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Craftsman 358.797450 Operator's Manual

1.3 cu. in./21cc 2-cycle gear driven gasoline edger
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IMPORTANT MANUAL
Do Not Throw Away
S _A/RS
Operator's
Manual
Model No.
358.797450
CUSTOMER
ASSISTANCE
1-800-235-5878
WARNING:
READ THE OPERATOR'S
MANUAL AND FOLLOW
ALL
WARNINGS
AND
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.
FAILURE TO DO SO CAN
RESULT
IN
SERIOUS
INJURY.
i
Always
Wear Eye Protection
FTSMRN °
1.3 cu. in./21cc 2-CYCLE
Gear Driven
GASOLINE EDGER
• Assembly
• Operation
• Customer Responsibilities
• Service and Adjustments
• Repair Parts
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman Estates,
IL 60179 U.S.A.
5._'_36_-1-o311
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  • Page 1 IMPORTANT MANUAL Do Not Throw Away S _A/RS Operator's Manual Model No. 358.797450 Always Wear Eye Protection CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE FTSMRN ° 1-800-235-5878 1.3 cu. in./21cc 2-CYCLE Gear Driven GASOLINE EDGER • Assembly WARNING: • Operation READ THE OPERATOR'S • Customer Responsibilities MANUAL AND FOLLOW WARNINGS •...
  • Page 2: Safety Rules

    SAFETY RULES ALWAYS DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE AND PLACE WIRE WHERE IT CANNOT CONTACT WARNING: SPARK PLUG TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL STARTING WHEN SETTING UP,TRANSPORTING, ADJUSTING OR MAKING REPAIRS EXCEPT CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENTS. OPERATOR SAFETY broken, or damaged in any other way+ Replace parts that are cracked, chipped, or damaged before using •...
  • Page 3 SAFETY RULES DANGER THIS POWER TOOL CAN BE DANGEROUS! THIS UNIT CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY INCLUD- ING AMPUTATION OR BLINDNESS 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 UNIT. THE OPERATOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR FOL- LOWING THE WARNINGS AND iNSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL AND ON THE UNIT.
  • Page 4: Warranty

    GAS EDGER For one year from the date of purchase, when this Craftsman Edger is maintained, lubricated, and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair, free of charge, any defect in material or workmanship.
  • Page 5 TABLE OF CONTENTS iiiiiii iiiiiii i iii1[ iiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiii iiiiii iiiiiii i iii Safety Rules ........ ,..,, ....i__.2 Customer Responsibilities ..........14 Product Specification ............4 Service and Adjustments ..........Warranty ................4 Storage ................Accessories ..............5 Trouble Shooting ............
  • Page 6 H.= .H= ..=..H= ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,= .H..=HIH= """= CARTON CONTENTS iiiiiiiiiilu iiiiiiiui IIIIIIIIIIIIJJlIIIHI Hardware shown full size (2) SHOULDER SCREWS (2) NUTS (1) BLADE (t) WASHER Parts not shown full size BLADE CABLECLAMP HEX KEY Parts packed separately in carton ---!_ •...
  • Page 7 ASSEMBLY ANGER: DO NOT START THE ENGINE WITHOUT THE GUARD AND BLADE COMPLETELY ASSEMBLED. OTHERWISE, THE CLUTCH CAN COME OFF AND SERIOUS INJURY CAN RESULT. ALWAYS WEAR GLOVES WHEN HAN- DLINGTHE BLADE. THE BLADE CAN BE SHARP ENOUGH TO CUT YOU EVEN THOUGHITISTOO DULLTO CUTWOOD.
  • Page 8: Operation. ...................... :.;::::,. .......... ;""1

    OPERATION KNOWYOUR EDGER (Fig. 4) READ THIS OPERATOR'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR EDGER. Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourself with the locationof the various controls and adjustmentS.Save this manual for future reference. STARTERROPE HANDLE FUEL/OIL M IX ON/OFF SWITCH...
  • Page 9: Controls

    OPERATION DEPTH CONTROL LEVER HOW TO USE YOUR EDGER • Controls the cutting depth of the blade. • The Depth control lever is operated by moving it for- STOPPING YOUR ENGINE ward or backwardto set the desired cutting depth. • Move on/off switch to the "Off" position. TO SET EDGING DEPTH: •...
  • Page 10 OPERATION BEFORE STARTING ENGINE: CRAFTSMAN 40:1 2-cycle engine oil (AIR-COOLED) is WARNING: specially blended with fuel stabilizers. If you do not use BE SURE TO READ THE FUEL HANDLING this Sears oil, you can add a fuel stabilizer (such as INFORMATION IN THE SAFETY RULES CRAFTSMAN No.
  • Page 11: Starting

    OPERATION • Allow engine to run 10 seconds, then move the choke lever to "Off Choke."Releasethe throttletrigger. STOPPING YOUR ENGINE NOTE: If engine has not started, pull starter rope 5 more • Move on/off switch to the "Off_position. pulls, if engine stilt does not run, it is probably flooded. •...
  • Page 12: Edging

    OPERATION EDGING (Fig. 10) NOTE: ff the area to be edged has never been cut or As you become familiar with your edger,you will be able severa! weeks have passed since the last cut, the first to determine your own operating pace. Conditions such edging should be done at no more than half depth.
  • Page 13 OPERATION SAFETY EDGER SAFETY DANGER: THIS POWER UNIT CAN BE DANGEROUS! THIS UNIT CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY INCLUDING AMPUTATION OR BLINDNESS TO THE OPERATOR AND OTHERS. THE WARNINGS AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANU- AL MUST BE FOLLOWED TO PROVIDE REASONABLE SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY IN USING THIS UNIT: THE OPERATOR IS RESPONSIBLE...
  • Page 14: Air Filter

    CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Service Dates Fill in dates as you complete reguiar service Before After Every Yearly 5 Hrs. Check for damaged or worn parts Check for loose fasteners and parts ,_H,Jm.-F ..Clean unitand labels v" ,,. = ,,,, ,, ,, ..., ,1 ..
  • Page 15: Spark Plug

    CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES CHECK OR REPLACE BLADE (Fig. 13) SPARK PLUG BOOT SPARK WARNING: PLUG THE BLADE WILL CONTINUE TO SPIN AFTER THE ENGINE STOPS OR AFTER THE THROTTLE TRIGGER BEEN RELEASED. MAKE SURE THE BLADE HAS STOPPED COASTING AND DISCONNECT THE SPARK PLUG BEFORE PERFORMING WORK ONTHE BLADE.
  • Page 16: Carburetor Adjustments

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENTS CARBURETOR PRESETS (Fig. 17) If your engine will not start d_e to suspected improper Carburetor adjustment is critical and if done improp- carburetor adjustment, the following presets may be re- erly can permanently damage the engine as well as the carburetor.
  • Page 17: Starter Rope

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS HIGH SPEED MIXTURE ADJUSTMENT "H" • Disconnect spark plug wire. • Remove the three rubber screw hole plugs using nee- IMPORTANT: DO NOT OPERATE ENGINE AT FULL dle nose ptiers. Fig. 18. THRO'I-I'LE FOR PROLONGED PERIODS WHILE MAK- •...
  • Page 18 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS RETAINER SCREW ROPE PULLEY HOLE RETAINER "SCREW/POST Figure 20 • Insert the end of the rope through the eyelet on the trig- ger handle, then through the eyelet in the notch on the engine shroud. Figure 21. •...
  • Page 19: Storage

    FLAMES FROM specially blendedwith fuel stabilizer. If you do not use this WATER HEATERS, ELECTRIC MOTORS Sears oil, you can add a fuel stabilizer (such as craftsman OR SWITCHES, FURNACES, ETC. No. 33500) to your fuel tank. STORE UNIT WITH ALL...
  • Page 20: Fueling

    TROUBLE SHOOTING POINTS TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART SYMPTOM CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Fill tank with correct fuei mixture. Engine wili not start 1. Fuel tank emptY. 2, See "Starting Instructions." or will run only for 2. Engine flooded. 3, Install new plug/check fgnition switch. a few seconds 3.
  • Page 21: Repair Parts

    .i.. rl ,..i. HHH I,IIIIIIIIIIII ..I. .IHHI I ,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,, , ,,,,,,, REPAIR PARTS iiiiii i IIIHIIIIII IIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIIIII IIIHIIIIIII IIII II III IIII IIIIIIIII SEARS MODEL NO. 358.797450 110. 104. 109. 121. 118. 122. 119. 120. :-21-...
  • Page 22 REPAIR PARTS SEARS MODEL NO. 358.797450 Part No.' ..Re£ Description Pa_ No. Description 530-036677 Upper Handle 530-036180 Muffler Screen 530-036985 530-019144 Handle Eyelet Gasket- Bracket 530-015241 Screw-Eyelet 530-029930 Muffler Spring 530-036981 Spring Isolator 530-016033 Washer-Blade 530- 036676 Lower Handle 530-016032 Nut-Blade 530-015768...
  • Page 23 SEARS MODEL NO. 358.797450 Carburetor Assembly WT 308 - #530-069654 P,,ef. Part No. Description 530-069658 Carbur_r Repair Kit (• hdicatas 'Contents) 53O-069712 Primer Bulb Rep_drKit ( _ Ia_ates Contents) 530--038317 Limiter Cap- Low 530--038318 !Limiter Cap-High -23-...
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  • Page 27 SE4/k tS CRAFTSI4AII ® 1.3 cu. in./21cc 2-CYCLE Operator's Manual Gear Driven GASOLINE EDGER Model No. 358.797450 Each Gasoline Edger has its own model number. The model number for your unit will be found on a decal attached to the unit.