100524-01, CS-120CB Manuals

This saw has a chain brake. When kickback occurs, the front
hand guard is moved forward by the back of operator’s left
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hand. This stops the saw chain quickly, reducing the chance of
Read and understand all Safety Warnings on pages
serious injury.
3 and 4. Improper use of this chain saw can cause
severe injury or death from fire, electrical shock,

Never hold the chain saw by the front hand guard.
body contact with moving chain, or falling wood.
Cause Of Kickback
Kickback may occur when nose or tip of guide bar touches an
object while chain is moving. If chain cutter catches on object,
1. Read and understand this owner’s manual before operating
a sudden reverse action will result. The guide bar will kick up
chain saw.
and back towards operator.
2. Use chain saw for cutting wood only. Do not use for
cutting any non-wood items.
Kickback may also occur when wood pinches chain at guide
3. Only well-instructed adults should operate chain saw. Never
bar nose. A sudden reverse action will also result.
allow children to operate chain saw. First-time user should
The following steps will reduce the risk of kickback:
obtain informed, practical instruction in addition to reading
• Use both hands to grip saw while saw is running. Use firm
this manual. Practice cutting logs on a saw horse or cradle.
grip. Thumbs and fingers must wrap around saw handles.
4. Use only electrical voltage noted on model plate of chain saw.
• Keep all safety items in place on saw. Make sure they
5. Use only extension cords marked for outdoor use. See
work properly.
page 8 for extension cord requirements.
• Do not overreach or cut above shoulder height.
6. Do not operate chain saw
• Keep solid footing and balance.
• while under the influence of alcohol, medication, or drugs
• Stand slightly to left side of saw. This keeps your body
• in rain or in damp or wet areas
from being in direct line with chain.
• where highly flammable liquids or gases are present
• Do not let guide bar nose touch anything when chain is
• if saw is damaged, adjusted wrong, or not fully assembled
moving (see Figure 1).
• if trigger does not turn saw on and off. Chain must stop
moving when you release trigger. Have faulty switch
replaced by authorized service person.
• while tired or in a hurry
• while in tree or on a ladder unless trained to do so
7. Wear snug-fitting clothes when operating chain saw. Do
not wear loose clothing or jewelry. They can get caught in
moving saw chain.
8. Wear the following safety gear when operating chain saw:
• heavy-duty gloves (wear rubber gloves if working outdoors)
• steel-toed safety footwear with non-skid soles
• eye protection such as safety glasses, goggles, or face screen
• safety hard hat
• ear mufflers or ear plugs
• hair covering to contain long hair
Do Not Let
• face or dust mask (if working in dusty areas)
Guide Bar Nose
9. Before cutting, always provide the following:
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• clear work area
• secure footing
• planned retreat path from falling tree
10.Inspect tree before cutting down. Make sure there are no
dead limbs or branches that may fall on you.
Figure 1 - Kickback Hazard Example. Do Not Let Nose of
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Guide Bar Touch Object While Chain is Moving
Avoid Kickback. Kickback can cause you to lose
• Never try cutting through two logs at same time. Only cut
control of chain saw. Kickback can cause severe
one log at a time.
injury or death.
• Do not bury guide bar nose or try plunge cut (boring into
wood using guide bar nose).
Kickback Safety Devices On This Saw
• Watch for shifting of wood or other forces that may pinch
This saw has a low-kickback chain and reduced-kickback
guide bar. Both items reduce the chance of kickback. Kick-
• Use extreme caution when re-entering a previous cut.
back can still occur with this saw. Do not let tip of guide bar
• Use low-kickback chain and guide bar supplied with this
touch anything when chain is moving.
chain saw. Only replace these parts with chains and guide

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