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Husqvarna 115 13 81-26 Operator's Manual: Lubricating Cutting Equipment

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Lubricating cutting equipment

WARNING! Poor lubrication of cutting
equipment may cause the chain to snap,
which could lead to serious, even fatal
Chain oil
Chain oil must demonstrate good adhesion to the chain
and also maintain its flow characteristics regardless of
whether it is warm summer or cold winter weather.
As a chain saw manufacturer we have developed an
optimal chain oil which, with its vegetable oil base, is also
biodegradable. We recommend the use of our own oil for
both maximum chain life and to minimise environmental
damage. If our own chain oil is not available, standard
chain oil is recommended.
Never use waste oil! Using waste oil can be dangerous
to you and damage the machine and environment.
IMPORTANT! When using vegetable based saw chain
oil, dismantle and clean the groove in the bar and saw
chain before long-term storage. Otherwise there is a risk
of the saw chain oil oxidizing, which will result in the saw
chain becoming stiff and the bar tip sprocket jamming.
Filling with chain oil
All our chain saws have an automatic chain lubrication
system. On some models the oil flow is also
The saw chain oil tank and the fuel tank are designed
so that the fuel runs out before the saw chain oil.
However, this safety feature requires that you use the
right sort of chain oil (if the oil is too thin it will run out
before the fuel), and that you adjust the carburetor as
recommended (a lean mixture may mean that the fuel
lasts longer than the oil) and that you also use the
recommended cutting equipment (a bar that is too
long will use more chain oil).
115 13 81-26 Rev.3 2009-01-14
Checking chain lubrication
Check the chain lubrication each time you refuel. See
instructions under the heading Lubricating the bar tip
Aim the tip of the bar at a light coloured surface about
20 cm (8 inches) away. After 1 minute running at 3/4
throttle you should see a distinct line of oil on the light
If the chain lubrication is not working:
Check that the oil channel in the bar is not obstructed.
Clean if necessary.
Check that the groove in the edge of the bar is clean.
Clean if necessary.
Check that the bar tip sprocket turns freely and that
the lubricating hole in the tip sprocket is not blocked.
Clean and lubricate if necessary.
If the chain lubrication system is still not working after
carrying out the above checks and associated measures
you should contact your service agent.


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