MS 201 TC-M
11 If conditions allow, work from a lift
Never work on a ladder or on any other
insecure support, do not work above
Cordon off the work area in order to
reduce the risk of injuries and damage to
property from falling branches (e.g.
When working with a lifeline there is a
risk of cutting through the rope – to
reduce the risk of fall injuries, always
use double lifelines.
Take special care when cutting through
a limb. Hold the machine firmly to control
and counteract the feed force. Note
when reaching the end of a cut that the
saw is no longer supported in the kerf.
You have to take the full weight of the
saw – increased risk of accidents.Make sure your saw does not touch any
foreign materials: Stones, nails, etc. may
be flung off and damage the saw chain.
The saw may kick back unexpectedly –
risk of accidents.
If the rotating chain makes contact with
a rock or other solid object there is a risk
of sparking which may cause easily
combustible material to catch fire under
certain circumstances. Dry plants and
scrub are also easily combustible,
especially in hot and dry weather
conditions. If there is a risk of fire, do not
use your chainsaw near combustible
materials, dry plants or scrub. Always
contact your local forest authority for
information on a possible fire risk.
Do not underbuck freely hanging limbs
because the chain may get pinched and
cause kickback and loss of control.
Take care when cutting scrub and young
trees. The saw chain may catch and
throw thin shoots in your direction.
To reduce the risk of injury, take special
care when cutting shattered wood
because of the risk of injury from slivers
being caught and thrown in your
After finishing a cut, activate the chain
brake to lock the chain or shut off the
engine before moving the saw to
another position in the tree.Cutting techniques:
Always start the cut with the engine at
Always pull the saw out of the cut with
the chain running.
–Cut straight through thin limbs
–In case of thick limbs, first perform
relieving cut from below (approx. 1/5
of diameter), then buck from above
–Support and secure heavy
branches with ropes.
If the saw gets pinched in the cut:
–Shut off the engine and secure the
saw to the tree – in direction of
–Carefully free the saw from the cut,
using another saw if necessary.
Limbs under tension:
Always start relieving cut (1) at the
compression side (A).
NMake relieving cut (1) and then
perform bucking cut (2) at the
tension side (B) – the saw will
otherwise pinch or kick back.
If not otherwise possible, make the
bucking cut from the bottom upwards
(underbuck) – be wary of pushback.