3. Adjust the head to the desired position (Fig. 22).
4. Turn the dial clockwise to tighten and secure the head in
place (Fig. 23).
NOTE: Failure to properly secure the head adjustment dial may
result in personal injury and/or property damage.
Proper Cutting Stance
• Balance your weight with both feet on solid ground.
• Your body should always be to the left of the chain line.
• The most typical cutting application is to position the
unit at an angle of 60° or less depending on the specic
situation (Fig. 24). As the angle of the pole chain saw shaft
to the ground increases, the diculty of making the rst
cut (from the underside of limb) increases.
Basic Cutting Procedure
This unit is designed for trimming small branches and limbs
up to 7 in. (17.8 cm) in diameter depending on the wood
type. Practice cutting a few small limbs using the following
technique to get the “feel” of using the saw before you begin a
major sawing operation.
• Take the proper stance in front of the tree with the
saw OFF (Fig. 24).
• Squeeze the trigger and let the chain accelerate to full
speed before entering the cut.
• Keep the saw running the entire time you are cutting;
maintain a steady speed.
• Allow the chain to cut for you; exert only light downward
pressure. If you force the cut, damage to the bar, chain, or
unit can result.
• PUSH and PULL – This reaction force is always opposite
to the direction the chain is moving when it is in contact
with the wood. Thus, the operator must be ready to
control the PULL when cutting on the bottom edge of the
bar, and PUSH when cutting along the top edge.
• Do not put pressure on the saw at the end of the cut.
Pruning is the process of trimming limbs from a live tree.
• Remove long branches in several stages.
• Cut lower branches rst to allow the top branches more
room to fall.
• When pruning trees, it is important not to make the
nishing cut next to the main limb or trunk until you have
cut o the farthest lying limb. This will reduce the weight
and prevent stripping the bark from the main member.
• Under cut the branch 1/3 through for your rst cut.
Your second cut should over cut to drop the branch o
(Fig. 25). Be prepared to balance the weight of the pole
chain saw when the limb falls.
Multi-angle head adjustment dial