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Storing the Machine
For periods of about 3 months or longer
The blades must be resharpened if
cutting performance and behavior begin
to deteriorate (i.e. if blades frequently
snag on branches).
It is best to have the cutting blades
resharpened by your STIHL dealer on a
It is also possible to use a flat crosscut
sharpening file. See “Specifications” for
prescribed sharpening or filing angle.
Drain and clean the fuel tank in a
well ventilated area.
Run engine until carburetor is dry -
this helps prevent carburetor
diaphragms sticking together.
Clean the cutting blades, check
condition and spray with STIHL
Thoroughly clean the machine - pay
special attention to the cylinder fins
and air filter.
Store the machine in a dry, high or
locked location - out of the reach of
children and other unauthorized
Always file towards the cutting
The file only sharpens on the
forward stroke - lift it off the blade on
Use a whetstone to remove burr
from cutting edge.
Remove as little material as
After sharpening, clean filing or
grinding dust off the cutting blades
and lubricate with grease.
Do not operate your machine with
dull or damaged cutting blades.
This may cause overload and will
give unsatisfactory cutting results.
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