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2. Shake the container and make sure that the fuel is
fully mixed.
3. Tighten the fuel tank cap carefully.
4. Move the product 3 m/10 ft or more away from the
refueling area and fuel source before starting.
Note: To see where the fuel tank is on your product,
Product overview on page 8 .
refer to
To do a run-in
During the first 10 hours of operation, do not apply
full throttle without load for extended periods.
To use the correct chain oil
WARNING: Do not use waste oil, which can
cause injury to you and the environment.
Waste oil also causes damage to the oil
pump, the guide bar and the saw chain.
WARNING: The saw chain can break if the
lubrication of the cutting equipment is not
sufficient. Risk of serious injury or death to
the operator.
WARNING: This product has a function that
lets the fuel run out before the chain oil. Use
the correct chain oil for this function to
operate correctly. Speak to your servicing
dealer when you select your chain oil.
Use Husqvarna chain oil for maximum saw chain life
and to prevent negative effects on the environment.
If Husqvarna chain oil is not available, we
recommend you to use a standard chain oil.
Use a chain oil with good adherence to the saw
Use a chain oil with correct viscosity range that
agrees with the air temperature.
CAUTION: If the oil is too thin, it runs out
before the fuel. In temperatures below
0°C/32°F some chain oils become too
thick, which can cause damage to the oil
pump components.
Use the recommended cutting equipment. Refer to
Accessories on page 27 .
Remove the cap to the chain oil tank.
Fill the chain oil tank with chain oil.
Attach the cap carefully.
(Fig. 37)
Note: To see where the chain oil tank is on you product,
Product overview on page 8 .
refer to
Kickback information
WARNING: A kickback can cause serious
injury or death to the operator or others. To
decrease the risk you must know the causes
of kickback and how to prevent them.
A kickback occurs when the kickback zone of the guide
bar touches an object. A kickback can occur suddenly
and with large force, which throws the product in the
direction of the operator.
(Fig. 38)
Kickback always occurs in the cutting plane of the guide
bar. Usually, the product is thrown against the operator
but can also move in a different direction. It is how you
use the product when the kickback occurs that causes
the direction of the movement.
(Fig. 39)
A smaller bar tip radius decreases the force of the
Use a low kickback saw chain to decrease the effects of
kickback. Do not let the kickback zone touch an object.
WARNING: No saw chain fully prevents
kickback. Always obey the instructions.
Common questions about kickback
Will the hand always engage the chain brake during
a kickback?
No. It is necessary to use some force to push the
front hand guard forward. If you do not use the force
necessary, the chain brake will not be engaged. You
must also hold the handles of the product stable with
two hands during work. If a kickback occurs, it is
possible that the chain brake does not stop the saw
chain before it touches you. There are also some
positions in which your hand can not touch the front
hand guard to engage the chain brake. An example
of this is in the felling position.
Will the inertia release mechanism always engage
the chain brake during kickback?
No. First, the chain brake must operate correctly.
Maintenance and checks of the safety
Refer to
devices on the product on page 20 for instructions
about how to do a check of the chain brake. We
recommend you to do this each time before you use
the product. Second, the force of the kickback must
be large to engage the chain brake. If the chain
brake is too sensitive, it can engage during rough
Will the chain brake always protect me from injury
during a kickback?
No. The chain brake must operate correctly to give
protection. The chain brake must also be engaged
during a kickback to stop the saw chain. If you are
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