KEY TO SYMBOLS Symbols The engine is switched off by moving the stop switch to the stop position. CAUTION! The stop switch automatically returns to the WARNING! The machine can be a start position. In order to prevent dangerous tool if used incorrectly or unintentional starting, the spark plug cap carelessly, which can cause serious or fatal must be removed from the spark plug when assembling,...
CONTENTS Contents Note the following before starting: KEY TO SYMBOLS Please read the operator’s manual carefully. Symbols ............... Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control CONTENTS devices and system may be performed by any nonroad Contents ..............engine repair establishment or individual. Note the following before starting: ........
Dear customer! Congratulations on your choice to buy a Husqvarna product! Husqvarna is based on a tradition that dates back to 1689, when the Swedish King Karl XI ordered the construction of a factory on the banks of the Huskvarna River, for production of muskets. The location was logical, since water power was harnessed from the Huskvarna River to create the water-powered plant.
WHAT IS WHAT? What is what? 1 Chain lubrication adjustment screw 16 Chain tensioning screw 2 Shaft 17 Chain 3 Front handle 18 Bar 4 Throttle control 19 Chain oil tank 5 Stop switch 20 Filling with chain oil 6 Throttle lock 21 Operator’s manual 7 Harness support hook 22 Transport guard, bar...
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Important Personal protective equipment IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! The machine is only designed for cutting branches and A pole saw is a dangerous tool if used carelessly or twigs. incorrectly and can cause serious, even fatal injuries. It is extremely important that you read and understand the Never use a machine that has been modiﬁed in any way contents of this Operator’s Manual.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS CLOTHING Make sure the throttle control is locked at the idle setting when the throttle lockout is released. Wear clothes made of a strong fabric and avoid loose clothing that can catch on twigs and branches. Always wear heavy, long pants.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Vibration damping system In countries that have a warm and dry climate there is a signiﬁcant risk of ﬁre. We therefore ﬁt certain mufﬂers with a spark arrestor screen. Check whether the mufﬂer on your machine is ﬁtted with this kind of screen. Your machine is equipped with a vibration damping system that is designed to reduce vibration and make operation easier.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Cutting equipment WARNING! Always stop the engine before doing any work on the cutting attachment. This continues to rotate even after the throttle has been released. Ensure that the cutting attachment has stopped completely This section describes how you can achieve maximum and disconnect the HT lead from the spark clearing capacity and extend the life of the cutting attachment plug before you start to work on it.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Chain - Cutting angle • Saw chain pitch (inches). (The distance between three drive links, divided by two.) - File position • Drive link width (mm/inches) - Round ﬁle diameter • Number of drive links. - File depth Level of kickback reduction.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Sharpening cutting teeth • We recommend that you use our raker gauge to achieve the correct clearance and bevel on the raker lip. To sharpen cutting teeth you will need a round ﬁle and a ﬁle gauge. WARNING! The risk of kickback is increased if the raker clearance is too large! Setting the raker clearance...
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS - Undo the bar nut. Filling with chain oil The oil pump is preset at the factory to satisfy most lubrication requirements. A full oil tank normally lasts about the same time as a full fuel tank. Therefore check the amount of oil in the oil tank when ﬁlling the fuel to prevent damage to the saw chain and bar that may arise due to a lack of lubrication.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS What to do if lubrication does not work: • Check that the oil channel in the bar is not obstructed. Check regularly: Clean if necessary. • Whether there are burrs on the edges of the bar. Remove these with a ﬁle if necessary.
ASSEMBLY Assembly of the saw attachment • Push the attachment into the coupling until the attachment snaps into place. (326P5) Assembly • Loosen the coupling by turning the knob. • Align the tab of the attachment (A) with the arrow on the coupling (B).
• In order to prevent unintentional starting of the engine, the • For best results and performance use HUSQVARNA two- spark plug cap must always be removed during long-term stroke engine oil, which is specially formulated for our air- storage, if the machine is not under close supervision and cooled two stroke-engines.
FUEL HANDLING Mixing Fueling • Always mix the gasoline and oil in a clean container intended for fuel. • Always start by ﬁlling half the amount of the gasoline to be used. Then add the entire amount of oil. Mix (shake) the fuel mixture.
STARTING AND STOPPING Check before starting Starting and stopping • Inspect the working area. Remove any objects that could WARNING! The complete clutch cover and be thrown out. shaft must be ﬁtted before the machine is • Check the cutting attachment. Never use blunt, cracked or started, otherwise the clutch can come loose damaged equipment.
STARTING AND STOPPING Starting WARNING! When the engine is started with the choke in either the choke or start throttle positions the cutting attachment will start to rotate immediately. Hold the body of the machine on the ground using your left hand (CAUTION! Not with your foot!).
WORKING TECHNIQUES General working instructions • Never work from a ladder, stool or any other raised position that is not fully secured. IMPORTANT! This section takes up the basic safety precautions for working with a pole saw. If you encounter a situation where you are uncertain how to proceed you should ask an expert.
WORKING TECHNIQUES Safety instructions after completing work WARNING! This machine is not electrically insulated. If the machine touches or comes close to high-voltage power lines it could lead to death or serious bodily injury. Electricity can jump from one point to •...
WORKING TECHNIQUES • Never cut through the swelling at the root of the branch as this will slow down healing and increase the risk of fungal attack! • Use the stop at the base of the cutting head to provide support during cutting.
Basic setting • The basic carburetor settings are adjusted during testing Your Husqvarna product has been designed and at the factory. The basic setting is richer than the optimal manufactured to speciﬁcations that reduce harmful setting and should be maintained for the ﬁrst few hours the emissions.
MAINTENANCE Fine adjustment of the idle speed T Correctly adjusted carburetor Adjust the idle speed using the idle adjustment screw T, if it is When the carburetor is correctly adjusted the machine will necessary to readjust. First turn the idle adjustment screw T accelerate without hesitation and burble a little at maximum clockwise until the cutting attachment starts to rotate.
MAINTENANCE Cooling system Two-piece shaft To keep the working temperature as low as possible the The drive shaft end in the lower shaft should be lubricated machine is equipped with a cooling system. with grease every 30 hours. There is a risk that the drive shaft ends (splined coupling) on models with two-piece shafts will seize if they are not lubricated regularly.
MAINTENANCE Oiling the air ﬁlter Always use HUSQVARNA ﬁlter oil, art. no. 531 00 92-48. The ﬁlter oil contains a solvent to make it spread evenly through the ﬁlter. You should therefore avoid skin contact. Put the ﬁlter in a plastic bag and pour the ﬁlter oil over it.
MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule The following is a list of the maintenance that must be performed on the machine. Most of the items are described in the Maintenance section. The user must only carry out the maintenance and service work described in this manual. More extensive work must be carried out by an authorised service workshop.
Bar and chain combinations The following combinations are CE approved. Chain Max. no of teeth on tip Length, inch Pitch, inch sprocket Husqvarna S 36/Oregon 91 VG Husqvarna S 36/Oregon 91 VG Oregon 90SG Oregon 90SG PITCH = Approved accessories Art No.
COVERAGE scheduled replacement, the part will be repaired or replaced by Husqvarna Forest & Garden at no cost. Any such part The emissions control system is warranted for two years. If repaired or replaced under warranty is warranted for the any emissions-related part on your equipment is defective, remainder of the period prior to the ﬁrst scheduled...
EPA may not be used. The use of any non-exempted add-on or modiﬁed parts will be grounds for disallowing a warranty claim. Husqvarna Forest & Garden will not be liable to warrant failures of warranted parts caused by the use of a non- exempted add-on or modiﬁed part.