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Husqvarna 357XP EPA I Operator's Manual

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    Operator’s manual 357XP EPA I EPA II 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 understand the instructions before using the machine.

  • Page 2: Key To Symbols

    Symbols on the machine: WARNING! 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. Always wear: •...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Contents KEY TO SYMBOLS Symbols on the machine: ... 2 Symbols in the operator’s manual: ... 2 CONTENTS Contents ... 3 INTRODUCTION Dear customer! ... 4 WHAT IS WHAT? What is what on the chain saw? ... 5 GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Before using a new chain saw ...

  • Page 4: Introduction

    Dear customer! Congratulations 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. The location was logical, since water power was harnessed from the Huskvarna River to create the water-powered plant.

  • Page 5: What Is What

    What is what on the chain saw? 1 Cylinder cover 2 Front handle 3 Chain brake and front hand guard 4 Starter 5 Chain oil tank 6 Starter handle 7 Adjuster screws carburetor 8 Choke control/Start throttle lock 9 Rear handle 10 Stop switch (Ignition on/off switch.) 11 Fuel tank 12 Muffler...

  • Page 6: General Safety Precautions

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Before 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: Personal Protective Equipment

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS chain saw usage if possible. Your dealer, forestry school or 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.

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    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS • The chain brake (A) can either be activated manually (by your left hand) or automatically by the inertia release mechanism. • The brake is applied when the front hand guard (B) is pushed forwards. • This movement activates a spring-loaded mechanism that tightens the brake band (C) around the engine drive system (D) (clutch drum).

  • Page 9: Chain Catcher

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS • In the felling position the left hand is in a position that makes manual activation of the chain brake impossible. With this type of grip, that is when the left hand is placed so that it cannot affect the movement of the front hand guard, the chain brake can only be activated by the inertia action.

  • Page 10: Cutting Equipment

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS The body of the chain saw, including the cutting equipment, is insulated from the handles by vibration damping units. Cutting hardwoods (most broadleaf trees) creates more vibration than cutting softwoods (most conifers). Cutting with cutting equipment that is blunt or faulty (wrong type or badly sharpened) will increase the vibration level.

  • Page 11

    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 Sharpening your chain and adjusting depth gauge setting General information on sharpening cutting teeth • Never use a blunt chain. When the chain is blunt you have to exert more pressure to force the bar through the wood and the chips will be very small.

  • Page 13: Tensioning The Chain

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS General advice on adjusting depth gauge setting • When you sharpen the cutting tooth (A) the depth gauge setting (C) will decrease. To maintain optimal cutting performance the depth gauge (B) has to be filed down to achieve the recommended depth gauge setting.

  • Page 14: Lubricating Cutting Equipment

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Lubricating cutting equipment WARNING! Poor lubrication of cutting equipment may cause the chain to snap, which could lead to serious, even fatal injuries. 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.

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    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Chain drive sprocket The clutch drum is fitted with one of the following drive sprockets: A Spur sprocket (the chain sprocket is welded on the drum) B Rim sprocket (replaceable) Regularly check the degree of wear on the drive sprocket. Replace if wear is excessive.

  • Page 16: Assembly

    Fitting the bar and chain WARNING! Always wear gloves, when working with the chain, in order to protect your hands from injury. 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 17: 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 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 18: Fueling

    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. When refuelling, open the fuel cap slowly so that any excess pressure is released gently.

  • Page 19: Starting And Stopping

    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.

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    STARTING AND STOPPING 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 21: Working Techniques

    Before use: 1 Check that the chain brake works correctly and is not damaged. 2 Check that the rear right hand guard is not damaged. 3 Check that the throttle lock works correctly and is not damaged. 4 Check that the stop switch works correctly and is not damaged.

  • Page 22: General Rules

    5 Take great care when cutting a tree that is under tension. A tree that is under tension may spring back to its normal position before or after being cut. If you position yourself incorrectly or make the cut in the wrong place the tree may hit you or the machine and cause you to lose control.

  • Page 23: Basic Cutting Technique

    7 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 with a pushing chain. The chain tries to push the chain saw back towards the user. If the saw chain is jamming, the saw may be pushed back at you.

  • Page 24

    Limbing When limbing thick branches you should use the same approach as for cutting. Cut difficult branches piece by piece. 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.

  • Page 25: 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.

  • Page 26

    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 27: 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 28: 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 29: Maintenance

    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 30: Checking, Maintaining And Servicing Chain Saw Safety Equipment

    Correctly adjusted carburetor When the carburetor is correctly adjusted the machine accelerates without hesitation and the machine 4-cycles a little at max. speed. It is also important that the chain does not rotate at idle. If the L-jet is set too lean it may cause starting difficulties and poor acceleration.

  • Page 31: Stop Switch

    Throttle lock • Make sure the throttle control is locked at the idle setting when the throttle lock is released. • Press the throttle lock and make sure it returns to its original position when you release it. • Check that the throttle control and throttle lock move freely and that the return springs work properly.

  • Page 32: Muffler

    Muffler Never use a machine that has a faulty muffler. Regularly check that the muffler is securely attached to the machine. Some mufflers are equipped with a special spark arrestor mesh. If your machine has this type of muffler, you should clean the mesh at least once a week.

  • Page 33: 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 filters according to working conditions, weather, season, etc. Contact your dealer for advice.

  • Page 34: Lubricating The Bar Tip Sprocket

    Lubricating the bar tip sprocket Lubricate the bar tip sprocket each time you refuel. Use the special grease gun and a good quality bearing grease. Needle bearing lubrication The clutch drum has a needle bearing on the output shaft. This needle bearing must be lubricated regularly (once a week).

  • Page 35: 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 36: 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 37: Technical Data

    Technical data Engine Cylinder displacement, 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 38: Bar And Chain Combinations

    Chain saw models Husqvarna 357XP and 359 met the kickback performance requirements of ANSI B 175.1-2000 when tested with the combinations of bars and saw chains listed below. The saw chain Husqvarna H30 is also classified as a low kickback saw chain since it met the requirements for low kickback saw chain outlined in ANSI B 175.1-2000.

  • Page 39: Saw Chain filing And file Gauges

    TECHNICAL DATA Saw chain filing and file gauges 7/32” /5,5 60° 25° – 39 English...

  • Page 40: Federal Emission Control Warranty Statement

    The warranty period begins on the date small nonroad engine is delivered. LENGTH OF COVERAGE Husqvarna Forest & Garden warrants to the initial owner and each subsequent purchaser that the engine is free from defects in materials and workmanship which cause the failure of a warranted part for a period of two years.

  • Page 41: 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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This manual also for:

353, 359 epa ii

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