ENGLISH R Please do not return unit to retailer. Por favor, no devuelva el aparato al lugar de compra. Veuillez ne pas retourner l’outil au détaillant. 1--800--554--6723 www.poulan.com Instruction Manual Manual de Instrucciones Manuel d’Instructions For Occasional Use Only ESPAÑOL 1950 / 1975 / 2055 / 2050 / 2075 / 2150 2155 / 2175 / 2350 / 2375 / 2150PR LE Series WARNING: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before using this product.
IDENTIFICATION OF SYMBOLS WARNING! Read and understand the instruction manual before using the chain saw. This chain saw can be dangerous! Careless or improper use can cause serious or even fatal injury. Always wear appropriate ear protection, eye protection and head protection. Always use two hands when operating the chain saw.
S Carefully plan your sawing operation in advance. Do not start cutting until you have a clear work area, secure footing, and, if you are felling trees, a planned retreat path. marked container for all fuel purposes. Wipe up all fuel spills before starting saw. S Move at least 10 feet (3 meters) from fueling site before starting engine. S Turn the engine off and let saw cool in a non-combustible area, not on dry leaves, straw, paper, etc. Slowly remove fuel cap and refuel unit.
Avoid Obstructions Elbow locked Clear The Working Area REDUCE THE CHANCE OF KICKBACK Thumb on underside of handlebar S Recognize that kickback can happen. With a basic understanding of kickback, you can reduce the element of surprise which contributes to accidents. S Never let the moving chain contact any object at the tip of the guide bar. S Keep the working area free from obstructions such as other trees, branches, rocks, fences, stumps, etc.
Reduced Kickback Symmetrical Guide Bar caused by allowing contact of the bar tip in the danger zone with any hard object. Kickback can also be caused by pinching the saw chain along the top of the guide bar. This action may push the guide bar rapidly back toward the operator. Either of these events may cause you to lose control of the saw which could result in serious injury or even death. DO NOT RELY UPON ANY OF THE DEVICES BUILT INTO YOUR SAW.
The chain is sharp and can cut you even when it is not moving! 1. Loosen and remove the chain brake nuts and the chain brake from the saw. 2. Remove the plastic shipping spacer (if present). Location of shipping spacer NOTE: If this saw is to be used for commercial logging, a chain brake is required and shall not be removed or otherwise disabled to comply with Federal OSHA Regulations for Commercial Logging.
Depth Gauge Cutters Checking the tension: Use the screwdriver end of the chain adjustment tool (bar tool) to move the chain around the bar. If the chain does not rotate, it is too tight. If too loose, the chain will sag below the bar. Drive Links Chain Brake Nuts 7. 8. 9. 10. Chain Adjustment Tool (Bar Tool) Adjusting the tension: Place chain onto the sprocket Place chain over and behind clutch, fitting the drive links in the clutch drum sprocket.
OPERATION KNOW YOUR CHAIN SAW READ THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR CHAIN SAW. Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourself with the location of the various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
STARTING FUELING & LUBRICATION WARNING: The chain must not move when the engine runs at idle speed. If the chain moves at idle speed refer to CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT within this manual. Avoid contact with the muffler. A hot muffler can cause serious burns. To stop the engine move the ON/STOP switch to the STOP position. To start the engine hold the saw firmly on the ground as illustrated. Make sure the chain is free to turn without contacting any object. Use only 15”--18” of rope per pull.
NOTE: If the engine sounds as if it is trying to start before the 5th pull, stop pulling and immediately proceed to the next step. 6. Push the choke knob in completely (to the OFF position); pull the starter rope until the engine starts. CHOKE (SIDE VIEW) Choke knob OFF FULL 7. Allow the engine to run for approximately 5 seconds. Then, squeeze and release throttle trigger to allow engine to return to idle speed. STARTING A WARM ENGINE: 1. Move ON/STOP switch to the ON position. 2.
S Allow the chain to cut for you. Exert only light downward pressure. If you force the cut, damage to the bar, chain, or engine can result. S Release the throttle trigger as soon as the cut is completed, allowing the engine to idle. If you run the saw at full throttle without a cutting load, unnecessary wear can occur to the chain, bar, and engine. It is recommended that the engine not be operated for longer than 30 seconds at full throttle.
NOTE: Before felling cut is complete, use wedges to open the cut if necessary to control the direction of fall. To avoid kickback and chain damage, use wood or plastic wedges, but never steel or iron wedges. S Be alert to signs that the tree is ready to fall: cracking sounds, widening of the felling cut, or movement in the upper branches. S As tree starts to fall, stop saw, put it down, and get away quickly on your planned retreat path. S DO NOT cut down a partially fallen tree with your saw.
1st Cut 2nd Cut Using a support stand 2nd Cut S Keep the tree between you and the chain. Cut from the side of the tree opposite the branch you are cutting. S Remove larger, supporting branches with the cutting techniques described in BUCKING WITHOUT A SUPPORT. S Always use an overcut to cut small and freely hanging limbs. Undercutting could cause limbs to fall and pinch the saw. PRUNING 1st Cut WARNING: Limit pruning to limbs shoulder height or below.
AIR FILTER CAUTION: Do not clean filter in gasoline or other flammable solvent to avoid creating a fire hazard or producing harmful evaporative emissions. Cleaning the air filter: A dirty air filter decreases engine performance and increases fuel consumption and harmful emissions. Always clean after every 5 hours of operation. 1. Loosen 3 screws on cylinder cover. 2. Remove cylinder cover. 3. Remove air filter. 4. Clean the air filter using hot soapy water. Rinse with clean cool water.
S Turn idle speed screw (T) clockwise to increase engine speed. S Turn idle speed screw (T) counterclockwise to decrease engine speed. If you require further assistance or are unsure about performing this procedure, contact your authorized service dealer or call 1--800--554--6723. BAR MAINTENANCE If your saw cuts to one side, has to be forced through the cut, or been run with an improper amount of bar lubrication it may be necessary to service your bar.
TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE WARNING: Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before performing all of the recommended remedies below except remedies that require operation of the unit. TROUBLE CAUSE REMEDY Engine will not start or will run only a few seconds after starting. 1. Ignition switch off. 2. Engine flooded. Engine will not idle properly. 1. Idle speed requires adjustment. 2. Carburetor requires adjustment. 1. Air filter dirty. 2. Spark plug fouled. 3. Chain brake engaged. 4.
U.S. EPA/CALIFORNIA/ENVIRONMENT CANADA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Air Resources Board, Environment Canada and ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC., are pleased to explain the emissions control system warranty on your year 2002--2004 small off--road engine. In California, all new small off--road engines must be designed, built, and equipped to meet the State’s stringent anti--smog standards.
The information on the product label indicates which standard your engine is certified. Example: (Year) EPA Phase 1 or Phase 2 and/or CALIFORNIA.