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Husqvarna 357XP/XPGl 357XP E-tech Operator's Manual

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Operator's manual
357XP/XPG, 357XP E-tech
357XPG E-tech, 359/G
359 E-tech, 359G E-tec
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
Please read the operator's manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine.



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  • Page 1 Operator’s manual 357XP/XPG, 357XP E-tech 357XPG E-tech, 359/G 359 E-tech, 359G E-tec 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 Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine.
  • Page 2: Key To Symbols

    KEY TO SYMBOLS Symbols on the machine: Chain oil fill. WARNING! Chain saws can be dangerous! Careless or improper use can result in serious or fatal injury to the operator or others. If your machine bears this symbol it is equipped with a catalytic Please read the operator’s manual converter.
  • Page 3: Symbols In The Operator's Manual

    KEY TO SYMBOLS Symbols in the operator’s You will find the following labels on your chain saw: manual: Switch off the engine by moving the stop switch to the STOP position before carrying out any checks or maintenance. Always wear approved protective gloves.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Contents FEDERAL EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT KEY TO SYMBOLS YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS 42 Symbols on the machine: ........2 AMERICAN STANDARD SAFETY Symbols in the operator’s manual: ......2 PRECAUTIONS CONTENTS Safety precautions for chain saw users ....44 Contents ...............
  • Page 5: 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.
  • Page 6: What Is What

    WHAT IS WHAT? 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 What is what on the chain saw? Information and warning decal 17 Switch for heated handle (Models 357XPG, 359G) Cylinder cover 18 Right hand guard Stop switch (Ignition on/off switch.) 19 Product and serial number plate Throttle trigger lockout 20 Clutch cover...
  • Page 7: General Safety Precautions

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Before using a new chain saw WARNING! Never allow children to use or be in the vicinity of the machine. As the • Please read this manual carefully. machine is equipped with a spring- • Check that the cutting equipment is correctly fitted and loaded stop switch and can be started by adjusted.
  • Page 8: Always Use Common Sense

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Always use common sense • Gloves with saw protection • Trousers with saw protection It is not possible to cover every conceivable situation you • Boots with saw protection, steel toe-cap and non-slip can face when using a chain saw. Always exercise care sole and use your common sense.
  • Page 9 GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Take care when using your saw and make sure the • To release the chain brake pull the front hand guard kickback zone of the bar never touches any object. backwards, towards the front handle. • Kickback can be very sudden and violent. Most kickbacks are minor and do not always activate the •...
  • Page 10 GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS of the front hand guard, the chain brake can only be control (B). When you release the handle the throttle activated by the inertia action. control and the throttle lockout both move back to their original positions. This arrangement means that the throttle control is automatically locked at the idle setting.
  • Page 11: Cutting Equipment

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS with cutting equipment that is blunt or faulty (wrong type WARNING! Never use a saw without a or badly sharpened) will increase the vibration level. muffler, or with a damaged muffler. A damaged muffler may substantially increase the noise level and the fire hazard.
  • Page 12 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 13: Sharpening/Adjusting Depth Gauge Setting

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS • Number of drive links. File position Round file diameter Sharpening your chain and adjusting depth gauge setting It is very difficult to sharpen a chain correctly without the General information on sharpening cutting teeth right equipment. We recommend that you use our file gauge.
  • Page 14: Tensioning The Chain

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS one side first, then turn the chain saw and file the teeth • Place the depth gauge tool over the chain. Detailed on the other side. information regarding the use of the depth gauge tool, will be found on the package for the depth gauge tool. Use the flat file to file off the tip of the depth gauge that protrudes through the depth gauge tool.
  • Page 15: Lubricating Cutting Equipment

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS combination spanner. Tighten the chain until it does Filling with chain oil not sag from the underside of the bar. • All our chain saws have an automatic chain lubrication system. On some models the oil flow is also adjustable.
  • Page 16 GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS • Check that the groove in the edge of the bar is clean. Checking wear on cutting equipment Clean if necessary. Check the chain daily for: • Visible cracks in rivets and links. • Whether the chain is stiff. •...
  • Page 17 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 18: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY Fitting the bar and chain chain is correctly located in the groove in the bar. Tighten the bar nuts finger tight. WARNING! Always wear gloves, when working with the chain. • Tension the chain by turning the chain tensioning •...
  • Page 19: Fuel Handling

    Always start by filling half the amount of the gasoline to be used. Then add the entire amount of oil. Mix HUSQVARNA recommends the use of alkylate fuel or (shake) the fuel mixture. Add the remaining amount of environmental fuel for four-stroke engines blended with gasoline.
  • Page 20: Fueling

    FUEL HANDLING Fueling • Move the machine at least 10 ft (3 m) from the refuelling point before starting it. 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 21: Starting And Stopping

    STARTING AND STOPPING Starting and stopping Warm engine Use the same procedure as for starting a cold engine but WARNING! Note the following before without setting the choke control in the choke position. starting: The correct choke/start throttle setting is obtained by moving the choke control to the choke position and then pushing it in again.
  • Page 22 STARTING AND STOPPING Note! Pull the front hand guard towards the front handle. should use this grip. Use a firm grip with thumbs and The chain brake is now disengaged. Your saw is ready for fingers encircling the chain saw handles. use.
  • Page 23: Working Techniques

    WORKING TECHNIQUES Before use: • To make sure that none of the above might come within reach of your saw or be injured by falling trees. Check that the chain brake works correctly and is not damaged. Check that the rear right hand guard is not damaged. CAUTION! Follow the instructions above, but do not use a chain saw in a situation where you cannot call for help in Check that the throttle lockout works correctly and is...
  • Page 24 WORKING TECHNIQUES chain saw with the bar and chain pointing backwards. log or one piece at a time. Remove the cut pieces to Fit a guard to the bar before transporting the chain keep your working area safe. saw or carrying it for any distance. When you put the chain saw on the ground, lock the saw chain using the chain brake and ensure you have a constant view of the machine.
  • Page 25 WORKING TECHNIQUES Unless the user resists this pushing force there is a Terms risk that the chain saw will move so far backwards that Cutting = General term for cutting through wood. only the kickback zone of the bar is in contact with the Limbing = Cutting branches off a felled tree.
  • Page 26 WORKING TECHNIQUES Limbing Turn the log and finish the cut from the opposite side. When limbing thick branches you should use the same approach as for cutting. Cut difficult branches piece by piece. The log is supported at one end. There is a high risk that it will split.
  • Page 27 WORKING TECHNIQUES Felling direction Clearing the trunk and preparing your retreat The aim is to fell the tree in a position where you can limb Delimb the stem up to shoulder height. It is safer to work and cross-cut the log as easily as possible. You want it to from the top down and to have the tree between you and fall in a location where you can stand and move about the saw.
  • Page 28 WORKING TECHNIQUES Next make the bottom cut so that it finishes exactly at the All control over the felling direction is lost if the felling end of the top cut. hinge is too narrow or non-existent, or if the directional cuts and felling cut are badly placed.
  • Page 29: How To Avoid Kickback

    WORKING TECHNIQUES Never work in the risk zone of the hanging trapped tree. Never cut straight through a tree or branch that is in tension! If you must cut across tree/limb, make two to three cuts, one inch apart, one to two inches deep. Continue to cut deeper until tree/limb bends and tension is released.
  • Page 30 WORKING TECHNIQUES was being used when the kickback zone of the bar Cutting the trunk into logs touched the object. See instructions under the heading Basic cutting technique. Kickback only occurs if the kickback zone of the bar touches an object. Limbing WARNING! A majority of kickback accidents occur during limbing.
  • Page 31: Maintenance

    When the machine has been ”run-in” the carburetor should be finely adjusted. The fine adjustment should Your Husqvarna product has been designed and be carried out by a qualified person. First adjust the L- manufactured to specifications that reduce harmful jet, then the idling screw T and then the H-jet.
  • Page 32: Checking, Maintaining And Servicing Chain Saw Safety Equipment

    MAINTENANCE Chain brake and front hand guard WARNING! Contact your servicing Checking brake band wear dealer, if the idle speed setting cannot be adjusted so that the chain stops at idle. Do not use the chain saw until it has been properly adjusted or repaired.
  • Page 33 MAINTENANCE When the bar hits the stump the brake should be • Check that the throttle trigger and throttle lockout activated. move freely and that the return springs work properly. Checking the brake trigger Place the chain saw on firm ground and start it. Make sure the chain does not touch the ground or any other object.
  • Page 34: Muffler

    MAINTENANCE Stop switch use a muffler if the spark arrestor screen is missing or defective. Start the engine and make sure the engine stops when you move the stop switch to the stop setting. The muffler is designed to reduce the noise level and to direct the exhaust gases away from the operator.
  • Page 35: Air Filter

    MAINTENANCE • Pull out the cord approx. 30 cm (12 inches) and hook Changing a broken recoil spring it into the notch in the rim of the pulley. Release the recoil spring by letting the pulley rotate slowly backwards. • Lift up the starter pulley.
  • Page 36: Spark Plug

    When lubricating, remove the clutch cover by loosening A HUSQVARNA chain saw can be equipped with different the two bar nuts. Lay the saw on its side with the clutch types of air filters according to working conditions, drum upwards.
  • Page 37: Cooling System

    MAINTENANCE will reduce the oil flow and turning the screw anti- Note! The cooling system on a chain saw with catalytic clockwise will increase the oil flow. converter must be cleaned daily. This is particularly important on chain saws with catalytic converters, because the higher exhaust temperature requires efficient cooling of the engine and the catalytic converter unit.
  • Page 38: Heated Handles

    MAINTENANCE For temperatures below -5°C (23°F) and/or in snow conditions there is also: • 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 carburetor space.
  • Page 39: Maintenance Schedule

    MAINTENANCE 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 Weekly maintenance Monthly maintenance Check the brake band on the chain On chain saws without a catalytic brake for wear.
  • Page 40: Technical Data

    Technical data Technical data 357XP/XPG/E-tech 359/G/E-tech Engine Cylinder displacement, 3,45/56,5 3,60/59,0 Cylinder bore, inch/mm 1,81/46 1.85/47 Stroke, inch/mm 1,34/34,0 1,34/34,0 Idle speed, rpm 2700 2700 Power, kW/ rpm 3,2/4.4 @ 9600 2,9/9000 Emissions Durability Period according to California Air Resources Board, h.
  • Page 41: Saw Chain Filing And File Gauges

    ANSI B175.1-2000 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 B175.1-2000. We recommend to use only the listed combinations of bars and chains for chain saw models Husqvarna 357XP, 357XPG, 357XP E-tech, 357XPG E-tech, 359, 359 E-tech, 359G and 359G E-tech.
  • Page 42: Federal Emission Control Warranty Statement Your Warranty Rights And Obligations

    Husqvarna Forest & 2010 and later small nonroad engine. In U.S. and Garden servicing dealer. If you have any questions...
  • Page 43 FEDERAL EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY PARTS LIST Carburetor and internal parts Intake pipe, airfilter holder and carburetor bolts. Airfilter and fuelfilter covered up to maintenance schedule. Spark Plug, covered up to maintenance schedule Ignition Module Muffler with catalytic converter MAINTENANCE STATEMENT The owner is responsible for the performance of all required maintenance, as defined in the operator’s...
  • Page 44: American Standard Safety Precautions

    AMERICAN STANDARD SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Safety precautions for chain saw Other safety precautions users WARNING! Do not operate a chain saw with one hand! Serious injury to the (ANSI B175.1-2000 Annex C) operator, helpers, bystanders or any Kickback safety precautions combination of these persons may result from one-handed operation.
  • Page 48 Original instructions 1156767-95 ´®z+Xlo¶5¶¨ ´®z+Xlo¶5¶¨ 2014-08-29...