Saw Chain Maintenance
Operation & Handling Care ATTENTION: DEALERS, CHAINSAW USERS, AND ANYONE WHO SERVICES SAW CHAIN. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. Oregon ® urges you to become familiar with proper saw chain maintenance techniques, and the possible dangers which can result if saw chain is not properly maintained. WARNING : Failure to follow the instructions below can result in severe injury to the chainsaw operator, bystanders, or the person performing maintenance. Always turn off your chainsaw before performing any type of maintenance. Any one of the following conditions can increase a saw chain’s potential kickback energy, increase the risk of a saw chain throwing itself off the guide bar, or increase the risk of other hazards associated with chainsaw use.
1. Incorrect sharpening of angles. 2. Dull cutter teeth. 3. Alteration of kickback-reducing features.
4. Excessive depth gauge settings. 5. Incorrect depth gauge shapes.
6. Loose saw chain tension. 7. Incorrectly installed parts. 8. Loose rivets, cracks or breaks in any saw chain component.
Safety & Maintenance Manual
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