Stihl chainsaw manuals include safety precautions, operating techniques and maintenance of high-wear components of the saw. Echo publishes chainsaw manuals with the same information plus a separate safety manual and parts catalogue for each saw.Continue Reading
A chainsaw manual generally suggests that users wear proper personal protective equipment, including cut-resistant leg chaps, a hard hat, hearing protection, eye protection and gloves. It also describes the proper function and use of the chain brake. Guidelines typically describe kickback, a hazardous and unpredictable force that occurs when the nose of the guide bar contacts a solid surface, causing the running saw to rotate up and back towards the operator. Other safety topics include proper fueling and installation of the guide bar and chain.
Typically, a chainsaw manual states that users should always brace saws on the ground when starting instead of using a drop-starting method. It also outlines proper methods for felling a tree with a chainsaw. Operators are instructed to establish a safe work site. Manuals provide diagrams of the different kinds of felling cuts including the conventional and open-face cut.
Chainsaw manuals outline basic maintenance and repair procedures. Extensive or complex repairs should be conducted by an authorized repair technician. Basic maintenance topics include maintaining a sharp chain and straight bar, cleaning the air filter and adjusting the carburetor. Manuals also describe the procedures for replacing the spark plug, starter cord and chain sprocket.Learn more about Tools