1. Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection should
be provided on the circuit(s) or outlet(s) to be used for
the pole chain saw. Receptacles are available having
built-in GFCI protection and may be used for this
measure of safety.
2. To prevent electric shock, use only with an extension cord
suitable for outdoor use, such as SW-A, SOW-A, STW-A,
STOW-A, SJW-A, SJOW-A, SJTW-A, or SJTOW-A.
Before use, check that the extension cord is in good
condition. When using an extension cord, make sure to
use one heavy enough to carry the current your product
will draw. For lengths less than 50 ft (15 m), a No.16 AWG
(or greater) extension cord should be used. An undersized
cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of
power and overheating.
3. To reduce the risk of electric shock, this appliance has
a polarized plug (i.e. one blade is wider than the other).
Use this appliance only with a polarized UL-, CSA-, or
ETL-rated extension cord for outdoor, all-weather use.
The appliance plug will t into a polarized extension
cord only one way.
If the appliance plug does not t fully into the extension
cord, reverse the plug. If the plug still does not t, obtain
a correct polarized extension cord. A polarized extension
cord will require the use of a polarized wall outlet. The
extension cord plug will t into the polarized wall outlet
only one way. If the plug does not t fully into the wall
outlet, reverse the plug. If the plug still does not t,
contact a qualied electrician to install the proper wall
outlet. Do not modify the appliance plug, extension cord
receptacle, or extension cord plug in any way.
4. To prevent the appliance cord from disconnecting from
the extension cord during operation, use the cord restraint
hook and/or make a knot with the two cords as shown in
5. Do not abuse the cord. Never pull the pole chain saw
by the cord or yank the cord to disconnect it from the
receptacle. Keep the cord away from heat, oil, and
Specic Safety Rules For
Pole Chain Saws
mWARNING! SHOCK HAZARD! – To protect yourself
from electrocution, do not operate the pole chain saw within
50 ft (15 m) of overhead wires. Failure to follow this instruction
could result in severe personal injury.
Operating Tips For Pole Chain Saws
• Stay alert. Use common sense while operating the unit.
• Keep work area clean and well-lit. Cluttered areas invite
• Note the extension cord's location relative to the tool.
While operating the pole chain saw, be careful not to trip
over the cord.
• Keep the cord away from the chain and the operator at
• Keep children, animals, and bystanders a safe distance
away from the pole chain saw and extension cord.
• Only the pole chain saw operator should be in the
• Do not use the pole chain saw to cut down trees.
• Always use two hands when operating the pole chain saw.
Grip the pole chain saw securely with one hand on the
trigger, the other hand on the pole.
m WARNING! m
Electric shock may cause SEVERE INJURY or
DEATH. Heed these warnings:
• Do not allow any part of the pole chain saw to make
contact with water while it is in operation. If the
appliance becomes wet while turned o, wipe dry
• Use only a UL-, CSA-, or ETL-rated extension cord
for outdoor, all-weather use.
• Do not use an extension cord over 100 ft (30 m).
• Do not touch the appliance or its plug with wet hands
or while standing in water. Wearing rubber boots
oers some protection.
EXTENSION CORD CHART
Min. Wire Gauge (A.W.G.):
Up to 50 ft
+50 ft - 100 ft
(+15 m - 30 m)
(B) Connect plug and receptacle
Cord set Appliance cord
(A) Tie cord as shown
Table 1. Method of Securing Extension Cord