Craftsman 358.350260 Operator's Manual

16 in. bar 2.2 2-cycle gasoline chain saw


2.2 2-Cycle
Model No.
- 16 in. Bar
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Operating
before first use of this product.
For answers
to your questions
about this product:
Call 7 am-7
pm, Mon.-Sat.,
or 10 am-7
pm, Sun.
(Hours listed are Central Time)
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
IL 60179 USA


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  • Page 1 Operator's Manual CRAFTSMAN 2.2 2-Cycle GASOLINE CHAIN Model No. 358.350260 - 16 in. Bar WARNING: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before first use of this product. For answers to your questions about this product: Call 7 am-7 pm, Mon.-Sat.,...
  • Page 2: Warranty

    Parts & Ordering Back FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN ® GAS CHAIN For one year from the date of purchase, when this Craftsman Gas Chain Saw is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the operator's manual, Sears will repair, free of charge, any defect in material or workmanship.
  • Page 3 • Keep caps and fasteners securely reversal of the chain force used to cut tightened. wood and causes the saw to move in • Use only Craftsman accessories the opposite direction of the chain replacement parts as recommended.
  • Page 4 oravoid a ny obstruction that y our Keep your left arm straight with the saw chain c ould h itwhile c utting. elbow locked. • Keep s aw chain s harp a nd properly • Position your left hand on the front tensioned.
  • Page 5 Low-Kickback Chain ply with Federal OSHA Regulations Commercial Logging. Contact your Contoured Depth Gauge Sears Service Center or call .... Elongated Guard Link 1-800-235-5878. Force And Allows SPARK ARRESTOR: Your saw is Wood To Gradually Deflects Kickback equipped with a temperature limiting Ride Into Cutter muffler and spark arresting screen...
  • Page 6 KNOW YOUR READ THIS OPERATOR'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERAT- ING YOUR CHAIN SAW. Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourself with the location of the various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Bar Tool (chain adjustment) Hand Guard----_r_ Front Handle...
  • Page 7: Before Starting

    STOPPING YOUR ENGINE we recommend you use Craftsman • Move On/Stop switch to STOP. chain saw bar oil. If Craftsman bar oil STARTING YOUR ENGINE is not available, you may use a good To start the engine, hold the saw firmly grade SAE 30 oil until you are able to on the ground as illustrated.
  • Page 8: Choke Knob

    • Move O n/Stop switch toON position. quickly dull a chain and increase possibility of kickback. Choke Knob /-Y// • Practice cutting a few small logs us- ing the following steps. This will help you get the "feel" of using your saw before you begin a major sawing op- eration.
  • Page 9 person orother objects. Engine fall. To avoid kickback and chain noise c an drown o ut a warning call. damage, use wood or plastic wedges, • Remove dirt, s tones, loose b ark, but never steel or iron wedges. nails, staples, and wire from the tree •...
  • Page 10 Overcutting begins on the top side of fer to the illustration below for your the log with the bottom of the saw first and second cut). • Your first cut should extend 1/3 of the against the log. When overcutting light downward pressure.
  • Page 11 Various adjustments 1 Use sprocket lubrication will need to be made periodically 2 Use Craftsman chain saw bar oil properly maintain your unit. CHECK FOR DAMAGED • Once a year, replace the spark plug,...
  • Page 12 • Oil T ank - Do not u se saw ifoiltank • If chain does not rotate, it is too tight. shows signs o fdamage orleaks. Slightly loosen bar clamp nuts and CHECK F ORLOOSE loosen chain by turning the adjusting FASTENERS ANDPARTS screw.
  • Page 13 CLEAN Muffler Diffuser UNIT & LABELS • Clean the unit using a damp cloth Spark Arrestor with a mild detergent. Screen • Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth. Muffler CLEAN AIR FILTER Cover A dirty air filter decreases the life and Screws performance...
  • Page 14: Chain Replacement

    CHAIN REPLACEMENT Cutters Depth Gauge CAUTION: Wear protective gloves when handling chain. The chain is sharp and can cut you even when it is not moving. It is normal for a new chain to stretch Drive Links during the first 15 minutes of operation. •...
  • Page 15 Old fuel, adirty airfilter, dirty f uel f ilter, or stalling. orflooding may g ive the impression • Turn clockwise to increase engine animproperly adjusted carburetor. speed if engine stalls or dies. Check these c onditions before adjust- • Turn counterclockwise to decrease ing the carburetor.
  • Page 16 CRAFTSMAN 40:1,2-cycle engine oil cause i njury. (air cooled) is especially blended with • Store c hain s aw well out o fthe reach fuel stabilizer. If you do not use this ofchildren. Sears oil, you can add a fuel stabilizer...
  • Page 17 TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART TROUBLE CAUSE REMEDY Engine will not • Ignition switch off. • Move Ignition switch to ON. start or will run • Engine flooded. • See "Starting Instructions." • Fill tank with correct fuel mixture. only a few •...
  • Page 18 TROUBLE S HOOTING CHART - Continued TROUBLE CAUSE REMEDY Chain m oves• Idle speed r equires • See "Carburetor Adjustments." atidle speed, adjustment. • Contact Sears Service. • Clutch requires repair. Chain d oes • Chain tension too • See "Chain Tension." not m ove tight.
  • Page 19: Owner'swarranty

    emission related part, the part will b e maintenance, or which is scheduled repaired orreplaced bySEARS. only for regular inspection to the effect OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSI- of "repair or replace as necessary" BILITIES: Asthe lawn and garden shall be warranted for 2 years.

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