Husqvarna 1153179-26 Operator's Manual

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357XP/XPG , 357XP E-tech
357XPG E-tech
359/G, 359 E-tech, 359G E-tech
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  • Page 1 Oper ator ′ s manual 357XP/XPG , 357XP E-tech 357XPG E-tech 359/G, 359 E-tech, 359G E-tech 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: Symbols On The Machine

    Symbols on the mac hine: W ARNING! Chain saws can be dangerous! Careless or incorrect 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.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents KEY TO SYMBOLS Symbols on the machine: ... 2 Symbols in the operator’s manual: ... 2 CONTENTS Contents ... 3 INTR ODUCTION Dear Customer , ... 4 WHA T IS WHAT? What is what on the chain sa w? ... 5 GENERAL SAFETY PRECA UTIONS Bef ore using a new chain saw ...
  • Page 4: Intr Oduction

    The business concept is to develop, manufacture and market motor driven products for forestry and gardening as well as for building and construction industry. Husqvarna ′ s aim is also to be in the front edge according to ergonomics, usability, security and environmental protection.
  • Page 5: Wha T Is What

    What is what on the c hain saw? Cylinder cover Front handle Chain brake and front hand guard Starter Chain oil tank Starter handle Adjuster screws carburettor Choke control/Start throttle lock Rear handle 10 Stop switch (Ignition on/off switch.) 11 Fuel tank 12 Muffler 13 Bar tip sprocket 14 Chain...
  • Page 6: 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 7: Always Use Common Sense

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECA UTIONS Al ways use common sense It is not possib le to cover every conceivable situation you can face when using a chain saw. Always exercise care and use your common sense. Avoid all situations which you consider to be beyond your capability. If you still feel uncertain about operating procedures after reading these instructions, you should consult an expert before continuing.
  • Page 8 GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Take care when using your saw and make sure the kickback zone of the bar never touches any object. • The chain brake (A) can either be activated manually (by your left hand) or automatically by the inertia release mechanism.
  • Page 9: Chain Catcher

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS If the kickback is less violent or the kickback zone of the bar is closer to you the chain brake will be activated manually by the movement of your left hand. • In the felling position the left hand is in a position that makes manual activation of the chain brake impossible.
  • Page 10: Cutting Equipment

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Right hand guard Apart from protecting your hand if the chain jumps or snaps, the right hand guard stops branches and twigs from interfering with your grip on the rear handle. Vibration damping system Your machine is equipped with a vibration damping system that is designed to minimize vibration and make operation easier.
  • Page 11: General Rules

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

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS • Chain oil hole and hole for chain tensioner. The bar must be matched to the chain saw design. Chain • Chain pitch (inches) • Drive link width (mm/inches) • Number of drive links. Sharpening your chain and adjusting depth gauge setting General information on sharpening cutting teeth •...
  • Page 13: Tensioning The Chain

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS • Check that the chain is correctly tensioned. A slack chain will move sideways, making it more difficult to sharpen correctly. • Always file cutting teeth from the inside face. Reduce the pressure on the return stroke. File all the teeth on one side first, then turn the chain saw over and file the teeth on the other side.
  • Page 14: Lubricating Cutting Equipment

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS combination spanner. Tighten the chain until it does not sag from the underside of the bar. • Use the combination spanner to tighten the bar nuts while lifting the tip of the bar at the same time. Check that you can pull the chain round freely by hand and that it does not sag from the underside of the bar.
  • Page 15 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 service agent.
  • Page 16 GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS • To prolong the life of the bar you should turn it over daily. WARNING! Most chain saw accidents happen when the chain touches the operator. Wear personal protective equipment. See instructions under the heading ”Personal protective equipment”. Do not tackle any job that you feel you are not adequately trained for.
  • Page 17: Assembly

    Fitting the bar and chain WARNING! Always wear gloves, when working with the chain. 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).
  • Page 18: Fuel Handling

    When working with continuous high revs (e.g. limbing) a higher octane is recommended. Environment fuel HUSQVARNA recommends the use of alkylate fuel, either Aspen two-stroke fuel or environmental fuel for four-stroke engines blended with two-stroke oil as set out below. Note...
  • Page 19: Fuelling

    • In temperatures below 0°C (32°F) some oils become too viscous. This can overload the oil pump and result in damage to the oil pump components. • Contact your service agent when choosing chain oil. Fuelling 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.
  • Page 20: Star Ting 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 21: Starting And Stopping

    As the chain brake is still engaged the speed of the engine must be set to idling as soon as possible, this is achieved by quickly disengaging the throttle lock. This prevents unnecessary wear to the clutch, clutch drum and brake band.
  • Page 22: 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 23 lose control. Both situations can cause serious personal injury. 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.
  • Page 24: Basic Cutting Technique

    ladder, in a tree or where you do not have firm ground to stand on. Always use a fast cutting speed, i.e. full throttle. Take great care when you cut with the top edge of the bar, i.e. when cutting from the underside of the object. This is known as cutting on the push stroke.
  • Page 25 Do the conditions and surrounding terrain affect how safely you can stand and move about? 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 it is in tension.
  • Page 26: 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 that you feel unsure of! 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.
  • Page 27 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 28: Freeing A Tree That Has Fallen Badly

    find out which lengths of bar are recommended for your saw. There are methods for felling trees with a diameter larger than the bar length. However these methods involve a much greater risk that the kickback zone of the bar will come into contact with the tree.
  • Page 29: 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 30: Maintenance

    Contact your servicing dealer (retailer) if you are uncertain of which type of carburettor your chain saw is equipped with. Carburettor with movement limiters Your Husqvarna product has been designed and manufactured to specifications that reduce harmful emissions. Function •...
  • Page 31: Carburettor Without Movement Limiters

    • Place the machine on a flat surface so that the bar points away from you and so that the bar and chain do not come into contact with the surface or other objects. Low speed jet L Turn the low speed jet L clockwise until it stops. If the engine accelerates poorly or idles unevenly, turn the low speed jet L anticlockwise until good acceleration and idling are achieved.
  • Page 32 Fine adjustment When the machine has been ”run-in” the carburettor should be finely adjusted. The fine adjustment should be carried out by a qualified person. First adjust the L-jet, then the idling screw T and then the H-jet. The recommended engine speeds are as follows: Max.
  • Page 33: Checking, Maintaining And Servicing Chain Saw Safety Equipment

    Checking, maintaining and servicing chain saw safety equipment Note! All service and repair work on the machine demands special training. This is especially true of the machine’s safety equipment. If your machine fails any of the checks described below we recommend that you take it to your service workshop.
  • Page 34: Right Hand Guard

    go of the front handle. The chain should stop immediately. Throttle lockout • Make sure the throttle control is locked at the idle setting when the throttle lockout is released. • Press the throttle lockout and make sure it returns to its original position when you release it.
  • Page 35: Muffler

    Stop switch Start the engine and make sure the engine stops when you move the stop switch to the stop setting. Muffler Never use a machine that has a faulty muffler. Regularly check that the muffler is securely attached to the machine.
  • Page 36: Air Filter

    • Pull out the cord approx. 30 cm and hook it into the notch in the rim of the pulley. Release the recoil spring by letting the pulley rotate slowly backwards. • Undo the screw in the centre of the pulley and remove the pulley.
  • Page 37: Spark Plug

    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 38: Cooling System

    will reduce the oil flow and turning the screw anti- clockwise will increase the oil flow. Recommended settings: Bar 13"-15": Position 1 Bar 15"-18": Position 2 Bar 18"-20": Position 3 WARNING! The engine must not be running when making adjustments. Cooling system To keep the working temperature as low as possible the machine is equipped with a cooling system.
  • Page 39: Heated Handles

    • a special cover (A) for the starter housing • a winter plug (B) for the air nozzle that is fitted as shown. These reduce the flow of cooling air and prevent large amounts of snow from being sucked into the carburettor space.
  • Page 40: 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 41: T Echnical Data

    Technical data Engine Cylinder displacement, cm Cylinder bore, mm Stroke, mm Idle speed, rpm Power, kW/ rpm Ignition system Spark plug Electrode gap, mm Fuel and lubrication system Fuel tank capacity, litre Oil pump capacity at 9,000 rpm, ml/min Oil tank capacity, litre Type of oil pump Weight Chain saw without bar or chain, empty tanks, kg...
  • Page 42: Saw Chain Filing And File Gauges

    Bar and chain combinations The following cutting attachments are approved for the models Husqvarna 357XP and 359. The saw chain Husqvarna H30 is designed to minimize kickback (classified saw chain of low kickback type according to ANSI B175.1). Length, inch...
  • Page 43: Ec-Declaration Of Conformity

    Husqvarna AB, SE-561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden, tel: +46-36-146500, declares under sole responsibility that the chain saws for forest service Husqvarna 357XP, 357XPG, 359, 359G, 357XP E-tech, 357XPG E-tech, 359 E-tech and 359G E-tech from 2009’s serial numbers and onwards (the year is clearly stated in plain text on the type plate with subsequent serial number), are in conformity with the requirements of the COUNCIL’S DIRECTIVES:...
  • Page 44 Original instructions 1153179-26 ´®z+U1|¶6u¨ ´®z+U1|¶6u¨ 2010-01-25...

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