When cutting a limb that is under tension, be
alert for spring back so that you will not be
struck when the tension in the wood fibers is
Do not force the chain saw. The job can be
performed better and safer at the rate for
which it was intended.
Always use the right product for your applica-
tion. The chain saw should be used for cutting
wood only. Never use the chain saw to cut
plastic, masonry or non-wood building mate-
Do not use the chain saw for purposes not
Store idle chain saw when not in use. Chain
saw should be stored in a dry and high or
locked area out of the reach of children.
When storing chain saw, remove battery and
place the chain cover on the bar and chain.
Remove the battery pack from the chain saw
before cleaning, servicing, storing, transport-
ing, removing material from the unit, chang-
ing accessories such as the bar and chain, or
when not in use.
GENERAL sAFETY RULEs
5 - English
UNDERsTANDING YOUR cHAIN sAW
LOW KIcKBAcK sAW cHAIN
The rakers (depth gauges) ahead of each cutter
can minimize the force of a kickback reaction by
preventing the cutters from digging in too deeply
at the kickback zone. Only use replacement chain
that is equivalent to original chain or has been
certified as low kickback chain per ANSI B175.1.
Low kickback saw chain is chain that has met the
kickback performance requirements of ANSI B175.1
- 1991 (American National Standard for Power
Tools - Gasoline-Powered Chain Saws-Safety
Requirements) when tested on the representative
sample of chain saws below 3.8 c.i.d. specified in
ANSI B175.1 - 1991.
As saw chains are sharpened during their useful
life, they lose some of the low kickback qualities
and extra caution should be used.
Generally, guide bars with small radius tips have
somewhat lower kickback potentials.
When making a replacement, be sure to order one
of the Craftsman bars listed for the saw in this