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Oper ator ' s manual
K970 II
K970 II Rescue
Please r ead the operator's manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine.
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  • Page 1 Oper ator ′ s manual K970 II K970 II Rescue Please r ead the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine. G G G G B B B B 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: Man Ual Version

    KEY T O SYMBOLS Man ual version Starter handle This man ual is the International version used for all English speaking countries outside North America. If you operate in North America use the US-version. Refuelling, petrol/oil mix Symbols on the mac hine W ARNING! The machine can be a dangerous tool if used incorrectly or Starting instruction decal...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Dear Customer , ............ 4 Design and features ..........4 PRESENT ATION What is what on the po wer cutter - K970 II? ..5 PRESENT ATION What is what on the po wer cutter - K970 II Rescue? ............... 6 MA CHINE´S SAFETY EQUIPMENT...
  • Page 4: Present Ation

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  • Page 5: Present Ation

    PRESENT A TION What is what on the po wer cutter - K970 II? Front handle 16 Blade guard Water tap 17 Fuel cap Warning decal 18 Rating plate Air filter cover 19 Water connection with filter Cylinder cover 20 Belt guard...
  • Page 6: Rescue

    PRESENTATION What is what on the power cutter - K970 II Rescue? Front handle 15 Blade guard Warning decal 16 Rating plate Air filter cover 17 Harness Cylinder cover 18 Fuel cap Choke control with start throttle lock 19 Belt guard...
  • Page 7: Machine´s Safety Equipment

    MACHINE´S SAFETY EQUIPMENT General • Check that the throttle trigger and throttle lockout move freely and that the return springs work properly. WARNING! Never use a machine that has faulty safety equipment! If your machine fails any checks contact your service agent to get it repaired.
  • Page 8: Blade Guard

    MACHINE´S SAFETY EQUIPMENT Blade guard Checking the vibration damping system WARNING! The engine should be WARNING! Always check that the guard switched off, and the stop switch in is correctly fitted before starting the STOP position. machine. • Check the vibration damping units regularly for cracks This guard is fitted above the cutting blade and is or deformation.
  • Page 9: Cutting Blades

    fitted on the machine. See the instructions on this saw. under the heading Fitting the cutting blade. • Husqvarna cutting blades are manufactured for high- Suitable cutting blades speed, portable power cutters. • Check that the blade is approved for the same or...
  • Page 10: Abrasive Blades

    CUTTING BLADES Blade vibration Diamond blades • The blade can become out-of-round and vibrate if an General excessive feed pressure is used. • A lower feed pressure can stop the vibration. WARNING! Never use a diamond blade to Otherwise replace the blade. cut plastic material.
  • Page 11: Toothed Blades, Carbide Tipped Blades And

    CUTTING BLADES Diamond blades and cooling Toothed blades, carbide tipped blades and emergency situations • During cutting the friction in the cut causes the diamond blade to be heated up. If the blade is allowed Carbide tipped specialty blades are intended only for use to get too hot this can result in loss of blade tensioning in rescue missions and only by trained staff.
  • Page 12: Assembling And Adjustments

    STOP position. The direction of rotation for the machine is shown by arrows on the cutting arm. Husqvarna’s blades are high speed blades approved for hand held power cutters. Checking the drive shaft and flange washers When the blade is replaced with a new one, check the flange washers and the drive shaft.
  • Page 13: Blade Guard

    Remove the cutting head and attach it to the other side of the cutting arm. Reversible cutting head (Applies only for K970 II 14”) • Fit the belt guard to the reversed cutting head. The machine is fitted with a reversible cutting head allowing cutting close to a wall or at ground level, •...
  • Page 14: Fuel Handling

    FUEL HANDLING General Two-stroke oil • For best results and performance use HUSQVARNA WARNING! Running an engine in a two-stroke engine oil, which is specially formulated for confined or badly ventilated area can our air-cooled two-stroke engines. result in death due to asphyxiation or •...
  • Page 15: Fueling

    FUEL HANDLING Fueling Transport and storage • Store and transport the machine and fuel so that there WARNING! Always stop the engine and is no risk of any leakage or fumes coming into contact let it cool for a few minutes before with sparks or open flames, for example, from refuelling.
  • Page 16: Operating

    Cutting generates coordination or judgement. sparks that can ignite clothing. Husqvarna recommends that you wear flame-retardant cotton or heavy denim. Do not wear clothing made of material such as nylon, polyester or rayon. If ignited such material can melt and cling to the skin.
  • Page 17: Basic Working Techniques

    OPERATING • Ensure that the working area is sufficiently illuminated WARNING! Unauthorized modifications to create a safe working environment. and/or accessories may lead to serious • Make sure that no pipes or electrical cables are routed injury or death to the user or others. in the working area or in the material to be cut.
  • Page 18 OPERATING • Stand parallel to the cutting blade. Avoid standing • Feed down the machine in line with the blade. straight behind. In the event of a kickback the saw will Pressure from the side can damage the blade and is move in the plane of the cutting blade.
  • Page 19 OPERATING Cutting with toothed/carbide tipped Thin material blades during rescue operations Cutting thin and hard material (i.e. a sheet metal covered roof) should be conducted in a forward direction for best control. WARNING! A power cutter should never be used with carbide tipped blade for non-emergency work, such as in the construction trades.
  • Page 20 OPERATING Kickback Climbing kickback If the kickback zone is used for cutting the reactive force WARNING! Kickbacks are sudden and drives the blade to climb up in the cut. Do not use the can be very violent. The power cutter can kickback zone.
  • Page 21: Transport And Storage

    OPERATING Pipe cutting Transport and storage Special care should be taken when cutting in pipes. If the • Secure the equipment during transportation in order pipe is not properly supported and the cut kept open to avoid transport damage and accidents. through out the cutting, the blade might be pinched in the •...
  • Page 22: Starting And Stopping

    STARTING AND STOPPING Before starting WARNING! Note the following before starting: Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you • Decompression valve: Press in the valve to reduce understand the instructions before using the pressure in the cylinder, this is to assist starting the machine.
  • Page 23 STARTING AND STOPPING With a warm engine: • Grip the front handle with your left hand. Put your right foot on the lower section of the rear handle pressing • Make sure that the stop switch (STOP) is in the left the machine against the ground.
  • Page 24: Stopping

    STARTING AND STOPPING Stopping NOTICE! Pull with your right hand out the starter cord slowly until you feel a resistance (as the starter pawls CAUTION! The cutting blade continues to engage) and then pull firmly and rapidly. rotate up to a minute after the motor has Do not pull the starter cord all the way out and do not let stopped.
  • Page 25: Maintenance

    If you need further information please contact your nearest service workshop. • Let your Husqvarna dealer regularly check the machine and make essential adjustments and repairs. Maintenance schedule In the maintenance schedule you can see which parts of your machine that require maintenance, and with which intervals it should take place.
  • Page 26: Functional Inspection

    This is quite normal. Please contact an accredited Spark plug Husqvarna workshop if you have any questions. • If the machine is low on power, difficult to start or runs •...
  • Page 27 MAINTENANCE Carburettor Replacing the drive belt The carburettor is equipped with fixed needles to ensure WARNING! Never start the engine when the machine always receives the correct mixture of fuel the belt pulley and clutch are removed and air. When the engine lacks power or accelerates for maintenance.
  • Page 28 MAINTENANCE Starter housing • Secure the starter cord around the cord pulley as illustrated. Tighten the fastening well and ensure that the free end is as short as possible. Secure the end of WARNING! When the recoil spring is the starter cord in the starter handle. wound up in the starter housing it is under tension and can, if handled carelessly, pop out and cause personal...
  • Page 29: Fuel System

    MAINTENANCE Fuel system • Loosen the bolts holding the spring cassette. General • Check that the fuel cap and its seal are not damaged. • Check the fuel hose. Replace when damaged. Fuel filter • The fuel filter sits inside the fuel tank. •...
  • Page 30: T Echnical Data

    TECHNICAL DATA Technical data Technical data K970 II, K970 II Rescue Engine Cylinder displacement, cm / 93,6/5,7 Cylinder bore, mm/inch 56/2,2 Cylinder stroke, mm/inch 38/1,5 Idle speed, rpm 2700 Wide open throttle - no load, rpm 9300 (+/- 150) Power, kW/hp @ rpm...
  • Page 31: Ec Declaration Of Conformity

    Husqvarna AB, SE–561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden, tel: +46–36–146500, declares under sole responsibility that the power cutter Husqvarna K970 II, K970 II Rescue dating from 2014 serial numbers and onward (the year is clearly stated on the type plate, followed by the serial number), complies with the requirements of the COUNCIL’S DIRECTIVE: •...
  • Page 32 Original instructions 1156524-26 ´®z+XTJ¶6k¨ ´®z+XTJ¶6k¨ 2014-04-22 rev2...