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Husqvarna E-tech Operator's Manual

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Operator's manual
346XP, 346XPG, 346XP
E-tech, 346XPG E-tech, 353
353G, 353 E-tech 353G E-tech
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Please read the operator's manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine.


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    346XP, 346XPG, 346XP E-tech, 346XPG E-tech, 353 353G, 353 E-tech 353G E-tech 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

    KEY TO SYMBOLS Symbols on the machine: If your machine bears this symbol it is equipped with a catalytic WARNING! Chain saws can be converter. dangerous! Careless or incorrect use can result in serious or fatal injury to Chain brake, activated (right) the operator or others.

  • Page 3: Symbols In The Operator's Manual

    KEY TO SYMBOLS Symbols in the operator’s 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. Regular cleaning is required. Visual check. Protective goggles or a visor must be worn.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Contents TECHNICAL DATA Technical data ............40 KEY TO SYMBOLS Guide bar and saw chain combinations ....41 Symbols on the machine: ........2 Saw chain filing and file gauges ......41 Symbols in the operator’s manual: ......3 EC Declaration of Conformity .......

  • Page 5: Introduction

    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 Husqvarna River, for production of muskets.

  • Page 6: What Is What

    15 Chain brake and front hand guard 33 Grease gun 16 Front handle 34 Right-hand brake trigger (346XP TrioBrake, 346XPG TrioBrake, 346XPG E-tech TrioBrake, 353 TrioBrake, 17 Decompression valve 353G TrioBrake, 353 E-tech TrioBrake) 18 Switch for heated handle (Models 346XPG, 353G)

  • Page 7: General Safety Precautions

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Before using a new chain saw Important • Please read this manual carefully. IMPORTANT! • Check that the cutting equipment is correctly fitted and This chain saw for forest service is designed for forest adjusted. See instructions under the heading work such as felling, limbing and cutting.

  • Page 8: Personal Protective Equipment

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS as well as help you to use your chain saw both efficiently • Fire Extinguisher and Shovel and safely. Attend a training course in chain saw usage if possible. Your dealer, forestry school or your library can provide information about which training materials and courses are available.

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    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS • The chain brake (A) can either be activated manually • To release the chain brake pull the front hand guard (by your left hand) or automatically by the inertia backwards, towards the front handle. release mechanism. •...

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    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS of the front hand guard, the chain brake can only be (A) (i.e. when you grasp the handle) it releases the throttle activated by the inertia action. control (B). When you release the handle the throttle control and the throttle lockout both move back to their original positions.

  • 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.

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    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 • 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 over and file the • Place the depth gauge tool over the chain. Detailed teeth 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.

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    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.

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    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS • Check that the groove in the edge of the bar is clean. Needle bearing lubrication Clean if necessary. Both versions of sprockets have a needle bearing on the drive shaft, which has to be greased regularly (once a week).

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    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS • Whether the tip of the bar is uneven or badly worn. If a hollow forms on the underside of the bar tip this is due to running with a slack chain. • To prolong the life of the bar you should turn it over daily.

  • Page 18: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY Fitting the bar and chain chain should be tensioned until it does not sag from the underside of the bar. See instructions under the heading Tensioning the chain. WARNING! Always wear gloves, when working with the chain. • The chain is correctly tensioned when it does not sag •...

  • Page 19: Fuel Handling

    Environment fuel • Always start by filling half the amount of the petrol to HUSQVARNA recommends the use of alkylate fuel, either be used. Then add the entire amount of oil. Mix Aspen two-stroke fuel or environmental fuel for four-stroke (shake) the fuel mixture.

  • Page 20: Fueling

    FUEL HANDLING Fueling • Move the machine at least 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. Always stop the engine and let it cool for a few minutes before refuelling.

  • 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.

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    STARTING AND STOPPING Note! Reactivate the chain brake by pushing the front should use this grip. Use a firm grip with thumbs and hand guard back towards the front handle. The chain saw fingers encircling the chain saw handles. is now ready for use. WARNING! Long term inhalation of the engine’s exhaust fumes, chain oil mist and dust from sawdust can represent a...

  • 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. Check that the throttle lockout works correctly and is CAUTION! Follow the instructions above, but do not use a not damaged.

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    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.

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    WORKING TECHNIQUES only the kickback zone of the bar is in contact with the There are five important factors you should consider tree, which will lead to a kickback. before making a cut: Make sure the cutting equipment will not jam in the cut.

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    WORKING TECHNIQUES Cut difficult branches piece by piece. Turn the log and finish the cut from the opposite side. The log is supported at one end. There is a high risk that it will split. Cutting WARNING! Never attempt to cut logs while they are in a pile or when a couple of logs are lying together.

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    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.

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    WORKING TECHNIQUES Next make the bottom cut so that it finishes exactly at the The felling hinge controls the direction that the tree falls in. end of the top cut. All control over the felling direction is lost if the felling 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 Freeing a tree that has fallen badly Make one or more cuts at or near the point of maximum tension. Make as many cuts of sufficient depth as Freeing a ”trapped tree” necessary to reduce the tension and make the tree or branch break at the point of maximum tension.

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    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

    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. Your Husqvarna product has been designed and Changing the type of fuel manufactured to specifications that reduce harmful emissions.

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

    MAINTENANCE Checking, maintaining and WARNING! Contact your servicing servicing chain saw safety dealer, if the idle speed setting cannot be adjusted so that the chain stops. Do not equipment use the chain saw until it has been properly adjusted or repaired. Note! All service and repair work on the machine High speed jet H demands special training.

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    MAINTENANCE Checking the inertia brake release 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. See the instructions under the heading Start and stop. Place the chain saw, with the engine switched off, on a stump or other stable surface.

  • Page 34: Muffler

    MAINTENANCE • Check that the throttle trigger and throttle lockout Stop switch move freely and that the return springs work properly. Start the engine and make sure the engine stops when you move the stop switch to the stop setting. •...

  • Page 35: Starter Housing

    MAINTENANCE use a muffler if the spark arrestor mesh is missing or • Pull out the cord approx. 30 cm and hook it into the defective. notch in the rim of the pulley. Release the recoil spring by letting the pulley rotate slowly backwards. The muffler is designed to reduce the noise level and to direct the exhaust gases away from the operator.

  • Page 36: Air filter

    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 37: Lubricating The Bar Tip Sprocket

    MAINTENANCE Note! Always use the recommended spark plug type! Use will reduce the oil flow and turning the screw anti- of the wrong spark plug can damage the piston/cylinder. clockwise will increase the oil flow. Check that the spark plug is fitted with a suppressor. Lubricating the bar tip sprocket –...

  • Page 38: Air Injection" Centrifugal Cleaning

    MAINTENANCE Note! The cooling system on a chain saw with catalytic For temperatures below -5°C and/or in snow conditions converter must be cleaned daily. This is particularly there is also: important on chain saws with catalytic converters, • a special cover (A) for the starter housing because the higher exhaust temperature requires efficient •...

  • Page 39: Maintenance Schedule

    MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule The following is a list of the maintenance steps 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

    353 E-tech: 112 346XPG E-tech: 113 353G E-tech: 112 Sound levels (see note 2) 346XP, 346XPG: 106 Equivalent sound pressure level at the operator’s ear, 346XP E-tech, 346XPG E-tech: dB(A) Equivalent vibration levels, a (see note 3) hveq Front handle, m/s...

  • Page 41: Guide Bar And Saw Chain Combinations

    TECHNICAL DATA Guide bar and saw chain combinations The following cutting attachments are approved for the models Husqvarna 346XP, 346XP TrioBrake, 346XPG, 346 XPG TrioBrake, 346XP E-tech, 346XPG E-tech, 346XPG E-tech TrioBrake, 353, 353 TrioBrake, 353G, 353G TrioBrake, 353 E-tech, 353G E-tech and 353G E-tech TrioBrake.

  • Page 42: Contents Ec Declaration Of Conformity

    Husqvarna 346XP, 346XP TrioBrake, 346XPG, 346XPG TrioBrake, 353, 353 TrioBrake, 353G, 353G TrioBrake, 346XP E-tech, 346XPG E-tech TrioBrake, 353 E-tech, 353 E-tech TrioBrake and 353G E-tech from 2013’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:...

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    Original instructions 1156764-26 ´®z+XlJ¶6|¨ ´®z+XlJ¶6|¨ 2014-07-09...

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