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.
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.
CONTENTS Contents Technical data Technical data ............41 KEY TO SYMBOLS Guide bar and saw chain combinations ....42 Symbols on the machine: ........2 Saw chain ﬁling and ﬁle gauges ......42 Symbols in the operator’s manual: ......3 EC Declaration of Conformity .......
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.
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.)
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.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Always use common sense • Trousers with saw protection • Boots with saw protection, steel toe-cap and non-slip It is not possible to cover every conceivable situation you sole can face when using a chain saw. Always exercise care •...
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 •...
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.
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.
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.
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.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS one side ﬁrst, then turn the chain saw over and ﬁle the will be found on the package for the depth gauge tool. teeth on the other side. Use the ﬂat ﬁle to ﬁle off the tip of the depth gauge that protrudes through the depth gauge tool.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS • Use the combination spanner to tighten the bar nuts Checking chain lubrication while lifting the tip of the bar at the same time. Check • Check the chain lubrication each time you refuel. See that you can pull the chain round freely by hand and instructions under the heading Lubricating the bar tip that it does not sag from the underside of the bar.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Chain drive sprocket Guide bar The clutch drum is ﬁtted with one of the following drive Check regularly: sprockets: • Whether there are burrs on the edges of the bar. A Spur sprocket (the chain sprocket is welded on the Remove these with a ﬁle if necessary.
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 •...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
WORKING TECHNIQUES Unless the user resists this pushing force there is a There are ﬁve important factors you should consider risk that the chain saw will move so far backwards that before making a cut: only the kickback zone of the bar is in contact with the Make sure the cutting equipment will not jam in the tree, which will lead to a kickback.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ﬁnely adjusted. The ﬁne adjustment should be limiters carried out by a qualiﬁed person. First adjust the L-jet, Your Husqvarna product has been designed and then the idling screw T and then the H-jet. manufactured to speciﬁcations that reduce harmful Changing the type of fuel emissions.
MAINTENANCE • Now start the machine according to the starting Carburettor without movement instructions and let it warm up for 10 minutes. 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.
MAINTENANCE The basic settings are H = 1 turn and L = 1 turn. To Fine adjustment of the idle speed T provide the engine’s components with good initial Adjust the idle speed with the T-screw. If it is necessary to lubrication (during running in) the carburettor should be re-adjust, turn the T-screw clockwise while the engine is set for a richer fuel mixture for the ﬁrst 3-4 hours that the...
MAINTENANCE Checking, maintaining and Checking the inertia brake release servicing chain saw safety equipment Place the chain saw, with the engine switched off, on a stump or other stable surface. Release the front handle Note! All service and repair work on the machine and let the saw fall by its own weight, rotating around the demands special training.
MAINTENANCE Throttle trigger lockout Right hand guard • Make sure the throttle control is locked at the idle Check that the right hand guard is not damaged and that setting when the throttle lockout is released. there are no visible defects, such as cracks. •...
MAINTENANCE Mufﬂer however reduced! Consequently, never work in an enclosed or badly ventilated area. Good air circulation should always prevail when working in snowy hollows, ravines or in conﬁned conditions. Starter housing Never use a machine that has a faulty mufﬂer. WARNING! When the recoil spring is wound up in the starter housing it is under tension and can, if handled...
MAINTENANCE handle. Make a secure knot in the end of the starter • Lubricate the recoil spring with light oil. Fit the cord. cassette with recoil spring in the starter. Fit the starter pulley and tension the recoil spring. Tensioning the recoil spring •...
The clutch drum has a needle bearing on the output shaft. This needle bearing must be lubricated regularly (once a A HUSQVARNA chain saw can be equipped with different week). types of air ﬁlter according to working conditions, weather, season, etc.
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.
MAINTENANCE For temperatures below -5°C 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 carburettor space.
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.
Technical data Guide bar and saw chain combinations The following cutting attachments are approved for the models Husqvarna 357XP and 359. Guide bar Saw chain Length, drive Length, inch Pitch, inch Gauge, mm Max. nose radius Type links (no.) 0,325...
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 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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