(Go Back)Operating Instructions
SILKY saws are made in Japan by UM:KOGYO
INC., a company which has specialized in the manufacturing of saws since
1919. Unique technology and design has resulted in an extensive
range of saws with superb cutting ability.
SILKY saws cut as you pull the blade towards you. They
do not cut on the forward or push stroke. Cutting on the pull stroke
requires less energy and gives you more control over the action of the
These saws are precision
instruments, they should be used as such. No saw will stand up to misuse
and abuse. Here are instructions for the proper use of these saws, no
product replacement will even be considered if it has obviously been
misused and broken!
SILKY POLE SAWS OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
To allow effective use of Silky telescoping pole saws
HAYAUCHI, ZUBAT series and LONGBOY) at extensions up to 21 feet,
two locking systems are incorporated to assure structural
rigidity of the extended poles: 1) Locking Pins/Buttons - the
primary pole locking mechanism; and 2) Friction Clamps - the
secondary pole locking mechanism. The two systems are designed
to work together.
This dual locking system
of the effort at the handle to be effectively transferred to the
blade up to 21 feet away. If only the Friction Clamps are used
without the primary Locking Pins/Buttons being engaged at or
near maximum pole extension, the poles may slightly slide within
each other when cutting. This condition will result in loss of
energy being transferred to the blade significantly reducing
There is a condition when the
Pins/Buttons may stick and not pop up easily. This typically
occurs when the poles are extended or retracted without all of
the Friction Clamps being unlocked. Not unlocking all of the
Friction Clamps when extending or retracting the poles may
affect the proper alignment of the intersecting poles and
prevent the Locking Pins/Buttons from easily popping up.
EXTENDING & RETRACTING
1. Unlock the Locking Levers of the Friction Clamps
2. Extend the poles in order starting with the lower
3. Press the positioning Locking Pin/Button
4. Extend the pole from the larger diameter pole section
5. Make sure the Locking Pin/Button clicks into place
6. Close the Locking Levers of the Friction Clamps
7. To store the poles after use, retract the poles in
order starting with the upper pole
POLE SAW OPERATING RULES
1. All Friction Clamps must always be open when
retracting the poles.
2. All Locking Pins/Buttons must always be engaged
3. All Friction Clamps must always be locked before pole
Do not use the pole saw near electrical power! The
is highly conductive!
Incorrect use of the Silky pole saw may cause injury.
After use, always store saw blade in provided safety
Keep out of reach of children