KEY TO SYMBOLS Symbols The engine is switched off by moving the stop switch to the stop position. CAUTION! The stop switch automatically returns to the WARNING! The machine can be a start position. In order to prevent dangerous tool if used incorrectly or unintentional starting, the spark plug cap carelessly, which can cause serious or fatal must be removed from the spark plug when assembling,...
CONTENTS Contents Note the following before starting: KEY TO SYMBOLS Please read the operator’s manual carefully. Symbols ............... CONTENTS WARNING! Long-term exposure to noise can Contents ..............result in permanent hearing impairment. So Note the following before starting: ........ always use approved hearing protection. INTRODUCTION Dear Customer, ............
Dear Customer, Congratulations on your choice to buy a Husqvarna product! Husqvarna is based on a tradition that dates back to 1689, when the Swedish King Karl XI ordered the construction of a factory on the banks of the Husqvarna River, for production of muskets. The location was logical, since water power was harnessed from the Huskvarna River to create the water-powered plant.
WHAT IS WHAT? What is what? 1 Chain lubrication adjustment screw 16 Chain tensioning screw 2 Shaft 17 Chain 3 Front handle 18 Bar 4 Throttle control 19 Chain oil tank 5 Stop switch 20 Filling with chain oil 6 Throttle lock 21 Operator′s manual 7 Harness support hook 22 Transport guard, bar...
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Important Personal protective equipment IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! The machine is only designed for cutting branches and A pole saw is a dangerous tool if used carelessly or twigs. incorrectly and can cause serious, even fatal injuries. It is extremely important that you read and understand the Never use a machine that has been modiﬁed in any way contents of this Operator’s Manual.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS CLOTHING Make sure the throttle control is locked at the idle setting when the throttle lockout is released. Wear clothes made of a strong fabric and avoid loose clothing that can catch on twigs and branches. Always wear heavy, long pants.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Vibration damping system In countries that have a warm and dry climate there is a signiﬁcant risk of ﬁre. We therefore ﬁt certain mufﬂers with a spark arrestor mesh. Check whether the mufﬂer on your machine is ﬁtted with this kind of mesh. Your machine is equipped with a vibration damping system that is designed to minimize vibration and make operation easier.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Cutting equipment WARNING! Always stop the engine before doing any work on the cutting attachment. This continues to rotate even after the throttle has been released. Ensure that the cutting attachment has stopped completely This section describes how you can achieve maximum and disconnect the HT lead from the spark clearing capacity and extend the life of the cutting attachment plug before you start to work on it.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Chain - Cutting angle • Saw chain pitch (inches). (The distance between three drive links, divided by two.) - File position • Drive link width (mm/inches) - Round ﬁle diameter • Number of drive links. - File depth Sharpening your chain and adjusting raker clearance It is very difﬁcult to sharpen a chain correctly without the right...
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Sharpening cutting teeth • We recommend that you use our raker gauge to achieve the correct clearance and bevel on the raker lip. To sharpen cutting teeth you will need a round ﬁle and a ﬁle gauge. WARNING! The risk of kickback is increased if the raker clearance is too large! Setting the raker clearance...
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS - Undo the bar nut. Filling with chain oil The oil pump is preset at the factory to satisfy most lubrication requirements. A full oil tank normally lasts about the same time as a full fuel tank. Therefore check the amount of oil in the oil tank when ﬁlling the fuel to prevent damage to the saw chain and bar that may arise due to a lack of lubrication.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS What to do if lubrication does not work: • Check that the oil channel in the bar is not obstructed. Check regularly: Clean if necessary. • Whether there are burrs on the edges of the bar. Remove these with a ﬁle if necessary.
(B) and that the chain is in the groove in the bar (C). Tighten the bar nut ﬁnger-tight. • Fill with Husqvarna saw chain oil. • Reﬁt the cap. Tension the chain by turning the chain tensioning screw clockwise.
ASSEMBLY Assembly of the saw attachment • Push the attachment into the coupling until the attachment snaps into place. (325P5) Assembly • Loosen the coupling by turning the knob. • Align the tab of the attachment (A) with the arrow on the coupling (B).
• The transport guard must always be ﬁtted to the cutting • For best results and performance use HUSQVARNA two- attachment when the machine is being transported or in stroke engine oil, which is specially formulated for our air- storage.
FUEL HANDLING Mixing Fuelling • Always mix the petrol and oil in a clean container intended for fuel. • Always start by ﬁlling half the amount of the petrol to be used. Then add the entire amount of oil. Mix (shake) the fuel mixture.
STARTING AND STOPPING Check before starting Starting and stopping • Inspect the working area. Remove any objects that could WARNING! The complete clutch cover and be thrown out. shaft must be ﬁtted before the machine is • Check the cutting attachment. Never use blunt, cracked or started, otherwise the clutch can come loose damaged equipment.
STARTING AND STOPPING Starting WARNING! When the engine is started with the choke in either the choke or start throttle positions the cutting attachment will start to rotate immediately. Hold the body of the machine on the ground using your left hand (CAUTION! Not with your foot!).
WORKING TECHNIQUES General working instructions • Never work from a ladder, stool or any other raised position that is not fully secured. IMPORTANT! This section takes up the basic safety precautions for working with a pole saw. If you encounter a situation where you are uncertain how to proceed you should ask an expert.
WORKING TECHNIQUES Safety instructions after completing work WARNING! This machine is not electrically insulated. If the machine touches or comes close to high-voltage power lines it could lead to death or serious bodily injury. Electricity can jump from one point to •...
WORKING TECHNIQUES • Never cut through the swelling at the root of the branch as this will slow down healing and increase the risk of fungal attack! • Use the stop at the base of the cutting head to provide support during cutting.
Basic setting • The basic carburettor settings are adjusted during testing Your Husqvarna product has been designed and at the factory. The basic setting is richer than the optimal manufactured to speciﬁcations that reduce harmful setting and should be maintained for the ﬁrst few hours the emissions.
MAINTENANCE Fine adjustment of the idle speed T Correctly adjusted carburettor Adjust the idle speed using the idle adjustment screw T, if it is When the carburettor is correctly adjusted the machine will necessary to readjust. First turn the idle adjustment screw T accelerate without hesitation and burble a little at maximum clockwise until the cutting attachment starts to rotate.
MAINTENANCE Cooling system Two-piece shaft To keep the working temperature as low as possible the The drive shaft end in the lower shaft should be lubricated machine is equipped with a cooling system. with grease every 30 hours. There is a risk that the drive shaft ends (splined coupling) on models with two-piece shafts will seize if they are not lubricated regularly.
MAINTENANCE Oiling the air ﬁlter Always use HUSQVARNA ﬁlter oil, art. no. 531 00 92-48. The ﬁlter oil contains a solvent to make it spread evenly through the ﬁlter. You should therefore avoid skin contact. Put the ﬁlter in a plastic bag and pour the ﬁlter oil over it.
MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule The following is a list of the maintenance that must be performed on the machine. Most of the items are described in the Maintenance section. The user must only carry out the maintenance and service work described in this Operator’s Manual. More extensive work must be carried out by an authorised service workshop.
Husqvarna AB, SE-561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden, tel +46-36-146500, declares under sole responsibility that the pruning saws Husqvarna 323P4 and 325P5 dating from 2002 serial numbers and onwards (the year is clearly stated on the rating plate, followed by the serial number), comply with the requirements of the COUNCIL’S DIRECTIVE: - of June 22, 1998 ”relating to machinery”...