Symbols on the power cutter: WARNING! The power cutter can be dangerous! Careless and incorrect use can result in serious or fatal injury to the operator or others. Please read the instructions carefully and make sure you understand them before using the power cutter.
WARNING! Use of products which cut, grind, drill, sand or shape material can generate dust and vapors which may contain harmful chemicals. Know the nature of the material being worked on and wear appropriate dust mask or respirator protection.
WARNING! Incorrect or careless use of a power cutter can turn it into a dangerous tool that can cause serious or even fatal injury. It is extremely important that you read and understand this manual. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT WARNING! When using a power cutter, approved protective equipment must be used.
3 Muffler WARNING! During use and for some time after the muffler is very hot. Do not touch the muffler if it is hot! The muffler is designed to give the lowest possible noise level and to direct the engine‘s exhaust fumes away from the user.
3 Muffler Never use a machine that has a defective muffler. Check regularly that the muffler is secured to the engine body. 4 Throttle lock Make sure the throttle control is locked at the idle setting when you release the throttle lock. Press the throttle lock and make sure it returns to its original position when you...
Fuel safety (Filling/Fuel mixture/Storage) WARNING! Exercise great care when handling fuel. Bear in mind the risk of fire, explosions and inhaling fumes. • Never fill the machine while the engine is running. • Provide good ventilation when filling or mixing fuel (petrol and 2-stroke oil).
WARNING! Over exposure to vibrations can result in blood-vessel or nerve injury to persons suffering with blood circulation problems. Seek medical attention if you experience physical symptoms that can be related to over exposure to vibrations. Examples of such symptoms are numbness, lack of feeling, “tickling“, “pricking“, pain lack of or a reduction in normal strength, changes in the colour of the skin or its surfaces.
Pull in Pull in occurs when the lower part of the blade is suddenly stopped or when the cut closes. (To avoid this see the section ” How to avoid kickback ” and ”Pinching/rotation” below). Pinching/rotation Pinching occurs when the cut closes. The power cutter can be drawn suddenly and powerfully downwards.
CUTTING BLADES General Cutting blades are available in two basic designs; abrasive discs and diamond blades. Only abrasive discs and diamond blades may be used and only within their respective application areas. WARNING! A cutting blade may burst and cause injury to the operator.
Type of cutting blades The cutting blade should be marked with the same or a higher speed than that stated on the machine’s rating plate. Never use a cutting blade with a lower speed rating than what is stated on the machine’s rating plate.
What is what on a power cutter? Cylinder cover Muffler Fuel tank Rear handle Choke / Throttle trigger lockout Throttle catch Stop switch Cutting head Cutting arm 10. Belt tensioning screw 11. Cutting blade 12. Throttle – English WHAT IS WHAT? 13.
Fitting the cutting head Remove the bolt (1) and nut (2). Remove the cover. Fit the drive belt over the clutch drum. Refit the cover and tighten the bolt (1) and nut (2). Feed the drive belt over the pulley on the cutting head. Secure the cutting head together with the belt guard.
Fuelmix IMPORTANT! The power cutter is equipped with a two-stroke engine and must always been run using a mixture of petrol and two-stroke engine oil. It is important to accurately measure the amount of oil to be mixed to ensure that the correct mixture is obtained.
Start and stop WARNING! Before starting observe the following: • Do not start the power cut without the cutting arm or cutting head fitted. Otherwise the clutch can come loose and cause personal injury. • Always move the power cutter from the filling area before starting.
Adjusting the drive belt • The drive belt is fully enclosed and well protected from dust, dirt and mechanical effects during the cutting process. • To tension the drive belt, slightly loosen the bolts (A), which secure the cutting head and belt guard. •...
Carburettor Carburettor Your Husqvarna product has been designed and manufactured to specifications that reduce harmful emissions. After your unit has been run 8-10 tanks of fuel the engine has broken in. To ensure that your unit is at peak performance and producing the least amount of harmful emissions after break in, have your authorized servicing dealer, who has a revolution counter at his disposal, to adjust your carburettor for optimum...
Fuel filter • The fuel filter sits inside the fuel tank. • The fuel tank must be protected from contamination when filling. This reduces the risk of operating disturbances caused by blockage of the fuel filter. • The filter cannot be cleaned but must be replaced with a new filter when it blocked.
Starter WARNING! • The recoil spring sits in its tensioned posi- tion in the starter housing and can with careless handling fly out and cause personal injury. • When replacing the recoil spring or the starter cord great care should be exercised. Always wear protective glasses.
Spark plug The condition of the spark plug is affected by: • An incorrect carburettor setting. • An incorrect fuel mixture (too much oil). • A dirty air filter. These factors cause deposits on the spark plug electrode that may result in malfunction or starting difficulties.
Below follows some general maintenance instructions. If you need further information please contact your service workshop. Daily maintenance 1. Check that throttle components work correctly from a safety view point (throttle and starter throttle catch). 2. Check the tension of the drive belt. 3.
Engine Cylinder volume, cu.in/cm Cylinder bore, inch/mm Stroke, inch/mm Idle speed, rpm Max. speed, unloaded, rpm Power, kW Ignition system Manufacturer Type of ignition system Spark plug Electrode gap, inch/mm Fuel and lubrication system Manufacturer Carburettor type Fuel capacity, US pint/litre Weight Without fuel and cutting blade, Lbs/kg 12"...
TECHNICAL DATA EU declaration of conformity (Only applies to Europe) Husqvarna AB, SE-561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden, tel. +46-36-146500, declare under sole responsibility that the power cutters Husqvarna 371K and 375K, with serial numbers from year 2002 and onwards (the year is clearly stated in plain text on the type plate with subsequent serial number), are in conformity with the following standards or other normative documents following the provisions in the COUNCIL’S DIRECTIVES: - of June 22 1998 “relating to machinery”...