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CHAIN SAW INSTRUCTION MANUAL Craftsman CMECS600
CHAINSAW NAMES AND TERMS
- 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.
- Chainsaw Powerhead - A chainsaw 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 chainsaw.
- Front Hand Guard - A structural barrier between the front handle of a chainsaw and the guide bar, typically located close to the hand position on the front handle and sometimes employed as an activating lever for a chain brake.
- 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 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 complies with the kickback performance requirements of ANSIB175.1-1991 (when tested on a representative sample of chainsaws.)
- 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 complies with kickback performance requirements of ANSI B175.1-2000 when tested with specific chainsaws. It may not meet the ANSI performance requirements when used with other 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 chainsaw.
- 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.
OPERATING THE CHAINSAW
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 (11) and your right hand on the rear handle (10) so that your body is to the left of the guide bar.
- Do not hold chainsaw by front hand guard (3). Keep elbow of left arm locked so that left arm is straight to withstand a kickback.
WARNING: Never use a crosshanded 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 chainsaw.
- 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.
- Keep the chainsaw 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 chainsaw at end of cut.
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