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START AND STOP
Start and stop Start
Grip the front handle with your left hand and hold the saw down by putting your right foot in the rear handle. Pull the starter handle with your right hand and pull out the starter cord slowly until the starter pawls engage. Then pull sharply. Never twist the starter cord around your hand. As the chain brake is still engaged the speed of the engine must be set to idling as soon as possible, this is achieved by quickly disengaging the throttle lock. This prevents unnecessary wear to the clutch, clutch drum and brake band. Push in the choke control immediately when the engine ignites and make repeated starting attemps. When the engine starts, rapidly give full throttle. Then the throttle latch will disengage. CAUTION! Do not release the starter handle from fully pulled out position as this can cause damage on the saw.
â¢ Never start a chain saw unless the bar, chain and all covers are fitted correctly. Otherwise the clutch can come loose and cause personal injuries. â¢ Always move the saw away from the fueling area before starting. â¢ Place the saw on clear ground and make sure that the chain is not contacting anything. Also, make sure that you have a secure footing. â¢ Keep people and animals well away from the working area.
STARTING: The chain brake must be engaged when the chain saw is started. Activate the brake by moving the front hand guard forwards. IGNITION: Move the ignition switch to startposition. CHOKE: Set the choke control in choke position. FAST IDLE: Combined choke/fast idle is received when the choke is moved to choke position.
If the saw is fitted with a decompression valve (A): Press the valve to reduce the pressure in the cylinder and make starting easier. Always use the decompression valve when starting the saw. Once the saw has started the valve will automatically return to its original setting.
Reactivate the chain brake by pushing the front hand guard back towards the front handle. The chain saw is now ready for use.
The engine is stopped by switching off the ignition. (Move the ignition switch to stopposition.)
Use the same procedure as for starting cold engine but without choke. Fast idle is recived by first set the choke control in choke position, and then back again.