Spend 7 minutes watching and listening to this video to get the most out of your hire.
This is a how to guide – not a safety guide. Read and be familiar with the Operators Manual before using.
Lock the throttle trigger in the “full revs” start position and turn on the choke:
Now you’re ready to start the saw –
BUT get ready to stop pulling the pull cord as soon as the saw burps.
Pull starter cord with your right hand strongly and quickly until the chainsaw burps (probably 3-4 pulls but maybe as many as 7-10).
STOP PULLING NOW OR YOU’LL FLOOD THE CHAINSAW
NOTE if the chainsaw has been used in in last half hour or so (depending on the weather and temperature) start here. Don’t use full choke on a warm chainsaw or you will flood the saw.
Don’t touch the throttle triggers – they need to stay in full rev position.
It is now running on full revs. Quickly grab throttle lever, squeeze it and let go – this will put it in low revs.
Pull chain brake back before reving again.
DO NOT RUN SAW AT FULL REVS WITH CHAIN BRAKE ENGAGED (FORWARD). YOU’LL BREAK THE SAW.
1. Motor Runs but chain doesn’t move?
* Chain Brake – A in above image – needs to be pulled back.
* If you’ve just adjusted the chain and now it won’t move, it may be too tight. With the motor off, the chain should move freely by hand.