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Chainsaw - Instructions for use.

Spend 7 minutes watching and listening to this video to get the most out of your hire.

How To Start – Cold Start (Not started in last half hour)

This is a how to guide – not a safety guide. Read and be familiar with the Operators Manual before using.

  • Chainsaw must be started on the ground. Do not “throw start”. It’s dangerous.
  • Push forward the chain brake (A) to lock chain for safety
  • Push down the decompression button (D)
  • Lock the throttle trigger in the “full revs” start position and turn on the choke:

  • Squeeze and hold the trigger (B) AND
  • At the same time push the choke lever to full choke (all the way down).
  • Now you’re ready to start the saw –

    BUT get ready to stop pulling the pull cord as soon as the saw burps.

  • Place your foot in the handle
  • Hold the front handle securely with your left hand

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

The next bit – AND Warm Start

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.

  • Push forward the chain brake (A) to lock chain for safety
  • Don’t touch the throttle triggers – they need to stay in full rev position.

  • Move the choke lever up half a notch to half choke.
  • Decompression button (D) should still be down – but push again if not.
  • Pull starter cord with right hand strongly and quickly until the chainsaw starts.
  • 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.

Quick Tips;
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.