DCM565 | DeWalt DCM565 CHAINSAW instruction manual

DCM565
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18V CHAINSAW
DCM565
Congratulations!
EC-Declaration of Conformity
You have chosen a DeWALT tool. Years of experience, thorough
product development and innovation make DeWALT one of the
most reliable partners for professional power tool users.
Machinery Directive
Technical Data
Voltage
Battery type
VDC
DCM565
18
Li-Ion
Bar Length
Maximum Chain Speed (no-load)
Maximum Cutting Length
Oil Capacity
Weight (without battery pack)
cm
m/s
cm
ml
kg
30
7.7
26
115
3.5
Noise values and vibration values (triax vector sum) according to EN60745-2-13.
LPA(emission sound pressure level)
dB(A)
76.5
dB(A)
96.5
LWA(sound power level)
K (uncertainty for the given sound level)
dB(A)
3.0
Vibration emission value ah =
Uncertainty K =
m/s2
m/s2
3.5
1.5
The vibration emission level given in this information sheet has
been measured in accordance with a standardised test given in
EN60745 and may be used to compare one tool with another. It
may be used for a preliminary assessment of exposure.
WARNING: The declared vibration emission level
represents the main applications of the tool. However if
the tool is used for different applications, with different
accessories or poorly maintained, the vibration emission
may differ. This may significantly increase the exposure
level over the total working period.
An estimation of the level of exposure to vibration should
also take into account the times when the tool is switched
off or when it is running but not actually doing the job.
This may significantly reduce the exposure level over the
total working period.
Identify additional safety measures to protect the operator
from the effects of vibration such as: maintain the tool
and the accessories, keep the hands warm, organisation
of work patterns.
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18V Chainsaw
DCM565
DeWALT declares that these products described under
Technical Data are in compliance with:
2006/42/EC, EN60745-1:2009+A11:2010, EN60745-213:2009+A1:2010.
2000/14/EC , Annex V DEKRA Certification B.V., Meander 1051 /
P.O. Box 5185 6825 MJ ARNHEM / 6802 ED
ARNHEM
Netherlands
Notified Body ID No.: 0344
LPA (measured sound pressure level) 76.5 dB(A)
LWA (guaranteed sound power) 100 dB(A)
These products also comply with Directive 2014/30/EU,
2011/65/EU. For more information, please contact DeWALT at
the following address or refer to the back of the manual.
The undersigned is responsible for compilation of the technical
file and makes this declaration on behalf of DeWALT.
Markus Rompel
Director Engineering
DeWALT, Richard-Klinger-Straße 11,
D-65510, Idstein, Germany
12.12.2016
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, read the
instruction manual.
Definitions: Safety Guidelines
The definitions below describe the level of severity for each
signal word. Please read the manual and pay attention to
these symbols.
DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or
serious injury.
WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, could result in death or
serious injury.
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury.
NOTICE: Indicates a practice not related to
personal injury which, if not avoided, may result in
property damage.
Weight
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Batteries
Chargers/Charge Times (Minutes)
Cat #
VDC
Ah
Weight
kg
DCB107
DCB113
DCB115
DCB118
DCB132
DCB119
DCB413
DCB547
DCB546
DCB497
DCB496
DCB181
DCB182
DCB183/B
DCB184/B
DCB185
18/54
18/54
36
36
18
18
18
18
18
9.0/3.0
6.0/2.0
7.5
6.0
1.5
4.0
2.0
5.0
1.3
1.25
1.05
1.92
1.88
0.35
0.61
0.40
0.62
0.35
420
270
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X
70
185
90
240
60
220
140
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X
35
100
50
120
30
140
90
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X
22
60
30
75
22
85
60
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X
22
60
30
75
22
140
90
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X
22
60
30
75
22
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X
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X
45
120
60
150
X
X
X
150
120
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X
X
X
X
Denotes risk of electric shock.
Denotes risk of fire.
General Power Tool Safety Warnings
WARNING: Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and
instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or
serious injury.
SAVE ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mainsoperated (corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless)
power tool.
1) Work area safety
a ) Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark
areas invite accidents.
b ) Do not operate power tools in explosive
atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable
liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks which
may ignite the dust or fumes.
c ) Keep children and bystanders away while operating
a power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
2) Electrical safety
a ) Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never
modify the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter
plugs with earthed (grounded) power tools.
Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will reduce risk of
electric shock.
b ) Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded
surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and
refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if
your body is earthed or grounded.
c ) Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of
electric shock.
d ) Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for
carrying, pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep
cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving
parts. Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of
electric shock.
e ) When operating a power tool outdoors, use an
extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord
suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
f ) If operating a power tool in a damp location is
unavoidable, use a residual current device (RCD)
protected supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of
electric shock.
3) Personal safety
a ) Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use
common sense when operating a power tool. Do not
use a power tool while you are tired or under the
influence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment
of inattention while operating power tools may result in
serious personal injury.
b ) Use personal protective equipment. Always wear
eye protection. Protective equipment such as dust mask,
non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used
for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
c ) Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch
is in the off position before connecting to power
source and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying
the tool. Carrying power tools with your finger on the
switch or energising power tools that have the switch on
invites accidents.
d ) Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning
the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached
to a rotating part of the power tool may result in
personal injury.
e ) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance
at all times. This enables better control of the power tool
in unexpected situations.
f ) Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away
from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair
can be caught in moving parts.
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g ) If devices are provided for the connection of dust
extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used. Use of dust collection
can reduce dust-related hazards.
4) Power tool use and care
a ) Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power
tool for your application. The correct power tool
will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it
was designed.
b ) Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn
it on and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled
with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
c ) Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or
the battery pack from the power tool before making
any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing
power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the
risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
d ) Store idle power tools out of the reach of children
and do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power
tool or these instructions to operate the power tool.
Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
e ) Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or
binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any
other condition that may affect the power tool’s
operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired
before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly
maintained power tools.
f ) Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly
maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less
likely to bind and are easier to control.
g ) Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc.,
in accordance with these instructions taking into
account the working conditions and the work to be
performed. Use of the power tool for operations different
from those intended could result in a hazardous situation.
6) Service
a ) Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair
person using only identical replacement parts. This
will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
Additional Chainsaw Safety Warnings
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5) Battery tool use and care
a ) Recharge only with the charger specified by the
manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for one type
of battery pack may create a risk of fire when used with
another battery pack.
b ) Use power tools only with specifically designated
battery packs. Use of any other battery packs may create
a risk of injury and fire.
c ) When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from
other metal objects like paper clips, coins, keys,
nails, screws or other small metal objects that can
make a connection from one terminal to another.
Shorting the battery terminals together may cause burns
or a fire.
d ) Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected
from the battery; avoid contact. If contact
accidentally occurs, flush with water. If liquid
contacts eyes, additionally seek medical help. Liquid
ejected from the battery may cause irritation or burns.
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WARNING: Additional safety warnings
for chainsaws.
Keep all parts of the body away from the saw chain
when the chain saw is operating. Before you start the
chain saw, make sure the saw chain is not contacting
anything. A moment of inattention while operating chain
saws may cause entanglement of your clothing or body with
the saw chain.
Always hold the chain saw with your right hand on the
rear handle and your left hand on the front handle.
Holding the chain saw with a reversed hand configuration
increases the risk of personal injury and should never be done.
Hold the power tool by insulated gripping surfaces only,
because the saw chain may contact hidden wiring. Saw
chains contacting a "live" wire may make exposed metal
parts of the power tool "live" and could give the operator an
electric shock.
Wear safety glasses and hearing protection. Further
protective equipment for head, hands, legs and feet is
recommended. Adequate protective clothing will reduce
personal injury by flying debris or accidental contact with the
saw chain.
Do not operate a chain saw in a tree. Operation of a chain
saw while up in a tree may result in personal injury.
Always keep proper footing and operate the chain saw
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 chain saw.
When cutting a limb that is under tension be alert for
spring back. When the tension in the wood fibers is released
the spring loaded limb may strike the operator and/or throw
the chain saw out of control.
Use extreme caution when cutting brush and saplings.
The slender material may catch the saw chain and be
whipped toward you or pull you off balance.
Carry the chain saw by the front handle with the chain
saw switched off and away from your body. When
transporting or storing the chain saw always fit the
guide bar cover. Proper handling of the chain saw will
reduce the likelihood of accidental contact with the moving
saw chain.
Follow instructions for lubricating, chain tensioning and
changing accessories. Improperly tensioned or lubricated
chain may either break or increase the chance for kickback.
Keep handles dry, clean, and free from oil and grease.
Greasy, oily handles are slippery causing loss of control.
Cut wood only. Do not use chain saw for purposes not
intended. For example: do not use chain saw for cutting
plastic, masonry or non-wood building materials. Use
of the chain saw for operations different than intended could
result in a hazardous situation.
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Causes and Operator Prevention of Kickback:
Kickback may occur when the nose or tip of the guide bar
touches an object, or when the wood closes in and pinches the
saw chain in the cut.
Tip contact in some cases may cause a sudden reverse reaction,
kicking the guide bar up and back towards the operator.
Pinching the saw chain along the top of the guide bar may push
the guide bar rapidly back towards the operator.
Either of these reactions may cause you to lose control of the
saw which could result in serious personal injury. Do not rely
exclusively upon the safety devices built into your saw. As a
chain saw user, you should take several steps to keep your
cutting jobs free from accident or injury.
Kickback is the result of tool misuse and/or incorrect operating
procedures or conditions and can be avoided by taking proper
precautions as given below:
• Maintain a firm grip, with thumbs and fingers encircling
the chain 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
chain saw.
• Do not overreach and do not cut above shoulder height.
This helps prevent unintended tip contact and enables better
control of the chain saw in unexpected situations.
• Only use replacement bars and chains specified by the
manufacturer. Incorrect replacement bars and chains may
cause chain breakage and/or kickback.
• Follow the manufacturer’s sharpening and maintenance
instructions for the saw chain. Decreasing the depth gauge
height can lead to increased kickback.
The Following Precautions Should Be
Followed to Minimize Kickback:
1 . Grip saw firmly. Hold the chain saw firmly with both
hands when the motor is running. Use a firm grip with
thumbs and fingers encircling the chain saw handles.
Chain saw will pull forward when cutting on the bottom edge
of the bar, and push backward when cutting along the top
edge of the bar.
2 . Do not over reach.
3 . Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
4 . Don’t let the nose of the guide bar contact a log, branch,
ground or other obstruction.
5 . Don’t cut above shoulder height.
6 . Use devices such as low kickback chain and reduced
kickback guide bars that reduce the risks associated
with kickback.
7 . Only use replacement bars and chains specified by the
manufacturer or the equivalent.
8 . Never let the moving chain contact any object at the tip
of the guide bar.
9 . Keep the working area free from obstructions such
as other trees, branches, rocks, fences, stumps, etc.
Eliminate or avoid any obstruction that your saw chain could
hit while you are cutting through a particular log or branch.
10 . Keep your saw chain sharp and properly tensioned. A
loose or dull chain can increase the chance of kickback.
Check tension at regular intervals with the motor stopped and
tool unplugged, never with the motor running.
11 . Begin and continue cutting only with the chain moving
at full speed. If the chain is moving at a slower speed, there is
a greater chance for kickback to occur.
12 . Cut one log at a time.
13 . Use extreme caution when re-entering a previous cut.
Engage ribbed bumpers into wood and allow chain to reach
full speed before proceeding with cut.
14 . Do not attempt plunge cuts or bore cuts.
15 . Watch for shifting logs or other forces that could close a
cut and pinch or fall into chain.
Kickback Safety Features
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WARNING: The following features are included on your
saw to help reduce the hazard of kickback; however such
features will not totally eliminate this dangerous reaction.
As a chain saw user do not rely only on safety devices.
You must follow all safety precautions, instructions, and
maintenance in this manual to help avoid kickback and
other forces which can result in serious injury.
Reduced-Kickback Guide Bar, designed with a small radius
tip which reduces the size of the kickback danger zone on
bar tip. A reduced - kickback guide bar is one which has
been demonstrated to significantly reduce the number and
seriousness of kickbacks when tested in accordance with
safety requirements for electric chain saws.
Low-Kickback Chain, designed with a contoured depth gauge
and guard link which deflect kickback force and allow wood to
gradually ride into the cutter.
Do not operate chain saw while in a tree, on a ladder, on a
scaffold, or from any unstable surface.
Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an
operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring.
Contact with a “live” wire will make exposed metal parts of the
tool “live” and shock the operator.
Do not attempt operations beyond your capacity or
experience. Read thoroughly and understand completely all
instructions in this manual.
Before you start chain saw, make sure saw chain is not
contacting any object.
Do not operate a chain saw with one hand! Serious injury to the
operator, helpers, or bystanders may result from one handed
operation. A chain saw is intended for two-handed use only.
Keep the handles dry, clean, and free of oil or grease.
Do not allow dirt, debris, or sawdust to build up on the motor
or outside air vents.
Stop the chain saw before setting it down.
Do not cut vines and/or small under brush.
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Use extreme caution when cutting small size brush and
saplings because slender material may catch the saw chain
and be whipped toward you or pull you off balance.
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing,
grinding, drilling, and other construction activities
contains chemicals known to the State of California to
cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Some examples of these chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other
masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber.
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
equipment, such as those dust masks that are specially designed
to filter out microscopic particles.
• Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding,
sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities.
Wear protective clothing and wash exposed areas with soap
and water. Allowing dust to get into your mouth, eyes, or lay
on the skin may promote absorption of harmful chemicals.
WARNING: Use of this tool can generate and/or disburse
dust, which may cause serious and permanent respiratory
or other injury.
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Bucking - The process of cross cutting a felled tree or log into lengths.
Motor Brake - A device used to stop the saw chain when the
trigger is released.
Chain Saw Powerhead - A chain saw without the saw chain
and guide bar.
Drive Sprocket or Sprocket - The toothed part that drives the
saw chain.
Felling - The process of cutting down a tree.
Felling Back Cut - The final cut in a tree felling operation made
on the opposite side of the tree from the notching cut.
Front Handle - The support handle located at or toward the
front of the chain saw.
Front Hand Guard - A structural barrier between the front
handle of a chain saw and the guide bar, typically located
close to the hand position on the front handle.
Guide Bar - A solid railed structure that supports and guides
the saw chain.
Guide Bar Scabbard - Enclosure fitted over guide bar to prevent
tooth contact when saw is not in use.
Kickback - The backward or upward motion, or both of the guide
bar occurring when the saw chain near the nose of the top area
of the guide bar contacts any object such as a log or branch, or
when the wood closes in and pinches the saw chain in the cut.
Kickback, Pinch - The rapid pushback of the saw which can
occur when the wood closes in and pinches the moving saw
chain in the cut along the top of the guide bar.
Kickback, Rotational - The rapid upward and backward
motion of the saw which can occur when the moving saw
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chain near the upper portion of the tip of the guide bar
contacts an object, such as a log or branch.
Limbing - Removing the branches from a fallen tree
Low-Kickback Chain - A chain that reduces the kickback
performance requirements. (when tested on a representative
sample of chain saws.)
Normal Cutting Position - Those positions assumed in
performing the bucking and felling cuts.
Notching Undercut - A notch cut in a tree that directs the tree’s fall.
Rear Handle - The support handle located at or toward the
rear of the saw.
Reduced Kickback Guide Bar - A guide bar which has been
demonstrated to reduce kickback significantly.
Replacement Saw Chain - A chain that reduces the kickback
performance requirements when tested with specific
chain saws.
Saw Chain - A loop of chain having cutting teeth, that cut the
wood,and that is driven by the motor and is supported by the
guide bar.
Ribbed Bumper - The ribs used when felling or bucking to pivot
the saw and maintain position while sawing.
Switch - A device that when operated will complete or interrupt
an electrical power circuit to the motor of the chain saw.
Switch Linkage - The mechanism that transmits motion from
a trigger to the switch.
Switch Lockout - A movable stop that prevents the
unintentional operation of the switch until manually actuated.
Intended Use
Your DeWALT DCM565 Chainsaw is ideal for pruning
applications and cutting logs up to 26 cm in diameter.
Residual Risks
In spite of the application of the relevant safety regulations
and the implementation of safety devices, certain residual risks
cannot be avoided. These are:
• Impairment of hearing.
• Risk of personal injury due to flying particles.
• Risk of burns due to accessories becoming hot
during operation.
• Risk of personal injury due to prolonged use.
Electrical Safety
The electric motor has been designed for one voltage only.
Always check that the battery pack voltage corresponds to the
voltage on the rating plate. Also make sure that the voltage of
your charger corresponds to that of your mains.
Your DeWALT charger is double insulated in
accordance with EN60335; therefore no earth wire
is required.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a
specially prepared cord available through the DeWALT
service organisation.
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Mains Plug Replacement
(U.K. & Ireland Only)
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted:
• Safely dispose of the old plug.
• Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the plug.
• Connect the blue lead to the neutral terminal.
WARNING: No connection is to be made to the
earth terminal.
Follow the fitting instructions supplied with good quality plugs.
Recommended fuse: 3 A.
Using an Extension Cable
An extension cord should not be used unless absolutely
necessary. Use an approved extension cable suitable for
the power input of your charger (see Technical Data). The
minimum conductor size is 1 mm2; the maximum length
is 30 m.
When using a cable reel, always unwind the cable completely.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Chargers
DeWALT chargers require no adjustment and are designed to be
as easy as possible to operate.
Important Safety Instructions for All
Battery Chargers
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS: This manual contains important
safety and operating instructions for compatible battery
chargers (refer to Technical Data).
• Before using charger, read all instructions and cautionary
markings on charger, battery pack, and product using
battery pack.
WARNING: Shock hazard. Do not allow any liquid to get
inside charger. Electric shock may result.
WARNING: We recommend the use of a residual current
device with a residual current rating of 30mA or less.
CAUTION: Burn hazard. To reduce the risk of injury,
charge only DeWALT rechargeable batteries. Other types of
batteries may burst causing personal injury and damage.
CAUTION: Children should be supervised to ensure that
they do not play with the appliance.
NOTICE: Under certain conditions, with the charger
plugged into the power supply, the exposed charging
contacts inside the charger can be shorted by foreign
material. Foreign materials of a conductive nature such
as, but not limited to, steel wool, aluminum foil or any
buildup of metallic particles should be kept away from
charger cavities. Always unplug the charger from the
power supply when there is no battery pack in the cavity.
Unplug charger before attempting to clean
• DO NOT attempt to charge the battery pack with any
chargers other than the ones in this manual. The charger
and battery pack are specifically designed to work together.
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These chargers are not intended for any uses other than
charging DeWALT rechargeable batteries. Any other uses
may result in risk of fire, electric shock or electrocution.
Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
Pull by plug rather than cord when disconnecting
charger. This will reduce risk of damage to electric plug
and cord.
Make sure that cord is located so that it will not be
stepped on, tripped over, or otherwise subjected to
damage or stress.
Do not use an extension cord unless it is absolutely
necessary. Use of improper extension cord could result in risk
of fire,electric shock, or electrocution.
Do not place any object on top of charger or place
the charger on a soft surface that might block the
ventilation slots and result in excessive internal heat.
Place the charger in a position away from any heat source. The
charger is ventilated through slots in the top and the bottom
of the housing.
Do not operate charger with damaged cord or plug—
have them replaced immediately.
Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp blow,
been dropped, or otherwise damaged in any way. Take it
to an authorised service centre.
Do not disassemble charger; take it to an authorised
service centre when service or repair is required. Incorrect
reassembly may result in a risk of electric shock, electrocution
or fire.
In case of damaged power supply cord the supply cord must
be replaced immediately by the manufacturer, its service agent
or similar qualified person to prevent any hazard.
Disconnect the charger from the outlet before
attempting any cleaning. This will reduce the risk of
electric shock. Removing the battery pack will not reduce
this risk.
NEVER attempt to connect two chargers together.
The charger is designed to operate on standard
230V household electrical power. Do not attempt to
use it on any other voltage. This does not apply to the
vehicular charger.
Charging a Battery (Fig. B)
1. Plug the charger into an appropriate outlet before inserting
battery pack.
2. Insert the battery pack 7 into the charger, making sure the
battery pack is fully seated in the charger. The red (charging)
light will blink repeatedly indicating that the charging
process has started.
3. The completion of charge will be indicated by the red
light remaining ON continuously. The battery pack is fully
charged and may be used at this time or left in the charger.
To remove the battery pack from the charger, push the
battery release button 15 on the battery pack.
NOTE: To ensure maximum performance and life of lithium-ion
battery packs, charge the battery pack fully before first use.
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Charger Operation
Refer to the indicators below for the charge status of the
battery pack.
Charge Indicators
Charging
exposed. Align the slots on the back of the charger with the
exposed screws and fully engage them in the slots.
Charger Cleaning Instructions
WARNING: Shock hazard. Disconnect the charger
from the AC outlet before cleaning. Dirt and grease
may be removed from the exterior of the charger using a
cloth or soft non-metallic brush. Do not use water or any
cleaning solutions. Never let any liquid get inside the tool;
never immerse any part of the tool into a liquid.
Fully Charged
Hot/Cold Pack Delay*
*The red light will continue to blink, but a yellow indicator light
will be illuminated during this operation. Once the battery pack
has reached an appropriate temperature, the yellow light will
turn off and the charger will resume the charging procedure.
The compatible charger(s) will not charge a faulty battery pack.
The charger will indicate faulty battery by refusing to light or by
displaying problem pack or charger blink pattern.
NOTE: This could also mean a problem with a charger.
If the charger indicates a problem, take the charger and battery
pack to be tested at an authorised service centre.
Hot/Cold Pack Delay
When the charger detects a battery pack that is too hot or too
cold, it automatically starts a Hot/Cold Pack Delay, suspending
charging until the battery pack has reached an appropriate
temperature. The charger then automatically switches to the
pack charging mode. This feature ensures maximum battery
pack life.
A cold battery pack will charge at a slower rate than a warm
battery pack. The battery pack will charge at that slower rate
throughout the entire charging cycle and will not return to
maximum charge rate even if the battery pack warms.
The DCB118 charger is equipped with an internal fan designed
to cool the battery pack. The fan will turn on automatically
when the battery pack needs to be cooled. Never operate the
charger if the fan does not operate properly or if ventilation slots
are blocked. Do not permit foreign objects to enter the interior
of the charger.
Electronic Protection System
XR Li-Ion tools are designed with an Electronic Protection
System that will protect the battery pack against overloading,
overheating or deep discharge.
The tool will automatically turn off if the Electronic Protection
System engages. If this occurs, place the lithium-ion battery
pack on the charger until it is fully charged.
Wall Mounting
These chargers are designed to be wall mountable or to sit
upright on a table or work surface. If wall mounting, locate the
charger within reach of an electrical outlet, and away from a
corner or other obstructions which may impede air flow. Use
the back of the charger as a template for the location of the
mounting screws on the wall. Mount the charger securely using
drywall screws (purchased separately) at least 25.4 mm long
with a screw head diameter of 7–9 mm, screwed into wood to
an optimal depth leaving approximately 5.5 mm of the screw
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Battery Packs
Important Safety Instructions for All
Battery Packs
When ordering replacement battery packs, be sure to include
catalogue number and voltage.
The battery pack is not fully charged out of the carton. Before
using the battery pack and charger, read the safety instructions
below. Then follow charging procedures outlined.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
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Do not charge or use battery in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or
dust. Inserting or removing the battery from the charger may
ignite the dust or fumes.
Never force battery pack into charger. Do not modify
battery pack in any way to fit into a non-compatible
charger as battery pack may rupture causing serious
personal injury.
Charge the battery packs only in DeWALT chargers.
DO NOT splash or immerse in water or other liquids.
Do not store or use the tool and battery pack in
locations where the temperature may reach or exceed
40 ˚C (104 ˚F) (such as outside sheds or metal buildings
in summer).
Do not incinerate the battery pack even if it is severely
damaged or is completely worn out. The battery pack can
explode in a fire. Toxic fumes and materials are created when
lithium-ion battery packs are burned.
If battery contents come into contact with the skin,
immediately wash area with mild soap and water. If
battery liquid gets into the eye, rinse water over the open eye
for 15 minutes or until irritation ceases. If medical attention
is needed, the battery electrolyte is composed of a mixture of
liquid organic carbonates and lithium salts.
Contents of opened battery cells may cause respiratory
irritation. Provide fresh air. If symptoms persists, seek
medical attention.
WARNING: Burn hazard. Battery liquid may be flammable
if exposed to spark or flame.
WARNING: Never attempt to open the battery pack for
any reason. If battery pack case is cracked or damaged,
do not insert into charger. Do not crush, drop or damage
battery pack. Do not use a battery pack or charger that
has received a sharp blow, been dropped, run over or
damaged in any way (i.e., pierced with a nail, hit with
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a hammer, stepped on). Electric shock or electrocution
may result. Damaged battery packs should be returned to
service centre for recycling.
WARNING: Fire hazard. Do not store or carry the
battery pack so that metal objects can contact
exposed battery terminals. For example, do not place
the battery pack in aprons, pockets, tool boxes, product kit
boxes, drawers, etc., with loose nails, screws, keys, etc.
CAUTION: When not in use, place tool on its side on
a stable surface where it will not cause a tripping
or falling hazard. Some tools with large battery packs
will stand upright on the battery pack but may be easily
knocked over.
Transportation
WARNING: Fire hazard. Transporting batteries can
possibly cause fire if the battery terminals inadvertently
come in contact with conductive materials. When
transporting batteries, make sure that the battery
terminals are protected and well insulated from materials
that could contact them and cause a short circuit.
DeWALT batteries comply with all applicable shipping
regulations as prescribed by industry and legal standards which
include UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous
Goods; International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous
Goods Regulations, International Maritime Dangerous Goods
(IMDG) Regulations, and the European Agreement Concerning
The International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR).
Lithium-ion cells and batteries have been tested to section 38.3
of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous
Goods Manual of Tests and Criteria.
In most instances, shipping a DeWALT battery pack will be
excepted from being classified as a fully regulated Class 9
Hazardous Material. In general, only shipments containing a
lithium-ion battery with an energy rating greater than 100 Watt
Hours (Wh) will require being shipped as fully regulated Class 9.
All lithium-ion batteries have the Watt Hour rating marked on
the pack. Furthermore, due to regulation complexities, DeWALT
does not recommend air shipping lithium-ion battery packs
alone regardless of Watt Hour rating. Shipments of tools with
batteries (combo kits) can be air shipped as excepted if the Watt
Hour rating of the battery pack is no greater than 100 Whr.
Regardless of whether a shipment is considered excepted
or fully regulated, it is the shipper's responsibility to consult
the latest regulations for packaging, labeling/marking and
documentation requirements.
The information provided in this section of the manual is
provided in good faith and believed to be accurate at the time
the document was created. However, no warranty, expressed or
implied, is given. It is the buyer’s responsibility to ensure that its
activities comply with the applicable regulations.
Transporting the FLEXVOLTTM Battery
The DeWALT FLEXVOLTTM battery has two modes: Use and
Transport.
Use Mode: When the FLEXVOLTTM battery stands alone or is in
a DeWALT 18V product, it will operate as an 18V battery. When
the FLEXVOLT battery is in a 54V or a 108V (two 54V batteries)
product, it will operate as a 54V battery.
Transport Mode: When the cap is attached to the FLEXVOLTTM
battery, the battery is in Transport mode. Keep the cap for
shipping.
When in Transport mode, strings
of cells are electrically
disconnected within the pack
resulting in 3 batteries with a
lower Watt hour (Wh) rating as compared to 1 battery with a
higher Watt hour rating. This increased quantity of 3 batteries
with the lower Watt hour rating can exempt the pack from
certain shipping regulations that are imposed upon the higher
Watt hour batteries.
For example, the Transport Example of Use and Transport Label Marking
Wh rating might indicate
3 x 36 Wh, meaning 3
batteries of 36 Wh each.
The Use Wh rating might
indicate 108 Wh (1 battery implied).
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Storage Recommendations
1. The best storage place is one that is cool and dry away
from direct sunlight and excess heat or cold. For optimum
battery performance and life, store battery packs at room
temperature when not in use.
2. For long storage, it is recommended to store a fully charged
battery pack in a cool, dry place out of the charger for
optimal results.
NOTE: Battery packs should not be stored completely
depleted of charge. The battery pack will need to be recharged
before use.
Labels on Charger and Battery Pack
In addition to the pictographs used in this manual, the labels
on the charger and the battery pack may show the following
pictographs:
Read instruction manual before use.
See Technical Data for charging time.
Do not probe with conductive objects.
Do not charge damaged battery packs.
Do not expose to water.
Have defective cords replaced immediately.
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Charge only between 4 ˚C and 40 ˚C.
Do not leave in rain.
Only for indoor use.
Tip contact can cause the guide bar to move suddenly
upward and backward, which can cause serious injury.
Discard the battery pack with due care for
the environment.
Contact of the guide bar tip with any object should
be avoided.
Charge DeWALT battery packs only with designated
DeWALT chargers. Charging battery packs other
than the designated DeWALT batteries with a
DeWALT charger may make them burst or lead to
other dangerous situations.
Rotational direction of the saw chain.
Always use two hands when operating the chainsaw.
Switch the tool off. Before performing any
maintenance on the tool, remove the battery from
the tool.
Do not incinerate the battery pack.
USE (without transport cap). Example: Wh rating
indicates 108 Wh (1 battery with 108 Wh).
TRANSPORT (with built-in transport cap). Example:
Wh rating indicates 3 x 36 Wh (3 batteries of 36 Wh).
Directive 2000/14/EC guaranteed sound power.
Date Code Position
The DCM565 operates on a 18 volt battery pack.
These battery packs may be used: DCB181, DCB182, DCB183,
DCB183B, DCB184, DCB184B, DCB185, DCB187, DCB546,
DCB547. Refer to Technical Data for more information.
The date code, which also includes the year of manufacture, is
printed into the housing.
Example:
2017 XX XX
Year of Manufacture
Package Contents
Description (Fig. A)
Battery Type
The package contains:
1Chainsaw
1Scabbard
1Bar 30 cm
1Chain 30 cm
1 Instruction manual
NO BATTERY OR CHARGER INCLUDED
1 Li-Ion battery pack**
1 Li-Ion battery charger**
**Included with DCM565P1 Only
• Check for damage to the tool, parts or accessories which may
have occurred during transport.
• Take the time to thoroughly read and understand this manual
prior to operation.
Markings on Tool
The following pictograms are shown on the tool:
Read instruction manual before use.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
WARNING: Never modify the power tool or any part of it.
Damage or personal injury could result.
On/Off switch
Lock-off lever
Chain brake / front hand guard
Guide bar
Saw chain
Sprocket cover
Battery Pack
8 Bar adjust locking knob
9 Chain tensioning knob
10 Oil level indicator
11 Guide bar scabbard
12 Rear handle
13 Front handle
14 Battery housing
15 Battery release button
16 Oil cap (not shown)
Intended Use
Wear ear protection.
Wear eye protection.
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Your chainsaw has been designed for professional
cutting applications.
DO NOT use under wet conditions or in the presence of
flammable liquids or gases.
This chainsaw is a professional power tool.
DO NOT let children come into contact with the tool.
Supervision is required when inexperienced operators use
this tool.
• Young children and the infirm. This appliance is not
intended for use by young children or infirm persons
without supervision.
• This product is not intended for use by persons (including
children) suffering from diminished physical, sensory or
mental abilities; lack of experience, knowledge or skills
unless they are supervised by a person responsible for their
safety. Children should never be left alone with this product.
ASSEMBLY AND ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal
injury, turn tool off and disconnect battery pack
before making any adjustments or removing/
installing attachments or accessories. An accidental
start-up can cause injury.
WARNING: Use only DeWALT battery packs and chargers.
Inserting and Removing the Battery Pack
from the Tool (Fig. C–E)
NOTE: Make sure your battery pack 7 is fully charged.
To Install the Battery Pack into the Tool
1. Align the battery pack 7 with the rails inside the tool
(Fig. C).
2. Slide it into the tool until the battery pack is firmly seated
and ensure that you hear the lock snap into place.
To Remove the Battery Pack from the Tool
1. Press the release button 15 and firmly pull the battery pack
out of the tool handle (Fig. D).
2. Insert battery pack into the charger as described in the
charger section of this manual.
Fuel Gauge Battery Packs (Fig. E)
Some DeWALT battery packs include a fuel gauge which
consists of three green LED lights that indicate the level of
charge remaining in the battery pack.
To actuate the fuel gauge, press and hold the fuel gauge button
17 . A combination of the three green LED lights will illuminate
designating the level of charge left. When the level of charge
in the battery is below the usable limit, the fuel gauge will not
illuminate and the battery will need to be recharged.
NOTE: The fuel gauge is only an indication of the charge left on
the battery pack. It does not indicate tool functionality and is
subject to variation based on product components, temperature
and end-user application.
ASSEMBLY
Installing the Guide Bar and Saw Chain
(Fig. A, F–H, K)
CAUTION: Sharp chain. Always wear protective gloves
when handling the chain. The chain is sharp and can cut
you when it is not running.
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WARNING: Sharp moving chain. To prevent accidental
operation, ensure that battery is removed from the tool
before performing the following operations. Failure to do
this could result in serious personal injury.
If the saw chain 5 and guide bar 4 are packed separately in the
carton. The chain has to be attached to the bar, and both must
be attached to the body of the tool.
• Place the saw on a flat, firm surface.
• Flip up locking lever and rotate the bar adjust locking
knob 8 counterclockwise as shown in Figure F to remove
sprocket cover 6 .
• Wearing protective gloves, grasp the saw chain 5 and wrap
it around the guide bar 4 , ensuring the teeth are facing the
correct direction (see Figure K)
• Ensure the chain is properly set in the slot around the entire
guide bar.
• Place the saw chain around the sprocket 18 . While lining
up the slot on the guide bar with chain tensioning pin
20 , and the bolt 19 , on the base of the tool as shown in
Figure G.
• Once in place, hold the bar still, replace sprocket cover
6 . Make sure tool-free tension assembly bolt hole on the
cover lines up with the bolt 19 , in the main housing. Flip
up locking lever and rotate the bar adjust locking knob 8 clockwise until it clicks, then loosen knob one full turn, so
that the saw chain can be properly tensioned.
• Rotate the chain tensioning knob 9 clockwise to increase
tension as shown in Figure H. Make sure the saw chain 5 is
snug around the guide bar 4 . Tighten the bar adjust locking
knob until it clicks. The bar is secure after three audible clicks
are heard. Further tightening is not required.
Adjusting Chain Tension (Fig. A, I )
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CAUTION: Sharp chain. Always wear protective gloves
when handling the chain. The chain is sharp and can cut
you when it is not running.
WARNING: Sharp moving chain. To prevent accidental
operation, ensure that battery is removed from the tool
before performing the following operations. Failure to do
this could result in serious personal injury.
With the saw on a flat, firm surface, check the saw chain 5 tension. The tension is correct when the chain snaps back
after being pulled 3 mm away from the guide bar 4 with
light force from the index finger and thumb as shown in
Figure I. There should be no “sag” between the guide bar
and the chain on the underside as shown in Figure I.
To adjust saw chain tension, flip up locking tab and rotate
the bar adjust locking knob 8 counterclockwise one full
turn. Rotate the chain tensioning knob 9 clockwise until the
chain tension is correct as instructed above.
Do not over-tension the chain as this will lead to excessive
wear and will reduce the life of the bar and chain.
Once chain tension is correct, securely tighten bar adjust
locking knob.
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NOTE: The bar adjust locking knob has a detent tightening
system. The sprocket cover is secure after three audible clicks
are heard. Further tightening is not required.
• When the chain is new, check the tension frequently (after
removing battery) during the first 2 hours of use as a new
chain stretches slightly.
Replacing the Saw Chain (Fig. A, K)
CAUTION: Sharp chain. Always wear protective gloves
when handling the chain. The chain is sharp and can cut
you when it is not running.
WARNING: Sharp moving chain. To prevent accidental
operation, ensure that battery is removed from the tool
before performing the following operations. Failure to do
this could result in serious personal injury.
• Flip up locking tab and rotate the bar adjust locking knob 8 counterclockwise to release chain tension.
• Remove sprocket cover 6 as described in Installing the
Guide Bar and Saw Chain section.
• Lift the worn saw chain 5 out of the groove in the guide
bar 4 .
• Place the new chain in the slot of the guide bar, making sure
the saw teeth are facing the correct direction by matching
the arrow on the chain with the graphic on the sprocket
cover 6 shown in Figure K.
• Follow instructions for Installing the Guide Bar and
Saw Chain.
Replacement chain and bar are available from your nearest
DeWALT service center.
• DCM565 requires replacement chain # DWRC1200, service
part number 90586162. Replacement 30 cm bar, service part
number N507302.
Saw Chain and Guide Bar Oiling (Fig. L)
Auto Oiling System
This chain saw is equipped with an auto oiling system that
keeps the saw chain and guide bar constantly lubricated. The
oil level indicator 10 shows the level of the oil in the chain
saw. If the oil level is less than a quarter full, remove the battery
from the chain saw and refill with the correct type of oil. Always
empty oil tank when finished cutting.
NOTE: Use a high quality bar and chain oil for proper chain
and bar lubrication. As a temporary substitute, a non-detergent
SAE30 weight motor oil can be used. The use of a vegetable
based bar and chain oil is recommended when pruning trees.
Mineral oil is not recommended because it may harm trees.
Never use waste oil or very thick oil. These may damage your
chain saw.
Filling the Oil Reservoir
• Flip down locking lever and unscrew counterclockwise
a quarter turn and then remove the oil cap 16 . Fill the
reservoir with the recommended bar and chain oil until the
oil level has reached the top of the oil level indicator 10 .
• Refit the oil cap and tighten clockwise a quarter turn. Flip up
locking lever to its locked position.
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• Periodically switch the chain saw off and check the oil
level indicator to ensure the bar and chain are being
properly oiled.
Transporting Saw (Fig. A, M)
• Always remove the battery from the tool and cover the
guide bar 4 with the scabbard 11 (Figure M) when
transporting the saw.
• Engage chain brake by pushing chain brake / front hand
guard 3 forward.
OPERATION
Instructions for Use
WARNING: Always observe the safety instructions and
applicable regulations.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal
injury, turn tool off and disconnect battery pack
before making any adjustments or removing/
installing attachments or accessories. An accidental
start-up can cause injury.
Proper Hand Position (Fig. A, J)
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury,
ALWAYS use proper hand position as shown.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal
injury, ALWAYS hold securely in anticipation of a
sudden reaction.
Proper hand position requires the left hand on the front handle
13 , with the right hand on the rear handle 12 .
Operating the Chain Saw (Fig. A, N–O)
WARNING: Read and understand all instructions. Failure
to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric
shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
• Guard Against Kickback which can result in severe
injury or death. See Important Safety Instructions
Guard Against Kickback, to avoid the risk
of kickback.
• Do not overreach. Do not cut above chest height.
Make sure your footing is firm. Keep feet apart. Divide
your weight evenly on both feet.
• Use a firm grip with your left hand on the front handle
13 and your right hand on the rear handle 12 so
that your body is to the left of the guide bar.
• Do not hold chain saw by front hand guard/ chain
brake 3 . Keep elbow of left arm locked so that left
arm is straight to withstand a kickback.
WARNING: Never use a cross-handed grip (left hand on
the rear handle and right hand on the front handle).
WARNING: Never allow any part of your body to be in line
with the guide bar 4 when operating the chain saw.
• Never operate while in a tree, in any awkward position
or on a ladder or other unstable surface. You may lose
control of saw causing severe injury.
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Keep the chain saw running at full speed the entire
time you are cutting.
• Allow the chain to cut for you. Exert only light pressure.
Do not put pressure on chain saw at end of cut.
WARNING: When not in use always have the chain
brake engaged and battery removed.
On / Off Switch
Always be sure of your footing and grip the chain saw firmly
with both hands with the thumb and fingers encircling
both handles.
To turn the unit on, ensure chain brake is not engaged. Slide
the lock off lever 2 , shown in Figure N, and squeeze the trigger
switch 1 . Once the unit is running, you may release the lock
off lever.
In order to keep the unit running you must continue to squeeze
the trigger. To turn the unit off, release the trigger.
NOTE: If too much force is applied while making a cut the saw
will turn off. To restart saw, you must release the trigger switch
1 before the saw will restart. Begin your cut again this time
with less force. Allow the saw to cut at its own pace.
WARNING: Never attempt to lock a switch in the
ON position.
Setting The Chain Brake
Your chain saw is equipped with a motor chain braking system
which will stop the chain quickly in case of kickback.
• Remove the battery from the tool.
• To engage the chain brake, push the chain brake / front
hand guard 3 forward until it clicks into place.
• Pull the chain brake / front hand guard 3 towards the front
handle 13 into the “set” position as shown in Figure O.
• The tool is now ready to use.
NOTE: In the event of kickback, your left hand will come in
contact with the front guard, pushing it forward, toward the
workpiece. This will stop the tool.
Testing The Chain Brake
Test the chain brake before every use to make sure it
operates correctly.
• Place the tool on a flat, firm surface. Make sure the saw chain
5 is clear of the ground.
• Grip the tool firmly with both hands and turn the chain
saw on.
• Rotate your left hand forward around the front handle 13 so the back of your hand comes in contact with the Chain
brake / front hand guard 3 and push it forward, toward the
workpiece. The saw chain should stop immediately.
NOTE: If saw does not stop immediately, stop use of tool and
bring it to a DeWALT service center nearest you.
Common Cutting Techniques
(Fig. A, P, Q, U, V, W)
Felling
The process of cutting down a tree. Be sure battery is fully
charged before felling a tree so you can finish on a single
charge. Do not fell trees in high wind conditions.
WARNING: Felling can result in injury. It should only be
performed by a trained person.
• A retreat path should be planned and cleared as necessary
before cuts are started. The retreat path should extend
back and diagonally to the rear of the expected line of fall.
(Figure U)
Fig. U
RETREAT
45°
DIRECTION
OF
FALL
TREE
45°
RETREAT
• Before felling is started, consider the natural lean of the
tree, the location of larger branches and the wind direction
to judge which way the tree will fall. Have wedges (wood,
plastic or aluminum) and a heavy mallet handy. Remove
dirt, stones, loose bark, nails, staples, and wire from the tree
where the felling cuts are to be made.
• Notching Undercut - Make the notch 1/3 of the diameter of
the tree, perpendicular to the direction of the fall. Make the
lower horizontal notching cut first. This will help to avoid
pinching of either the saw chain or the guide bar when the
second notch cut is being made (Figure V).
• Felling Back Cut - Make the felling back cut at least 51 mm
higher than the horizontal notching cut. Keep the felling
back cut parallel to the horizontal notching cut. Make the
felling back cut so enough wood is left to act as a hinge. The
hinge wood keeps the tree from twisting and falling in the
wrong direction. Do not cut through the hinge (Figure V).
• As the felling cut gets close to the hinge the tree should
begin to fall. If there is any chance that the tree may not fall
in the desired direction or it may rock back and bind the
saw chain, stop cutting before the felling cut is complete
and use wedges to open the cut and drop the tree along
the desired line of fall. When the tree begins to fall remove
the chain saw from the cut, stop the motor, put the chain
saw down, then use the retreat path planned. Be alert for
overhead limbs falling and watch your footing.
WARNING: Make sure to set chain brake before cutting.
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Fig. V
Fig. X
DIRECTION OF FALL
2
51 mm
FELLING BACK CUT
NOTCH
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2nd CUT OVERBUCK
(2/3 DIAMETER) TO MEET 1st
CUT (TO AVOID PINCHING) 1st CUT UNDERBUCK
(1/3 DIAMETER)
AVOID SPLINTERING
51 mm
HINGE
Limbing
Removing the branches from a fallen tree. When limbing, leave
larger lower limbs to support the log off the ground. Remove
the small limbs in one cut. Branches under tension should be
cut from the bottom of the branch towards the top to avoid
binding the chain saw as shown in Figure P. Trim limbs from
opposite side keeping tree stem between you and saw. Never
make cuts with saw between your legs or straddle the limb to
be cut.
• Figure Y- When supported at both ends.
First, cut 1/3 down from the top overbuck. Then make the
finished cut by underbucking the lower 2/3 to meet the
first cut.
Fig. Y
1st CUT OVERBUCK
(1/3 DIAMETER)
TO AVOID SPLINTERING
2nd CUT UNDERBUCK (2/3
DIAMETER) TO MEET 1st CUT
(TO AVOID PINCHING) Bucking
WARNING: Recommend that first time users should
practice cutting on a saw horse.
Cutting a felled tree or log into lengths. How you should
cut depends on how the log is supported. Use a saw horse
(Figure Q) whenever possible.
• Always start a cut with the chain running at full speed.
• Place the bottom spike 22 of the chain saw behind the area
of the initial cut as shown in Figure W.
• Turn the chain saw on then rotate the chain and bar down
into the tree, using the spike as a hinge.
• Once the chain saw gets to a 45 degree angle, level the
chain saw again and repeat steps until you cut fully through.
• When the tree is supported along its entire length, make a
cut from the top (overbuck), but avoid cutting the earth as
this will dull your saw quickly.
Fig. W
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CUT FROM TOP (OVERBUCK)AVOID
CUTTING EARTH
• When on a slope always stand on the uphill side of the
log. When “cutting through”, to maintain complete control
reduce the cutting pressure near the end of the cut without
relaxing your grip on the chain saw handles. Don’t 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 cut to cut.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Use only mild soap and damp cloth to clean the tool. Do not
use solvents to clean the plastic housing of the saw. Never let
any liquid get inside the tool; never immerse any part of the tool
into a liquid.
IMPORTANT: To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY,
repairs, maintenance and adjustment should be performed
by a DeWALT authorized service center, always using identical
replacement parts.
Regular maintenance ensures a long effective life for your
chain saw.
Chain and Bar
After every few hours of use, remove the sprocket cover, guide
bar and chain and clean thoroughly using a soft bristle brush.
Ensure oiling hole on bar is clear of debris. When replacing dull
chains with sharp chains it is good practice to flip the chain bar
from bottom to top.
• Figure X- When supported at one end
First, cut 1/3 the diameter from the underside (underbuck).
Then make the finishing cut by overbucking to meet the
first cut.
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Saw Chain Sharpening (Fig. R–T)
CAUTION: Sharp chain. Always wear protective gloves
when handling the chain. The chain is sharp and can cut
you when it is not running.
WARNING: Sharp moving chain. To prevent accidental
operation, ensure that battery is removed from the tool
before performing the following operations. Failure to do
this could result in serious personal injury.
NOTE: The cutters will dull immediately if they touch the
ground or a nail while cutting.
To get the best possible performance from your chain saw it is
important to keep the teeth of the chain sharp. Follow these
helpful tips for proper saw chain sharpening:
1. For best results use a 4.5 mm file and a file holder or filing
guide to sharpen your chain. This will ensure you always get
the correct sharpening angles.
2. Place the file holder flat on the top plate and depth gauge
of the cutter.
3. Figure R- Keep the correct top plate 21 filing angle line
of 30° on your file guide parallel with your chain (file at 60°
from chain viewed from the side).
4. Sharpen cutters on one side of the chain first. File from the
inside of each cutter to the outside. Then turn your saw
around and repeat the processes (2,3,4) for cutters on the
other side of the chain.
NOTE: Use a flat file to file the tops of the rakers (portion of
chain link in front of the cutter) so they are about 0.635 mm
below the tips of the cutters as shown in Figure S.
5. Figure T- Keep all cutter lengths equal.
6. If damage is present on the chrome surface of the top plates
or side plates, file back until such damage is removed.
CAUTION: After filing, the cutter will be sharp, use extra
caution during this process.
NOTE: Each time the chain is sharpened, it loses some of the
low kickback qualities and extra caution should be used. It
is recommended that a chain be sharpened no more than
four times.
Accessories
WARNING: The use of accessories not recommended in
this manual may be hazardous.
Replacement chain and bar are available from your nearest
DeWALT authorized service center. For use only with low kick
back bar and chain.
Available bars and chains for DCM565:
• Bar: 30 cm service part number 90586162
• Chain:
30 cm service part number N507302
• DT20676-QZ – 30CM Oregon Chain 3/8” low pro, .0430” /
1,1mm (90PX045)
• DT20665-QZ – 30cm Oregon Bar & Chain 30cm chain 3/8”
low pro, .043” / 1,1mm (90PX045) & 30CM bar
Optional Accessories
WARNING: Since accessories, other than those offered
by DeWALT, have not been tested with this product, use
of such accessories with this tool could be hazardous.
To reduce the risk of injury, only DeWALT recommended
accessories should be used with this product.
Consult your dealer for further information on the
appropriate accessories.
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Maintenance
Your DeWALT power tool has been designed to operate
over a long period of time with a minimum of maintenance.
Continuous satisfactory operation depends upon proper tool
care and regular cleaning.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal
injury, turn tool off and disconnect battery pack
before making any adjustments or removing/
installing attachments or accessories. An accidental
start-up can cause injury.
The charger and battery pack are not serviceable.
Lubrication
Refer to Saw Chain and Guide Bar Oiling (Fig. L)
Cleaning
WARNING: Blow dirt and dust out of the main housing
with dry air as often as dirt is seen collecting in and around
the air vents. Wear approved eye protection and approved
dust mask when performing this procedure.
WARNING: Never use solvents or other harsh chemicals
for cleaning the non-metallic parts of the tool. These
chemicals may weaken the materials used in these parts.
Use a cloth dampened only with water and mild soap.
Never let any liquid get inside the tool; never immerse any
part of the tool into a liquid.
Protecting the Environment
Separate collection. Products and batteries marked
with this symbol must not be disposed of with normal
household waste.
Products and batteries contain materials that can
be recovered or recycled reducing the demand for raw
materials. Please recycle electrical products and batteries
according to local provisions. Further information is available at
www.2helpU.com.
Rechargeable Battery Pack
This long life battery pack must be recharged when it fails
to produce sufficient power on jobs which were easily done
before. At the end of its technical life, discard it with due care for
our environment:
• Run the battery pack down completely, then remove it from
the tool.
• Li-Ion cells are recyclable. Take them to your dealer or a
local recycling station. The collected battery packs will be
recycled or disposed of properly.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Solution
Unit will not start.
• Check battery installation.
• Check battery
charging requirements.
• Check that lock off is fully pushed
down prior to moving main trigger.
• Charge battery.
• Unit is being forced. Restart and
apply less pressure.
• Insert battery into charger until red
charging light illuminates. Charge up
to 8 hours if battery is totally drained.
• Plug charger into a working outlet.
Refer to Important Charging Notes
for more details.
• Check current at receptacle by
plugging an appliance.
• Check to see if receptacle is
connected to a light switch which
turns power off when you turn out
the lights.
• Move charger and appliance to
a surrounding air temperature of
above 4.5 °C or below 40.5 °C.
• Refer to Adjusting Chain
Tension section.
• Refer to Chain Oiling section.
• Refer to Adjusting Chain
Tension section.
Unit shuts down
in use.
Battery
won’t charge.
Bar /
Chain overheated.
Chain is loose.
Poor cut quality.
•
Unit runs but does
not cut.
•
Unit does not oil.
•
•
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Refer to Adjusting Chain
Tension section. NOTE: Excessive
tension leads to excessive wear and
reduction in life of bar and chain.
Lubricate before each cut. Refer to
Replacing the Saw Chain section.
Chain could be installed backwards.
Refer to sections for installing and
removing chain.
Refill oil reservoir.
Clean guide bar, sprocket and
sprocket cover. Refer to Care And
Maintenance section.
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