abuse, neglect,
accident, improper maintenance, or alteration; or
2. The unit, if it has not been operated and/or maintained in accordance with the owner's
manual; or
3. Normal wear, except as noted below;
4. Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, blade sharpening;
5.
GREENWORKS HELPLINE (1 888 90WORKS):
Warranty service is available by calling our toll-free helpline, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. Monday –
Friday at 1 888 909 6757 (1 888 90WORKS).
TRANSPORTATION CHARGES:
Transportation charges for the movement of any power equipment unit or attachment are the
responsibility of the purchaser. It is the purchaser’s responsibility to pay transportation charges
for any part submitted for replacement under this warranty unless such return is requested in
writing by GREENWORKS.
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