Walk Behind Saw Rental 18" Self Propelled Propane (Edco SS18) CS18



Safety Information

Safety Messages

The safety instruction are preceded by a graphic alert message of DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION.

Indicates an imminent hazard, which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
Indicates an imminent hazard which, if not avoided, can result in death or serious injury.
Indicates hazards which, if not avoided, could result in serious injury and/or damage to equipment.


Gasoline Powered Equipment

  • The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known in certain quantities, to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
  • Gasoline is extremely flammable and poisonous. It should only be dispensed in well ventilated areas, and with a cool engine.
  • Do not operate gasoline powered equipment without adequate ventilation. Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless gas that can kill.


Electrical Powered Equipment

  • Extreme care must be taken when operating electric models with
    water present: Ensure power cord is properly grounded, is attached to a Ground-Fault-Interrupter (GFI) outlet, and is undamaged.
  • Check all electrical cables - be sure connections are tight and cable is continuous and in good condition. Be sure cable is correctly rated for both the operating current and voltage of this equipment.
  • WARNING: Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. Check with qualified electrician or service person if there is any doubt as to whether the outlet is properly grounded. Adhere to all local codes and ordinances.
  • NOTE: In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding provides a path of least resistance for the electric current to dissipate. The motor is equipped with a grounded plug and must be connected to an outlet that is properly installed and properly grounded. DO NOT modify the plug provided on the motor. If the plug does not fit the outlet have a qualified electrician install the proper receptacle.
  • Switch motor OFF before disconnecting power.
  • Do not disconnect power by pulling cord. To disconnect, grasp the plug, not the cord.
  • Unplug power cord at the machine when not in use and before servicing.


General Instructions

  • READ AND UNDERSTAND THESE INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE THIS EQUIPMENT. Different models have different parts and controls, death or serious injury could occur if the machine is used improperly.
  • Equipment should only be operated by trained personnel in good physical condition and mental health (not fatigued). The operator and maintenance personnel must be physically able to handle the bulk weight and power of this equipment.
  • This is a one person tool. Maintain a safe operating distance to other personnel. It is the operators’ responsibility to keep other people (workers, pedestrians, bystanders, etc.) away during operation. Block off the work area in all directions with roping, safety netting, etc. for a safe distance. Failure to do so may result in others being injured by flying debris or exposing them to harmful dust and noise.
  • This equipment is intended for commercial use.
  • For the operators safety and the safety of others, always keep all guards in place during operation.
  • Never let equipment run unattended.
  • Proper safety attire must be worn when operating this machinery. The operator must wear approved safety equipment appropriate for the job, such as hard hat, safety shoes, when conditions require, hearing protection (operational noise levels of this equipment may exceed 90db), non-fogging vented safety goggles, and dust/particle respirator when removing paints which may be lead based.

  • Keep body parts and loose clothing away from moving parts. Failure to do so could result in dismemberment or death.
  • Do not modify the machine. Use only genuine EDCO parts and accessories. Repairs and service should be performed by EDCO or by approved EDCO dealers or repair technicians.
  • Stop motor/engine when adjusting or servicing this equipment.
  • Maintain a safe operating distance from flammable materials. Sparks from the cutting-action of this machine can ignite flammable materials or vapors.
  • Always keep all guards in place during operation for the operators’ safety and the safety of others.


  • The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known
    to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
  • This equipment will create dust from the material being removed. That dust may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. Check the chemical properties of the material to be removed and take the appropriate precautions.


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