Introduction: Properly Starting a Quick Cut Saw

There is nothing more annoying than trying to cut something with a quick cut saw and it will not start. What good is a quick cut if it cannot be used to cut stuff with it, and there is nothing more annoying than trying to get work done but the saw doesn’t start. So instead of the saw, the job gets harder because then the job becomes harder and a longer process is required.

Step 1: Mixing Oil and Gas

Starting the saw isn’t really that hard. The major thing that is required for the saw would be the gas, but not just any gas. Most saws are run with a two-cycle engine. So this requires mixing the proper amount of oil with the proper amount of gas (refer to owner’s manual for oil to gas ratio). After you have the proper ratio of oil to gas, top off the saws gas tank. Be careful not to spill the gas it is harmful to the body and environment.

Step 2: Safety

Before attempting another step please put on the required personal protective equipment. Safety is a must while operating or even starting the saw. Ear plugs, safety glasses, and a dust mask are the most basic equipment for protection.

Step 3: Choke or Fuel Injected?

If the saw is gassed up and protective gear is on begin to start the saw. Something to look for is the type of fuel operation the saw has. Looking closely on the back there should be a ball for pumping fuel which is on both saws, but a carbureted saw will also have a little lever for a choke. If there is no choke lever on the saw it is considered fuel injected. Both saws will need the ball pumped at least 10 times before they will fire. Although the carbureted saw will need the choke on also.

Step 4: Starting the Saw

As soon as the saw is pumped it is time to start the saw. Located on the right side of the saw there should be a handle attached to a rope. That rope is wound around a spring so it will need a good pull to start the compression of the engine. Safety is always important to look at where the trigger and the hand guard is located. The bottom of the handguard is built to allow room for a foot to slip in and hold the saw to the ground. With a foot is planted firmly start to pull hard on the rope. It may take a couple pulls to get the saw to sputter to life.

Step 5: Starting the Saw Carburated

If the saw that is being used is carbureted and full choke is on it will sputter and die. At this point put saw on half choke and pull again. Once the saw running shut the choke off and the saw should be ready to go. Once the saw is up and running it is ready for cutting. But don’t forget to always be safe and watch your blade at all times.