KEY TO SYMBOLS Symbols CAUTION! Chain saws can be dangerous! Switch off the engine by moving the stop Careless or incorrect use can result in switch to the STOP position before carrying serious or fatal injury to the operator or out any checks or maintenance.
CONTENTS Before using a new saw Contents • Read the instructions carefully. • Check cutting equipment is correctly fitted and adjusted. See page 25. Key to symbols ............2 • Refuel and start the saw. Check the carburetor settings. Safety instructions See pages 26-29.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CHAIN SAW SAFETY EQUIPMENT A chain saw is a dangerous tool if used This section explains the various safety features of the saw, carelessly or incorrectly and can cause how they work, and basic inspection and maintenance you serious, even fatal injuries.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1 Chain brake and front hand guard 2 The front hand guard is not designed solely to YOUR chain saw is equipped with a chain brake that is desig- activate the chain brake. ned to stop the chain immediately if you get a kickback. Another important safety The chain brake reduces the risk of accidents, but only You can feature is that it prevents...
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 2 Throttle lock The way the chain brake is triggered, either manually or automatically, depends on the force of the kickback and the The throttle lock is designed position of the chain saw in relation to the object that the to prevent accidental opera- kickback zone of the bar strikes.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 5 Vibration damping system 6 Stop switch Your chain saw is equipped Use the stop switch to switch with a vibration damping off the engine. system that is designed to minimise vibrations and make operation easier. When you use a chain saw vibrations are generated by the uneven contact between the chain and the wood you...
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Inspecting, maintaining and servicing Checking the inertia brake release chain saw safety equipment SPECIAL TRAINING IS REQUIRED to service Hold the chain saw over a and repair chain saws. This is especially true stump or other firm object. of chain saw safety equipment.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 2 Throttle lock 4 Right hand guard Make sure the throttle Check that the right hand control is locked at the guard is not damaged and idle setting when you that there are no visible release the throttle lock. defects, such as cracks.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 7 Muffler CUTTING EQUIPMENT Never use a chain saw This section describes how to choose and maintain your cutting that has a faulty muffler. equipment in order to: • Reduce the risk of kickback. • Reduce the risk of the chain breaking or jumping. •...
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1 Cutting equipment designed to minimise C Some terms that describe the bar and chain When the cutting equipment supplied with your saw becomes kickback worn or damaged you will need to replace it. Use only the type of bar and chain recommended by us.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS It is very difficult to sharpen a 2 Sharpening your chain and adjusting chain correctly without the raker clearance right equipment. We recommend you use a file The risk of kickback is increased with a badly gauge. This will help you sharpened chain! obtain the maximum kickback reduction and cutting...
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS D Setting the raker clearance C General advice on setting raker clearance • When you sharpen the cutting teeth you reduce the RAKER CLEARANCE (cutting depth). To maintain • Before setting the raker clearance the cutting teeth should be cutting performance you newly sharpened.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 4 Lubricating cutting equipment Poor lubrication of cutting equipment may cause the chain to snap and lead to serious, Undo the bar nuts that even fatal injuries. hold the clutch cover and chain brake, using the combination spanner. Then tighten the nuts by A Chain oil hand as tight as you can.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS C Checking chain lubrication E Lubricating the clutch drum bearing • Check the chain lubrication each time you refuel. Aim the tip of the saw at a light coloured surface about • Between the engine drive 20 cm away. After 1 minute shaft and the clutch drum is running at 3/4 throttle you a needle bearing that must...
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS H Bar HOW TO AVOID KICKBACK Kickback can happen very suddenly and violently; kicking the saw, bar and chain back at the user. If this happens when the chain is moving it can cause very serious, even fatal Check regularly: injuries.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Take great care when you General rules cut with the top edge of If you understand what kickback is and how it happens then the bar, i.e. when cutting you can reduce or eliminate the element of surprise. By from the underside of the being prepared you reduce the risk.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 7 FUEL SAFETY GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS (Refuelling, fuel mixture, storage.) Chain saws are designed solely for cutting wood. The only cutting equipment that can be used with this chain saw are the combinations of bars and chains recommended in the Fuel and fuel vapour are highly inflammable.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Check the area around GENERAL WORKING INSTRUCTIONS you for possible obstacles such as roots, rocks, This section describes basic safety rules for branches, ditches, etc., in using a chain saw. This information is no case you have to move substitute for professional skills and suddenly.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Two factors decide whether the chain will jam or the log will 2 Basic cutting technique split. The first is how the log is supported and the second is General whether it is in tension. • Always use full throttle when cutting! In most cases you can avoid these problems by cutting in two •...
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 2 The log is supported at one 3 Tree felling technique end. There is a high risk that it will split. It takes a lot of experience to fell a tree. Inexperienced users of chain saws should not fell trees.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS C Clearing the trunk and preparing your retreat FELLING CUT The felling cut is made from the opposite side of the tree and it Remove any branches that must be perfectly horizontal. Stand on the left side of the tree are in the way.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS We recommend that you use 4 Freeing a tree that has fallen badly = high a bar that is longer than the accident risk diameter of the tree, so that you can make the FELLING A Freeing a “Trapped tree” CUT and DIRECTIONAL CUT with single cutting stokes.
WHAT IS WHAT? What is what? 1. Cylinder cover. 16. Bumper. 17. Chain catcher. Catches chain if it jumps or breaks. 2. Front handle. 3. Front hand guard. 18. Clutch cover. 4. Starter cover. 19. Right hand guard. Protects right hand if chain breaks or jumps.
ASSEMBLY Mounting guide bar and chain Always wear gloves, when working with the chain, in order to protect your hands from Tension the chain by using injury. the combination wrench. Turn the chain adjuster screw clockwise. The chain should be tensioned until it fits snugly on the underside of the bar.
Two-stroke oil • For the best results use HUSQVARNA two-stroke oil, which is especially developed for chain saws. Mixing ratio 1:50 (2%). • Never use two-stroke oil intended for water cooled outboard Chain oil engines, so-called, outboard oil.
FUEL HANDLING Fuelling Taking the following precautions, will lessen the risk of fire. • Do not smoke or place warm objects in the vicinity of the fuel. • Always shut off the engine before refuelling. • Slowly open the fuel cap, when filling fuel, so that possible overpressure is slowly released.
START AND STOP Start Start and stop Grip the front handle with your left hand and hold the saw WARNING! down by putting your right foot in the rear handle. Pull the starter handle with your right • Never start the saw engine without the bar, chain and hand and pull out the starter clutch cover (chain brake) assembled - or else the cord slowly until the starter...
Conditions Carburetor • Before any adjustments are made the air filter should be Your Husqvarna product has been designed and manufactured clean and the cylinder cowling fitted. Adjusting the carburetor to specifications that reduce harmful emissions. while a dirty air filter is in use will result in a leaner mixture After your unit has been run 8-10 tanks of fuel the engine has when the filter is finally cleaned.
MAINTENANCE Starter device Tensioning the recoil spring • Lift the starter cord up in the WARNING! notch on the starter pulley and turn the starter pulley 2 turns clockwise. • When the recoil spring is assembled in the starter housing, it is in tensioned position and can when NOTE! Check that the treated carelessly, pop out and cause injuries.
MAINTENANCE Air filter Muffler The air filter must be regularly cleaned from dust and dirt in order to avoid: • Carburetor malfunctions • Starting problems • Engine power reduction The muffler is designed in • Unnecessary wear on order to reduce the noise level the engine parts and to direct the exhaust gases away from the operator.
Bar 42" and longer: 1 3/4 turns from the closed position. results in the saw overheating which causes damage to piston and cylinder. These recommendations apply to Husqvarna’s chain oil, for other chain oil increase the oil flow by one step. Extra chain oil...
MAINTENANCE Below you will find some general maintenance instructions. Weekly maintenance If you have more questions, contact your servicing dealer. Check that the AV elements are not soft or Daily maintenance torn. Lubricate the clutch drum 1. Check the throttle trigger bearing.
Cylinder volume, cu.in/cm 7,25/119 Cylinder bore, inch/mm 2,3/60 This Husqvarna saw model is in the ANSI category of saws above Stroke, inch/mm 1,65/42 3,8 cu. in. and is not required to comply with low kickback Idle speed, rpm 2 500 performance requirements.
Repair or replacement of any warranted part will be performed The EPA (The US Environmental Protection Agency), at no charge to the owner at an approved Husqvarna Forest & Environment Canada and Husqvarna Forest & Garden Garden servicing dealer. If you have any questions regarding...