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Craftsman 358.79828 Operator's Manual

36 cc 2.2 cu.in. 2-cycle 16.5 in. dual line head 10.0 in. brush tri-blade 8.75 in. sapling saw blade gas brushwacker.
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    OWNERS MANUAL...

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    & DANGER THIS POWER UNIT CAN BE DANGEROUS! OPERATOR AND OTHERS. THE WARNINGS AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL MUST BE FOL- LOWED TO PROVIDE REASONABLE SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY INUSING SPONSIBLE FOR FOLLOWING THE WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL AND ON THE UNIT. READ THE ENTIRE OPERATOR'S MANUAL BEFORE ASSEMBEJNG AND USING THIS UNto RESTRICT THE USE OF THIS POWER UNIT TO PERSONS WHO READ, UNDERSTAr4D AND FOLLOW THE WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL AND ON THE UNIT.

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    For two(2) years from the date of purchase, when this Craftsman Gas-Powered Brushwacker is maintained, lubricated and tuned-up according to the operating and maintenance instructionsin the owner's manua, Sears will repair, free of charge, any defect in matedals or workmanship.

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    Hardware shown full size (4) Screws (2) Lock (2) Nuts Washers 3.2 oz. Oil Operator's Manual Shoulder Harness eeLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY Torque Wrench-reference torque values are provided throughout this manual for tightening hardware. Phillips Screwdriver 8 mm Wrench Provided with your Bmshwacker: Hex Key Blade Nut/Spark Plug Wrench Locking Pin...

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    IF THIS UNIT IS RECEIVED BLED, REVIEW ALL STEPS SECTION TO BE SURE ASSEMBLY WARNING: CORRECT FORTHE OPERATOR. HOW TO ASSEMBLE YOUR BRUSHWACKER DANGER: BARRIER TO KEEP THE OPERATOR'S FEETFROMB:Ir_._BITHEBLADE- ...HANDLEBAR ASSEMBLY uerore nanolecar,:_you_-musLunmread:the_. _. _". • - installing me •...

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    ASSEMBLY Your brushwacker can be assembled in 3 distinct configurationsas follows: Go to the sectionforthedesired configuration a nd follow the instructions a s provided. Dual Line Head - for grass & light weeds Brush Tri-Blade -for heavy weeds and light brush up to 1/2" diameter Saw Blade -for cutting saplings and similar media up to 2 1/2"...

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    CUTTING LINE HEAD CONFIGURATION Brush and Saw Blade ConflguraUonsfollow this section. & WARNING: THE LINE LIMITER IS SHARP AND CAN CUT YOU. BE SURE TO WEAR GLOVES WHILE WORKING WITH THE LINE UMITER. PLASTIC TRIMMER MUST BE PROPERLY INSTALLED FOR ALL LINE TRIMMER USAGE.

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    |RUSH TRI-BLADE CONFIGURATION _utting Line Head configuration is located before this _-tien; Saw Blade configurationfollows this section. DANGER: THE METAL BLADE SHIELD MUST BE PROPERLY INSTALLED ANYTIME THE UNIT IS USED WITH THE BLADE. THE FORWARD TIP ON THE MET- AL BLADE SHIELD HELPS THE OCCURRENCE OF BLADE THRUST...

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    SAW BLADE CONFIGURATION Cutting Une Head and Brash Tri-Blade configurationsare located before this section. DANGER: THE METAL BLADE SHIELD PROPERLY INSTALLED ANYTIME THE UNIT IS USED WITH THE BLADE. THE FORWARD, TIP ON THE MET- AL BLADE SHIELD HELPS TO REDUCE TIlE OCCURRENCE OF BLADE THRUST WHICH CAN CAUSE...

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    iiiiii IIIII KNOW YOUR BRUSHWACKER (See Fig. 15 ) READ THIS OPERATOR'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR BRUSHWACKER. Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourself with the location of the vadous controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.

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    STOPPING YOUR ENGINE • Move engine switch to the =STOP" position. • If engine does not stop, move the choke lever upward (Full Choke). SHOULDER HARNESS (Fig. 16 ) WHEN WORKING WITH A BRUsHWACKER IT SHOULD ALWAYS BE HOOKED TO A SHOULDER HARNESS.

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    • Have all maintenance and serv ce not exp ained n th s manual performed by a Seam Serv'ce Center. Use only Sears blades and accessodes. cUTnNG SAFETY • Inspect the area to be cut before each use. Remove objects (rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, string, ,etc.)

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    BLADE SAFETY DANGER THIS POWER UNIT CAN BE DANGEROUS! THIS UNIT CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR BLINDNES; TO THE OPERATOR AND OTHERS. THE WARNINGS AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL MUST BE FOLLOWED TO PROVIDE REASONABLE SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY IN USING THIS UNTO. THE OPERATOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR FOLLOWING THE WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL AND ON THE UNI_.

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    WARNING: THE BLADE CONTINUES TO SPIN AFTER ENGINE IS TURNED COASTIN_I BLADE CAN SERIOUSLY CUT YOU iF ACCIDENTALLY TOUCHED. THE OPERATOR OR OTHERS MUST NOT TRY TO CLEAR AWAY CUT MATERIAL WiTH THE ENGINE RUNNING OR THE BLADE TURNING. STOP ENGINE AND BLADE BEFORE RE- MOVING MATERIALS AROUND THE BLADE SHAFT.

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    LINE TRIMMER SAFETY & WARNING: THE RAPIDLY MOVING LINE CAUSES OBJECTS TO BE THROWN VIOLENTLY. THE PLASTIC LINE TRIM- MER SHIELD WILL NOT PROVIDE COMPLETE TECTION TO THE OPERATOR OPERATOR MUST WEAR A SAFETY OR GOGGLES. ALWAYS WEAR HEAVY, LONG PANTS AND BOOTS.KEEP OTHERS AT LEAST 50 FEET (15 METERS) AWAY.

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    :UMMER LINE ADVANCE (Fig. 21 ) WARNING: STOP ENGINE BEFORE ADVANCING LINE. "rum off the engine. Unhook the unit from the shoulder harness and put the unit on the ground. Push blue lock button in on dual line head with left hand and pull one line out with right hand.

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    CRAFTSMAN 40:1 2 cycle engine oil is specially blended with fuel stabilizers. If you do not use this Sears oil, you can add a fuel stabilizer (such as Craftsman No. 33500) to your fuel tank.

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    ;TOPPING YOUR ENGINE Move engine switch to the "STOP" position. If engine does not stop, move the choke lever upward (Full Choke). TARTING YOUR ENGINE (Fig. 27 ) THE DUAL LINE HEAD OR BLADE WILL DANGER: TURN WHEN THE ENGINE STARTS. WARNING: BELS ON THE BEFORE STARTING ENGINE.

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    CUSTOMER MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Fill in dates as you complete regular service Clean unit and labels. Check for damaged or worn parts. Check for loose fasteners and parts. Clean Air Filter Rep!ace Spark Plug Inspect Muffler (Sewice if necessary) Clean/Replace Spark Arrestor Screen (if installed) Check Gearbox Lube •...

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    CUSTOMER RESPONSiBiLITIES _IECK FOR LOOSE FASTENERS/PARTS Blade Nut Dual Line Head Nut Handlebar, Mounting Bracket, and Thumb Screw rhrottie Handle C_ylinder C over/Muffler Guard _,lr Filter Cover Muffler 3earbox {ECK GEAR LUBRICATION )rmally it is not necessary to change the gmace except _ringservice of the gearbox assembly.

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    CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR UNIT OR INJURY TO THE OPERATOR OR OTHER. DAMAGE/INJURY CAUSED BY USE OF ACCESSORIESIATTACH MENTS NOT SPECIRCALLY RECOMMENDED BY SEARS WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED IMPORTANT: ALWAYS CLEAN DIRT AND DEBRIS FROM SPOOL AND HUB WHEN PERFORMING ANY TYPE MAINTENANCE. IMPORTANT: IF LINE SAVER FALLS OUT, REINSTALL IT FROM THE INSIDE OF THE TRIMMER HEAD.

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    SERVICE AND ADJ ILADE SHARPENING DANGER: ALWAYS STOP THE _LNGINE BEFORE SHARPENING A BLADE. WILL CONTINUE TO SPIN AFTER THE ENGINE STOPS THROTTLE TRIGGER LEASED. MAKE SURE THE BLADE HAS STOPPED COASTING NECT THE SPARK PLUG BEFORE PER- FORMING WORK ON THE BLADE. ALWAYS REPLACE A BLADE THAT IS BENT, WARPED, CRACKED;'_OR.

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENTS .Ca_uretor adjustment is critical and if done imprope_ - Durezor. vrease reaa all instructions this process. If engine does not start, it may be flooded. If in doubt, read the section on flooded engine in the starting section of this manual prior to beginning any adjustments.

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    Craftsman 40:1 2-cycle engine oil isspecially blended with fuel stabilizers. If you do not use this SEARS oil, you can add a fuel stabilizer (such as Craftsman #33500) to your fuel tank.

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    Line pulls back into head. 2. Line size incorrect. ff situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use care and good judgement. ff you need assistance, contact your SEARS Service Center/Department CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE HOTLINE at 1-800-235-5878. CAUSE •...

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    SEARS BRUSHWACKER" 39 \ Part Description_._• 502--203106 Anti-Vibe Holder Screw 503-210722 Anti-Vibe Isolator 502-203202 502-197101 502-217003 Mounting Bracket (Inch 16) Thumb Screw 502-219301 Screw 725-238171 503-098302 Engine Switch 502-199301 Spring 502-1,9104 Throttle Handle (fight side) Screw 503-210738 502-196002 Handlebar (Incl. 14 & 20).

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    SEARS BRUSHWACKER ENGINE Part Description so3-n44 Scxew 502-218401 Cylinder C over 502-198601 Air gdter 502-218602 .Airlk31ter Cover : ... 502-208302 Air Filter Knob- Screw 502-206501 502-208402 Choke Lever.. 732-211401 502-198501 Air Filter Housing 503-210747 Screw 502-033301 Fuel Cap Assy (Incl. 12 & 13) 501-278201 "O"...

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    SEARS BRUSHWACKER" IGNITION SYSTEM 3__911 •:_502_20690r. 501--4&5402 503-2_108 503-202516 ,_,3.-_210722 &.qO-O420S9 53O-042058 _.q0-015226 5(_3-230 tO1 _@-221011 503-2129O6 .'_ 0_'_..-77530 I 5O2-200601 503-142902 502-218501 502-189881 530-037357 505-305125 _)2-218303 50_210722 REPAIR •PARTS - MODEL 358.798280 P_rt Ves_i_o_ , tTmci 2.ea. of9,10. & II)

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    SEARS BRUSHWACKER CARBURETOR ASSY. - PART NO. 503-281505 o = Included in Gesket Set. Part De_crlptfo. 502-213901 Choke Shait 506-028101 ChokeValve 501-468701 Screw 502-I03101 Th_tle Spring B.ahing 505-316782 Fast ldl_'Le_er ,_2-I19701 Choke.Sha_Sprlng 503-U70_1 Inlet Needle-Valve ... 505-520125 502-213701 Fuel Inlet Fitting...

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    REPAIR PARTS SEARS BRUSHWAC_R" " : No; 503-810101 502-i75804 _o2-268_ 503-736309 503-799301 530-082400 503-811501 • - MODEL 358.798280 , . , " ]:_scr'i]rt.ioa Blade Transport/Storage Cover PlasticShield (Incl. Line Limlter) 255mm Weed Blade 225mm Brush Blade Harness Assy (Complete) Metal Shield (Brusheutter use)

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    Specifications ... Starting ... Storage ... 18,26 Throttle Handle ... Trouble Shooting ... Warranty .._... 6,12 ACCESSORIES Most Sears stores can order these itemsfor you when you provide the model Accessories Bulk Saw Blade Line Brush Blade -32- "= 0"...

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    Each Gas Brushwacker® has its own model number. The model number for your unit will be found on a decal attached to the unit. All parts listed herein may be ordered through Sears, Roebuck and Co. Service Centers and most Retail Stores.

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