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Stihl MS880 Manual

Instruction Manual  
STIHL MS 880  
Manual de instrucciones  
This saw is capable of severe kickback which  
may cause serious or fatal injury. Only for  
users with extraordinary cutting needs and  
experience and training dealing with kickback.  
Chainsaws with significantly reduced kickback  
potential are available. STIHL recommends  
the use of STIHL reduced kickback bar and  
low kickback chain.  
Esta sierra es capaz de causar contragolpes  
severos, los cuales pueden causar lesiones  
graves o mortales. Sólo es apta para usuarios  
con necesidades extraordinarias de corte y  
mucha experiencia y capacitación en el  
manejo de los contragolpes. Existen sierras  
con un potencial mucho menor de causar  
contragolpes. STIHL recomienda usar una  
barra y cadena de contragolpe reducido de  
Read and follow all safety precautions in  
Instruction Manual – improper use can cause  
serious or fatal injury.  
Lea y siga todas las precauciones de  
seguridad dadas en el manual de  
instrucciones – el uso incorrecto puede causar  
lesiones graves o mortales.  
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Allow only persons who fully understand  
this Manual to operate your chain saw.  
Guide to Using this Manual  
Maintaining and Sharpening the  
Saw Chain  
Safety Precautions and Working  
Maintenance and Care  
Main Parts  
To receive maximum performance and  
satisfaction from your STIHL chain saw,  
it is important that you read and  
understand and follow the maintenance  
and safety precautions in chapter  
"Safety Precautions and Working  
Techniques" before using your chain  
saw. For further information you can go  
Cutting Attachment  
Mounting the Bar and Chain  
Tensioning the Chain  
Check Chain Tension  
Special Accessories  
Ordering Spare Parts  
Maintenance and Repairs  
STIHL Incorporated Federal  
Emission Control Warranty  
Chain Lubricant  
Contact your STIHL dealer or the STIHL  
distributor for your area if you do not  
understand any of the instructions in this  
Filling Chain Oil Tank  
Checking Chain Lubrication  
Chain Brake  
Winter Operation  
Starting / Stopping the Engine  
Operating Instructions  
Oil Quantity Control  
Taking Care of the Guide Bar  
Air Filter System  
Because a chain saw is a high-speed  
wood-cutting tool, some special safety  
precautions must be observed as with  
any other power saw to reduce the risk  
of personal injury.  
Remove air filter  
Careless or improper use may cause  
serious or even fatal injury.  
Clean standard filter  
Clean HD filter  
STIHL's philosophy is to continually  
improve all of its products. As a result,  
engineering changes and improvements  
may be made from time-to-time. If the  
operating characteristics or the  
Engine Management  
Adjusting the Carburetor  
Spark Arresting Screen in Muffler  
Spark Plug  
Replacing the Starter Rope and  
Rewind Spring  
appearance of your chain saw differs  
from those described in this manual,  
please contact your STIHL dealer for  
information and assistance.  
Storing the Machine  
Checking and Replacing the Chain  
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Guide to Using this Manual  
Safety Precautions and  
Working Techniques  
indicates a hazardous situation which, if  
not avoided, could result in severe or  
fatal injury.  
Because a chain saw is a  
high-speed, fast-cutting  
power tool, special safety  
precautions must be  
observed to reduce the  
risk of personal injury.  
All the pictograms attached to the  
machine are shown and explained in this  
indicates a risk of property damage,  
including damage to the machine or its  
individual components.  
It is important that you  
read, fully understand  
and observe the following  
safety precautions and  
warnings. Read the  
Symbols in text  
Engineering improvements  
The operating and safety instructions  
are supported by illustrations.  
instruction manual and  
the safety instructions  
periodically. Careless or  
improper use may cause  
serious or fatal injury.  
STIHL’s philosophy is to continually  
improve all of its products. As a result,  
engineering changes and improvements  
are made from time to time. Therefore,  
some changes, modifications and  
improvements may not be covered in  
this manual. If the operating  
characteristics or the appearance of  
your machine differ from those  
described in this manual, please contact  
your STIHL dealer for assistance.  
The individual steps or procedures  
described in the manual may be marked  
in different ways:  
A bullet marks a step or procedure  
without direct reference to an  
A description of a step or procedure that  
refers directly to an illustration may  
contain item numbers that appear in the  
illustration. Example:  
Reactive forces, including kickback, can  
be dangerous. Pay special attention to  
the section on reactive forces.  
Have your STIHL dealer show you how  
to operate your power tool. All safety  
precautions that are generally observed  
when working with an axe or a hand saw  
also apply to the operation of chain  
saws. Observe all applicable federal,  
state and local safety regulations,  
standards and ordinances. When using  
a chain saw for logging purposes, for  
instance, refer to the OSHA regulations  
for "logging operations" at 29 Code of  
Federal Regulations 1910.266.  
Loosen the screw (1)  
Lever (2) ...  
In addition to the operating instructions,  
this manual may contain paragraphs  
that require your special attention. Such  
paragraphs are marked with the  
symbols and signal words described  
indicates an imminent risk of severe or  
fatal injury.  
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These conditions reduce the hand's  
ability to feel and regulate temperature,  
produce numbness and burning  
Most of these safety precautions and  
warnings apply to the use of all STIHL  
chain saws. Different models may have  
different parts and controls. See the  
appropriate section of your instruction  
manual for a description of the controls  
and the function of the parts of your  
Do not lend or rent your power tool with-  
out the instruction manual. Be sure that  
anyone using it understands the infor-  
mation contained in this manual.  
sensations and may cause nerve and  
circulation damage and tissue necrosis.  
All factors which contribute to white-  
finger disease are not known, but cold  
weather, smoking and diseases or  
physical conditions that affect blood  
vessels and blood transport, as well as  
high vibration levels and long periods of  
exposure to vibration are mentioned as  
factors in the development of whitefinger  
disease. In order to reduce the risk of  
whitefinger disease and carpal tunnel  
syndrome, please note the following:  
Safe use of a chain saw involves  
The use of this machine may be hazard-  
ous.The saw chain has many sharp  
cutters. If the cutters contact your flesh,  
they will cut you, even if the chain is not  
moving. At full throttle, the chain speed  
can reach 67 mph (30 m/s).  
the operator  
the saw  
the use of the saw.  
Use your chain saw only for cutting  
wooden objects.  
Most STIHL power tools are  
available with an anti-vibration  
Physical Condition  
"AV") system designed to reduce  
You must be in good physical condition  
and mental health and not under the  
influence of any substance (drugs,  
alcohol, etc.) which might impair vision,  
dexterity or judgment. Do not operate  
this machine when you are fatigued.  
the transmission of vibrations  
created by the machine to the  
operator's hands. An AV system is  
recommended for those persons  
using power tools on a regular or  
sustained basis.  
Do not use it for other purposes, since  
misuse may result in personal injury or  
property damage, including damage to  
the machine  
Wear gloves and keep your hands  
warm. Heated handles, which are  
available on some STIHL  
powerheads, are recommended for  
cold weather use.  
Minors should never be allowed to use  
this power tool. Bystanders, especially  
children, and animals should not be  
allowed in the area where it is in use.  
Be alert – if you get tired, take a break.  
Tiredness may result in loss of control.  
Working with any power tool can be  
strenuous. If you have any condition  
that might be aggravated by strenuous  
work, check with your doctor before  
operating this machine.  
Keep the AV system well  
maintained. A power tool with loose  
components or with damaged or  
worn AV elements will tend to have  
higher vibration levels. Keep the  
To reduce the risk of injury to bystand-  
ers and damage to property, never let  
your power tool run unattended. When it  
is not in use (e.g. during a work break),  
shut it off and make sure that unauthor-  
ized persons do not use it.  
Prolonged use of a power tool (or other  
machines) exposing the operator to  
vibrations may produce whitefinger dis-  
ease (Raynaud's phenomenon) or  
carpal tunnel syndrome.  
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saw chain sharp. A dull chain will  
Clothing must be sturdy  
and snug-fitting, but allow  
complete freedom of  
movement. Wear long  
pants made of heavy  
material to help protect  
your legs from contact  
with branches or brush.  
To reduce the risk of cut  
injuries, wear pants or  
chaps that contain pads  
of cut retardant material.  
Avoid loose-fitting jack-  
ets, scarfs, neckties,  
jewelry, flared or cuffed  
pants, unconfined long  
hair or anything that  
could become caught on  
branches, brush or the  
moving parts of the unit.  
Secure hair so it is above  
shoulder level.  
Be particularly alert and cautious when  
wearing hearing protection because  
your ability to hear warnings (shouts,  
alarms, etc.) is restricted.  
increase cutting time, and pressing  
a dull chain through wood will  
increase the vibrations transmitted  
to your hands.  
Never operate your power tool unless  
wearing goggles or properly fitted  
Maintain a firm grip at all times, but  
do not squeeze the handles with  
constant, excessive pressure. Take  
frequent breaks.  
protective glasses with adequate top  
and side protection complying with ANSI  
Z 87.1 (or your applicable national  
standard). To reduce the risk of injury to  
your face STIHL recommends that you  
also wear a face shield or face screen  
over your goggles or protective glasses.  
All the above-mentioned precautions do  
not guarantee that you will not sustain  
whitefinger disease or carpal tunnel  
syndrome. Therefore, continual and  
regular users should closely monitor the  
condition of their hands and fingers. If  
any of the above symptoms appear,  
seek medical advice immediately.  
Always wear gloves  
when handling the  
machine and the cutting  
tool. Heavy-duty, nonslip  
gloves improve your grip  
and help to protect your  
The ignition system of the STIHL unit  
produces an electromagnetic field of a  
very low intensity. This field may inter-  
fere with some pacemakers. To reduce  
the risk of serious or fatal injury, persons  
with a pacemaker should consult their  
physician and the pacemaker manufac-  
turer before operating this tool.  
Good footing is very  
important. Wear sturdy  
boots with nonslip soles.  
Steel-toed safety boots  
are recommended.  
For illustrations and definitions of the  
power tool parts see the chapter on  
"Main Parts and Controls."  
Wear an approved safety  
hard hat to reduce the  
risk of injury to your head.  
Chain saw noise may  
damage your hearing.  
Wear sound barriers (ear  
plugs or ear mufflers) to  
help protect your hearing.  
Continual and regular  
users should have their  
hearing checked  
Proper Clothing  
Never modify this power tool in any way.  
Only attachments supplied by STIHL or  
expressly approved by STIHL for use  
with the specific STIHL model are  
authorized. Although certain unauthor-  
ized attachments are useable with  
STIHL power tools, their use may, in  
fact, be extremely dangerous.  
To reduce the risk of injury, the operator  
should wear proper protective apparel.  
If this tool is subjected to unusually high  
loads for which it was not designed (e.g.  
heavy impact or a fall), always check  
that it is in good condition before  
continuing work. Check in particular that  
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