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Husqvarna 1151438-95 Operator's Manual

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Oper ator's manual
345e
346XP
EP A III
EP A I
353
T rioBrake
EP A III
Please r ead the operator's manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine.
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

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    Oper ator’s manual 345e 346XP EP A III EP A I T rioBrake EP A III Please r ead the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine. 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

    Symbols on the mac hine: W ARNING! Chain saws can be dangerous! Careless or improper use can result in serious or fatal injury to the operator or others. Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine.

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    Y ou will find the following labels on your chain saw: EPA I EPA III The Emissions Compliance P eriod referred to on the Emission Compliance label indicates the number of operating hours for which the engine has been shown to meet Federal emissions requirements.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents KEY TO SYMBOLS Symbols on the machine: ... 2 Symbols in the operator’s manual: ... 2 CONTENTS Contents ... 4 INTR ODUCTION Dear customer! ... 5 WHA T IS WHAT? What is what on the chain sa w? ... 6 GENERAL SAFETY PRECA UTIONS Bef ore using a new chain saw ...

  • Page 5: Intr Oduction

    Dear customer! Cong ratulations 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.

  • Page 6: Wha T Is What

    What is what on the c hain saw? Product and serial number plate Throttle lockout Decompression valve Front handle Cylinder cover Front hand guard Muffler Bumper spike Bar tip sprocket 10 Rear handle with right hand guard 11 Throttle control 12 Clutch cover 13 Oil pump adjustment screw 14 Chain catcher...

  • Page 7: General Safety Preca Utions

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECA UTIONS Bef ore using a new chain saw • Please read this manual carefully. • Check that the cutting equipment is correctly fitted and adjusted. See instructions under the heading Assembly. • Refuel and start the chain saw. See the instructions under the headings Fuel Handling and Starting and Stopping.

  • Page 8: Personal Protective Equipment

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS your library can provide information about which training materials and courses are available. Work is constantly in progress to improve the design and technology - improvements that increase your safety and efficiency. Visit your dealer regularly to see whether you can benefit from new features that have been introduced.

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    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS • The brake is applied when the front hand guard (B) is pushed forwards or when the right-hand brake trigger (E) is pushed up and forwards. • This movement activates a spring-loaded mechanism that tightens the brake band (C) around the engine drive system (D) (clutch drum).

  • Page 10: Chain Catcher

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Will my hand always activate the chain brake during a kickback? No. It takes a certain force to move the hand guard forward. If your hand only lightly touches the front guard or slips over it, the force may not be enough to trigger the chain brake. You should also maintain a firm grip of the chain saw handles while working.

  • Page 11: Cutting Equipment

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS cutting equipment that is blunt or faulty (wrong type or badly sharpened) will increase the vibration level. WARNING! Overexposure to vibration can lead to circulatory damage or nerve damage in people who have impaired circulation. Contact your doctor if you experience symptoms of overexposure to vibration.

  • Page 12: Sharpening Your Chain And Adjusting Depth Gauge Setting

    To maintain the safety features of the cutting equipment, you should replace a worn or damaged bar or chain with a bar and chain combinations recommended by Husqvarna. See instructions under the heading Technical Data for a list of replacement bar and chain combinations we recommend.

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    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS • The cutting part of the chain is called the cutter and consists of a cutting tooth (A) and the depth gauge (B). The cutters cutting depth is determined by the difference in height between the two (depth gauge setting). When you sharpen a cutting tooth there are four important factors to remember.

  • Page 14: Tensioning The Chain

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Adjustment of depth gauge setting • The cutting teeth should be newly sharpened before adjusting the depth gauge setting. We recommend that you adjust the depth gauge setting every third time you sharpen the cutting teeth. NOTE! This recommendation assumes that the length of the cutting teeth is not reduced excessively.

  • Page 15: Lubricating Cutting Equipment

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS • Adjust the tension on the chain by turning the wheel down (+) for tighter tension and up (-) to loosen the tension. • Tighten the bar clutch by turning the knob clockwise. • Fold the knob back in to lock the tensioning. Lubricating cutting equipment WARNING! Poor lubrication of cutting equipment may cause the chain to snap,...

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    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS • 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 servicing dealer.

  • Page 17: Assembly

    Fitting the bar and chain WARNING! Always wear gloves, when working with the chain. 346XP TrioBrake, 353 TrioBrake Check that the chain brake is in disengaged position by moving the front hand guard towards the front handle. Remove the bar nuts and remove the clutch cover (chain brake).

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    Fit the bar over the bar bolts. Place the bar in its rearmost position. Place the chain over the drive sprocket locate it in the groove on the bar. Begin on the top edge of the bar. Make sure that the edges of the cutting links are facing forward on the top edge of the bar.

  • Page 19: Fuel Handling Fuel

    When working with continuous high revs (e.g. limbing) a higher octane is recommended. Environment fuel HUSQVARNA recommends the use of alkylate fuel or environmental fuel for four-stroke engines blended with two- stroke oil as set out below. Note that carburetor adjustment may be necessary when changing the type of fuel (see instructions under the heading Carburetor).

  • Page 20: Fueling

    • Contact your service agent when choosing chain oil. Fueling WARNING! Taking the following precautions, will lessen the risk of fire: Do not smoke and do not place any hot objects in the vicinity of fuel. Always stop the engine and let it cool for a few minutes before refuelling.

  • Page 21: Starting And Stopping

    Starting and stopping WARNING! Note the following before starting: The chain brake must be engaged when the chain saw is started to reduce the chance of contact with the moving chain during starting. Never start a chain saw unless the bar, chain and all covers are fitted correctly.

  • Page 22: Starting And Stopping

    latch in order to avoid unnecessery wear on the clutch assembly. Note! Pull the front hand guard towards the front handle. The chain brake is now disengaged. Your saw is ready for use. WARNING! Long term inhalation of the engine’s exhaust fumes, chain oil mist and dust from sawdust can represent a health risk.

  • Page 23: Working Techniques

    Before use: Check that the chain brake works correctly and is not damaged. Check that the rear right hand guard is not damaged. Check that the throttle lockout works correctly and is not damaged. Check that the stop switch works correctly and is not damaged.

  • Page 24: General Rules

    Before moving your chain saw switch off the engine and lock the chain using the chain brake. Carry the chain saw with the bar and chain pointing backwards. Fit a guard to the bar before transporting the chain saw or carrying it for any distance.

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    Cutting with the bottom edge of the bar, i.e. from the top of the object downwards, is known as cutting with a pulling chain. In this case the chain saw pulls itself towards the tree and the front edge of the chain saw body rests naturally on the trunk when cutting.

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    Cutting WARNING! Never attempt to cut logs while they are in a pile or when a couple of logs are lying together. Such procedures drastically increase the risk of kickback which can result in a serious or fatal injury. If you have a pile of logs, each log you attempt to cut should be removed from the pile, placed on a saw horse or runners and cut individually.

  • Page 27: Tree Felling Technique

    Tree felling technique IMPORTANT! It takes a lot of experience to fell a tree. Inexperienced users of chain saws should not fell trees. Do not attempt any task beyond your experience level! Safe distance The safe distance between a tree that is to be felled and anyone else working nearby is at least 2 1/2 tree lengths.

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    Felling WARNING! Unless you have special training we advise you not to fell trees with a diameter larger than the bar length of your saw! Felling is done using three cuts. First you make the directional cuts, which consist of the top cut and the bottom cut, then you finish with the felling cut.

  • Page 29: Freeing A Tree That Has Fallen Badly

    We recommend that you use a bar that is longer than the diameter of the tree, so that you can make the felling cut and directional cuts with single cutting strokes. See instructions under the heading Technical data section to find out which lengths of bar are recommended for your saw.

  • Page 30: How To Avoid Kickback

    How to avoid kickback 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. It is vital you understand what causes kickback and that you can avoid it by taking care and using the right working technique.

  • Page 31: Maintenance

    Due to existing environmental and emissions legislation your chain saw is equipped with movement limiters on the carburetor adjuster screws. These limit the adjustment possibilities to a maximum of a 1/2 turn. Your Husqvarna product has been designed and manufactured to specifications that reduce harmful emissions. Function •...

  • Page 32: Checking, Maintaining And Servicing Chain Saw Safety Equipment

    High speed jet H At the factory the engine is adjusted at sea level. When working at a high altitude or in different weather conditions, temperatures and atmospheric humidity, it may be necessary to make minor adjustments to the high speed jet. CAUTION! If the high speed jet is screwed in too far, it may damage the piston/cylinder.

  • Page 33: Throttle Lockout

    Checking the right-hand brake trigger Check that the right hand guard is not damaged and that there are no visible defects, such as cracks. Push the trigger up and forwards to check that it moves freely and is securely hinged to the clutch cover. Never carry or hang the saw by the trigger! This could damage the mechanism and disable the chain brake.

  • Page 34: Muffler

    Right hand guard Check that the right hand guard is not damaged and that there are no visible defects, such as cracks. Vibration damping system Regularly check the vibration damping units for cracks or deformation. Make sure the vibration damping units are securely attached to the engine unit and handle unit.

  • Page 35: Starter

    Starter WARNING! When the recoil spring is wound up in the starter housing it is under tension and can, if handled carelessly, pop out and cause personal injury. Care must be exercised when replacing the return spring, starter cord or the drive disc spring.

  • Page 36: Air filter

    A damaged air filter must always be replaced. A HUSQVARNA chain saw can be equipped with different types of air filters according to working conditions, weather, season, etc. Contact your dealer for advice.

  • Page 37: Lubricating The Bar Tip Sprocket

    should be replaced after about a month in operation or earlier if necessary. Note! Always use the recommended spark plug type! Use of the wrong spark plug can damage the piston/cylinder. Check that the spark plug is fitted with a suppressor. Lubricating the bar tip sprocket Lubricate the bar tip sprocket each time you refuel.

  • Page 38: Air Injection" Centrifugal Cleaning

    ”Air Injection” centrifugal cleaning Centrifugal cleaning means the following: All air to the carburetor passes through the starter. Dirt and dust is pushed out by the cooling fan. IMPORTANT! In order to maintain operation of the centrifugal cleaning system it must be regularly maintained. Clean the air intake to the starter, the fins on the flywheel, the space around the flywheel, inlet pipe and carburetor compartment.

  • Page 39: Maintenance Schedule

    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. Daily maintenance Clean the outside of the machine. Check that the components of the throttle control work safely.

  • Page 40: Technical D Atat Echnical Data

    Technical data Engine Cylinder displacement, cu.in/cm Cylinder bore, inch/mm Stroke, inch/mm Idle speed, rpm Power, kW/ rpm Ignition system Manufacturer of ignition system Type of ignition system Spark plug Electrode gap, inch/mm Fuel and lubrication system Manufacturer of carburetor Carburetor type Fuel tank capacity, US pint/litre Oil pump capacity at 9,000 rpm, ml/min Oil tank capacity, US pint/litre...

  • Page 41: Bar And Chain Combinations

    Recommended original and replacement bar and chain combinations Following is a list of recommended cutting equipment for the Husqvarna chain saw models 345e TrioBrake, 346XP TrioBrake and 353 TrioBrake. The combinations of power head, bar and chain have been investigated in accordance with the kickback and vibration requirements of ANSI B 175.1–2000.

  • Page 42: Federal Emission Control Warranty Statement

    ´®z+RxQ¶5 ´®z+RxQ¶5 42 – English charge to the owner at an approved Husqvarna Forest & Garden servicing dealer. If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact your nearest authorized servicing dealer or call Husqvarna Forest &...

  • Page 43: American Standard Safety Precautions

    AMERICAN STANDARD SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Safety precautions for chain saw users (ANSI B 175.1-2000 Annex C) Kickback safety precautions WARNING! Kickback may occur when the nose or tip of the guide bar touches an object, or when the wood closes in and pinches the saw chain in the cut.

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