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    Instruction Manual Manual de Instrucciones Manuel d’Instructions P3818 Pou la n 7349 Sta tesville Roa d Charlotte, N C 28269 ENGL IS H ESP AÑOL FRANÇAIS R Fo r Occasional U se Only WAR NIN G: Read and foll ow all Safety Rules and Operating I nstructions before using this product. Fail ure to do so can resu l t in serious injury . ADVER TE NCIA:[...]

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    2 IDENT IFICA T ION OF SYM BOLS W ARNING ! This chain saw c an be dangerous ! C are - less or improper us e can caus e ser ious or ev en fatal injury. Read and unders tand the instr uction manual before using the c hain saw . Alway s us e two hands when operating t he chain saw. WAR N I NG ! Contac ting the guide bar tip w ith any object should be [...]

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    3 duty, non-slip glov es; ey e protec tion suc h as non-fogging, vented goggles or fac e sc reen; an approved s afety hard hat; and sound barr iers (ear plugs or mufflers ) to protec t your hearing. Regular us ers should hav e hearing c heck ed regular ly as chain s aw nois e can damage hearing. Se- cur e hair above s houlder length. Snug Fitting C[...]

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    4 S Pinch -Kickback can oc cur w hen the the wood c loses in and pinches the moving saw chain in the cut along the top of the guide bar and the s aw chain is suddenly stopped. This sudden s topping of the chain res ults in a r evers al of the c hain forc e used to cut wood and c auses the saw to mov e in the opposite direc tion of the chain r otati[...]

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    5 KICKBACK SAFETY FEA TURE S WAR N I NG : The following f eatures are inc luded on your saw to help r educe the hazar d of k ickbac k; how ever , such f eatures will not totally eliminate this danger . As a chain s aw us er , do not r ely only on saf ety de- vic es. Y ou mus t foll ow all s afety pr ecau- tions, inst ructions , and maintenance in t[...]

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    6 Com puted kickb ack an gle ( CKA ) T abl e BAR P/N Length C HAI N P/N MODE L CKA wit hout chai n br ake P3818 33 _ 18 ″ 952051338 952044418 NOTE: I ft h i ss a w i st ob eu s e d f o rc o m - merc ial logging, a c hain brake is r equired and s hall not be remov ed or other wise dis - abled to c omply with Federal O SHA R egula- tions f or Comme[...]

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    7 move th e adjustment pin u p and down the sc rew. Locate t his adjus tment befor e you begin mounting t he bar onto the s aw . See follow ing illustra tion. Adjustment loc ated on c lutch c over Inside view of clutc h cov er 4. Turn the adjusting s crew by hand c oun- terc lockw ise until the adjus ting pin jus t touches t he stop. This s hould a[...]

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    8 3. Us ing bar tool, roll c hain around guide bar to ensure all links are in bar groove. 4. Lift up tip of guide bar to c heck for s ag. Releas e tip of guide bar , then turn ad- justing sc rew 1 / 4 turn c lock wise. R epeat until sag does not ex ist. Adjus ting Screw - - 1 / 4 Tu rn 5. While lift ing tip of guide bar , t ighten bar nuts s ecurel[...]

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    9 THROTTLE LOCK- - OUT The THROTTLE LOC K- - OU T must be pres sed befor e you c an squeez e the throttle trigger. This featur e prevents y ou from acc i- dentally s queezin g the trigger. CHOKE/ FA ST IDLE LEVE R The c hoke and fas t idle are set by pulling the CHOKE/F AST IDLE LEVER out to the full ex- tent for c old st arting or af ter r efuelin[...]

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    10 WAR N I NG : The c hain must not move w hen the engine runs at idle s peed. If the chain mov es at idle s peed refer to CAR - BUR ETOR ADJ USTMEN T within this manual. Avoid cont act with the muffler . A hot muffler can caus e serious burns. T o stop the engine mov e t he ON/S T O P sw itch to the STOP pos ition. To star t the engine hold the sa[...]

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    11 Start ing could r equire pulling th e star ter rope handle many t imes depending on how badly th e un it i s flo od ed. If engine f ails to s tart, refer to the TROUBLESHOOTING T ABLE or call 1-800-554- 6723. CHAIN BRAKE WAR N I NG : If the brak e band is worn too thin it may break w hen the chain brak e is triggered. Wit h a broken br ake band,[...]

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    12 S The wind direc tion and s peed. S The lean of the t ree. The lean of a tr ee might not be apparent due to unev en or sloping terr ain. U se a plumb or lev el to de- termine the direc tion of tree lean. S Weight and br anches on one s ide. S Surrounding tr ees and obs tacles . Look for decay and rot. If the tr unk is rott ed, it can s nap and f[...]

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    13 star t the saw and c arefully reenter the c ut. T o avoid k ick back and chain damage, do not use a metal w edge. D o not attempt to res tart your s aw when it is pinc hed or hung in a log. Use a wedge t o remove pinched saw Turn saw O FF and us e a plastic or wooden w edge to force c ut open. Overcutting begins on the top s ide of the log with [...]

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    14 LIMBI NG S Alway s limb a tr ee after it is cut dow n. Only then c an limbing be done safely and pr op- erly. S Leave th e larger limbs underneath the felled tree to s upport t he tree as y ou work . S Start at the bas e of the felled tree and work towar d the t op, c utting branc hes and limbs . Remov e small limbs w ith one c ut. S Keep the t [...]

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    15 NOTE: It is normal for a s mall amount of oil to appear under the saw after engine s tops. Do not c onfuse this w ith a leaking oil tank. S ON/STOP Switch - - Ensure ON/STOP sw itch func tions pr operly by mov ing the sw itch to th e ST OP position. Mak e sur e en- gine st ops; then res tart engine and cont inue. S Fuel T ank - - Do not us e saw[...]

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    16 Air Filter Air Filter Cover Cy linder Cover INSPECT MUFFLER AND SP ARK ARRESTING SCREEN As t he unit is used, carbon depos its build up on t he muffler and s park arres ting s creen, and must be r emoved to avoid creating a fire hazar d or af f ecting engine performanc e. Replac e the spark arresting s creen if br eaks occu r . Nut Muffler Spark[...]

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    17 Depth Gauge File File Holder Cutter 90 ˚ S Align the 30 ˚ file holder mark s paral- lel with t he bar and to the c enter of the chain. Cutte r Cutte r 30 ˚ File Holder Line S Sharpen c utters on one side of the chain fir st. F ile from the inside of each cutt er to the outs ide. Then, t urn the chain s aw ar ound and repeat t he pro - cess fo[...]

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    18 STORAGE WAR N I NG : Perfor m the following steps after eac h use: S Allow the engine to c ool, and sec ure the unit before s toring or tr ansporting. S Store c hain saw and fuel in a w ell venti- lated area wher e fuel vapors cannot reach spar ks or open flames f rom wat er heaters , electr ic motors or swi tches, furnac es, etc. S Store c hain[...]

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    19 TROUBLE CAUSE REMEDY Engine will not star t or will run only a few sec onds after star ting. 1. Ignition s witc h of f . 2. Engine flooded. 3. Fuel tank empty . 4. Spark plug not firing. 5. Fuel not r eaching car buretor . 1. Move ignition s witc h to ON . 2. See “D if fic ult Starting” in Operation S ection. 3. Fill tank w ith corr ect fuel[...]

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    20 LIMI TED WARRAN TY Poulan, a div ision of Hus qvar na Consumer Outdoor P roducts N.A., Inc ., warrants t o the original c onsumer purc haser t hat eac h new Poulan brand gasoline chain s aw is free from defec ts in mater ial and wor kmanship and agrees to repair or r eplace under this warr anty any def ectiv e gasoline c hain saw as follow s fro[...]

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    21 shoul d be completed in a r easonable amoun t of time, not to exc eed 30 day s. I f yo u h av e an y questions regar ding your w arranty r ights and res ponsibilities, you sh oul d con tac t you r neares t authoriz ed serv ice c enter, call P oulan at 1- - 800 - - 554 - - 6723, or s end e- mail corre- spondenc e to emis sion.w arranty@H COP - - [...]