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Operator ' s manual
357XP 359
Please read the operator's manual carefully and make sure you
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understand the instructions before using the machine.


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    Operator ′ s manual 357XP 359 Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you E E E E n n n n g g g g l l l l i i i i s s s s h h h h...

  • Page 2: Key To Symbols

    KEY TO SYMBOLS Key to symbols If your machine bears this symbol it is equipped with carburettor heating. WARNING! Chain saws can be dangerous! Careless or incorrect use can result in If your machine bears this symbol it is serious or fatal injury to the operator or equipped with a catalytic converter.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Electrical carburettor heating ........risk. Winter use ..............Husqvarna AB has a policy of continuous product Daily maintenance ............development and therefore reserves the right to modify the Weekly maintenance ............ design and appearance of products without prior notice.

  • Page 4: Safety Instructions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Personal protective equipment Machine ′ ′ ′ ′ s safety equipment This section describes the machine ′ s safety equipment, its WARNING! Most chain saw accidents purpose, and how checks and maintenance should be carried out to ensure that it operates correctly. See the ”What is happen when the chain touches the what?”...

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    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Cutting equipment. See instructions under the heading • You can also use the chain brake as a temporary brake Cutting equipment. when you change position or if you put the chain saw down for a short time! Apart from the fact that a chain saw with a chain brake greatly reduces the risk of accidents due to kickback, you should also apply the chain brake manually if there is a risk of the chain accidentally hitting...

  • Page 6: Chain Catcher

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Vibration damping system it cannot affect the movement of the front hand guard, the chain brake can only be activated by the inertia of the Your machine is equipped with a vibration damping system counterweight. that is designed to minimize vibration and make operation easier.

  • Page 7: Checking, Maintaining And Servicing The Machine ' S Safety Equipment

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Muffler Chain brake and front hand guard The muffler is designed to keep noise levels to a minimum Checking brake band wear and to direct exhaust fumes away from the user. Brush off any wood dust, resin and dirt from the chain brake and clutch drum.

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    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Checking the brake trigger Chain catcher Place the chain saw on firm ground and start it. Make sure the chain does not touch the ground or any other object. See the instructions under the heading Start and stop. Check that the chain catcher is not damaged and is firmly attached to the body of the chain saw.

  • Page 9: Cutting Equipment

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Muffler • Keep the chain’s cutting teeth properly sharpened! Follow our instructions and use the recommended file gauge. A damaged or badly sharpened chain increases the risk of accidents. Never use a machine that has a faulty muffler. •...

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    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Chain • Bar groove width (inches/mm). The groove in the bar must match the width of the chain drive links. A chain is made up of a number of links, which are available in standard and low-kickback versions. None Standard Low-kickback...

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    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • The cutting part of the chain is called the cutting link and See the Technical data section for information about this consists of a cutting tooth (A) and the raker lip (B). The sharpening your chain. cutting depth is determined by the difference in height between the two.

  • Page 12: Tensioning The Chain

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Tensioning the chain General advice on setting raker clearance • When you sharpen the cutting teeth you reduce the raker clearance (=cutting depth). To maintain optimal cutting performance you must file back the raker lip to the recommended height. WARNING! A slack chain may jump off and See the Technical data section to find the raker clearance cause serious or even fatal injury.

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    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Lubricating cutting equipment If the chain lubrication is not working: • Check that the oil channel in the bar is not obstructed. Clean if necessary. WARNING! Poor lubrication of cutting equipment may cause the chain to snap, which could lead to serious, even fatal injuries.

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    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Checking wear on cutting equipment • Whether the tip of the bar is uneven or badly worn. If a hollow forms on the underside of the bar tip this is due to running with a slack chain. Check the chain daily for: •...

  • Page 15: How To Avoid Kickback

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS How to avoid kickback Do not let go of the handles! WARNING! Kickback can happen very suddenly and violently; kicking the chain saw, bar and chain back at the user. If this happens when the chain is moving it can cause very serious, even fatal injuries.

  • Page 16: General Safety Precautions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Unless the user resists this pushing force there is a risk • Never use a machine that has been modified in any way that the chain saw will move so far backwards that only the from its original specification. kickback zone of the bar is in contact with the tree, which •...

  • Page 17: Transport And Storage

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • The chain brake must be engaged when the chain saw is WARNING! Fuel and fuel vapour are highly started. See the instructions under the heading Start. flammable. Take care when handling fuel and Never air drop start the chain saw. This method is chain oil.

  • Page 18: General Working Instructions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS General working instructions • Make sure you can move and stand safely. Check the area around you for possible obstacles (roots, rocks, branches, ditches, etc.) in case you have to move suddenly. Take great care when working on sloping ground. WARNING! This section describes basic safety rules for using a chain saw.

  • Page 19: Basic Cutting Technique

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Basic cutting technique Two factors decide whether the chain will jam or the object that you are cutting will split: the first is how the object is supported before and after cutting, and the second is whether WARNING! Never use a chain saw by holding it is in tension.

  • Page 20: Tree Felling Technique

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Tree felling technique The log is supported at one end. There is a high risk that it will split. WARNING! It takes a lot of experience to fell a tree. Inexperienced users of chain saws should not fell trees. Do not attempt any task that you feel unsure of! Safe distance Start by cutting from below (about 1/3 of the way through).

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    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Another very important factor, which does not affect the felling The directional cuts should run 1/4 of the diameter through direction but does affect your safety, is to make sure the tree the trunk and the angle between the top cut and bottom cut has no damaged or dead branches that might break off and should be 45°.

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    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS The felling hinge controls the direction that the tree falls in. Limbing WARNING! Most kickback accidents happen during limbing! Pay close attention to the position of the kickback zone of the bar when you are limbing branches that are in tension! Make sure that you can stand and move about safely.

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    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Freeing a tree that has fallen badly Freeing a ”trapped tree” It is very dangerous to remove a trapped tree and there is high accident risk. The safest method is to use a winch. • Tractor-mounted • Portable Cutting trees and branches that are in tension Preparations: Work out which side is in tension and where the point of...

  • Page 24: What Is What

    21 Throttle lock (Prevents accidental operation of throttle 7 Adjuster screws, carburettor control.) 8 Choke control/Start throttle lock 22 Decompression valve (359) Automatic decompression valve (357XP) 9 Rear handle 23 Combination spanner 10 Stop switch (Ignition on/off switch.) 24 Chain tensioning screw 11 Fuel tank 25 Operator′s manual...

  • Page 25: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY Fitting the bar and chain Tension the chain by turning the chain tensioning screw clockwise using the combination spanner. The chain should be tensioned until it does not sag from the underside of the bar. WARNING! Always wear gloves, when working with the chain.

  • Page 26: Fuel Handling

    Mixture 1:50 (2%). with catalytic converters means that only unleaded petrol can • If HUSQVARNA two-stroke oil is not available, you may be used. use another two-stroke oil of good quality that is intended for air cooled engines. Contact your dealer when selecting Two-stroke oil an oil.

  • Page 27: Chain Oil

    FUEL HANDLING Chain oil Fuelling • The chain lubrication system is automatic and we recommend the use of special oil (chain oil) with good WARNING! Taking the following precautions, adhesion characteristics. will lessen the risk of fire: Do not smoke or place hot objects near fuel. Always shut off the engine before refuelling.

  • Page 28: Starting And Stopping

    STARTING AND STOPPING Starting and stopping Automatic decompression valve (357XP) The valve is always in the open position before starting and closes automatically when the saw starts. WARNING! Note the following before starting: Warm engine Never start a chain saw unless the bar, chain and all covers are fitted correctly.

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    STARTING AND STOPPING CAUTION! Do not pull the starter cord all the way out and do not let go of the starter handle when the cord is fully extended. This can damage the machine. Reactivate the chain brake by pushing the front hand guard back towards the front handle.

  • Page 30: Maintenance

    First adjust the L-jet, then the idling screw T and then the H-jet. Function Max. fast idle speed, rpm Idle speed, rpm • The carburettor governs the engine’s speed via the 357XP 14000 2700 throttle control. Air and fuel are mixed in the carburettor. 13500 2700 The air/fuel mixture is adjustable.

  • Page 31: Starter

    MAINTENANCE Starter engine should run smoothly in every position and the engine speed should be safely below the speed at which the chain starts to rotate. WARNING! When the recoil spring is wound up in the starter housing it is under tension WARNING! Contact your servicing dealer, if and can, if handled carelessly, pop out and the idle speed setting cannot be adjusted so...

  • Page 32: Air filter

    The filter must therefore be replaced with a new one at regular intervals. A damaged air filter must always be replaced. A HUSQVARNA chain saw can be equipped with different types of air filter according to working conditions, weather, season, etc. Contact your dealer for advice.

  • Page 33: Muffler

    MAINTENANCE Needle bearing lubrication clean it and check that the electrode gap is 0.5 mm. The spark plug should be replaced after about a month in operation or earlier if necessary. The clutch drum is fitted with one of the following drive sprockets: •...

  • Page 34: Cooling System

    MAINTENANCE Cooling system Heated handles (357 XPG, 359 G) On models with the model code XPG/G both the front handle bar and the rear handle are equipped with electrical heating To keep the working temperature as low as possible the coils.

  • Page 35: Daily Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE Temperature -5° ° ° ° C or colder: 6 Sharpen the chain and check its tension and condition. Check the drive sprocket for excessive wear and replace if necessary. 7 Clean the air intake on the starter. Check the starter and starter cord.

  • Page 36: Technical Data Technical Data

    TECHNICAL DATA Technical data 357XP Engine Cylinder displacement, cm 56,5 59,0 Cylinder bore, mm Stroke, mm 34,0 34,0 Idle speed, rpm 2700 2700 Recommended max. speed, rpm 14000 13500 Power, kW/ rpm (Europe) 3,2/9600 2,9/9000 Power, kW/ rpm (Australia) 3,2/9600...

  • Page 37: Bar And Chain Combinations

    The following combinations are CE approved. Max. number of Chain Length, inches Pitch, inch teeth on tip sprocket 0,325 0,325 0,325 Husqvarna H25, Oregon 21BP 0,325 0,325 0,325 0,325 Husqvarna H30, Oregon 95VP 0,325 0,325 Husqvarna H42, Oregon 73LP PITCH = –...

  • Page 38: Ec-declaration Of Conformity

    (98/37/EC) article 8, point 2c. The certificates for EC type examination in accordance with annex VI, have the numbers: 404/99/679 – 357XP/G, 357 XP E-tech /G E-tech 404/99/681 – 359/G, 359 E- tech /G E-tech In addition, SMP, Svensk Maskinprovning AB, Fyrisborgsgatan 3, SE-754 50 Uppsala, Sweden, has certified conformity with annex...

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This manual also for:

359, 346xp, 353

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