Read and understand all in-
structions. Failure to follow all instructions listed
below may result in electric shock, fire, and/or
serious personal injury.
READ ALL INsTRUcTIONs
BAsIc sAFETY PREcAUTIONs
Do not operate a chain saw with one hand!
Use a firm grip with thumbs and fingers en-
circling the chain saw handles. Serious injury
to the operator, helpers, bystanders, or any
combination of these persons may result from
one-handed operation. A chain saw is intend-
ed for two-handed use.
Always be aware of what you are doing when
using the chain saw. Use common sense. Do
not operate the chain saw when you are tired,
ill, or under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or
Stay alert and pay attention to what you are
doing. Use common sense when using this
Keep all parts of your body away from the
saw chain when the unit is running.
Always carry the chain saw by the front han-
dle with the unit stopped and the guide bar
and saw chain positioned to the rear. When
transporting your chain saw, use the appro-
priate chain cover.
Never let anyone use your chain saw who
has not received adequate instructions in its
proper use. This applies to rentals as well as
privately owned saws.
Before you start the unit, make sure the saw
chain is not contacting any object.
Stop the chain saw before setting it down. Do
not leave the unit running unattended.
To avoid accidental starting, never carry the
unit with your finger on the trigger.
Maintain the unit with care. Keep the cutting
edge sharp and clean for best performance
and to reduce the risk of injury. Follow in-
structions for lubricating and changing ac-
cessories. Inspect the battery charger cord
periodically, and if damaged, have it replaced
or repaired by an authorized service dealer.
GENERAL sAFETY RULEs
3 - English
Keep handles dry, clean, and free of oil and
Do not operate a chain saw that is damaged,
improperly adjusted, or not completely and
securely assembled. Chain should stop turn-
ing when the trigger is released. If the chain
turns after the trigger has been released, have
the unit serviced by your nearest Craftsman
Check for damaged parts. Any part or guard
that has been damaged should be carefully
checked to determine that it will operate
properly and perform its intended function.
Check for alignment of moving parts, binding
of moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting,
and any other conditions that may affect its
operation. A guard or other part that is dam-
aged should be properly repaired or replaced
by an authorized service dealer unless other-
wise indicated elsewhere in this manual.
All chain saw service, other than the items
listed in the operation and maintenance sec-
tions, should be performed by your nearest
Craftsman service dealer.
Do not use in the rain, snow or wet condi-
Always maintain a proper stance. Do not
Do not adapt your powerhead to a bow guide
or use it to power any attachments or devices
not listed for the saw.
Do not cut vines and/or small underbrush.
Wear snug fitting clothing. Always wear
heavy, long pants, long sleeves, overalls,
jeans or chaps made of cut resistant mate-
rial or ones that contain cut resistant inserts.
Wear non-slip safety footwear. Wear non-slip
heavy duty gloves to improve your grip and
to protect your hands. Do not wear jewelry,
short pants, sandals, or go barefoot. Do not
wear loose fitting clothing, which could be
drawn into the motor or catch the chain or un-
derbrush. Secure hair so it is above shoulder