Alligator LP1000 Manuals


479970-00 LP1000   9/14/05  1:00 PM  Page 4
times. Never carry saw by the cord or pull it to disconnect from
distance is at risk from being struck by the falling branch.
receptacle. Keep cord from oil and sharp edges. Inspect extension
- When cutting a limb that is under tension be aware of spring back.
cords periodically and replace if damaged. Keep tools sharp and
When the tension in the wood fibres are released the spring loaded
clean for better and safer performance. Follow instructions for
limb may strike the operator and/or throw the tool out of control.
lubricating and changing accessories. Keep handles dry, clean, and
- Always wear suitable safety equipment such as non-skid 
free from oil and grease.
heavy-duty shoes, goggles, ear protection and gloves when
5. Service 
operating the tool.
a. Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair person
-  Ensure someone is nearby (at a safe distance) in case of an
using only identical replacement parts. This will ensure that the
accident.
safety of the power tool is maintained.
- Do not attempt to operate the tool when in a tree, on a ladder or
b.  If the replacement of the supply cord is necessary, this has to
standing on any other unstable support.
be done by the manufacturer or his agent in order to avoid a safety
- Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
hazard.
- Hold the tool firmly with both hands when the motor is running.
Additional safety instructions for the
- Keep handles dry, clean and free from oil and grease.  Greasy oily
AlligatorTM Lopper
handles are slippery causing loss of control.
- Do not let the moving chain contact any object at the tip of the
WARNING: Never use the tool above shoulder height. Always
guide bar.
position yourself out of the path of falling branches and debris.
- Keep your saw chain properly tensioned. Check tension at regular
WARNING: Do not use this tool to fell trees.
intervals with the motor stopped and cord disconnected.
- Pre-plan a safe exit from falling branches and debris. Ensure the
- Begin and continue cutting only with the chain moving at full
exit route is clear of obstacles that would prevent or hinder
speed.
movement. Remember wet grass and freshly cut bark is slippery.
- Watch for shifting branches or other forces that could close a cut
- Be aware of the direction that a branch may fall. Consider all
and pinch or fall into the chain.
conditions that may affect the direction of fall, including:
- Use extreme caution when re-entering a previous cut. Engage
- The intended direction of fall.
spikes on lower jaw into wood and allow the chain to reach full
- The natural lean of the branch.
speed before proceeding with cut.
- Any unusual heavy limb structure or decay.
- Use of this tool for operation different to those intended could
- Surrounding trees and obstacles including overhead lines.
result in hazardous situations.  Cut wood only. Don't use this tool for
- The wind speed and direction.
purposes not intended - for example - Don't use tool for cutting
- The safe distance between a branch and debris to be felled and
plastic, masonry or non-wood building materials.
bystanders, buildings and other objects is at least 2 1/2 times the
- If any debris gets caught with the guard or tool discontinue use,
length of the branch. Any bystander, building or object within this
disconnect power cord and clear debris.
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