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    ENGLISH ESP AÑOL FRANÇAIS W ARNING: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Oper ating Inst ruc tions bef ore using th is product . F ailure t o do so ca n result in serious inj ury . ADVERTENCIA: Lea el manual de instrucc iones y s iga t odas las ad vert encias e instr ucciones de s eguridad. El no hac erlo puede resultar en le - siones grav es. A [...]

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    2 ID ENTIF ICA TIO N OF SA FETY SYMB OLS WAR N I NG : This unit can be dangerous ! C areless or improper use c an caus e ser ious injury. DANGER: Falling objects can c ause s ev ere head injury. Wear head protection w hen operating this unit . Do not stand beneath branc h being c ut. DANG ER: T o prev ent elec troc ution, do not use near elec tric [...]

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    3 ID ENTIF ICA TIO N OF SA FETY SYMB OLS Haz ard z one. Keep childr en, bys tanders , and animals a minimum of 50 feet (15 m eters ) aw ay f rom the wor k area. D o not allow other people or animals to be near when s tarting or operating the pruner. Caref ully plan your pruning operation in advanc e. Do not star t c utting until y ou have a clear w[...]

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    4 ID ENTIF ICA TIO N OF SA FETY SYMB OLS WA R N I N G : Fir e hazar d. Nev er mix , pour , or s tore gas oline or use t he unit near a flame or spark s ( including s mok ing, open flames , or work that can c aus e spar ks ). Us e unleaded gas oline and two - - s trok e oil mix ed at a rat io of 40:1 (2.5%) . Alway s stop unit and dis connec t s par[...]

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    5 SAFE TY RU LE S WAR N I NG : Alway s disc onnec t sp ark plug wir e and plac e wir e wher e it c annot contac t spar k plug to pr event ac c idental s tart ing when set ting up, tra nspor ting, adjus ting or mak ing re- pairs ex cep t car buret or adjus tments . Bec aus e a pruner is a h igh-s peed wood- c utting tool, s pecia l safet y pr ecaut [...]

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    6 MA INT AIN YO UR U NIT IN G OOD WORKING ORDER WAR N I NG : Dis connec t the spark plug before perfor ming maintenance except car buretor adjustments . S Look for and replac e damaged or loose parts before eac h us e. Look for and repair fuel leak s before us e. Keep in good work ing condition. S Make cert ain the chain st ops moving w hen the t h[...]

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    7 S Do not attempt c uts s tarting wit h the t ip of the bar (plunge c uts ). S Watch for s hift ing of wood or other forc es that could c los e a c ut and pinch or fall into chain. S Us e the R educ ed - - Kic k back Guide Bar and Low - - Kic k bac k C hain sp ecif ied for yo ur unit. MAIN T AIN CONTROL S Keep a good, firm gr ip on the pruner with[...]

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    8 handlebar , a handlebar acc es sor y k it (#530071451) is av ailable fr om y our aut ho- riz ed serv ic e dealer . Handlebar EDGER SAFETY WAR N I NG : Inspec t t he area to be edged before eac h use. R emove objec ts (roc ks , br oken glas s, nails, w ire, et c.) whic h can be thr own by the blade or c an w rap around the s haft. WAR N I NG : Bla[...]

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    9 S Throw aw ay and replac e blades that are bent, warped, c rac ked, br oken or damaged in any other w ay . S Install r equired s hield properly before us ing the unit. U se the metal s hield for all metal blade use. WAR N I NG : Only use brushcutt er at- tachment s that pr ovide a metal shield w ith probos cis nos e. Probos ci s nose S Us e only [...]

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    10 S Direc t material dis c harge away fr om glass enclos ures , automobiles, etc . S Do not r un engine at high speed w hile not removing s now. S Be attentiv e when us ing the s nowthrower, and stay alert for holes in the ter rain and other hidden hazar ds. S Make s ure the rotor will spin freely before attaching the s nowt hrower to the power- h[...]

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    11 For as sembly of optional attac hments ( see list on page 13) , refer t o the ASSEMBL Y s ec- tion of the applicable at tachment instr uction manual. SHOULDER STRAP ASSEMBL Y WAR N I NG : Proper s houlder st rap adjustments must be made with the engine completely s topped before us ing unit. 1. Try on s houlder str ap and adjus t for f it and ba[...]

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    12 OPER A TION KNOW YOUR PRUNER READ THIS INSTRUCTIO N MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERA TING YO UR UNIT . Compare t he illus trations w ith y our unit to familiarize y ours elf with the loca tion of the vari ous contr ols and adjus tments . Sav e this manu al for fu ture r eferenc e. A ss is t handle Shaft Coupler Prune r Chain Bar Bar oil fill[...]

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    13 CAUTION : Ne ver u se str ai ght g aso lin e in your unit. This w ill caus e perman ent engine damage and v oid the limite d warr anty. FUEL REQUIREMENTS This engine r equires the us e of minimum 87 octane [ R+M]/2 c lean gasoline. IMPO RT ANT Us e of alc ohol blended f uels ( cal led gas ohol or using et hanol or methanol) c an c ause major en-[...]

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    14 WAR N I NG : Alway s stop unit and dis - connec t s park plug before removing or instal- ling attachments . REMOVING PRUNER A TT ACH - MENT , LIN E TRIMMER A T T ACH - MENT , OR O THER OP TIONAL A T - TA C H M E N T S CAUTION : When r emovi ng or ins talli ng at - tac hments , plac e the unit on a flat s ur fac e for sta bility. 1. Loos en the c[...]

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    15 S Keep shoulder s trap pad c entered on your left shoulder and danger s ign c entered on your bac k . S Maintain full w eight of tool on y our lef t shoulder. Alway s r eleas e the thr ottle t rigger and allow t he engine to re turn to idle s peed when not pruning. T o s top engine: S Releas e the thrott le trigger . S Pus h and releas e the eng[...]

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    16 TR IMM ER L INE A DV ANC E The trimmer line will adv ance approx imately 2 inches (5 c m) each t ime the bottom of the trimmer head is t apped on the ground w ith the engine running at full throttle. The most efficient line length is the max imum length allowed by t he line limiter . Alway s keep the s hield in place when the tool is being oper [...]

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    17 MAINTE NANCE WAR N I NG : Dis connec t the spark plug before perfor ming maintenance except for car buretor adjustments . HE LPFUL T IP IMPO R T AN T : Hav e all repairs other than the rec - ommended maintenance desc ribed in the instruc tion manual performed by an authoriz ed serv ic e dealer. If any dealer other than an author ized ser vic e d[...]

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    18 1. C lean the cov er and the ar ea around it to keep dir t from falling into the car buretor chamber w hen the cov er is remov ed. 2. Loos en k nob by turning c ountercloc k - w i s e. R emove air fi lter c over a nd air filter. NOTE: T o av oid c reating a fire haz ard or produc ing harmful evapor ativ e emiss ions, do not clean filter in gasol[...]

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    19 TO SHARPEN CHAI N: 1. D isc onnect s park plug. 2. C heck c hain for proper tens ion. Adjust chain tens ion if nec ess ary. See C HEC K CH AIN TEN SION s ec tion. 3. Shar pen cutter s . S T o shar pen the cutt ers , pos ition the file holder lev el (90 ˚ ) s o that it r ests on the top edges of the c utter and depth gauge. NOTE: The c hain has [...]

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    20 CUTTE RS MUS T F ACE I N DIRE CTIO N OF RO T A TI ON Tip o f Bar Cutter Drivelin k Cut te rs Depth Gauge Drive Links 8. Plac e c hain ov er s proc ket, fitting the driv e links in t he spr ock et. 9. Fit bottom of drive link s between the teeth in the spr ock et in the nose of the guide bar . 10. F it chain driv e link s into bar gr oove. 1 1. P[...]

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    21 Slot 7. With y our finger betw een the lines, wrap the lines evenly and fir mly around the spool in a c lock wis e direc tion. 8. Pos ition the lines in t he guide s lots. Guide s lot Guide s lot 9. Plac e the s pool in the cov er as s hown below . 10. Inser t the ends of the lines through ex it holes in the s ides of the c over. Line exit hole [...]

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    22 CARBURETO R IDLE SPEED ADJUSTMENT WAR N I NG : Keep others away when making idle s peed adjustment s. The c hain will be mov ing during most of this pr ocedur e. Wear your protec tive equipment and obser ve all safety prec autions . After making adjus t- ments, the c hain must not mov e at idle speed. The carburetor has been car efully set at th[...]

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    23 ENGINE S Remov e spark plug and pour 1 teas poon of 40 :1 , 2- cycle engine oil (air cooled) t hrough the spar k plug opening. Slow ly pull the star ter rope 8 to 10 times to dis tribut e oil. S Replac e spark plug with new one of r ecom- mended type and heat range. S Clean air filt er . S Chec k entir e unit for loos e sc rew s, nuts, and bolts[...]

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    24 LIMI TED WA RRANTY Poulan PRO , a div ision of Hus qvar na Cons um - er Outdoor P roduc ts N.A ., Inc. , war rants to the original co nsumer purc has er that e ach new Poulan PRO bra nd gas oline t ool or attac hment is fr ee from defe cts in material and work man - ship and agr ees t o repair or replac e under this warr anty any defec tiv e gas[...]

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    25 s m a l lo f f - - r o a de n g i n et oa nP o u l a nP R Oa u t h o - riz ed repair c enter a s s oon as a problem exis ts . Warranty r epairs s hould be co mpleted in a re a- sonab le amount of time, n ot to ex ceed 30 days . If y ou hav e any ques tions r egarding y our w ar- ranty rights and respons ibilities , you shou ld cont act y our nea[...]