Asaminami-Ku, Hiroshima 731-3167, Japan Telephone: 81-82-849-2220 Fax: 81-82-849-2481 2003 Shindaiwa, Inc. Part Number 72362-93115 Revision 9/03 Shindaiwa is a registered trademark of Shindaiwa, Inc. Specifications subject to change without notice. SHINDAIWA OWNER'S/ OPERATOR'S MANUAL 357 CHAIN SAW WARNING! Always wear eye protection when operat- ing this unit.
SYSTEM AND MAY HAVE A BEARING ON THE OUTCOME OF A WARRANTY CLAIM. If other than the parts authorized by Shindaiwa Kogyo Co., Ltd. are used for maintenance replacements or for the repair of components affecting emission control, you should assure yourself that such parts are warranted by their manufacturer to be equivalent to the parts authorized by Shindaiwa Kogyo Co.,...
Shindaiwa Kogyo Co., Ltd. reserves the right to deny warranty coverage if the owner has not properly maintained the engine. Shindaiwa Kogyo Co., Ltd. will not deny warranty repairs, however, solely because of the lack of repair, maintenance or failure to keep maintenance records.
Shindaiwa Kogyo Co., Ltd. recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your engine, but Shindaiwa Kogyo Co., Ltd. cannot deny a warranty claim solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance.
Cut at a slower rate. Sharpen the chain as required. Adjust the carburetor. Re-fill with fresh fuel of the correct mixture (gasoline and Shindaiwa 2-cycle Mixing Oil, 50:1 ratio). Clean, repair or replace as necessary. Service the air cleaner. Tighten or replace.
Tighten and re-test. Consult with an authorized servicing dealer. Re-fill with fresh fuel of the correct mixture (gasoline and Shindaiwa 2-cycle Mixing Oil at a 50:1 ratio). Clean as required; restart. Move switch to “I” (ON) position and re-start.
Sharpening the Chain (cont.) Correct Filing Technique Correct angle on Slightly protruding hook top plate or point (curve on non- chisel chain) Top of depth gauge at correct height below top plate Keep all cutter lengths equal Front of depth gauge rounded CHN-08 Filing Problems...
■ Never perform service or repairs assembled. to this saw unless you are specifi- ■ Use only Shindaiwa-recommended cally trained and equipped to do parts when repairing or servicing this saw. ■ Improper maintenance, use of ■...
Saw Chain CHN-09 Your saw’s performance on the job 3. The top plate peels the severed depends greatly on the condition of its wood chip away. saw chain. 4. The chip is discharged out the rear How the saw chain works of the cutter.
CAUTION! Never store the saw with any fuel remaining in the tank, fuel lines, or carburetor! Your Shindaiwa warranty does not Spark include coverage for damage caused Arrester Cover by “stale” or contaminated fuels! ■...
35719 service until it can be inspected by a ■ Remove and clean the spark plug. Shindaiwa-trained service technician. Adjust the spark plug gap to 0.024" (0.6 mm), and reinstall. If a torque wrench is available, torque the plug to 148–165 in.-lbs.
2- meters) from the fueling point cycle engines and should never and source before restarting! be used in Shindaiwa engines. ■ NEVER start or operate this Engine oils not intended for use unit if there is a fuel leak.
20 l ... 400 ml Oil Requirements When available, use Shindaiwa Premium bar & chain oil. When Shindaiwa oil is not available, use a premium 30-weight oil specifically blended for bar & chain lubrication. For cold weather operation, bar oil...
Preparing to Start the Saw Throttle Lockout Lever Throttle Trigger 35712 WARNING! The saw chain will rotate when the saw is started! Clear a safe work area before starting the saw! IMPORTANT! Engine ignition is controlled by a two- position “ON-OFF” switch located below the throttle lever.
Felling Trees NOTE: The Shindaiwa 357 Chain Saw is equipped with a sliding trigger exten- sion to improve comfort when operat- Escape ing the saw in a variety of hand grip Path positions. When not needed, keep the extension retracted.
Starting a Flooded Engine 1. Disconnect the spark plug lead, then use the spark plug wrench to remove the spark plug (turn counter-clockwise to remove). 2. If the spark plug is fouled or is soaked with fuel, clean or replace the plug as required.
Chain Brake (cont.) Chain Brake Maintenance ■ Keep the brake mechanism clean and free of sawdust or debris. ■ If the chain brake becomes dam- aged or worn, or fails to completely engage or release the clutch drum, return the saw to your dealer for repairs.
Chain can rotate Chain is stopped 35704 Chain Brake Operation The Shindaiwa 357 saw is equipped with an inertial chain brake that stops the saw chain whenever the brake lever is moved to the forward (engaged) the risk of injury from kickback! position.