Craftsman 358.34020 Operator`s manual

[Sears I
operator's
manual
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Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Repair Parts
MODEL NO.
358.34020 - 2.0/12"
358.34030 2.0/14"P.S.
I:RRFTgMRN
..........2ili'0112"
-2.0/14"P. S.
ELECTRIC CHAIN SAWS
WARNING:
3arefuily
read and follow
Safety Rules, Precautions
and Operating
Instructions. Failure to do so can
result in serious personal
injury.
Record in the space provided below the Model No. and Serial No. of
your saw. These numbers are located on the starting instructions
decal.
Model No.
Serial No.
Retain these numbers for future reference;
i
Sears,
530-066373-2-27984-1-28084
Roebuck
and
Co., Chicago,
IIL 60684
U.S.A.
PRINTED IN U. S. A.
FULL
1 YEAR WARRANTY
(Excluding
ON ELECTRIC
CHAIN
SAW
Bar & Chain)
For one year from date of purchase, Sears will repair defects in material or workmanship in this electric chain saw at no
charge.
'
This warranty excludes bar & chain, which are expendable
parts and become worn during normal use.
If this chain .saw is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 30 days from date of purchase. WARRANTY
SERVICE
IS AVAILABLE
STATES.
': This warranty
BY RETURNING
gives you specific
THE CHAIN SAW TO THE NEAREST
legal rights, and you may atso have other
SEARS SERVICE
rights
which
CENTER
IN THE UNITED
vary from state to state.
Sears,Roebuckand Co., SearsTower, Dept. 698/731A, Chicago, I L 60684
TABLE
OF CONTENTS
Specifications
...............................
2
Safety Rules and Precautions
.................
3
Know Your,Chain Saw ........................
5
_.A. Introduction ...................
....
.......
5
B_-Double Insulation
. .......
5
: CI CartonContents
"
5
Preparing Your Saw For Use ........
....,.
_....
5
A. Getting:Ready ................
. ...........
5
B. Power Source and Extension Cord ...........
5
C. Attaching the Bar and Chain
6
D:.Chain Tension
7
E: Bar and Chain Oil
'8
Using Your Saw ......................
: ......
8
A. Control Devices .........................
:8
B. Controlling Kickback ......................
9
C. Pre-Operation Checks ....................
10
D. Starting and Stopping the Saw .............
10
Using the Power Sharp ® System ..............
11
Types of Cutting ............................
13
A. Basic Cutting Technique ...................
13
B. Tree .Felling Techniques ......
i .. ............ _.... 13
C. Bucking
_
15
D. Debranching and Pruning .... ... : .......
:. 16
Maintenance ..............
............
_.......
17
A. Cleaning the Saw ........
................
17
B. Guide Bar and Chain
17
IC. Sprocket ...............................
19
D_Storage ...............................
20
E. Maintenance Accessories .................
20
F. Trouble Shooting Chart ...................
21
Parts List ..................................
22
Quick Reference Page .......................
27
SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL
.
POWER
SUPPLY
358.34020
....RATED CURRENT
MAXIMUM
MOTOR
12 Amps
OUTPUT
CHAIN _Oregon"
CHAIN
110-t20 Volts
50-60 Hz
Lo-Kick ® '
SHARPENING
:
"
2.0 Horsepowe; t
6 Tooth'-'Sli'p Cluict_
' SPROCKETIDRIVE
GUIDE BAR--"
OILER
"'358.34030 (2.0;!4" P,S,)
(2.0/12")
110-120 Volts AC
50-60 Hz
" '
i'"'i:......
AC
12 AmpS
2.0 Horsepower'
6 Tooth-Slip
Ciutch
3/8 F'itch, Low Profile
Chromed Cutters Xtra-GUARD
318 Pitc'h, Low Profite.
Power Sharp ® Chromed
12" Spm_:ket Nose
14-Sp'roc'ket'
Manual
M_,nual
Manual
Power
Cutte{s
_, ::
Nose
.
,,_
& Automatic
Shatp_
System
Stub Handle
Power
Sharp ®
Knob
(Model 358.34030, only)
Lock-out Button
Oiler Activator
Power Cord
Guard Link
Chain
Motor Housing
Trigger
Lo Kick ® •Guide Bar
2
Indicator
SAFETY
RULES
r
AND PRECAUTIONS
WARNING!
Because a chain saw is a high-speed wood-cutting tool, special safety precautions
must be observed to reduce the risk of personal accidents. Careless or improper use
may cause serious injury.
A.
KNOWYOUR
To reduce the hazard of kickback:
SAW
1. Hold the sawfirmlywith both hands, Left hand
on front handle bar, right hand on rear handle
whether you are right-handed or left-handed.
Never use the saw with one hand.
2. Do not overreach.
3. Do not let the tip of the guide bar contact the
ground, another log, branch, or any other
obstruction.
4. Start the motor and see that the chain is moving at full speed before beginning orentering
a cut.
5. Cut one i:0g at atime.
6: Use_eYt:reme_ca:ution when re-entering a previous cut.
7. Do not attempt plunge cuts.
8. WatCh _for shifting logs or other forces that
Could close a cut and pinch thechain.
9. Do not cut above shoulder height:
10. Follow manufacturer's
chain sharpening
and maintenance
instructions.
Keep the
chain properly tensioned. Check tension at regular intervals with the engine Stopped, never
with the engine running. Make sure the bar
clamp nuts a_resecurely tightened after tensioning the chain.
l_:Read your Operator's Manual carefully until
_you completely understand andcan follow all
iisafetyrules
and operating :instructions before
_;attempting to operate the unit.
2. Restrict the use of your saw to adult users
who understand and follow the safety rules,
:_precautions,
and
operating
instructions
found in this manual.
B.
P_AN
AHEAD
_
Wear personal protective gear. Always, :use,. steel-toed ,:safety foot11
wear with non-slip
soles; snugfitting : clothing
with
reinforced
cutting
resistant inserts; heavy-duty non-slip
gloves; appropriate eye protection such as noni fogging, vented goggles or face screen; an approved safety hard hat, and sound barriers -- ear
Plugs or mufflers to protect your hearing. Regular
users should have hearing checked regularly as
chain saw noise may damage hearing.
2. Keep children, bystanders, and pets out of the
workarea: Do not allowother people to be near
....the'chain saw when starting 0r operating the chain
11. Use the specific Chain and Lo-Kick _ Guide
Bar designed for your saw to reduce the hazard
of kickback.
saw.
3. Do no t handle or operate a chain saw when you
are fatigued, ill, or upset; or if :you have taken
alcohol, drugsor
medication. You must be in
good physical condition and mentally alert. Chain
saw _work is strenuous. If you have any condition
.:_:ithat might be aggravated by r;trenu0us, work,
,check with your doctor before operating a chain
.saw;
4:'_Do not attempt to use your saw during bad
weather conditions such as strong wind, rain,
snow, etc., or during darkness.
5. Plan your sawing operations
carefully in ad. vance. Do not start cutting until you have a clear
.:;'?work area, secure footing, and if you are felling
:;:trees,a planned retreat path.
C.
GUARD
AGAINST
KICKBACK
Kickback can lead to dangerous loss of control of
the saw and possibly cause serious personal injury. Kickback is the upward and backward motion of
the guidebar that occurs when the moving chain contacts an object at the tip of the guide bar.
D.
AVOID
REACTIVE
FORCES
Pushback and Pull-in occur when the chain is suddenly stopped by being pinched, caught, or by contacting a foreign object in the wood. This results in a
reversal of the chain force used to. cut wood and
caiJses the_saw' to move iri_the opposite direction of
chain rotation; resulting in 10Ssof control andpossible
serious personal injury.
To avoid Pushback:
1. Be extremely aware of situations or obstructions that may cause material to pinch the top of
or otherwise stop the chain.
2. Do not cut more than one log at a time.
3. Do not twist the saw as the bar is w!thdrawn
from an under-cut when bucking.
To avoid Pull-ln:
1. Always begin cutting with the motor running
and the saw housing against the wood.
2. Use wedges made of plastic, wood, or light
alloy (never of steel or iron) to hold the cut
open.
Ell
1. Do not operate a chain saw that is damaged,
improperly adjusted, or not completely and
securely assembled.
2. Do not use thesaw if the trigger switch does
not turn the unit on and off properly. Repairs
to the trigger switch must be made by your Sears
Service Center.
3. Do not operate the saw from a ladder or in a
tree.
4. Position all parts of your body to the left of
cut when the motor is running.
5. Cut wood only. Do not use a chain saw for any
purpose other than those described in this manual.
6. Make sure the chain will not make contact
before starting the motor. Never try to start the
saw when the guide bar is in a cut or kerf.
7: Use extreme caution when cutting small size
brush and saplings. Slender material may
catch .the saw chain and be whipped toward you
or pul!:you off balance.
8. Be alert for springback when cutting a limbthat
isunder tension to avoid being struck by the limb
or saw when the tension in the wood fibers is released.
g_
Do not force the saw through a cut. Exert light
pressure only. Pressure on the saw at the end
of a cut could cause loss of Control when the cut
is completed.
10. Avoid body contact with the chain anytime
the saw is plugged into a power source. The
chain willcontinue to move for a short time after
the trigger is released.
11. Unplug the power connection when the saw
is not in use.
Fll
MAINTAIN
YOUR
GOOD WORKING
SAW IN
ORDER
1. Unplug the saw before servicing or changing
accessories.
2. Hat;e _lll chainsaw service performed bY YOur
sears service Center, other than the service
described in the maintenance section of this
manual.
3. Keep chain and guide bar clean and properly
lubricated.
4. Keep oil cap, screws and fasteners tight.
5. Keep the handles dry, clean_ and free of oil.
6. Stop the saw if the chain strikes a foreign object. Check for alignment, binding, breakage,
and mounting of moving parts and any other condition that may affect the operation of the unit.
Check guards and all other parts to see if each
will operate properly and perform its intended
function. Any part that is damaged should be
properly repaired or replaced by using the instructions inthismanual or by seeing your Sears
Service Center.
7. Be certain the saw chain stops moving when
the trigger switch is released.
8. Make certain that all hand tools are removed
from the saw before connecting the saw to the
power source.
9. Make sure all replacement partsare genuine
recommended parts.
10. Never modify your saw in any way. Use only
attachments supplied or specifically recommended by Sears:
G. CARRY AND STORE
YOUR SAW SAFELY
1. Never carry your saw while climbing. Both
hands are needed for safe climbing.
2. Carry the unit unplugged,by
the front handle,
finger off "the trigger switch, and with the
guide bar and chain to the rear.
3. Carry the saw with guide bar and chain
covered by the scabbard.
4. Before transporting
in any vehicle or storing
in any enclosure, allow your saw to coot completely, cover the bar and chain and properly secure to avoid turnover or damage.
5. Drain oil tank before storing your saw for 30 or
more.days.
6. S.tore in a dry area Out of the reach of children.
SAVE THESE INSTR UCTIONS
KNOW
A.
•
YOUR
CHAIN
SAW
INTRODUCTION
The information found in this manual will help
you properly prepare your chain saw for use,
understand how to operate your saw safely, and
perform maintenance required to keep your unit
in good working condition.
::Your saw has been designed with safety in mind
and includes the following safety features as
.standard equipment:
...... Handguard
- ....
Lo.Kick ® Guide Bar
Guard Link Chain
The chain saw should never be operated unless
these devices are properly installed on the unit,
...3-he Lo-Kick'-" Guide Bar and Guard Link Chain.have
".been designed to help reduce 'the hazard: of
KICKBACK. You should thoroughly read and under,,,stand the section, "CONTROLLING KICKBACK" on
'page 9 and I0.
B,
DOUBLE
WARNING=.
All electrical repairs to this saw, including
housing, switch, motor, etc., must be diagnos.
ed and repaired by your Sears Service Center or
nearest Sears store. Failure to do so could
cause the double insulation construction to
become ineffective and result in serious per.
sona! injury.
CARTON
Cu
....:
3. Notify your
Sears Store immediately
....... part;is.missingor
damaged.
if a
INSULATION
KEY NO.
1
2
3
--4
Safety precautions must be observed when
operating any electrical tool. The double insulation system only supplies
added protection
against injury resulting
from a possible electrical insulation failure within the saw.
PREPARING
GETTING
:
After you unpack the carton:
t. Check the Contents against the list below.
2. Examine the items for damage.
Your Chain Saw is double insulated to help protect against electric shock. A double insulated
tool isconstructed throughout with two separate
"layers" of electrical insulation or one double
thickness of insulation
between the operator
and the electrical system of the tool.
Tools built with this insulation system are not intended to be grounded. As a result, the exten.
sion cord used with your saw can be plugged into any conventional
120 volt electrical outlet
without concern for maintaining a ground connection.
A.
CONTENTS
YOURSAW
CARTON CONTENTS:
Powerhead
Guide Bar
Scabbard
Loose Parts Bag (not shown)
Operator's Manual(not shown)
Chain
FOR USE
QTY.
1
1
1
1
1
1
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READY
1. READ YOUR OPERATOR'S MANUAL CARE..... FULLY. Your Operator's Manual has been developed to help you prepare your saw for use and
to understand its safe operation. It is important
that you read your manual completely to become
familiar with the unit before you begin assembly.
2. HAVE THE
FOLLOWING
AVAILABLE:
a. Protective Gloves
b. ½ inch wrench or equivalent
c. Screwdriver
d. Bar and Chain Lubricant (see page 8)
El
POWER
SOURCE
AND
EXTENSION
1, POWER SOURCE
Use only an A.C. voltage supply identical to
that shown on the name plate of the saw to
power this chain saw.
CORD
2. EXTENSION
CORD
a. The extension cord used to reach
Dower source must be:
1.) Specifically
the
marked as suitable for out-
door use.The
suffix, W-A, must
cluded on the cord label.
be in-
operator, saw chain, and branches at all
times.
e. Avoid dangerous situations. DO not expose
the saw to rain, or use in damp, wet,
gaseous, or explosive locations.
f. Inspect extension cords before each use.
Replace before using4he saw if damaged.
g. Inspect chain saw cord before each use.
Do not use the unit with a damaged cord.
Take the unit to a Sears Service Center for
repairs.
2.) Heavy enough to carry the current from
the power source to the distance at
which the saw is to be used. 0therwise,
loss of power and overheating can occur causing damage to the unit. Refer
.to Figure 1 for minimum
wire gauge
recommendations.
3.) In good condition. Cord insulation
must be intact with no cracks or
deterioration.
Plug connectors must be
undamaged.
b. Suitable extension cords are available at
your Sears Retail or Catalog Store.
MINIMUM WIRE GAUGE
RECOMMENDATIONS
AMP
12
3. IMPORTANT
POINTS
a, Secure the tool cord to the extension cord
as shown in Figure 2 to prevent disconnection.
b. Donot abuse cords. Never carry saw by the
pO_er cord or yank it to disconnect.
Keep
_t'oiSll_cord and extension cord away from
heat, oil, and sharp edges.
c. Guard against electric shock. Avoid body
contact
with any grounded
conductor,
such as metal pipes and wire fences.
d. Avoid entanglement.
Keep cords clear of
C.
ATTACHING
THE
BAR
AND
VOLTS
120
25 FT.
16
A.W.G.
50 FT.
14
A.W.G.
1
I
100 FT. 1
10
A.W.G.
]
Figure 1
SECURE TOOL CORD TO
EXTENSION CORD
Figure 2
CHAIN
• Your saw is equipped with a Lo.Kick ® Guide
Bar and a Guard Link Chain designed to help
reduce kickback.
TURN ADJUSTING
COUNTERCLOCKWISE
_DJUSTING SCREW
• Always use the Lo-Kick ® Guide Bar and the
specific Chain recommendedfor yourparticular saw, when replacing these parts.
ADJUSTING PIN HOLE
[CAUTION:I Wear protective gloves when
handling or operating yoursaw. The chain is
sharp:and can cut you even when it is not
ll_
mov!ng!
'
"_........:
,_-:_=_' _
BARCLAMP NUTS
'-_,Jki'll
,.i
Figure
3
1. Remove the Bar Clamp Nuts & Bar Clamp Housing.
2. Turn the Adjusting Screw counterclockwise
to position the Adjusting Pin nearly as far as it
.... Will go to the rear. Figure 3.
&Place
the Guide Bar on the saw by fitting the
long slot:in the Guide Bar over the two mounting studs. Figure 4.
NOTE: Be sure the Guide Bar is positioned
with the round hole below the large slot.
WARNING!
Avoid accidental starting. Always unplug the
sawfromthe power source before installing a
bar and/or chain.
_
6
, : Figure
4
' CLAMP HOUSING i
; 4. Hold chain with cutters facing as shown in
Figure 5.
: 5. Place the chain around the sprocket and fit
the drive links into the Guide Bar grooves -first the top and then the bottom groove,
Figure 6.
....6, Slide the bar forward and fit the adjusting pin
into the round hole in the Guide Bar.
7. Hold the Guide Bar against the saw frame and
install the Bar Clamp Housing. Figure 7.
8, Secure the Bar Clamp Housing with the Bar
,._Clamp Nuts finger tight only.
Figure 6
.NOTE: The Bar Clamp Nuts must be slightly
loose for the chain to be tensioned properly.
;9,iEo_llow "Chain
Tension"
instructions
below.
SECURE
HOUSING
CUTTERS MUST
FACE IN DIRECTION
OF ROTATION
•
Figure 7
Figure 5
D.
CHAIN
TENSION
• Chain tension is very important:
--A loose chain will wear the bar and itself.
--A loose chain can jump off the bar while
you' are'cutting.
--A'tight
chain can damage the saw andtor
break.
• Chain tension is correct :when the chain:
--can be liftedabout
1!8" from the Guide Bar
at a point near the middle of the bar, and
--will move freely around the bar.
, e_The'Bar Clamp Nuts must be;loosened to
;_prOperly tension the chain.
• The chain stretches during use, especially
:when new. Check tension"
-- each time the saw is used
'_ more frequently when the chain isnew
•-- as the chain warms up to normal operating tern: perature
WARNING!
Avoid accidental starting. Always unplug the
saw from the power source before adjusting
chain tension.
2, Check the tension by tifting the chain from
the Guide Bar at the center of the bar.
Figure 9.
3. Continue turning the Adjusting Screw until
the tension is correct.
4. Hold the tip.of the Guide Bar,up and tighten
the Bar Clamp Nuts with a wrench.
5. 'Recheck tension.
ADJUSTING
SCREW
Figure 8
i
,
1. Hold the tip of the Guide Bar up and turn the
Adjusting
Screw clockwise
just until the
chain does not =sag beneath the Guide Bar,
Figure 8.
NOTE: To tighten tension, turn the adjusting
screw clockwise
_
. To loosen ten,
sion, turn the adjusting screw counterclockwise
Figure 9
,
,
El
BAR
AND
CHAIN
OIL
• The guide bar and cutting chain require con.
tinuous lubrication in order to remain in
operating condition,
--Lack of oil will quickly ruin the bar and
chain.
--Too little oil will cause overheating shown
by smoke coming from the chain andlor
discoloration
of the guide bar rails.
• Use Sears Bar and Chain Lubricant #7136554 to fill the oil tank. Clean SAE 30W oil
may also be used. Never use waste oil for this
purpose.
IMPORTANT
POINTS
a. Fill the oi! tank every time you use the saw.
b. Wipe off surfaces before filling with oil to
avoid sawdust or debris accidently falling
into the tank and causing damage.
c. Use a funnel to fill the tank and wipe up all
spills. Do not use the saw until it iswiped
,_clean and is completely dry from spilled oit.
d.Replace
the oil cap securely to ensure
_ proper
operat On of the oiler.
e, Check the oil level indicator
frequently
during use. Locate the indicator in the saw
frame just below and behind the front handle. Figure 10. If oil isnot visible in the slot
when saw is upright on a level surface, the
•
tank requires filling.
f. Let saw stand unplugged for 15 minutes
before storing. It is normal for a small
amount of oil to drip off the bar and chain
when the saw is not in use. The excess oil
should be wiped from the saw before storing.
often enough to maintain a thin film of oil on
.
the chain while the saw is cutting. It is recom.
mended that the oiler activatorbe operated six
(6) times a minute and held for approximately
three (3) seconds each time it is pressed.
a. Operate the oiler by pressing down on the
oiler activator with your right thumb. Figure
10.
b. Be sure that you continue to grip handles
firmly while using the oiler activator.
USING THE AUTOMATIC
OILER
(Model 358.34030)
Model 358.34030 is equipped with an automatic
and manual oiler. The automatic oiler supplies
lubrication
to the bar and chain at all times.
The manual oiler can be used to prime or supplement the automatic oiler. It may be necessary to pri me the automatic oiler when the saw
is new, after the oil tank has been emptied, or
after a storage period.
a. Operate the manual oiler by pressing down
on the Oiler activator with your right thumb_
Figure 10.
b. Be sure that you continue to grip handles
firmly while using the oiler activator.
c. Prime the oiler by holding down the button
for about 3 seconds with the saw running.
d. Supplement the automatic oiler:
--during
a long felling cut.
--when
cutting a tree or log which is
greater in diameter than the guide bar.
anytime an additional
supply of oil is
desired.
OILER€
AC Tt VA TO R
2. USING THE MANUALOILER
! (Model 358.34020)
Model 358.34020 is equipped with an oiler activator which manually supplies oil to the bar and
.:chain,
The oiler activator must be used regularly and
BSINGYOUR
A,
CONTROL
SAW
DEVICES
Understanding the control devices on your saw
is an important part of learning how to properly
and safely operate the unit. Figure 11.
1. The Trigger Switch starts or stops the motor
and is located in the rear handle. The Trigger
Switch
is designed
to be used with the
Lockout Button.
2. The Lockout Button is a control
feature
designed to prevent the motor from being accidently started. When the rear handle is gripped in a normal cutting position, the Lockout
Buttoncan be pushed in by the thumb permitting the index finger to squeeze the Trigger. It
is not necessary to maintain pressure on the
Lockout Button once the Trigger has been
engaged.
8
Figure 10
3. The Front and Rear handles are the supports
which allow you to grip the saw in the normal
cutting position, Your grip on the handles, is
most important because proper grip gives you
maximum ability to control the saw for safe
operation.
FRONT
HANDLE
OIL
ACTIVATOR
LOCKOUT
BUTTON
TRIGGER
REAR
HANDLE
Figure 11
B.
CONTROLLING
KICKBACK
KICKBACK
PATH
Kickback is a dangerous chain saw reaction that
can cause serious personal injury. Carefully
study this section before you make the first cut
with your new saw. You must., understand what
causes kickback,
how you can reduce the
chance of kickback, and how you can remain in
the best control of the saw if kickback does occur.
.1. WHAT CAUSES KICKBACK
Figure 12
Kickback can occur when the moving chain
: :contacts an objectat the tip of the guide bar.
This contact causesthe chain to dig into the object
and stops the chain for an instant. The result is a
lightning fast, reverse reaction which kicks the
saw tip up and back toward the operator. The
operator can lose control of the saw and the cutting chain can cause serious personal injury if it
comes in contact with any part of the body:
2.: REDUCE
THE
CHANCE
OF KICKBACK
AVOID
OBSTRUCTIONS
:WORKINGARE_
Figure 13
a. Recognize that kickback can happen. By understanding:and
knowing about kickback, you
are better equipped to deal with an occurrence.
b.
'
KEEPA FIRM GRIP
WITH BOTH HANDS
Never let the moving chain contact any object at the tip of the guide bar. Figure 12.
c. Keep the working area free from obstructions such as other trees, branches, rocks,
fences,
stumps, etc. Figure13. Eliminate or
avoid any obstruction that your saw chain could
hit while you are cutting through a particular log
or branch, '
d; Keepiyour saw chain sharp and properly tensioned. A loose or dull chain can increase the
chanceof kickback.
e. Start the motor and see that the chain .is
moving at full speed before beginning or
entering a cut.
f.
Cut oneiogat
atime.
_ ::
,
- ......:_.
g. Use extreme caution when re-entering
vious cut.
_:CORRECT_GRIP:
,
"':"INCORREC'T GRIP
........
i
a pre-
h,' Do not attempt plunge cuts.
NEVER REVERSE
HAND POSITIONS
i. Watch for shifting logs or other forces that
could close a cut and pinch or fall into the
• • chain.
j, _Usethe Lo-Kick® Guide Bar and the specific
_Chain recommended for your particular
saw. These devices have been designed to reduce the hazard of kickback.
k. Use extra caution if your saw is equipped
with the Power Sharp ® System; The Power
Sharp ® saw is equipped with a Lo,Kick® Guide
Bar and aGuard Link Chain: However, due to
the chain requirements of the built;in sharpening mechanism, the kickback force from the
Power Sharp® chain may be greater than that
from other Guard Link chains.
LEFT HAND
\,
RIGHT
HAND
CORRECT POSITION
J
Figure 15
9
3.
MAINTAIN
THE
BEST CONTROL
a. Keep a good firm grip on the saw with both
hands. Figure14. A firm grip can neutralize
kickback and help you maintain control of the
saw. Keep the fingers of your left hand encircling
and your left thumb under the front handlebar,
Keep your right hand completely around the rear
handle whether you are right handed or/eft
handed. Keep your left arm straight with the
elb0W_locked.
STAND TO THE_
LEFT OF THE
SAW
ARM
STRAIGHT
b.
'
Position your left hand on the front handlebar
and your right hand on the rear handle. Figure
15. Never reverse right and left hand positions.
c. Stand with your weight evenly balanced on
both feet.
d. Stand slightly to the left side of the saw, to
keep your body from being in a direct line
with the cutting chain. Figure 16.
e. Do_.-not overreach. You could be drawn or
: : th_n
off balance and lose control ofthe saw.
__if.
'_ D6_._i_tcut above shoulder height. It is;difficult
td_maintain control of the saw above shoulder
C.
.PRE-OPERATION
JMBON
UNDER
SIDE OF
HANDLEBAR
Figure 16
CHECKS
Before operating your unit always:
1. ,,,Check over safety rules and precautions in
this manual. Make certain you completely
understand and follow each one.
•2. ,,,Check personal protective gear. Always use
!appr0priate eye,_hearing, and 'head protection
:_i!.devices; Safety footwear, protective gloves,
and snug fitting clothing.
3. ,,,Check the work area. Bystanders; childrenl
and pets should be a safe distance away from
the work area when starting or operating the
saw.
....... 4.1_,,,Check-weather conditions. Do n0t _use.your
....
saw_inbad weather, such as strong wind, rain,
....... snow,:_etc., or at night since you would not
have good visibility.
_
D.
STARTING
1. Connect
source.
AND
STOPPING
THE
the saw to a proper electric
power
NOTE: ltis not necessary tocontinue pressing
the Lockout Button once the Trigge[ Switch
can be operated.
_
10
,,-Check the unit for loose bolts, nuts or fittings. Tighten, repair, or replace parts as
necessary.
tJ' Check tool cord and extension cord. inspect all wire insulation withcare. Do not operate
with cracked or deteriorated insulation. Take the
sawto your Sears Service Center for all electrical
repairs.
6.
.
,,,Check the saw chain. The chain should be
sharp and at the correct tension.
,,-Check the oil tank. The tank should be filled
eachtime the saw is used.
9. ,,-Check the handles. Handles should
and free of oil.
be dry
SAW
2. Start the saw by pushing the Lockout Button
with your right thumb and squeezing the Trigger Switch with your right index finger.
3. Stop the saw by releasing
.
the Trigger Switch.
4. Unplug the connection
to the power source.
[CAUTION:J Damage to the trigger switch can
occur if the switch is turned on and off while
the saw is cutting. Operate the trigger with
firm and decisive action. The saw should be
running at full speed before starting the cut
and turned off only after leav,ing the material
to avoid damage.
USING THE POWER
(MODEL
358.34030)
SHARP
Model 358.34030 is equipped with a Power Sharp® System that will perform approximately 80% of the sharpening
necessaryfor the saw. chain:.The PowerSharp® System
uses.a builtqn grinding stone to sharpen the cutter top
platesand set.depth gauges. As the built-in sharpener is
,used;,the cutter.side plates gradually will.be altered.About
every, 3rd to 5th time the Power Sharp ® System :is used,
har_d_filiSgis required to correct the cutter side plates.
® SYSTEM
• Replace the sharpening Stone when a new
Power Sharp® chain is installed. The sharpening stone will wear to the shape.of the worn chain
and will cause excessive wear to a new chain if not
replaced. Replacement
Power Sharp® Chain,
Stock No. 71-3618, comes supplied with a Sharpening Stone Replacement. Refer to re#lacement
instructions in this section.
.....ICAUTION:IAiways wear gloves when handling
the chain. The chain is sharp and can cut
you easily, even when it is not moving.
• Removethesharpening
:.v_e_:Sharpen thesaw chain when:
--wood chips become small and powdery.
Wood chips made by the chain should be
about thesizeof
the teeth ofthe chain,
--saw cuts to one side.
--saw has to be forcedthrough
•the cut.
A.
AUTOMATIC
stone ifa standard or
removing the sharpening Stone below. Use as replacement chain Stock No. 71-3617. Follow standard chain sharpening instructions, page. 18.
SHARPENING
t. Disconnect the saw from the power source.
"_2_"Place the saw on a solid, flat surface and
make sure that the chain will not contact any
-object.
3. Adjust the chain for proper tension. Refer to
Chain Tension,
page7.
NOTE: The Power Sharp ® System will not
:_:sharpen correctly unless the chainis_properly
: '_-:"_"tehsioned. "
.........
4.:Connect the power cord and run saw during
steps "5", "6", and "7".
5..Turn the Power SharpP Knob clockwise, one
.click,at
a:time,..while..pushingdown
on the
knob. Figure 17.
NOTE: Sparks should be visible on .top of the
chain as the chain comes out of the bar clamp
area.
_.:.._6.
Release:knob andt:urn.1 or2 moreclicks.
_.'-. 7. Depres.sNnob:.,for 8-10 seconds and.release.
&'Disconnect.saw
and inspect cutters,
NOTE: A properly sharpened cutter will show
grinding marks across its entire width. Figure
18. If cutters do not appear to be sharpened,
repeat step "7" for another 5-10 seconds,
GRINDING MARKS
SPARKS ARE SEEN HERE
TOP VIEW OF CUTTER
_POWER SHARP® KNOB
/
Figure 17
Figure 18
11
HAND FILING -- Required after every 3rd
to 5th time the Power Sharp ® System is used to
correct the side plates,
ml
SUPPORT FLAT SIDE
NOTE: If abrasive materials such as rocks, nails,
sand, or dirt are contacted by the chain, the side
plates should be checked more often. Damage
to the cutters caused by abrasive materials
usually results in discoloration
spots where the
chrome has been worn away. Side plates should
befiled untiPthese spots are removed.
Items Required: Gloves, 5t32" round
hotder, flat file, screwdriver, Vise.
file, File
1.;-Disconnect your saw from the power source.
2, Adjust the chain for proper tension, page7.
3. Clamp the bar in a vise to hold the chain
steady. Do not clamp the chain.
4, Support file holder with 5f32" round file on
cutter top plate and depth gauge, Figure 19.
...... NOTE;:Work at the midpoint of the bar, mov.-:: ,!ng !he:Tchain forward with the s!otted end of
,_ascrewdriver
as each side plate is filed.
5. Hoid;{h:e file holder level-with the 22 ° guide
mark parallel to guide bar. Figure 20.
6. File from inside toward outside of cutter in
one direction only -- 2 or 3 strokes per side
plate should be enough Figure 20.
NOTE: Avoid hitting the top edge of the cutters when filing the side plate.
7. Maintain a tt32" side plate projection. Figure
21.
C.
IMPORTANT
:--A:-light
flow
sharpening.
of spark s indicates
SIDE
" PLATE t_
__._
"
,,
It
'!".,"i
_A- "_"
,Ui-'
/
PLATE /
SIDE PLATE
PROJECTION
J
J
_
C"41
"
.... ToPVlEW_...t!'_ '',
I
OF CUTTER
_-22 o
I
/_
T
11
-_!
!
Figure 21
--A. heavy .flow .:of..sparks or no .sparks indicates improper sharpening.
4. Keep all cutters the same length. The side
plates should always be kept approximately
1/32 of an inch longer than the top plate.
Figure 21.
5. Preserve the original cutter angles carefully
and uniformly.
:
::ii 6. Avoid hand filing into the;bottom of the top
plates. Keep guide lines on file guide aligned
with the chain and guide bar.
proper
D.,,_ REPLACING
OR REMOVING
THE SHARPENING
STONE
1. Remove the two Bar Clamp Nuts and Bar
Clamp Housing.
2. Remove the two screws: holding the Stone
and Carrier Assembly on the saw. Figure 22.
3. Unscrew Knob as shown in Figure 22.
4. Remove Clicker Ring and Spring.
5. Discard old assembly.
6. Install your Clicker Ring, Spring, and Power
Sharp ® Knob into new Stone and Carrier
Assembly.
7. Install entire assembly on your saw with the
two screws.
12
Figure 20
POINTS
1. Check the contact between the stone and
chain before advancing the Power Sharp ®
Knob."lf stone is contacting the chain, the
chain can be sharpened without advancing
the knob.
2. Do not advance the Power Sharp ® Knob
more than one or two clicks at any one
sharpening, Otherwise, excessive wear to
'i.lthe'_chain and sharpening stone can occur.
: .... ::._.:3?iNot:ei::,{he:,flow
of.:: !sparks ;visible "during:
• automatic sharpening:
.,
KEEP22°MARK
PARALLELTO"
CENTER OF
THEGUIDE
BAR
8. Reinstall BarClampHousing and BarClamp Nuts.
9. Place stone in the operating position by turning the Power Sharp®Knob counterclockwise
until it stops.
POWER
SHARP
_
SPRING
R
S"TON E AND
CARRIER
A_SEMBL>I -_
Figure 22
'
TYPES
A.
:BASIC
OF CUTTING
CUTTING
TECHNIQUE
1. IMPORTANT
POINTS.
a. Cut wood . only. :Do not cut metal, plastics,
• masonry, non-wood, building materials;etc.
b. Stop the saw if the chain strikes a foreign
._ object. Inspect the Unit and repair or replace
parts as necessary.
c.: Keep the chain out of dirt and sand. Even a
._ smallamountofdirtwillquicklydullachainand
...... thus, increase the possibility of kickback:
.
UNDERSTAND
REACTIVE FORCES
Pushback andPull-in occur when the chain is
suddenly stopped by being pinched, caught,
Or by contacting a foreign object in the wood.
i,This results in a reversal of the chain force used
.to.cut wood and causes thesaw to move in the opp0site direction of chain rotation, resulting in loss
of controt and possible serious personal injury.
• Pushback:
_occurs when the chain, on top of the bar, is
" suddentystopped when the top of the bar is
.... used for cutting.
--drives
the saw straight -back toward the
operator, possibly causing loss of saw control.
To avoid Pushback:
a. Be extremely aware
of situations
or
obstructions that may cause material to pinch
the top of or otherwise stop the chain.
b. Do not cut more than one log at a time.
'c. Do not:twist the sawas the bar is withdrawn
from an under-cut,
BEGINCUTTING
B.
WITH THE SAW ....
TREE-FELLING
• Pull-in:
--occurs
when the chain on the bottom of the
bar is suddenly stopped.
-- occurs when the saw housing is not held securely against the tree or limb and/or when the
cut is not begun with the motor running.
--pulls
the saw forward, and could cause the
operator to lose control.
To avoid Pull-in:
.... a. Always begin cutting with the motor running and the saw housing against the
wood.
b; Use wedges made of plastic, wood, or light
alloy (never of steel or iron) to hold the cut
open.
.... i. CAU.TION:Do!.not ._staiL the chain in the cut.
,, _This will overheat the:motor and cause damage.
3. PROCEDURE
Practice Cutting a few small logs using the following.technique to get the "feel" of using your saw
before you begin a major sawing operation.
a. Assume the proper cutting stance described in.the section ,Controlling Kickback"-firm grip on front and rear handles, weight
evenly balanced on both feet, and body slightly
to the left side of the saw.
b. Make sure the extension
cord is completely away from the saw and your body
sothe cord cannot be cut or become wrappedaround your,feet or.legs.
c. Press the trigger to start:the chain moving
befor e beginning the cut.
d. Begin cutting with the saw. frame up
. against the log. Figure 23. ,
e. Allow the chain.to cut for. you. Exert only
light downward pressure. If you force the cut,
...... damage,to the bar, chain or motor can result,
f._ Do not put:pressure on the saw at th'e end
._.::.of thecuttoav0id losing controlwhen the cut
iscomptete.
".......
g. _Release the,Trigger Switch as soon as the
: cut is completed.
.
h. Unplug the unit after each cutting operation.
TECHNIQUES
1. PLAN YOUR SAWING
_,':_;_
FULLY IN ADVANCE
OPERATIONCARE-
a.. Clear the work area. You need a clear area alld.
around the tree where you can have secure
footing.
b. Study the natural conditions that can cause
the tree to fall in a particular direction.
1 :) TheWIND direction and speed
2.) The LEAN of the tree
3.) WEIGHTED with BRANCHES on one side
4.) Surrounding TREES and OBSTACLES
c. Look for decay and rot. If the trunk is rotted,
it could snap and fail toward the operator.
d. Check for broken or dead branches which
could fall on you while cutting.
•
e. Make surethere is enough room forthetree
to fail. Maintaining a distance of 2V2 tree
lengths from the nearest person or other objects. Motor noise may drown out warning call.
f. Remove dirt, stones, loose bark, nails,
staples, and wire from the tree where cuts
areto be made,
g. Plan to stand on the up-hill side when cutting on a slope.
h. Plan a clear retreat path to the rear and
diagonal to the line of fall. Figure 24.
13
=
FELLING SMALL TREES p LESS THAN 6"
IN DIAMETER
a. If you knowthe direction offalt:
1 .) Make a single felling cut on the side away
from the direction of fall,
2.) Cut all the way through.
3.) Stop the saw, put it down, and get away
quickly on your planned retreat path.
b.
If you are not sure which way the tree will fail,
use the notch method described for felling
largetrees:
• i4 '_
',S I
DIRECTION
OF FALL
Figure 24
WARNING!
Do not cut a tree in any manner that would endanger people, cause property damage, orstrike
a utility line. Notify the utility company immediately if a tree makes any contact with a utility
line.
3: FELIL_NG LARGE TREES'6" DIAMETER
' ORMORE
The_n0tch method is used to cut large trees. A
notch is cut on the side of the tree in the desired
direction of fall. After a felling cut is made on the
opposite side of the tree, the tree will tend to fail
into the notch.
DIRECTION
\
• /
>NOTE.: The hinge helps to keep the tree from
twisting and falling in the wrong direction.
d. Use a wedge if there is any chance that the
tree will not fail in the desired direction.
DON'T PUT YOURSELF
._i_."._,:._;_,'-.,"
__"
Checkthe wind.
Don'tcutdown wind.
14
•
DIRECTION
,2";
OF FALL,
--I_: :41--
OPENING OF
FELLING CUT
FELLINGCUT
Z
NOTCH
CLOSING
"OF NOTCH
HINGE
HOLD S THE TREE ON STUMP
AND CONTROLS
THE FALL.
!>.
Figure 26
Figure 27
Stay on the uphill side of the terrain to avoid the
t tree rolling or sliding
WARNING!
downhillafter it is felled.
NOTE: If the tree has large buttress roots, remove before making the notch. Cut into the buttresses vertically, then horizontally. Figure 25.
a. Make the notch cut. Figure 26.
1 .) Cut the bottom of the notch first, through
1/3 of the diameterof the tree.
2.) Complete the notch by making the slant
cut.
3.) Remove the notch of wood.
b_ Make the felling cut on the opposite side of the
notch about 2" higher than the bottom of the
notch.
C. Leave enough uncut wood between the felling
cut and thenotch to form a hinge; Figure 27.
Figure 25
NOTE: Before the fetIing cut is complete, drive
wedges to open up the cut when necessary to
control the direction of fall, Use wood; plastic or
light alloy wedges but never steel or iron, to
avoid kickback and chain damage.
..... e...Be alert f0r signs,that the tree is readyto fall:
1.) cracking sounds
2.) widening of the felling cut
3.) movement in the upper branches.
f. As the tree starts to fall, stop the saw; put it
down, and get away quickly on your planned
retreat path.
. g. Be extremely ,cautious with partially fallen
' trees that maybe poorly supported. Wh#n a
• _ tree doesn't fall completely, set the saw aside
and pull down the tree with a cable winch,
block andtackle or tractor. Do not cut it down
with your saw to :avoid injury.
IN THESE
POSITIONS
/
_'_
Check the lean.
Don't cuton lean side.
Check the balance.
Don't cut on weighted side.
C.
BUCKING
1ST CUT PRESSURE SIDE
Bucking is the term used for cutting a fallen
tree to the desired log size.
1. IMPORTANT
POINTS
2ND CUT
a. Cut only one log at a time.
b. Cut =shattered wood very carefully_ Sharp
pieces of wood could be flung toward the
operator.
c.. Use a sawhorse to cut small logs. Never
allow another person to hold the log while cutting and never hold the logwith your leg or fool
do Do not cut in an area w heretogs, limbs and
roots are tangled such as in a blown down
area. Drag the logs into a clear area befo_'ecutting by pulling out exposed and cleared logs
first.
e. Make the first bucking cutt/3 of theway
:=,_ •throughthelogand
finish with a 2/3 cuton •
,,,, _-, the opposite side, As the logis being cut, it
will tend to bend, The saw can become
pinched or hung inthe log ifyou make the first
:.cut deeper than 1/3of the diameter of the fog.
• f. Give special attention to logs under strain
,:to prevent the saw from pinching. Make the
first cut on the pressure side to relieve the
:. stress on the log. Figure 28.
2. TYPES
OF CUTTING
..
2NDCUT _
!,,:
_,_,_:_:=
1STCUT •PRESSURESIDE
.... Figure28
OVERCUT
: ::UNDERCUT •
,
CUT OPEN
_Figure 29
_,
USED (Figure 29)
Overcutting - begin on the top side of the log
with the bottorn of the saw against the log;
exert light pressure downward.
-- Undercutting - begin on the under side of the log
with the top,of the saw against the log; exert light
.: pressure upward. During undercutting, the, saw
will tend to push back at you. Be prepared for this
._r.eaction.andhold ,the saw firmly to maintain control ....
-
Figure30
;..:, .
WARNING!
Never turn the saw ;upside down to undercut. The
saw cannot be controlled in this position.
- :td?
WARNING]
If saw becomes pinched or hung in a log, don't try
to force it out. You could lose control of the saw resuiting in personal injury and!or damage to the
saw. Stop the saw and drive a wedge of plastic,
wood or light alloy into the cut until saw can be removed easily. Figure 30. Do not use a steel or iron
wedge to avoid kickback andchain damage.
.
BUCKING--WITHOUT
A SUPPORT
al Overcutwith a !/3 diametercut.
b, Roll log overand finish with an overcut,
Figure 31
2ND CUT
CUT
1ST
CUT
Figure 32
2ND CUT
FIRST
CUT
t5
4. BUCKING
SUPPORT
-- USING ANOTHER
(Figure 31):
LOG AS A
WARNING!
Do not stand on the log being cut. The cut portion
will roll down hill.
a. In areaA:
1.) Undercut 113of the way through the log.
2.) Finish with an overcut.
b. fn area B:
1.) Overcut, 1/3 of the way through the log.
2.) Finish with an undercut.
5_
BUCKING
--USING
A STAND (Figure
32):
a. In areaA:
1 .) Undercut 1t3 of the way throughthelog.
: 2.) Finishwith anovercut.
. :f._
b. Inarea B:
1.) Qvercut 1/3 of the way through the log.
2.) Finish with an undercut.
D.
DEBRANCHING
ANDPRUNING
....
• Work sloWiy, keeping both hands on the saw
with a firm grip. Maintain secure footing and bal:
_:ance,
• Watch out for springpoles, Use extreme caution
when cutting small size limbs. Slenderl material
may catch the saw chain and be whipped toward
you or pull you off balance,
e Be alert for springback. Watch out for branches
that are bent or under pressure as you are cutting
to avoid being struck by thebranch orthe saw when
the tension in the wood fibers is released.
• Keepa clear work area. Frequently clear branches out of the way to avoid tripp!ng over them.
WARNING!
Never climb into a treeto debranch or prune. Do
not stand on ladders, platforms, a log or in any
position which might cause you to lose control of
the saw.
1. DEBRANCHING
a: Limit::' debranching
to:' limbs shoulder
i _height or below. Always: debranch a tree
after:it is cut down. Only then can debranching
be done safely and properly,
b. Leave the larger lower limbs to support
the
\
tree as you work.
ic, Start at the base of the felled tree and work
:: towards the top, cutting branches and
limbs. Remove small limbs with one cut. Figure 33.
d. Keep the tree betweenyou
and the chain.
Cut from the side of the tree opposite the
branch you are cutting,
e, Remove larger, supporting branches with
the 1/3, 2/3 cutting techniques described in
the bucking section.
1 .) Startwith an overcut
2.) Finish with an overcut
f. Always use an overcut to cut small and
freely hanging limbs. Undercutting could
cause limbs to fall and pinch the saw.
16
•
USE COMMON
:'
SENSE
KEEP THE TREE BETWEEN
YOU AND THE CHAIN
:2:, PRUNING
.... : :"
' :
"
, a, Limit pruning to/imbsshoulder
height or
below: Do not cut if branches ape higher than
your shoulder, Get a professional to do the
job:
b. Refer to
Figure 34 _for
pruning technique.
1,) Undercut 1/3 of thewaythrough
the limb
near the trunk of the tree,
2.) Finish with an overcut farther out from the
trunk.
3.) Keep out of the way of the falling limb,
4.) Cut the stump flush near the trunk of the
tree,
WARNING!
BE
ALERT
FOR
AND
GUARD
AGAINST
KICKBACK. Do not allow the moving chain to contact any other branches or objects at the nose of
the guide bar when debranching or pruning. Allowing such contact could result in serious personal injury.
REMOVE SMALL LIMBS
WITH :ONE
CUT
,-.,
Figure33
Figure34
MAINTENANCE
•
A good maintenanceprogram
of regular inspec.
tion and care wilt increase the service life and
help to maintain the safety and performance of
your, saw.
Avoid accidental starting. _Always unplug the saw
from the power source
before cteaningor ' performWARNING!
ing any maintenance to the saw.
WARNING!
Allelectrical repairs to this saw, including hous' ing, rswitch, motor, etc.,must be diagnosed and
repaired_by yourSears ServiceCenteror nearest
Sears store. Failure to do so could cause the
double insulation construction to become inef_fective and result in serious personal injur_,.
•
inspect all wire insulation carefully before each
, period of use. Do not operateortry
to repai[.rthe...
' _saw ,if wire insulation
is cracked or deteriorat:ed. Take the unit to your Sears Service Center
' for repair,
•
.... Check the saw for loose bolts, screws, nuts, and
fittings daily when the saw ris in use. Loose
,:. fasteners can cause an unsafe condition as wel!
....." as:damage
to your saw. Tighten, repair, or
,replace as necessary.
,
A.
CLEANING
THE
Check and retighten screws holding front handle at least once for:every five (5) hoursofopera.
tion, Make sure the handguard
is securely
clamped between the front handle and housing
after tightening screws.. Figure;35.
CHECK HANDLEBAR
SCREWS FREQUENTLY
......
Figure35
SAW
Clean and inspect the saw after each day of use.
1. Remove the bar and chain from the saw,
" ,::,::- NOTE: Always
,clean the Guide Bar and
. _Chain when the chain is sharpened,
" 2;iUse a small brush or the air discharge of a
:: _'acuum cleaner to clean debris and sawdust
from the air inlet andexhaust
slots on hous' _ing. Figure36.
3; Wipe saw clean with rags. Make sure there is.
,, :,,:,_nooit_ film on the:hand!es or saw housing.
[CAUTION:I
Do not use water, gasoline,
kerosene or any type of cleaning fluid to clean
the housing. Moisture can cause short circuits. Hydrocarbons will attack and deteriorate the housing.
4. Remove,all ,sawdust and oil ,from the drive
sprocket and bar-mounting
pad area of the
saw. Figure37,
CLEANAIR INLET
ANDEXHAUST
• SLOTS" i.
Figure 36
B,
,GUIDE
Figure 37
:BAR AND:CHAIN
• Increase the service life of your Guide Bar and
Chain by:
--Using
the saw properly and as recommended in this manual.
--Maintaining
the correct Chain Tension,
page 7.
--Proper lubrication, page8.
--Regular
maintenance as described in this
section.
• Remove the Guide Bar from the saw for all
maintenance.
17
Always wear gloves when handling
the Chain. The chain can be sharp enough to cut
you even though it may be too dull to cut wood,
1. CHAIN
ao CLEAN TREE SAP FROM THE CHAIN
BEFORE IT IS SHARPENED:
1.) Soak chain in a petroleum based sotvent or a detergent and water solution.
2.) Dry chain thoroughly.
3.) Immerse the ctean chain in light oil
until oil seeps into the rivet holes.
NOTE: Do not run a chain which has
been cleaned without
lubricating
it
first.
MAINTENANCE
• Sharpen the chain when:
--Wood chipsare small and powdery. Wood
chips made by the saw chain should be
about the size of the teeth of the chain.
--Saw has to be forced through the cut.
--Saw cuts to one side.
SUPPORT
FLAT SIDE
OF FILE
_
HOLDER
'_'
/ A
\\
ROUNDFILE
ONTOPOF
-'L-_'_F"
_ _ V
CUTTER
___...L_<_
__
b.: SHARPENING INSTRUCTIONS
Standard Chain -- Model 358.34020 (For
Power Sharp ® Model 358.34030, see page
11.)
Items required:
Gloves
Depth Gauge Tool
5/32" file
1/2inchwrench
...... 6'_fileholder
Vise_......
Medium file
DEPTH GAUGE
:,..
,..,_.__.._-___._,_
::,_:SIDEPLATE
TOP PLATE
Figure 38
....
5.) Sharpen cutters.
a.) Support the square rod on the file holder (with 5/32" round file) on cutter top
plate. Figure 38.
b,) Hold the file holder level with the 30 °
guide mark parallel to the center line of
the bar. Figure 39.
c.) File from inside toward outside of cutter
in one direction only. Figure 39.
Figure 39
r
......
"
DEPTH
:GAUGETOOL.*_/
_j..-"_.,,_..._
1.) Disconnect saw from power source,
2.) Clamp the bar in a vise to hold the
chain steady. Do not clamp the chain.
3.) Adjust the chain for proper tension,
page 7.
4.) Work at the midpoint of the,bar, moving
the chain forward with the slotted end
of a screwdriver as each cutter is filed,
' ' .
NOTE! 2 or 3_strokes per cutting
edge should b_ enough: Use :light,firm pressure. "
DEPTH GAUGE
d.) File all cutters on one side of chain
:then :move to the other side of bar
and file remaining cutters.
Figure40
6.) CorrectDepth
Gauges.
rl
MAINTAIN
ROUNDED
CORNER OF DEPTH GAUGE
a.) Place Depth Gauge Tool (Catalog #7136557) over each cutter depth gauge.
Figure 40.
b.) File level with the flat file if depth gauge
is higher than the depth gauge tool.
c.) Maintain rounded front corner of depth
gauge, Figure 41.
Figure 41
18
NOTE: The very top of the depth
gauge should be flat with the front
half rounded off with a flat file.
2. CHAIN
REPLACEMENT
a. Replace the chain when cutters or links
break.
b. See your Sears Service Center
to
replace and sharpen individual cutters
to match, your chain.
c. Replace the sprocket whenever a new
chain is installed.
E=
/
.....
Figure 42
CORRECT
GUIDE BAR
WORN GROOVES
FILE EDGES
SQUARE
Figure 43
C.
3. GUIDE BAR MAINTENANCE
• Conditions which may require guide bar
maintenance:
--saw cuts to one side
--saw has to be.forced through a cut
--inadequate
supply ofoil to bar and chain
• Check the condition of the guide bar each
_time the. chain_is sharpened. A worn guide
bar will damage the chain and make cutting more difficult .....
• Replace the guide bar when: ' :_:.
--the inside groove of the guide bar rails is
worn..
........ -- the guide bar isbent or cracked, '
a. Remove the guide bar from the saw to
service.
b. Clean oil holes at least once for every
five hours of operation! .....
c, Remove saw dust from the guide bar
groove periodically with aputty knife or
a wire. Fi.gure 42,
_,
d. •Remove tree:sapby soaking the bar in a
' petroleum base solvent ora,,detergent
.... : ' and Wate'r:solution,
,
NOTE: Becertainto
thoroughly dry the
bar and apptya thin coating of oil to the
bar before reinstalling on the saw.
e, Remove burrs by filing the side edges
of the guide bar. square with a flat file.
", Figure43,
"
'
f. Restore square edges to an uneven rait
top by filing with a flat file, Figure43,
1. SPROCKET
REMOVAL
MENT.
INSTRUCTIONS
SPROCKET
OR
REPLACE-
• Clean the sprocket and surrounding area
Items required:
_dai!y during heavy use of the saw.
Pliers
• Inspect the sprocket _regularly for wear. A.
7/16" or adjustable wrench
worn sprocketwill
cause the chain to run er.wrench or equivalent: ....
ratica!ly,and
will shorten the life of the bar
and chain. Figure44.
a. Remove.:the bar clamp nuts and the bar
,:_:-,,_:ieReplace the sprocket whenever a :new, chain
. : " '.
:.,!ih0usin'g'clamp,....
,,
,/_,_:_
, _is,:installed. The sprocket matches the-pitch :':_
," _:,':"b:Gra'sp " the thrust :washer with pliers as
'K of the_chain, If both the ch_in'and sprocket
,shown,in Figure45. _
are replaced at the same time, they wil! weai-_'i ..........
C.Remc)ye the_o_"t'ernut from the end of the
_ ;,together. A worn sprocket wilt be out of pitch
shaft, with a 7/16" or adjustable wrench.
" withthe
new chain and thereby can causeun::
d, Slide washer, collar, the three beveled
necessary wear.
washers, flat-sided thrust-washer and inner
washer from shaft. Figure46.
CHAIN WEAR ON
DRIVE SPROCKET
,
NOTE: Lay the parts in order as they are
taken off the shaft to indicate correct
replacement.
e. Slide sprocket off the shaft,
NOTE: Notice that the sprocket must be installed with the step side fitted into the
clutch drum.
Reverse procedure
to install sprocket.
NOTE: Be sure the 3 beveled washers face
in the directions shown. Figure46.
Figure 44
g.
Tighten the end nut securely with a 7116" or
adjustable
wrench while holding thrustwasher with pliers.
19
GRASPTHRUST WASHER WITH PLIERS
BEVE LED WASHER CURVES
____
WASHER _'_"
_
AWAY FROM POWERHEAD
%_'_
BEVELED WASHERS CURVE TOWARD_
POWERHEAD
Figure 46
0.
STORAGE
When your_saw is to be=stored for over 30 days
always:
,:
7,
•
. 1. Drain oil,.tank.
2. Remove,-_lean, and dry the bar and chain.
3. Store .the chain in a container filled with oil to
:prevent rust.
E.
MAINTENANCE
Available_through
your saw.
20
4. Apply a coating of 0!! to the e n!ire surface of
the bar and wrap it in heavy paper, cloth, or
plastic ....
5. Wipe off the outside surfaces of the unit.
6. Store the saw in a dry place out of the reach
of children.
ACCESSORIES
your nearest Sears Store, Catalog Sales Office or Service Center, but not furnished with
Key
No.
1
2
3
Pa_
No.
55004
55046
4
51192
51116X
44245
44244
Catalog No.
71-36524
71-36565
71-36557
71-36554
71-3623
71-3618
71-36365
71-36462
Description
File (5/32" dia.) Twin pack
File Guide
Depth Gauge Tool
Bar and Chain Lubricant
Xtra GUARD-" Chain 358.34020
Power Sharp'-" Chain 358.34030
Lo-Kick-" Guide Bar- 14"- 358.34030
Lo-Kick_" Guide Bar - 12" - 358.34020
Fm
TROUBLE
SHOOTING
CHART
Read and follow all safety rules and precautions (pages 3 and 4) before servicing your saw.
TROUBLE
CAUSE
,Oil inadequate for bar
and chain lubrication
1. Oil tank empty.
2: Oil pump clogged.
3. Guide bar oil hole blocked.
Chain does not move
wi_en'trigger switch' is
_efigaged.
Chain clatters
1. Fill oil tank, page 8.
2. Contact Sears Service Center.
3. Remove bar and clean, page 6 & 19.
1. Chain tension too tight.
2, Guidebar
rails pinched.
3, Clutch slipping (2:0 HP models
only)
4. Trigger Switch failure.
1. Chain tension incorrect.
2. Cutters dull, _improperly sharpened; depth gauges too high. ,-:
or cuts
roughly
3. Sprocket worn.
4. Chain wear due to contact
dirt, sand, or frozen wood.
5, Cutters damaged
foreign material.
Chain stops
REMEDY
within the
1. Chain cutter
with
after striking
tops not filed flat.
cut
2. Guide bar burred or bent; rails
uneven.
1. Cutters damaged on on e side.
Chain cuts at an angle
2. Chain dutlon
I
oneside.
3..,Guide bar bent, or worn,
1. See Chain Tension, page 7.
2. Repair or replace, page 6 & 19.
3. Contact Sears Service Center.
4. Contact Sears Service Center.
1. See Chain Tension, page7.
2. See Chain Sharpening Instruc•,,: _tions;_:page 18, (page 11-12 for
Power Sharp ®).
.&Replace
page 19_
4_Resharpen or replace Chain,
page 18 (page 11-12 forPower
Sharp _ ,)
5. Sharpen all cutters evenly and
uniformly or rep!ace Cha!n. See
chain sharpening instructions,
page 18._(page 11,12 for Power
Sharp _.)
1. See Chain Sharpening instructions, page18. (page 11-12for
Power Sharp s .)
2. Repair or reptace guide bar, page
6&19.
1. Resharpen until all cutters have
equal angles and lengths, page
18. (page 11-12 for Power Sharp ®)
2. Resharpen until all cutters have
equal angles and lengths, page
:18.(page 11-t 2 for Power Sharp®).
3::Replace guide bar, page 6 &19.
--
,_
21
SEARS CHAIN SAW PARTS LIST--
MODEL NO.
358.34020-2.0/12"
358.34030-2.0/14"PS
MODEL
(358.340301
(on|y)
1
35
88-_=__
.._,.
--
lilli
i
----";
\
% 22
25
26
42
2
3
23
11
MODEL
54
22
_51
13
53 (358.34030)
58
3
Cor,,y)
_.A;N
i
]REPAIR I
[. KIT
52
SEARS CHAIN SAW PARTS LIST--
Ref.
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Pa_
No.
26448
25458
28567
89752
25873
25518
89755
25644
28566
15491
15485
1548825517
51192
51116X !i
15
16
17
18
19
44244;"
44245
92062
15502
25463
STD582091
Qty.
1 Housing - Motor
I
Drive-,Clutch
1 Drum-Clutch
1 Assembly- Motor
1 Safety Lock Button
1 Switch wiSafety Lock Sutton
1 Cordset- 2 Prong (16-2 Wire)
1 Scabbard
1 Sprocket-6Tooth
I
Washer_lnner
1 Washer _LThrust
3 Washer-Beveled
1 CollarRetainer
Chain
Oregon"
1
358.34020- Xtra GUARD"
1
358.34030Power Sha rp"
I
Ba r- Lo-Kick *
358.34020I2"S. N.
358.34030- 14" S.N.
1
1
1
1
20
lO718 i:
1
1
21
10719
15541,
3
22
15542
1
26455
26456
31104
25508
15504
15251
25546
25465
26119
!0511
1
1
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Description
1
2
2
1
1
1
t
Washer- Outer
Nut- Sprocket
Gear-Pinion
Ring- Retaining (Motor Shaft)
Assembly- Main Housing (incl. 42)
358.34O20
358.34030
Screw- MotorAssemblyto
Main
Hsg. (#10-24 x .875 Taptite w/washer)
Screw- Motor Assembly to Main_
Hsg. (#10-24 x .625 Taptitewiwasher)
Bar Clamp Housing
358.34020,
• 358.34030
Tool-Gauge(OilPump)
Assembly- Drive Gear
Washer=,Thrust
Nut- BarClamp
Oi! Cap
Actuator- Oiler
Check Valve
Oil Tank ;Assembly
(incl. line, filter and 30)
MODEL NO.
358.34020-2.0/12"
358.34030-2.0/14"PS
Ref.
No.
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
Pa_
No.
23456
25461
15274
15496
21048
10525
15494
39
-40
15495
:10526
7
1
41
42
43
44
45
46
23535
15503
15494
25451
25457
1
2
1
1
1
47
48
49
50
51
,15499
15499
25456
23492
25466
15514
31063
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
52
53
54
55
56
52O73
25524
25462
25543
69107
1
1
1
1
1
57
15495
58
69098
Qty, Description
1
t
1
2
1
1
4
,2
103
104
105
i ,Assem bly-'O il'Pump Body witine
"(358,34030)
Spacer- Chain Catcher
Bolt- Bar Stud
Screw- Chain Catcher
Handguard
HandlebarWraparound (358.34030)
Screw- Handlebar
358,34030
358.34020
HandlebarStub Type (358.34020)
Pin - Bar Adjusting
Plate- Keeper (Bar Adjusting)
Screw- Bar Adjusting
Wrench- Bar w/Screwdriver
(Optional)
Chain Repair Kit- 358.34020 onlyAdjustment Knob (358.34030)
Clicker Ring (358:34030)
Spring-(358,34030)
Stone and Carrier Assembly
(358.34030)
:Screw-Power
Sharp" Assembly
: _(358,34030)
_Kit-_ Powe r S harp" Ass'y.
(358.34030) (incl, 53-57)
Operator's Manual- Not Shown
66373
Decals
101
102
Spring- Oil Line
-Grommet-Oil
Lines (358,34030)
Washer- Oil Pump Mtg. (358,34030)
Screw- Oil Pump Mtg. (358.34030)
Line- Pumpto BarPad (358,34030)
Oil Pum p Assembly
Screw- Motor Housing to Main
Housing (#10 x 1:50)
Screw(For
Main Housing)
26458
26465
26466
25593
1
1
1
26457
25631
26544
26550
I
1
I
I
Decal- Motor Housing
Decal- Specification
358.34020
358.34030
Decal _-Sharpening Instructions
358.34030
Decal- Bar Clamp Housing
Decal- Handguard
Decal - Warranty- Not Shown
Decal - Chain TensioningNot Shown
23
NOTES
24
NOTES
25
NOTES
26
QUICK
Read and follow
SAFETY
and Operating
: ..........................
Instructions.
injury,
page
3-4
.....................................
5
Wear personal protective gear
gloves; safety footwear; snug fitting clothing; and eye,
hearing, .and head protection.
Check for worn, loose, or damaged parts and repair or replace, before;using
the ,saw.
Check the chain for sharpness and tension,
Keep children, bystanders and pets out of the work area,
r Plan your sawing operation carefully in advance.
2.
3.
4.,
5.
BAR AND CHAIN
1.
2.
3,
4,
Rules, Precautions
PAGE
Failure to do so can result in serious personal
RULES AND PRECAUTIONS
...........................................
PREPARATION
1.
all Safety
REFERENCE
OIL .....................
.....................................
Fill the oil tank with clean oil each time the saw is used,
Use a funnelto
fill thetank and wipe up all spills,
Replace the oil cap securely.
Operate the oiler activator_six; times aminute and hold down for approximately_.three:,seconds
_activator is pressed. (ModeL358,34020)
OPERATING
THE
SAW.
_ .....
8
each time the
.. .....................................................
8
1.
Connect the saw to a proper power source.
2.
.Make sure the extensioncord
is completely
away from the saw and cannot be cut.
3., Startthe
saw by pushing.the:lockout
button and squeezing_the :tfigger:beforeenteringthecut.
4,
Begin cutting with the saw _frame against the log:
5. ' Allow thechain
to cut:for:you;
exertonly
light downward pressure.
_6:: Release the triggerswitchassoon
as the:cut is completed,
7.
Unplug the unit after each cutting operation.
MAINTENANCE.
i.
2.
3.
4.
5,
6, "
............................................
17
Take your saw to a Sears Service Center for all electrical related repairs.
Check and retighten screws holding front handle at.least once for each five hours of operation.
Check the guide bar for wear each time the chain is sharpened.
Install a new sprocket each time a new chain is installed.
Let saw stand unplugged for 15 minutes andwipe_oi/from
saw and barbefore_storing,
Storesawina'dry
place out of the reach of children,
COMMON
,
.................
CHAINSAW
TERMS
i
1.
Front Handle:-- The support handle located.at .or toward the front of the chain saw.
2.
Rear Handle..-- The support handle located at ortoward the rear of the ,saw.
, -3; ..... TriggerSwitch--Adeyice.thatwhenoperated:will;comp:lete:orinterrupt:an'etectrical
powercir,: cult to'the motor of.the:chain
saw ............................
4.
Lockout Button --_,A'movable stop that prevents the unintentional
operationof:theswitch
until
manually actuated,
5:.
Oiler Activator;--A:system
for oilingthe
guide bar and saw chain.
6, : Guide: Bar -- Asolid,, railed structure that supports and guides the saw chain.
7.
SawChain --A loop:of chain having.cutting
teeth (that cutthewood)
that_is driven by the motor
and supported by the guide bar.
8,
Sprocket,?Fhe toothed part that drives the saw chain.
9,, Clutch-A mechanism
for connecting, and disconnecting
a driven member to and from a
rotating source of power.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15,
t6.
17.
Spiked Bumper(Spike)The pointed tooth or teeth for use when felling or bucking to pivot the
saw and maintain position while sawing.
Kickback,-,
Thebackward
andlor upward motion of the guide bar occuring when the saw chain
near the nose of'the top area of the guide bar contacts any object such as another log or
branch, or when the wood closes in and pinches the saw chain in the cut.
Normal Cutting Position -- The position assumed in performing
the bucking and felling cuts.
Felling -- The process of cutting down a tree.
Notch Cut -- A notch cut in a tree that directs the fall of the tree.
Felling Cut--The final cut in a tree felling operation made on the opposite side of the tree from
the notch cut.
Bucking -- The process of cross-cutting
a felled tree or log into lengths.
Boring -- The process involved in cutting with the saw chainat the nose (tip) of the guide bar, in order
to make a hole. WARNING: Sears does not recommend performing
plunge or boring cuts due to
the dangers of kickback.
27
The Model Number will be found under the handle with the Serial
Number. Always mention the Model Number when requesting service
or repair parts for your Chain Saw.
All parts listed herein may be ordered
and most Sears Stores.
{Sears]
from any Sears Service Center
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS ALWAYS
INFORMATION
AS SHOWN tN THIS LIST.
GIVE THE FOLLOWING
1. The PART NUMBER
3.
The PART DESCRIPTION
2.
4.
The NAME OF ITEM-Chain Saw
The MODEL NUMBER
358.34020-- 2.0/12"
358.34030-- 2.0/14"PS
If the parts you need are not stocked locally, your order will be electronically transmitted
to a Sears Repair Parts Distribution
center for
expedited handling.
When you buy merchandise
from
Sears you get an extra something
that nobody else can offer. Sears
Service.
MODEL NO.
358.34020 - 2.0/12"
358.34030 2.0/14"PS
Across town or across the country,
Sears Service
follows
you, pro.
viding trustworthy,
competent
service technicians
using oniy Sears
specified factory parts.
How to Order
Repair Parts
BAR AN D CHAIN
LUBRICANT
SEARS SERVICE
IS AT YOUR SERVICE
Available in Gallons (#71.36554)
and in Quarts (#71.36556) at your
nearest Sears Store, Catalog
Sales Office, or Service Center.
Sears,
Roebuck
and
11
530-066373-2-27984-1',,28084
Co.,
Chicago,
Ill. 60684
i
.....
,: ....
U.S.A.