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• See instructions under the heading Start. Start the
machine and apply full throttle. Release the throttle and
check that the cutting attachment stops and remains at a
standstill. If the cutting attachment rotates with the throttle
in the idle position then the carburettor idle setting must be
checked. See instructions under the heading
Maintenance.
 
 
 
Stop switch

• Start the engine and make sure the engine stops when
you move the stop switch to the stop setting.
 
 
 
Cutting attachment guard
 
• Ensure that the guard is undamaged and is not cracked.
• Replace the guard if it has been exposed to impact or is
cracked.
• Always use the recommended guard for the cutting
attachment you are using. See chapter on Technical data.
 
 
 
Cutting equipment
This section describes how to choose and maintain your
cutting equipment in order to:
• Reduce the risk of kickback.
• Obtain maximum cutting performance.
• Extend the life of cutting equipment.

General rules
Only use cutting attachments with the guards we
recommend! See the chapter on Technical data.
 
 
 
Check the cutting attachment for damage or cracks. A
damaged cutting attachment should always be replaced.
 
 
 
Locking nut
 
 • When fitting, tighten the nut in the opposite direction to the
direction of rotation of the cutting attachment. To remove
it, undo the nut in the same direction as the cutting
attachment rotates. (CAUTION! The nut has a left-hand
thread.)
 
 
• Tighten the nut using the socket spanner. 35-50 Nm (3.5-
5 kpm).
 
CAUTION!
The nylon lining inside the locking nut must not
be so worn that you can turn it by hand. The lining should
offer a resistance of at least 1.5 Nm. The nut should be
replaced after it has been put on approx. 10 times.
 
   WARNING! Never use a machine with faulty
safety equipment. The machine’s safety
equipment must be checked and maintained
as described in this section. If your machine
fails any of these checks contact your
service agent to get it repaired.
 
Cutting equipment
 
IMPORTANT!
This section describes how to choose and maintain your
cutting equipment in order to:
Reduce the risk of kickback.
Obtain maximum cutting performance.
Extend the life of cutting equipment.
Only use cutting attachments with the guards we
recommend! See the chapter on Technical data.
Refer to the instructions for the cutting attachment to check the correct way to load the cord and the correct cord
diameter.
Keep the teeth of the blade correctly sharpened! Follow our
recommendations. Also refer to the instructions on the
blade packaging.
Maintain the correct blade setting! Follow our instructions
and use the recommended file gauge.
 
   WARNING! Using an incorrect cutting
attachment or an incorrectly sharpened
blade increases the risk of kickback.