Stihl chainsaw starting; Remember that the workplace must be secured and checked. It is imperative that you follow the safety instructions through each of the steps (including those contained in the operating instructions).
Starting Stihl Chainsaw in 15 Steps
- Engage the chain brake before starting the chain saw. Push the front handguard to the front.
- Always remember to remove the guide bar cover.
- If a given model of chainsaw is equipped with a decompression valve, remember to press it. This will make it easier to start the engine and start the saw.
- If the chain saw is equipped with a fuel pump, press it several times. This operation will make starting easier and reduce the number of pulls on the starter cord.
- The next step is to set the multifunction switch to the choke / cold start position. First depress the throttle lockout and throttle trigger, then slide the multi-function switch all the way down.
- The cutting attachment must not touch the ground when starting, as this unnecessarily exposes the operator to risk and the chain to blunt. So remember to light the chainsaw on a flat surface.
- Hold the saw with both hands on a flat surface. The left hand should rest on the front handle and the right hand should hold the starter cord handle. Additional stabilization of the saw can be achieved by passing the tip of the right foot through the opening in the rear handle of the saw.
- Use your right hand to pull the starter rope handle until you feel resistance. When you feel resistance, pull the starter rope several times until the engine starts.
- The engine runs for a while, but then cuts out. Then we move the lever of the multifunction switch one scale up (half gas).
- Pull the starter rope again until the engine starts.
- If the engine runs smoothly, lightly press the throttle trigger with your index finger. The multi-selector lever will automatically move to the normal idle position.
- We can pick up the saw from the ground without touching the throttle.
- At this point, release the chain brake by pulling the saw handle towards you with your left hand. Remember not to let the front handle of the saw of your left hand. When we hear a characteristic click, the chain is released and can move on the guide bar.
- It is a good idea to test the chain lubrication before starting your work. Place the chain saw over a light background, e.g. a piece of paper, and run the chain saw on full gas. When a little chain oil appears on a light background, you can start cutting because the lubrication system is working properly.
- Now you can start working, but let’s not forget about safety, read the manual carefully.
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