Sharp R-450E Operator`s manual

Operator's
445
manual
445e
(EPA
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450e
Please read the operator's
manual carefully and make sure you
understand the instructions before using the machine.
English
KEY TO SYMBOLS
Symbols
on the machine:
WARNINGE Chain saws can be
dangerous! Careless or improper use
can result in serious or fatal injury to the
operator or others.
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Please read the operator's manual
carefully and make sure you
understand the instructions before
using the machine.
Always wear:
Approved
protective helmet
Approved
hearing protection
Protective
goggles or a visor
Protective goggles or a visor must be
worn.
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Both of the operator's hands must be
used to operate the chain saw.
Never operate a chain saw holding it with
one hand only.
Contact of the guide bar tip with any
object must be avoided.
Visual check.
Refuelling.
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Filing with oil and adjusting oil flow.
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Tip contact may cause the guide bar to
move suddenly upward and backward
(so-called kickback), which may cause
serious injury.
The chain brake must be engaged
when the chain saw is started.
You will find the following
labels
on your chain saw:
EPA II
Other symbols/decals
on the machine refer to special
certification requirements for certain markets.
Symbols
manual:
in the operator's
Switch off the engine before
maintenance. CAUTION! The start/
carrying
outautomatically
any checks or
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stop switch
returns to
run position. In order to prevent
unintentional starting, the spark
plug cap must be removed from the spark plug when
assembling, checking and/or performing maintenance.
Always wear approved protective
gloves.
The Emissions Compliance Period referred to on the
Emission Compliance label indicates the number of
operating hours for which the engine has been shown to
meet Federal emissions requirements. Category C = 50
hours, B = 125 hours, and A = 300 hours.
Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission
control devices and system may be performed by any
nonroad engine repair establishment or individual.
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The engine exhaust t'rom this product
contains chemical
known to the State
of Calilk)rnia to cause cancer, birth
defccts or other reproductive
hm'm.
Regular cleaning is required.
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CONTENTS
Contents
FEDERAL EMISSION
STATEMENT
KEY TO SYMBOLS
Symbols on the machine:
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Symbols in the operator's
CONTENTS
manual:
Contents
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3
YOUR WARRANTY
CONTROL
RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
AMERICAN STANDARD
PRECAUTIONS
Safety precautions
WARRANTY
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SAFETY
for chain saw users
42
INTRODUCTION
Dear customer]
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WHAT IS WHAT?
What is what on the chain saw?
GENERAL
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Before using a new chain saw
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Important
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Always use common sense
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Personal protective equipment
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Machine's
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safety equipment
Cutting equipment
ASSEMBLY
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Fitting the bar and chain
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FUEL HANDLING
Fuel
19
Fueling
20
Fuel safety
STARTING
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AND STOPPING
Starting and stopping
WORKING TECHNIQUES
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Before use:
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General working instructions
How to avoid kickback
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MAINTENANCE
General
Carburetor
31
adjustment
Checking, maintaining
safety equipment
Muffler
31
and servicing chain saw
31
33
Starter
34
Air filter
35
Spark plug
Lubricating
36
the bar tip sprocket
36
Needle bearing lubrication
36
Cooling system
36
"Air Injection" centrifugal
Winter use
Maintenance
schedule
TECHNICAL
DATA
cleaning
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Technical data
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Bar and chain combinations
40
Saw chain filing and file gauges
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EC-declaration
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iNTRODUCTiON
Dear customer!
Congratulations on your choice to buy a Husqvarna product! Husqvarna is based on a tradition that dates back to 1689,
when the Swedish King Karl XI ordered the construction of a factory on the banks of the Huskvarna River, for production
of muskets.The location was logical, since water power was harnessed from the Huskvarna River to create the waterpowered plant. During over 300 years of continuous operation, the Husqvarna factory has produced a lot of different
products, from wood stoves to modern kitchen appliances, sewing machines, bicycles, motorcycles etc. In 1956, the first
motor driven lawn mowers appeared, followed by chain saws in 1959, and it is within this area Husqvarna is working
today.
Today Husqvarna is one of the leading manufacturers in the world of forest and garden products, with quality as our
highest priority. We develop, manufacture and market high quality motor driven products for forestry and gardening as
well as for building and construction industry.
Your purchase gives you access to professional help with repairs and service whenever this may be necessary. If the
retailer who sells your machine is not one of our authorized dealers, ask for the address of your nearest servicing dealer.
It is our wish that you will be satisfied with your product and that it will be your companion for a long time. Think of this
operator's manual as a valuable document. By following its' content (using, service, maintenance etc) the life span and
the second-hand value of the machine can be extended. If you ever lend or sell this machine, make sure that the borrower
or buyer gets the operator's manual, so they will also know how to properly maintain and use it.
Thank you for using a Husqvarna product.
Husqvarna AB has a policy of continuous product development
appearance of products without prior notice.
For customer
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and therefore reserves the right to modify the design and
assistance, contact us at our website: www.usa.husqvarna.com
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WHAT iS WHAT?
What is what on the chain saw?
17 Muffler
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Cylinder cover
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Decompression
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Air purge
4
Start reminder
20 Bar
5
Combined
21 Bumper spike
6
Rear handle
22 Chain catcher
7
Information and warning decal
23 Chain tensioning
8
Fuel tank
24 Clutch cover
9
Adjuster screws carburetor
25 Right hand guard
valve
18 Chain
19 Bar tip sprocket
start and stop switch
screw
10 Starter handle
26 Throttle control
11 Starter
27 Throttle lockout
12 Chain oil tank
28 Chain tensioner
13 Product and serial number plate
29 Knob (445e, 450e)
14 Felling direction
30 Operator's
mark
15 Front handle
31 Bar guard
16 Front hand guard
32 Combination
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GENERAL
Before
using
SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS
a new chain saw
WARNING!
Please read this manual carefully.
Check that the cutting equipment is correctly fitted and
adjusted. See instructions under the heading
Assembly.
Refuel and start the chain saw. See the instructions
under the headings Fuel Handling and Starting and
Stopping.
Do not use the chain saw until sufficient chain oil has
reached the chain. See instructions under the heading
Cutting equipment.
Long-term exposure to noise can result in permanent
hearing impairment. So always use approved hearing
protection.
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WARNING!
Under no circumstances
Never allow ch Idren to use or
b e in the Vicinity of the machine, As the
machine is equipped with a springIoaded stop switch and can be started by
lew speed and force on the starter
handle, even small children under some
circumstances
Can produce the force
necessary
to start the machine.This
can
mean a risk of serious Personal injury,
Therefore remove the spark plug cap
when the machine is not under close
supervision,
Important
IMPORTANT!
The machine is only designed for cutting wood.
may
You should only use the saw with the bar and chain
combinations we recommend in the chapter Technical
data.
the design of the machine be modified
without the permissi0n
of the
manufacturer,
A ways use genuine
accessories,
Non-authorized
modifications
and/or accessories
can
result in serious personal injury or the
death of the operator or others:Your
warranty may not cover damage or
liability caused by the use of nonauthorized
accessories
or reP!acement
Never use the machine if you are fatigued, while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs, medication or anything
that could affect your vision, alertness, coordination or
judgement.
Wear personal protective equipment. See instructions
under the heading Personal protective equipment.
parts,
Do not modify this product or use it if it appears to have
been modified by others.
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chain A
saw is a dangerous
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tool if used caralesaly or incorrectly and
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in the event of a damaged
Never use a machine that is faulty. Carry out the checks,
maintenance and service instructions described in this
manual. Some maintenance and service measures
must be carried out by trained and qualified specialists.
See instructions under the heading Maintenance.
Never use any accessories other than those
recommended in this manual. See instructions
the headings Cutting equipment and Technical
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data.
CAUTION! Always wear protective glasses or a face
visor to reduce the risk of injury from thrown objects. A
chain saw is capable of throwing objects, such as wood
chips, small pieces of wood, etc, at great force.This can
eyes_
result in serious injury, especially to the
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health
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an engine
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risk,
in a
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carbon mono_Jdepoisoning.
machine
produces
an electromagnetic
field during
operation,
This field may
under some circumstances
interfere with
pacemakers,To
raduce the risk of
Serious or fatal injury, we recommend
persons with pacemakers to consult
their physician and the pacemaker
manufacture r before operating this
_utting
At' _ation
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Only use th_n
we recommend,
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equipment
or
of bar and saw
.of kickbacM
combinations
and follow the filing
under the
heading Technical
data,
machine.
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Always
use common
SAFETY
sense
It is not possible to cover every conceivable situation you
can face when using a chain saw. Always exercise care and
use your common sense. Avoid all situations which you
consider to be beyond your capability. If you still feel
uncertain about operating procedures after reading these
instructions, you should consult an expert before continuing.
Do not hesitate to contact your dealer or us if you have any
questions about the use of the chain saw. We will willingly be
of service and provide you with advice as well as help you to
use your chain saw both efficiently 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.
PRECAUTIONS
Protective goggles or a visor
Gloves with saw protection
Trousers with saw protection
Boots with saw protection, steel toe-cap and non-slip
sole
Always have a first aid kit nearby.
Fire Extinguisher
and Shovel
Generally clothes should be close-fitting
restricting your freedom of movement.
without
IMPORTANT! Sparks can come from the muffler, the bar
and chain or other sources. Always have fire
extinguishing tools available if you should need them.
Help prevent forest fires.
Machine's
safety
equipment
In this section the machine's safety features and their
function are explained. For inspection and maintenance
see instructions under the heading Checking, maintaining
and servicing chain saw safety equipment. See
instructions under the heading, What is what?, to find
where these parts are located on your machine.
The life span of the machine can be reduced and the risk
of accidents can increase if machine maintenance is not
carried out correctly and if service and/or repairs are not
carried out professionally. If you need further information
3lease contact your nearest servicing dealer.
Work is cons_am
in progress _oimprove the design anu
tecnno_ogy - mDrovemems ma_ ncrease your safety aria
efficiency. Visit your dealer regularly _osee whether you
can benefit from new features that have oeen mroauceo.
Personal
A
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protective
WARNING!
WARNING!
equipment
Most chain saw accidents
happen when the chain touches the
operator.You
must use approved
personal protective equipment whenever
you use the machine. Personal protective
equipment cannot eliminate the risk of
injury but it will reduce the degree of
injury if an accident does happen. Ask
your dealer for help in choosing the right
equipment.
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Never use a mach!ne
with
defective safety components. Safety
equ pment must be nspected and
maintained.
See instructions under the
heading Checking, maintaining and
servicing
chain saw safety equipment.
If
your machine does not pass all the
checks, take the saw to a servicing
dealer for repair.
Chain brake and front hand guard
Your chain saw is equipped with a chain brake that is
designed to stop the chain if you get a kickback.The chain
brake reduces the risk of accidents, but only you can
prevent them.
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Take care when using your saw and make sure the
kickback zone of the bar never touches any object.
Approved
protective helmet
Hearing protection
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The chain brake (A) can either be activated manually
(by your left hand) or automatically by the inertia
release mechanism.
PRECAUTIONS
activated for long periods. The chain saw can become
very hot.
The brake is applied when the front hand guard (B) is
pushed forwards.
A
This movement activates a spring-loaded mechanism
that tightens the brake band (C) around the engine
drive system (D) (clutch drum).
To release the chain brake pull the front hand guard
backwards, towards the front handle.
C
D
The front hand guard is not designed solely to activate
the chain brake. Another important feature is that it
reduces the risk of your left hand hitting the chain if
you lose grip of the front handle.
Kickback can be very sudden and violent. Most
kickbacks are minor and do not always activate the
chain brake. If this happens you should hold the chain
saw firmly and not let go.
The chain brake must be engaged when the chain
saw is started to prevent the saw chain from rotating.
The way the chain brake is activated, either manually
or automatically by the inertia release mechanism,
depends on the force of the kickback and the position
of the chain saw in relation to the object that the
kickback zone of the bar strikes.
Use the chain brake as a "parking brake" when
starting and when moving over short distances, to
reduce the risk of moving chain accidentally hitting
your leg or anyone or anything close by. Do not leave
the chain saw switched on with the chain brake
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If you get a violent kickback while the kickback zone of
the bar is farthest away from you the chain brake is
designed to be activated by the inertia in the kickback
direction.
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If the kickback is less violent or the kickback zone of
the bar is closer to you the chain brake is designed to
be activated manually by the movement of your left
hand.
In the felling position the left hand is in a position that
makes manual activation of the chain brake
impossible. With this type of grip, that is when the left
hand is placed so that it cannot affect the movement
of the front hand guard, the chain brake can only be
activated by the inertia action.
PRECAUTIONS
Will my chain brake always protect me
from injury in the event of a kickback?
No. First, the chain brake must be in working order to
provide the intended protection. Second, it must be
activated during the kickback as described above to stop
the saw chain.Third, the chain brake may be activated but
if the bar is too close to you the brake might not have
enough time to slow down and stop the chain before the
chain saw hits you.
Only you and proper working technique
kickback and its danger.
can eliminate
Throttle lockout
The throttle lockout is designed to prevent accidental
operation of the throttle control. When you press the lock
(A) (i.e. when you grasp the handle) it releases the throttle
control (B). When you release the handle the throttle
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.
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Will my hand always activate the chain
brake during a kickback?
No. It takes a certain force to move the hand guard
forward. If your hand only lightly touches the front guard
or slips over it, the force may not be enough to trigger the
chain brake.You should also maintain a firm grip of the
chain saw handles while working. If you do and
experience a kickback, your hand may never leave the
front handle and will not activate the chain brake, or the
chain brake will only activate after the saw has swung
around a considerable distance. In such instances, the
chain brake might not have enough time to stop the saw
chain before it touches you.
B
Chain catcher
The chain catcher is designed to catch the chain if it snaps
or jumps off. This should not happen if the chain is
properly tensioned (see instructions under the heading
Assembly) and if the bar and chain are properly serviced
and maintained (see instructions under the heading
General working instructions).
There are also certain positions in which your hand
cannot reach the front hand guard to activate the chain
brake; for example, when the saw chain is held in felling
position.
Will my inetria activated chain brake
always activate during kickback in the
event of a kickback?
No. First your brake must be in working order. Testing the
brake is simple, see instructions under the heading
Checking, maintaining and servicing chain saw safety
equipment. We recommend you do before you begin each
work session. Second the kickback must be strong
enough to activate the chain brake. If the chain brake is
too sensitive it would activate all the time which would be
a nuisance.
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PRECAUTIONS
Right hand guard
Stop switch
Apart from protecting your hand if the chain jumps or
snaps, the right hand guard stops branches and twigs
from interfering with your grip on the rear handle.
Use the stop switch to switch off the engine.
Muffler
Vibration
damping system
Your machine is equipped with a vibration damping
system that is designed to reduce vibration and make
operation easier.
The muffler is designed to keep noise levels to a minimum
and to direct exhaust fumes away from the user.
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engineare
hot and may contain sparks
which
can start a fire, Never start the
machine indoors or near combustible
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The machine's vibration damping system reduces the
transfer of vibration between the engine unit/cutting
equipment and the machine's handle unit.The body of the
chain saw, including the cutting equipment, is insulated
from the handles by vibration damping units.
Cutting hardwoods (most broadleaf trees) creates more
vibration than cutting softwoods (most conifers). Cutting
with cutting equipment that is blunt or faulty (wrong type
or badly sharpened) will increase the vibration level.
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In areas with a hot, dry climate there is a high risk of fires.
These areas are sometimes subject to government rules
requiring among other things the muffler must be
equipped with an approved type of spark arrestor screen.
CAUTION! The muffler gets very hot during and after
use.This also applies during idling. Be aware of the fire
hazard, especially when working near flammable
substances and/or vapours.
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WARNING!
Overexposure
to vibration
can lead to circulatory damage or nerve
damage in people who have impaired
circulation. Contact your doctor if you
experience symptoms of overexposure
to vibration. Such symptoms include
numbness, loss of feeling, tingling,
pricking, pain, loss of strength, changes
in skin col our or condition,These
symptoms normally appear in the
fingers, hands or wrists. These
symptoms may be increased in cold
temperatures.
a saw without a
or with a damaged muffler. A
r substantially
increase the noise level and the fire
hazard. Keep fire fighting equipment
handy, if a spark arrestor screen is
required in your area, never use the saw
Without or with a broken spar k arrestor
screen.
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Cutting
SAFETY
equipment
This section describes how to choose and maintain
cutting equipment in order to:
your
Reduce the risk of kickback.
Reduce the risk of the saw chain breaking or jumping
off the bar.
PRECAUTIONS
Cutting equipment
kickback
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Obtain optimal cutting performance.
Extend the life of cutting equipment.
the wrong combination of bar and saw
chain increases the risk of kickback!
Only use the bar!saw chain combinations
we recommend,
and followthe filing
instructions. See instructions under the
heading Technical
Avoid increasing vibration
to reduce
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levels.
General rules
Only use cutting equipment recommended by us!
See instructions under the heading Technical data.
The only way to avoid kickback is to make sure that the
kickback zone of the bar never touches anything.
By using cutting equipment with "built-in" kickback
reduction and keeping the chain sharp and wellmaintained you can reduce the effects of kickback.
Bar
The smaller the tip radius the lower the chance of
kickback.
Keep the chain's cutting teeth properly
sharpened!
Follow our instructions and use the
recommended file gauge. A damaged or badly
sharpened chain increases the risk of accidents.
Maintain the correct depth gauge setting! Follow
our instructions and use the recommended depth
gauge clearance. Too large a clearance increases
the risk of kickback.
Chain
A chain is made up of a number of links, which are
available in standard and low-kickback versions.
Some terms
that describe the bar and chain
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.
Keep the chain properly tensioned!
If the chain is
slack it is more likely to jump off and lead to increased
wear on the bar, chain and drive sprocket.
Bar
Length (inches/cm)
Number
Keep cutting equipment well lubricated
and
properly maintained!
A poorly lubricated chain is
more likely to break and lead to increased wear on the
bar, chain and drive sprocket.
of teeth
on bar tip sprocket
(T).
Chain pitch (inches).The spacing between the drive
links of the chain must match the spacing of the teeth
on the bar tip sprocket and drive sprocket.
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Number of drive links.The number of drive links is
determined by the length of the bar, the chain pitch
and the number of teeth on the bar tip sprocket.
PRECAUTIONS
Sharpening your chain and adjusting
depth gauge setting
General information
Bar groove width (inches/mm). The groove in the bar
must match the width of the chain drive links.
cutting teeth
A sharp chain eats its way through the wood and
produces long, thick chips or shavings.
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Chain oil hole and hole for chain tensioner.The
must be matched to the chain saw design.
on sharpening
Never use a blunt chain. When the chain is blunt you
have to exert more pressure to force the bar through
the wood and the chips will be very small. If the chain
is very blunt it will produce wood powder and no chips
or shavings.
bar
The cutting part of the chain is called the cutter and
consists of a cutting tooth (A) and the depth gauge
(B).The cutters cutting depth is determined by the
difference in height between the two (depth gauge
setting).
A
Chain
Chain pitch (inches)
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When you sharpen a cutting tooth there are four important
factors to remember.
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Filing angle
2
Cutting angle
Drive link width (mm/inches)
Number of drive links.
File position
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Round file diameter
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It is very difficult to sharpen a chain correctly without the
right equipment. We recommend that you use our file
gauge. This will help you obtain the maximum kickback
reduction and cutting performance from your chain.
PRECAUTIONS
General
advice
on adjusting
depth gauge
setting
When you sharpen the cutting tooth (A) the depth
gauge setting (C) will decrease. To maintain optimal
cutting performance the depth gauge (B) has to be
filed down to achieve the recommended depth gauge
setting. See instructions under the heading Technical
data to find the correct depth gauge setting for your
particular chain.
See instructions under the heading Technical data for
information about sharpening your chain.
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Sharpening
cutting
teeth
Adjustment of depth gauge setting
To sharpen cutting teeth you will need a round file and a
file gauge. See instructions under the heading Technical
data for information on the size of file and gauge that are
recommended for the chain fitted to your chain saw.
Check that the chain is correctly tensioned. A slack
chain will move sideways, making it more difficult to
sharpen correctly.
Always file cutting teeth from the inside face. Reduce
the pressure on the return stroke. File all the teeth on
one side first, then turn the chain saw and file the teeth
on the other side.
File all the teeth to the same length. When the length
of the cutting teeth is reduced to 0.16 inch (4 mm) the
chain is worn out and should be replaced.
The cutting teeth should be newly sharpened before
adjusting the depth gauge setting. We recommend
that you adjust the depth gauge setting every third
time you sharpen the cutting teeth. NOTE! This
recommendation
assumes that the length of the
cutting teeth is not reduced excessively.
You will need a flat file and a depth gauge tool. We
recommend that you use our depth gauge tool to
acheive the correct depth gauge setting and bevel for
the depth gauge.
Place the depth gauge tool over the chain. Detailed
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.The depth
gauge setting is correct when you no longer feel
resistance as you draw the file along the depth gauge
tool.
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Tensioning the chain
PRECAUTIONS
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Release the knob by biding
!he bar and cause serious oreven
fatal
it out.
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The more you use a chain the longer it becomes. It is
therefore important to adjust the chain regularly to take up
the slack.
Check the chain tension every time you refuel. NOTE! A
new chain has a running-in period during which you
should check the tension more frequently.
Tension the chain as tightly as possible, but not so tight
that you cannot pull it round freely by hand.
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Turn the knob anti clockwise to loosen the bar cover.
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Loosen the bar nut that holds the clutch cover and
chain brake. Use the combination spanner. Then
retighten the bar nut as tightly as you can by hand.
Adjust the tension on the chain by turning the wheel
down (+) for tighter tension and up (-) to loosen the
tension.
Raise the tip of the bar and stretch the chain by
tightening the chain tensioning screw using the
combination spanner.Tighten
the chain until it does
not sag from the underside of the bar.
Tighten the bar clutch by turning the knob clockwise.
Use the combination spanner to tighten the bar nuts
while lifting the tip of the bar at the same time. Check
that you can pull the chain round freely by hand and
that it does not sag from the underside of the bar.
The position of the chain tensioning screw on our chain
saws varies from model to model. See instructions under
the heading What is what? to find out where it is on your
model.
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Fold the knob back in to lock the tensioning.
PRECAUTIONS
Checking
chain
lubrication
Check the chain lubrication each tirne you refuel. See
instructions under the heading Lubricating the bar tip
sprocket.
Aim the tip of the bar at a light coloured surface about
20 cm (8 inches) away. After 1 minute running at 3/4
throttle you should see a distinct line of oil on the light
surface.
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Lubricating cutting equipment
ofCu.i.ginjuries.
Chain oil
If the chain lubrication
Chain oil must demonstrate good adhesion to the chain
and also rnaintain its flow characteristics regardless of
whether it is warm summer or cold winter weather.
is not working:
Check that the oil channel in the bar is not obstructed.
Clean if necessary.
As a chain saw manufacturer we have developed an
optimal chain oil which has a vegetable oil base. We
recommend the use of our own oil for both maximum
chain life and to minimise environmental damage. If our
own chain oil is not available, standard chain oil is
recommended.
Never use waste oil! Using waste oil can be dangerous
to you and damage the machine and environment.
Filling
Check that the groove in the edge of the bar is clean.
Clean if necessary.
with chain oil
All our chain saws have an automatic chain lubrication
system. On some models the oil flow is also
adjustable.
Check that the bar tip sprocket turns freely and that
the lubricating hole in the tip sprocket is not blocked.
Clean and lubricate if necessary.
The saw chain oil tank and the fuel tank are designed
so that the fuel runs out before the saw chain oil.
However, this safety feature requires that you use the
right sort of chain oil (if the oil is too thin it will run out
before the fuel), and that you adjust the carburetor as
recommended (a lean mixture may mean that the fuel
lasts longer than the oil) and that you also use the
recommended cutting equipment (a bar that is too
long will use more chain oil).
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If the chain lubrication system is still not working after
carrying out the above checks and associated measures
you should contact your servicing dealer.
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GENERAL
SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS
Chain drive sprocket
Bar
The clutch drum is fitted with one of the following drive
sprockets:
Check regularly:
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A Spur sprocket (the chain sprocket is welded on the
drum)
B
Whether there are burrs on the edges of the bar.
Remove these with a file if necessary.
Rim sprocket (replaceable)
A
B
Whether the groove in the bar has become badly
worn. Replace the bar if necessary.
Regularly check the degree of wear on the drive sprocket.
Replace if wear is excessive. Replace the drive sprocket
whenever you replace the chain.
Needle bearing
lubrication
Both versions of sprockets have a needle bearing on the
drive shaft, which has to be greased regularly (once a
week). CAUTION! Use only high quality bearing grease or
engine oil.
See instructions under the heading Maintenance,
bearing lubrication.
Checking
wear on cutting
Needle
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
regularly.
turn it over
equipment
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Check the chain
the life of the bar you should
daily for:
WARNING!
Most chain saw accidents
happen when the chain touches the
operator.
Wear personal protective equipment, See
instructions under the heading Personal
protective equipment.
Visible cracks in rivets and links.
Whether the chain is stiff.
Whether
rivets and links are badly worn.
Replace the saw chain if it exhibits any of the points
above.
We recommend you compare the existing chain with a
new chain to decide how badly the existing chain is worn.
When the length of the cutting teeth has worn down to
only 0.16 inch (4 mm) the chain must be replaced.
Do net tackle any job that you feel you
are net adequately trained for. See
instructions under the headings
Personal protective equipment,
How to
avoid kickback, Cutting equipment and
General working instructions,
Avoid situations where there is a risk of
kickback, See instructions under the
heading Machine's safety equipment.
Use the recommended protective
equipment and check its condition, See
instructions under the heading General
working instructions.
Check that all the chain saw safety
features are working. See instructions
under the headings General working
instructions and General safety
precautions.
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ASSEMBLY
Fitting
the bar and chain
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Tension the chain by turning the chain tensioning screw
clockwise using the combination spanner. The chain
should be tensioned until it does not sag from the
underside of the bar.
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Check that the chain brake is in disengaged position by
moving the front hand guard towards the front handle.
The chain is correctly tensioned when it does not sag from
the underside of the bar, but can still be turned easily by
hand. Hold up the bar tip and tighten the bar nuts with the
combination spanner.
Remove the bar nuts and remove the clutch cover (chain
brake). Take off the transportation ring (A).
When fitting a new chain, the chain tension has to be
checked frequently until the chain is run-in. Check the
chain tension regularly. A correctly tensioned chain
ensures good cutting performance and long life.
Fit the bar over the bar bolts. Place the bar in its rearmost
position. Place the chain over the drive sprocket locate it
in the groove on the bar. Begin on the top edge of the bar.
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Check that the chain brake is in disengaged position by
moving the front hand guard towards the front handle.
Make sure that the edges of the cutting links are facing
forward on the top edge of the bar.
Fit the clutch cover and locate the chain adjuster pin in the
hole in the bar. Check that the drive links of the chain fit
correctly over the drive sprocket and that the chain is
correctly located in the groove in the bar. Tighten the bar
nuts finger tight.
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Loosen the chain tensioner wheel and remove the clutch
cover (chain brake). Remove the transport guard.
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Fit the bar over the bar bolts. Place the bar in its rearmost
position. Place the chain over the drive sprocket locate it
in the groove on the bar. Begin on the top edge of the bar.
Make sure that the edges of the cutting links are facing
forward on the top edge of the bar.
Fit the clutch cover and locate the chain adjuster pin in the
hole in the bar. Check that the drive links of the chain fit
correctly over the drive sprocket and that the chain is
correctly located in the groove in the bar.
Tension the chain by turning the wheel down (+). The
chain should be tensioned until it does not sag from the
underside of the bar.
The chain is correctly tensioned when it does not sag from
the underside of the bar, but can still be turned easily by
hand. Hold up the bar tip and tighten the bar knob by
turning the knob clockwise.
When fitting a new chain, the chain tension has to be
checked frequently until the chain is run-in. Check the
chain tension regularly. A correctly tensioned chain
ensures good cutting performance and long life.
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FUEL HANDLING
Fuel
Mixing ratio
1:50 (2%) for all engines.
Note! The machine is equipped with a two-stroke engine
and must always be run using a mixture of gasoline and
two-stroke oil. It is important to accurately measure the
amount of oil to be mixed to ensure that the correct
mixture is obtained. When mixing small amounts of fuel,
even small inaccuracies can drastically affect the ratio of
the mixture.
Gasoline
Gasoline,
litre
Two-stroke
oil, litre
2% (1:50)
5
0,10
10
0,43/0,20
15
0,30
2O
0,40
US gallon
US fl. oz.
1
2 1/2
2 1/2
6 1/2
5
12 7/8
Mixing
Use good quality unleaded gasoline.
CAUTION!
Engines equipped with catalytic
converters
must be run on unleaded fuel
mixtures. Leaded gasoline will destroy the catalytic
converter and it will no longer serve its purpose.The
green fuel cap on saws fitted with catalytic converters
means that only unleaded gasoline can be used.
The lowest recommended octane grade is 87
((RON+MON)/2). If you run the engine on a lower
octane grade than 87 so-called knocking can occur.
This gives rise to a high engine temperature and
increased bearing load, which can result in serious
engine damage.
When working with continuous high revs (e.g. limbing)
a higher octane is recommended.
Environment
fuel
HUSQVARNA recommends the use of alkylate fuel or
environmental fuel for four-stroke engines blended with
two-stroke oil as set out below. Note that carburetor
adjustment may be necessary when changing the type of
fuel (see instructions under the heading Carburetor).
Running-in
Avoid running at a too high speed for extended
during the first 10 hours.
Two=stroke
periods
Always mix the gasoline and oil in a clean container
intended for fuel.
Always start by filling half the amount of the gasoline to
be used. Then add the entire amount of oil. Mix (shake)
the fuel mixture. Add the remaining amount of gasoline.
Mix (shake) the fuel mixture thoroughly
the machine's fuel tank.
before filling
Do not mix more than one month's supply of fuel at a
time.
If the machine is not used for some time the fuel tank
should be emptied and cleaned.
Chain oil
We recommend the use of special oil (chain oil) with
good adhesion characteristics.
oil
For best results and performance use HUSQVARNA
two-stroke engine oil, which is specially formulated for
our air-cooled two stroke-engines.
Never use two-stroke oil intended for water-cooled
engines, sometimes referred to as outboard oil (rated
TCW).
Never use oil intended for four-stroke
engines.
Never use waste oihThis results in damage to the oil
pump, the bar and the chain.
It is important to use oil of the right grade (suitable
viscosity range) to suit the air temperature.
In temperatures below 32°F (0°C) some oils become
too viscous.This can overload the oil pump and result
in damage to the oil pump components.
Contact your service agent when choosing chain oil.
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FUEL HANDLING
Fueling
Fuel safety
Never refuel the machine while the engine is running.
Make sure there is plenty of ventilation when refuelling
or mixing fuel (gasoline and 2-stroke oil).
Move the machine at least 10 ft (3 m) from the
refuelling point before starting it.
precautions, Taking
will lessen
the risk of fire:
WARNING!
the following
Do not smoke and do not place any hot
objects in the vicinity of fuel,
Always stop the engine and let it cool for
a few minutes before refuelling.
When refuelling, open the fuel cap slowly
so that any excess pressure is released
gently.
Never start the machine:
Tighten the fuel cap carefully after
refuslling,
1
If you have spilled fuel or chain oil on the machine. Wipe
off the spillage and allow remaining fuel to evaporate.
Always move the machine away from the
refuelling area before starting.
2
If you have spilled fuel on yourself or your clothes,
change your clothes. Wash any part of your body that
has come in contact with fuel. Use soap and water.
3
If the machine is leaking fuel. Check regularly for leaks
from the fuel cap and fuel lines.
Clean the area around the fuel cap. Clean the fuel and
chain oil tanks regularly. The fuel filter must be replaced
at least once a year. Contamination in the tanks causes
malfunction. Make sure the fuel is well mixed by shaking
the container before refuelling.The capacities of the chain
oil tank and fuel tank are carefully matched.You should
therefore always fill the chain oil tank and fuel tank at the
same time.
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and ignition cable. A risk of sparking
arises, which can cause a fire.
Transport
Always
risk of
sparks
electric
and storage
store the chain saw and fuel so that there is no
leakages or fumes coming into contact with
or naked flames from electrical equipment,
motors, relays/switches, boilers and the like.
Always store fuel in an approved container
for that purpose.
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and
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care when handling fuel |
and chain oil, Be aware ef the risks of
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inhalation.
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For longer periods of storage or for transport of the
chain saw, the fuel and chain oil tanks should be
emptied. Ask where you can dispose of waste fuel and
chain oil at your local gas station.
Ensure the machine is cleaned and that a complete
service is carried out before long-term storage.
The bar guard must always be fitted to the cutting
attachment when the machine is being transported or
in storage, in order to prevent accident contact with
the sharp chain. Even a non-moving chain can cause
serious cuts to yourself or persons you bump into with
an exposed chain.
Remove the spark plug cap from the spark plug.
Activate the chain brake.
Long=term storage
Empty the fuel/oil tanks in a well ventilated area. Store the
fuel in approved cans in a safe place. Fit the bar guard.
Clean the machine. See instructions under the heading
Maintenance schedule.
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STARTING
Starting
AND STOPPING
and stopping
starting:
WARNING!
Push down the red choke control (5) as soon as the
engine fires which can be heard through a "puff" sound.
Keep on pulling the cord powerfully until the engine starts.
Note the following
before
The chain brake must be engaged when
the chain saw is started to reduce the
chance of contact with the moving chain
during starting.
Warm engine
When the chain saw is heated restart the saw only by
pulling the cord powerfully until the engine starts (6).
Never wrap the starter
cord around
your
hand
Never start a chain saw unless the bar,
chain and all covers are fitted correctly.
Otherwise the clutch can come loose and
cause personal injuries.
Place the machine on firm ground. Make
sure you have a secure footing and that
the chain cannot touch anything.
Keep people and animals
the working area.
well away from
Starting
The chain brake should be activated when starting the
chain saw. Activate the chain brake by pushing the front
hand guard forwards.
Cold engine
Start position (1): Set the start/stop switch in the choke
position by pulling the red control outward - upward (1).
Decompression
valve (2): Press the valve to reduce the
pressure in the cylinder and make starting easier. Once
the machine has started the valve will automatically return
to its original setting.
There is a simplified start reminder with illustrations to
describe each step on the rear edge of the saw (A).
As the chain brake is still engaged the speed of the engine
must be set to idling as soon as possible, this is achieved
by disengaging the throttle lock. Disengagement is done
by gently touching on the throttle trigger. This prevents
unnecessary wear to the clutch, clutch drum and brake
band.
Allow the machine to idle a few seconds before giving full
throttle.
CAUTION! Do not pull the starter cord all the way out and
do not let go of the starter handle when the cord is fully
extended. This can damage the machine.
b
Air purge (3): Press the air purge diaphragm repeatedly
until fuel fills the diaphragm (at least 6 times). The
diaphragm need not be completely filled.
A
Grip the front handle with your left hand. Hold the chain
saw on the ground by placing your right foot through the
rear handle. Pull the starter handle with your right hand
and pull out the starter cord slowly until you feel a
resistance (as the starter pawls engage) then pull firmly
and rapidly until the engine fires (4).
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STARTING
AND STOPPING
Note! Pull the front hand guard towards the front
handle.The chain brake is now disengaged.Your saw
is ready for use.
engine's exhaust fumes, chain oil mis t
and dust from sawdust can represent a
Always hold the saw with both hands. The right hand
should be on the rear handle, and the left hand on the
front handle. All people, whether right or left handed,
should use this grip. Use a firm grip with thumbs and
fingers encircling the chain saw handles.
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health risk.
Never start a chain saw unless the bar, chain and all
covers are fitted correctly. See instructions under the
heading Assembly. Without a bar and chain attached
to the chain saw the clutch can come loose and cause
Stopping
serious injury.
The chain brake should be activated when starting. Se
instructions under the heading Start and stop. Do not
drop start.This method is very dangerous because
you may lose control of the saw.
Stop the engine by pushing the start/stop
switch down.
CAUTION! The start/stop switch automatically returns to
run position.To avoid involuntary start up, the spark plug
cap must always be removed from the spark plug when
the machine is unsupervised.
Never start the machine indoors. Exhaust fumes can
be dangerous if inhaled.
Observe your surroundings and make sure that there
is no risk of people or animals coming into contact with
the cutting equipment.
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Before use:
TECHNIQUES
Basic safety rules
1
5
Look around you:
To ensure that people, animals or other things cannot
affect your control of the machine.
To make sure that none of the above might come
within reach of your saw or be injured by falling trees.
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2
1
9
1
Check that the chain
damaged.
brake works correctly
2
Check
3
Check that the throttle lockout works correctly and is
not damaged.
4
Check that the stop switch works correctly and 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
case of an accident.
5
Check that all handles are free from oil.
2
6
Check that the anti vibration
damaged.
7
Check that the muffler is securely attached and not
damaged.
Do not use the machine in bad weather, such as
dense fog, heavy rain, strong wind, intense cold, etc.
Working in bad weather is tiring and often brings
added risks, such as icy ground, unpredictable felling
direction, etc.
3
8
Check that all parts of the chain saw are tightened
correctly and that they are not damaged or missing.
9
Check that the chain catcher is in place and not
damaged.
Take great care when removing small branches and
avoid cutting bushes (i.e. cutting many small branches
at the same time). Small branches can be grabbed by
the chain and thrown back at you, causing serious
injury.
4
Make sure you can move and stand safely. Check the
area around you for possible obstacles (roots, rocks,
branches, ditches, etc.) in case you have to move
suddenly. Take great care when working on sloping
ground.
that the rear right hand guard
and is not
is not damaged.
system works and is not
10 Check the chain tension.
General
working
instructions
IMPORTANT!
This section describes basic safety rules for using a
chain saw.This information is never a substitute for
professional skills and experience. If you get into a
situation where you feel unsafe, stop and seek expert
advice. Contact your chain saw dealer, service agent or
an experienced chain saw user. Do not attempt any task
that you are not sure you can handle!
Before using a chain saw you must understand the
effects of kickback and how to avoid them. See
instructions under the heading How to avoid kickback.
Before using a chain saw you must understand the
difference between cutting with the top and bottom
edges of the bar. See instructions under the headings
How to avoid kickback and Machine's safety equipment.
Wear personal protective equipment. See instructions
under the heading Personal protective equipment.
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Take great care when cutting a tree that is under
tension. A tree that is under tension may spring back
to its normal position before or after being cut. If you
position yourself incorrectly or make the cut in the
wrong place the tree may hit you or the machine and
cause you to lose control. Both situations can cause
serious personal injury.
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6
Before moving your chain saw switch off
and lock the chain using the chain brake.
chain saw with the bar and chain pointing
Fit a guard to the bar before transporting
saw or carrying it for any distance.
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Have control over the workpiece. If the pieces you
intend to cut are small and light, they can jam in the
saw chain and be thrown towards you. Even if this
does not need to be a danger, you may be surprised
and lose control of the saw. Never saw stacked logs or
branches without first separating them. Only saw one
log or one piece at a time. Remove the cut pieces to
keep your working area safe.
the engine
Carry the
backwards.
the chain
When you }ut the chain saw on the ground, lock the
saw chain using the chain brake and ensure you have
a constant view of the machine. Switch the engine off
before leaving your chain saw for any length of time.
4
Never use the chain saw above shoulder height
and avoid cutting with the tip of the bar. Never use
the chain saw one-handed!
5
In order to keep control of your saw, always maintain
a firm foothold. Never work on a ladder, in a tree or on
any other insecure support.
6
Always use a fast cutting speed, i.e. full throttle.
General rules
If you understand what kickback is and how it happens
then you can reduce or eliminate the element of
surprise. By being prepared you reduce the risk.
Kickback is usually quite mild, but it can sometimes be
very sudden and violent.
Always hold the chain saw firmly with your right hand
on the rear handle and your left hand on the front
handle. Wrap your fingers and thumbs around the
handles.You should use this grip whether you are
right-handed or left-handed.This
grip minimizes the
effect of kickback and lets you keep the chain saw
under control. Do not let go of the handles!
Most kickback accidents happen during limbing. Make
sure you are standing firmly and that there is nothing in
the way that might make you trip or lose your balance.
Lack of concentration can lead to kickback if the
kickback zone of the bar accidentally touches a
branch, nearby tree or some other object.
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7
TECHNIQUES
Take great care when you cut with the top edge of the
bar, i.e. when cutting from the underside of the object.
This is known as cutting with a pushing chain. The
chain tries to push the chain saw back towards the
user. If the saw chain is jamming, the saw may be
pushed back at you.
Cutting from below = Cutting with pushing chain.
Cutting with a pushing chain increases the risk of
kickback. See instructions under the heading How to
avoid kickback.
Terms
Cutting = General term for cutting through wood.
Limbing = Cutting branches off a felled tree.
Splitting = When the object you are cutting breaks off
before the cut is complete.
There are five important
before making a cut:
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Unless the user resists this pushing force there is a
risk that the chain saw will move so far backwards that
only the kickback zone of the bar is in contact with the
tree, which can lead to a kickback.
Cutting with the bottom edge of the bar, i.e. from the top
of the object downwards, is known as cutting with a
pulling chain. In this case the chain saw pulls itself
towards the tree and the front edge of the chain saw
body rests naturally on the trunk when cutting. Cutting
with a pulling chain gives the operator better control over
the chain saw and the position of the kickback zone.
Follow the instructions on sharpening and maintaining
your bar and chain. When you replace the bar and
chain use only combinations that are recommended
by us. See instructions under the headings Cutting
equipment and Technical data.
Basic cutting
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technique
holding it with one hand. A chain sa w is
not safely controlled with one hand.
Always have a secure, firm grip around
the handles
factors
you should
consider
1
Make sure the cutting equipment will not jam in the cut.
2
Make sure the object you are cutting will not split.
3
Make sure the chain will not strike the ground or any
other object during or after cutting.
4
Is there a risk of kickback?
5
Do the conditions and surrounding terrain affect how
safely you can stand and move about?
Two factors decide whether the chain will jam or the object
that you are cutting will split: the first is how the object is
supported before and after cutting, and the second is
whether it is in tension.
In most cases you can avoid these problems by cutting in
two stages; from the top and from the bottom.You need to
support the object so that it will not trap the chain or split
during cutting.
with both hands,
General
Always use full throttle when cuttingE
Reduce the speed to idle after every cut (running the
engine for too long at full throttle without any load, i.e.
without any resistance from the chain during cutting,
can lead to serious engine damage).
Cutting from above = Cutting with a pulling chain.
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free the chain saw.
The following instructions describe how to handle the
common situations you are likely to encounter when using
a chain saw.
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Limbing
Turn the log and finish the cut from the opposite side.
When limbing thick branches
approach as for cutting.
Cut difficult branches
you should use the same
piece by piece.
The log is supported
that it will split.
at one end. There is a high risk
Start by cutting from below (about 1/3 of the way through).
Cutting
Finish by cutting from above so that the two cuts meet.
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while they are in a pi!e or when a coupie|
of logs are lying together. Such
procedures
drastically increase the risk
of kickback which can result in a serious
or fatal injury.
if you have a pile of logs, each log you attempt to cut
should be removed from the pile, placed on a saw horse
or runners and cut individually.
Remove the cut pieces from the cutting area. By leaving
them in the cutting area, you increase the risk for
inadvertently getting a kickback, as well as increasing the
risk of losing your balance while working.
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The log is supported at both ends. There is a high risk
that the chain will jam.
Start by cutting from above (about 1/3 of the way through).
Finish by cutting from below so that the two cuts meet.
The log is lying on the ground. There is little risk of the
chain jamming or the object splitting. However there is a
risk that the chain will touch the ground when you finish
the cut.
Tree felling
Cut all the way through the log from above. Avoid letting
the chain touch the ground as you finish the cut. Maintain
full throttle but be prepared for what might happen.
The safe distance
technique
Safe distance
between a tree that is to be felled and
anyone else working nearby is at least 2 1/2 tree lengths.
Make sure that no-one else is in this "risk zone" before or
during felling.
If it is possible (can you turn the log?) stop cutting about
2/3 of the way through the log.
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Felling
TECHNIQUES
direction
Clearing
The aim is to fell the tree in a position where you can limb
and cross-cut the log as easily as possible.You want it to
fall in a location where you can stand and move about
safely.
the trunk
and preparing your retreat
Delimb the stem up to shoulder height. It is safer to work
from the top down and to have the tree between you and
the saw.
Once you have decided which way you want the tree to fall
you must judge which way the tree would fall naturally.
Several factors affect this:
Lean of the tree
Bend
Wind direction
Arrangement
of branches
k
Weight of snow
Obstacles within the reach of the tree: for example,
other trees, power lines, roads and buildings.
Look for signs of damage and rot in the stem, this
makes it more probably that the tree will break and
start to fall before you expect it to.
Remove any undergrowth from the base of the tree and
check the area for obstacles (stones, branches, holes,
etc.) so that you have a clear path of retreat when the tree
starts to fall. Your path of retreat should be roughly 135
degrees away from the intended felling direction.
You may find you are forced to let the tree fall in its natural
direction because it is impossible or dangerous to try to
make it fall in the direction you first intended.
Another very important factor, which does not affect the
felling direction but does affect your safety, is to make sure
the tree has no damaged or dead branches that might
break off and hit you during felling.
The main point to avoid is letting the tree fall onto another
tree. It is very dangerous to remove a trapped tree and
there is high accident risk. See instructions under the
heading Freeing a tree that has fallen badly.
Felling
WARN!NG!
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Unless
you have special'r
raining we advise you not to fel! trees
with a diameter larger than the bar length
of your saw!
Felling is done using three cuts. First you make the
directional cuts, which consist of the top cut and the
bottom cut, then you finish with the felling cut. By placing
these cuts correctly you can control the felling direction
very accurately.
Directional
IMPORTANT! During critical felling operations, hearing
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completed so that sounds and warning signals can be
cuts
To make the directional cut you begin with the top cut. Aim
using to the saw's felling direction mark (1) toward a goal
further forward in the terrain, where you would like the tree
to fall (2). Stand on the right-hand side of the tree, behind
the saw, and cut with a pull stroke.
heard.
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TECHNIQUES
Next make the bottom cut so that it finishes exactly at the
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.
The directional
When the felling cut and directional cut are complete the
tree should start to fall by itself or with the aid of a felling
wedge or breaking bar.
cuts should run 1/4 of the diameter
through the trunk and the angle between the top cut and
bottom cut should be 45° .
The line where the two cuts meet is called the directional
cut line. This line should be perfectly horizontal and at
right angles (90 °) to the chosen felling direction.
Felling
We recommend that you use a bar that is longer than the
diameter of the tree, so that you can make the felling cut
and directional cuts with single cutting strokes. See
instructions under the heading Technical data section to
find out which lengths of bar are recommended for your
cut
saw.
The felling cut is made from the opposite side of the tree
and it must be perfectly horizontal. Stand on the left side
of the tree and cut on the pull stroke.
Make the felling cut about 1.5-2 inches (3-5 cm) above the
bottom directional cut.
There are methods for felling trees with a diameter larger
than the bar length. However these methods involve a
much greater risk that the kickback zone of the bar will
come into contact with the tree.
Finish the felling cut parallel with the directional cut line so
that the distance between them is at least 1/10 of the
trunk diameter.The uncut section of the trunk is called the
felling hinge.
The felling hinge controls the direction that the tree falls in.
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Freeing a tree that has fallen badly
Freeing
a "trapped
It is very dangerous
high accident risk.
necessary to reduce the tension and make the tree or
branch break at the point of maximum tension.
tree"
to remove a trapped tree and there is
Never try to fell the tree that is trapped.
Never work in the risk zone of the hanging trapped tree.
Never cut straight through
tension!
a tree or branch that is in
If you must cut across tree/limb, make two to three cuts,
one inch apart, one to two inches deep.
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Continue to cut deeper until tree/limb bends and tension
is released.
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The safest method is to use a winch.
Tractor-mounted
Cut tree/limb from outside the bend, after tension has
been released.
How to avoid
Portable
kickback
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WARNING!
Cutting
trees and branches
that are in tension
Preparations: Work out which side is in tension and where
the point of maximum tension is (i.e. where it would break
if it was bent even more).
Kickback
can happen very
suddenly and violently; kicking the chain
saw, bar and chain back at the user, If
this happens when the chain is moving t
can cause very serious, even fatal
injuries. It is vital you understand what
causes kickback and that you can avoid
it by taking care and using the right
working technique,
What is kickback?
The word kickback is used to describe
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Decide which is the safest way to release the tension and
whether you are able to do it safely. In complicated
situations the only safe method is to put aside your chain
saw and use a winch.
General
the sudden
reaction that causes the chain saw and bar to jump off an
object when the upper quadrant of the tip of the bar,
known as the kickback zone, touches an object.
advice:
Position yourself so that you will be clear of the tree or
branch when the tension is released.
Make one or more cuts at or near the point of maximum
tension. Make as many cuts of sufficient depth as
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Kickback always occurs in the cutting plane of the bar.
Normally the chain saw and bar are thrown backwards
and upwards towards the user. However, the chain saw
may move in a different direction depending on the way it
was being used when the kickback zone of the bar
touched the object.
TECHNIQUES
Cutting
the trunk
See instructions
technique.
into logs
under the heading Basic cutting
Kickback only occurs if the kickback zone of the bar
touches an object.
Limbing
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WARNING!
_
ccidents
occur during limbing. De net
use the kickback
zone of the guide bar.
Be extrernely cautieus and avoid
contacting the log, other limbs or objects
with the nose of the guide bar. Be
extremely cautious of limbs under
A majority
you and causeless
in injury.
of kickback
of control resulting
Make sure that you can stand and move about safely.
Work on the left side of the trunk. Work as close as
possible to the chain saw for maximum control. If possible,
let the weight of the chain saw rest on the trunk.
Keep the trunk between
move along the trunk.
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saw as you
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General
The user must only carry out the maintenance and
service work described in this manual. More extensive
work must be carried out by an authorised service
workshop.
Carburetor
Checking,
servicing
maintaining
and
chain saw safety
equipment
adjustment
Your Husqvarna product has been designed and
manufactured to specifications that reduce harmful
emissions.
Function
contact our servicing dealer.
Chain brake and front hand guard
The carburetor governs
throttle control. Air and
carburetor. The air/fuel
adjustment is essential
from the machine.
the engine's speed via the
fuel are mixed in the
mixture is adjustable. Correct
to get the best performance
The T-screw regulates the throttle setting at idle
speed. If the T-screw is turned clockwise this gives a
higher idle speed; turning it anti-clockwise gives a
lower idle speed.
Basic settings
Checking
brake band wear
Brush off any wood dust, resin and dirt from the chain
brake and clutch drum. Dirt and wear can impair operation
of the brake.
and running in
The basic carburetor settings are adjusted during testing
at the factory. Fine adjustment should be carried out by a
skilled technician.
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Rec. idle speed: See the Technical data section.
Fine adjustment
of the idling speed T
Adjust the idle speed with the T-screw. If it is necessary to
re-adjust, turn the T-screw clockwise while the engine is
running, until the chain starts to rotate.Then turn counterclockwise until the chain stops. A correctly adjusted idle
speed setting occurs when the engine runs smoothly in
every position. It should also be good margin to the rpm
when the chain starts to rotate.
Regularly check that the brake band is at least 0.024 inch
(0.6 mm) thick at its thinnest point.
Checking
the front hand guard
Make sure the front hand guard is not damaged
there are no visible defects such as cracks.
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adjusted so that the chain stops at idle.
De not use the chain saw until it has
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Correctly
adjusted
adjusted
or repaired.
carburetor
When the carburetor is correctly adjusted the machine
accelerates without hesitation and the machine 4-cycles a
little at max. speed. It is also important that the chain does
not rotate at idle. If the L-jet is set too lean it may cause
starting difficulties and poor acceleration. If the H-jet is set
too lean the machine will have less power, poor
acceleration and could suffer damage to the engine.
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Move the front hand guard forwards and back to make
sure it moves freely and that it is securely anchored to the
clutch cover.
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Checking
the inertia brake release
Apply full throttle and activate the chain brake by tilting
your left wrist forward onto the front hand guard. Do not let
go of the front handle. The chain should stop
immediately.
With the engine turned off, hold the chain saw over a
stump or other firm object. Let go of the front handle so
that the bar drops towards the stump as the chain saw
rotates around the rear handle.
Throttle lockout
Make sure the throttle control is locked at the idle
setting when the throttle lockout is released.
When the bar hits the stump the brake should be
applied.
Checking
Press the throttle lockout and make sure it returns to
its original position when you release it.
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.
Check that the throttle control and throttle lockout
move freely and that the return springs work properly.
Start the chain saw and apply full throttle. Release the
throttle control and check that the chain stops and
remains stationary. If the chain rotates when the
throttle control is in the idle position you should check
the carburetor idle adjustment.
Grasp the chain saw firmly, wrapping your fingers and
thumbs around the handles.
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Chain catcher
Stop switch
Check that the chain catcher is not damaged
attached
to the body of the chain saw.
and is firmly
Start the engine and make sure the engine stops
you move the stop switch to the stop setting.
when
CAUTION! The start/stop switch automatically returns to
run position. In order to prevent unintentional starting, the
spark plug cap must be removed from the spark plug
when assembling, checking and/or performing
maintenance.
Right hand guard
Check that the right hand guard is not damaged
there are no visible defects, such as cracks.
and that
Muffler
Never use a machine that has a faulty muffler.
Vibration
damping
system
Regularly check the vibration damping units for cracks or
deformation.
Regularly check that the muffler is securely attached to
the machine.
Make sure the vibration damping units are securely
attached to the engine unit and handle unit.
Some mufflers are equipped with a special spark arrestor
screen. If your machine has this type of muffler, you
should clean the screen at least once a week.This is best
done with a wire brush. A blocked screen will cause the
engine to overheat and may lead to serious damage.
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Note! The screen must be replaced if it is damaged. If the
screen is blocked the machine will overheat and this will
cause damage to the cylinder and piston. Never use a
machine with a muffler that is in poor condition. Never
use a muffler if the spark arrestor screen is missing
or defective.
The muffler is designed to reduce the noise level and to
direct the exhaust gases away from the operator. The
exhaust gases are hot and can contain sparks, which may
cause fire if directed against dry and combustible
material.
Starter
WARNING!
When the recoil spring is
wound
up in theand
starter
under tension
Can, ifhousing
handled it is
carelessly, pop out and cause personal
injury;
Care must be exercised when replacing
the return spring or the starter cord.
Wear protective glasses and protective
gloves.
Replacing the starter
Pull out the cord approx. 30 cm (12 inches) and hook
it into the notch in the rim of the pulley. Release the
recoil spring by letting the pulley rotate slowly
backwards.
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Undo the bolt in the centre of the pulley and remove
the drive disc (A), drive disc spring (B) and the pulley
(C). Insert and secure a new starter cord in the starter
pulley. Wind approx. 3 turns of the starter cord on the
starter pulley. Fit the starter pulley so that the end of
the recoil spring (D) hooks into the starter pulley. Now
assemble the drive disc spring, drive disc and the bolt
in the centre of the pulley. Carry the starter cord
through the hole in the starter housing and the starter
handle.Tie a good knot on the starter cord.
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cord
Loosen the screws that hold the starter against the
crankcase and remove the starter.
Tensioning the recoil spring
Hook the starter cord in the notch in the pulley and
turn the starter pulley about 2 turns clockwise.
Note! Check that the pulley can be turned an
additional 1/2 turn when the starter cord is pulled all
the way out.
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Stretch the line with the handle. Move your thumb and
release the line. See the figure below.
Fitting the starter
To fit the starter, first pull out the starter cord and place
the starter in position against the crankcase. Then
slowly release the starter cord so that the pulley
engages with the pawls.
Fit and tighten the screws that hold the starter.
Replacing the return and drive springs
Air filter
Recoil spring (A)
Lift up the starter pulley. See instructions under the
heading Changing a broken or worn starter cord.
Remember that the recoil spring is coiled under
tension in the starter housing.
Remove the cassette with the recoil spring from the
starter.
Lubricate the recoil spring with light oil. Fit the
cassette with recoil spring in the starter. Fit the starter
pulley and tension the recoil spring.
Drive disc spring (B)
Undo the bolt in the centre of the pulley and remove
the drive disc and the drive disc spring.
The air filter must be regularly cleaned to remove dust and
dirt in order to avoid:
Carburettor
malfunctions
Starting problems
Loss of engine power
Unnecessary
wear to engine parts
Excessive fuel consumption.
Remove the air filter after taking off the air filter cover.
When refitting make sure that the air filter seals tightly
against the filter holder. Clean the filter by brushing or
shaking it.
Replace the drive disc spring and fit the drive disc
above the spring.
The filter can be cleaned more thoroughly by washing it in
water and detergent.
An air filter that has been in use for a long time cannot be
cleaned completely. The filter must therefore be replaced
with a new one at regular intervals. A damaged air filter
must always be replaced.
A HUSQVARNA chain saw can be equipped with different
types of air filters according to working conditions,
weather, season, etc. Contact your dealer for advice.
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Spark plug
Needle
bearing
lubrication
STOP
The spark
plug condition
Incorrect
carburetor
An incorrect
oil).
is influenced
The clutch drum has a needle bearing on the output shaft.
This needle bearing must be lubricated regularly.
by:
adjustment.
fuel mixture (too much or incorrect
type of
A dirty air filter.
These factors cause deposits on the spark plug
electrodes, which may result in operating problems
starting difficulties.
When lubricating, remove the clutch cover by loosening
the two bar nuts. Lay the saw on its side with the clutch
drum upwards.
Lubrication involves engine oil dripping
the clutch drum as it rotates.
and
into the centre of
4_
If the machine is low on power, difficult to start or runs
poorly at idle speed: always check the spark plug first
before taking any further action. If the spark plug is dirty,
clean it and check that the electrode gap is 0.020 inch (0.5
mm).The spark plug should be replaced after about a
month in operation or earlier if necessary.
0,5 mm
Cooling
system
To keep the working temperature as low as possible the
machine is equipped with a cooling system.
The cooling system consists of:
Note! Always use the recommended spark plug type! Use
of the wrong spark plug can damage the piston/cylinder.
Check that the spark plug is fitted with a suppressor.
1
Air intake on the starter.
2
Air guide plate.
Lubricating
3
Fins on the flywheel.
4
Cooling fins on the cylinder.
5
Cylinder cover (directs cold air over the cylinder).
the bar tip sprocket
Lubricate the bar tip sprocket each time you refuel. Use
the special grease gun and a good quality bearing grease.
Clean the cooling system with a brush once a week, more
often in demanding conditions. A dirty or blocked cooling
system results in the machine overheating which causes
damage to the piston and cylinder.
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"Air injection"
cleaning
Temperature
centrifugal
Centrifugal cleaning means the following: All air to the
carburetor passes through the starter. Dirt and dust is
pushed out by the cooling fan.
=5°0 (23°F) or colder:
For running the machine in cold weather or powder snow,
a special cover is available, which is mounted
on the
starter housing. This reduces the intake of cold air and
prevents large amounts of snow from being sucked in.
IMPORTANT! In order to maintain operation of the
centrifugal cleaning system it must be regularly
maintained. Clean the air intake to the starter, the fins on
the flywheel, the space around the flywheel, inlet pipe and
carburetor compartment.
Winter
use
Running problems can occur when using the machine
the cold and snowy conditions caused by:
in
Too low engine temperature.
Icing of the air filter and carburetor.
Special measures
are therefore often required:
Partly mask the air inlet on the starter to increase the
working temperature of the engine.
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any measures have been taken to increase the
temperature these changes must be reversed before the
machine is used in normal temperature conditions.
Otherwise there is a risk of overheating, resulting in
severe damage to the engine.
IMPORTANT! Any maintenance other than that described
in this manual must be carried out by your servicing dealer
(retailer).
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Maintenance
schedule
The following is a list of the maintenance
Maintenance section.
that must be performed
on the machine. Most of the items are described
Daily maintenance
Weekly
Clean the outside of the machine,
On chain saws without a catalytic
converter, check the cooling system
weekly,
Check the brake band on the chain
brake for wear. Replace when less
than 0.024 inch (0.6 mm) remains at
the most worn point.
Check the starter, starter cord and
Check the clutch centre, clutch drum
Check that the components of the
throttle control work safely. (Throttle
lockout and throttle control.)
maintenance
in the
Monthly maintenance
return spring,
and clutch spring for wear.
Clean the chain brake and check that it
operates safely. Make sure that the
chain catcher is undamaged, and
replace it if necessary.
Check that the vibration damping
elements are not damaged,
Clean the spark plug. Check that the
electrode gap is 0.020 inch (0.5 mm).
The bar should be turned regularly for
more even wear. Check the lubrication
hole in the bar, to be sure it is not
clogged. Clean the bar groove. If the
bar has a sprocket tip, this should be
lubricated.
Lubricate the clutch drum bearing.
Clean the outside of the carburetor.
Check that the bar and chain are
getting sufficient oil.
File off any burrs from the edges of the
bar.
Check fuel hose for cracks or other
damage. Change if necessary.
Check the saw chain with regard to
visible cracks in the rivets and links,
whether the saw chain is stiff or
whether the rivets and links are
abnormally worn. Replace if
necessary.
Clean or replace the spark arrestor
screen on the muffler,
Empty the fuel tank and clean the
inside.
tension and condition. Check the drive
sprocket for excessive wear and
replace if necessary.
Clean the carburetor
Empty the oil tank and clean the
inside.
Clean the starter units air intake.
Clean the air filter. Replace if
necessary.
Sharpen the chain and check its
compartment.
Check all cables and connections.
Check that nuts and screws are tight.
Check that the stop switch works
correctly.
Check that there are no fuel leaks from
the engine, tank or fuel lines.
On chain saws with a catalytic
converter, check the cooling system
daily.
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Technical
DATA
data
445
445e
450e
Engine
Cylinder displacement,
2,79/45,7
2,79/45,7
3,06/50,2
Cylinder bore, inch/mm
1,65/42
1,65/42
1,73/44
Stroke, inch/mm
1,30/33
1,30/33
1,30/33
Idle speed, rpm
2700
2700
2700
Power, kW/hp @ rpm
2,1 / 2,8 @ 9000
2,1 / 2,8 @ 9000
2,4/3,2 @ 9000
ignition
cu.in/cm 3
system
Walbro
Walbro
Walbro
Type of ignition system
MBU-16
MBU-16
MBU-16
Spark plug
NGK BPMR 7A/
Champion RCJ 7Y
NGK BPMR 7A/
Champion RCJ 7Y
NGK BPMR 7A/
Champion RCJ 7Y
0,02/0,5
0,02/0,5
0,02/0,5
Zama
Zama
Zama
EL 37
EL 37
EL 37
Fuel tank capacity, US pint/litre
0,99/0,47
0,99/0,47
0,99/0,47
Oil pump capacity at 9,000 rpm, ml/min
13
13
13
Oil tank capacity, US pint/litre
0,55/0,26
0,55/0,26
0,55/0,26
Type of oil pump
Not adjustable
Not adjustable
Not adjustable
11,2/5,1
11,2/5,1
15"/38
15"/38
15"/38
13-20/33-50
13-20/33-50
13-20/33-50
Usable cutting length, inches/cm
12-19/31-49
12-19/31-49
12-19/31-49
Pitch, inch/mm
0,325/8,25
0,325/8,25
0,325/8,25
Thickness
0,050/1,3
0,050/1,3
0,050/1,3
0,058/1,5
0,058/1,5
0,058/1,5
Spur/7
Spur/7
Spur/7
20,0
20,0
20,0
Manufacturer
Electrode
of ignition system
gap, inch/mm
Fuel and lubrication
Manufacturer
Carburetor
system
of carburetor
type
Weight
Chain saw without bar or chain, empty tanks, Ib/kg 1 0,8/4,9
Chain/bar
Standard
bar length, inch/cm
Recommended
bar lengths, inch/cm
of drive links, inch/mm
Drive sprocket
type/teeth
Chain speed at max. power, m/sec
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Recommended
original and replacement
DATA
bar and chain combinations
Following is a list of recommended cutting equipment for the Husqvarna chain saw models 445,445e and 450e. The
combinations of power head, bar and chain have been tested and found to be in accordance with the kickback and
vibration requirements of ANSI B 175.1-2000.
The guide bar nose radius is determined by either the maximum
corresponding maximum nose radius of a solid bar.
The following list is the chain saw manufacturers
will also achieve kickback reduction.
number of teeth in the nose sprocket or the
recommendations.There
may be other combinations
available, which
As we are listing the maximum guide bar nose radius, you may use a guide bar with smaller nose radius than in our list.
For guide bars of the same length, all sprocket-nose guide bars of the same pitch and having the same number of
sprocket teeth may be considered to have equivalent kickback energy. A hard nose bar having the same length and nose
radius as a sprocket-nose bar may be considered to have equivalent or less kickback energy than the sprocket-nose bar.
Bar and chain combinations
Chain saw models Husqvarna 445, 445e and 450e met the kickback performance requirements of ANSI B 175.1-2000 when
tested with the combinations of bars and saw chains listed below.The saw chain Husqvarna H30 is also classified as a low
kickback saw chain since it met the requirements for low kickback saw chain outlined in ANSI B 175.1-2000. We recommend
to use only the listed combinations of bars and chains for chain saw models Husqvarna 445, 445e and 450e. Other chain
saw models may not meet the kickback requirements when equipped with the listed bar and chain combinations.
Chain
Bar
Thickness
of drive
Max. nose radius
Type
Drive link count
1 0T
Husqvarna
Length, inch
Pitch, inch
13
0,325
15
0,325
1 0T
64
16
0,325
1 0T
66
18
0,325
1 0T
72
2O
0,325
1 0T
78
13
0,325
15
0,325
1 0T
16
0,325
1 0T
66
18
0,325
1 0T
72
2O
0,325
12T
78
links, inch/ram
1,3
1,5
1 0T
Husqvarna
Husqvarna
H30
H21/
H25
56
56
64
Note: For the saw chains above (if available) you are free to choose between 0,050" or 0,058" gauge drive links for the
corresponding bar, see the table below.
0,050"/1,3
mm
H30
H22
H23
0,058"/1,5
mm
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H25
H21
Saw chain
filing
and file gauges
iO
inch/ram
inch/ram
H30
3/16/4,8
85 °
30 °
10 °
0,025 / 0,65
5056981-00
5056981-08
H25
3/16/4,8
85 °
30 °
10 °
0,025 / 0,65
5056981-00
5056981-09
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SECTION
1: LIMITED WARRANTY
Husqvarna warrants Husqvarna product to the original purchaser to be free from defects in material and
workmanship from the date of purchase for the "Warranty Period" of the products as set forth below:
90 Day NON-COMMERCIAL Warranty: Reconditioned chain saws, trimmers, brushcutters, clearing
saws, handheld blowers, backpack blowers, hedge
trimmers, and electrical products for non-commercial, non-professional,
non-institutional
or
non-income producing use, except as herein stated.
SECTION 2: HUSQVARNA'S
OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE WARRANTY
Husqvarna will repair or replace defective components without charge for parts or labor if a component
fails because of a defect in material or workmanship
during the warranty period.
SECTION 3: ITEMS
THIS WARRANTY
NOT COVERED
BY
The following items are not covered by this warranty:
(1) Normal customer maintenance items which become worn through normal regular use, including,
but not limited to, filters, lubricants, rewind
springs, spark plugs, and starter ropes.
(2) Natural discoloration of material due to ultraviolet
light.
SECTION
4: EXCEPTIONS
AND LIMITATIONS
This warranty shall be inapplicable to defects resulting from the following:
(1) Accident, abuse, misuse, negligence and neglect, including stale fuel, dirt, abrasives, moisture, rust, corrosion, or any adverse reaction due
to incorrect storage or use habits.
(2) Failure to operate or maintain the unit in accordance with the operator's manual or instruction
sheet furnished by Husqvarna.
(3) Alterations or modifications that change the intended use of the product or affects the product's performance, operation, safety, or durability,
or causes the product to fail to comply with any
applicable laws.
(4) Additional damage to parts or components due to
continued use occurring after any of the above.
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE PURCHASER. HUSQVARNA SHALL
NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF ANY
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THESE
PRODUCTS EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. ANY IMPLIED
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STATEMENT
WARRANTY OR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON
THESE PRODUCTS IS LIMITED IN DURATION
TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD AS DEFINED IN
THE LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT.
HUSQVARNA
RESERVES
THE RIGHT TO
CHANGE OR IMPROVE THE DESIGN OF THE
PRODUCT WITHOUT NOTICE, AND DOES NOT
ASSUME OBLIGATION TO UPDATE PREVIOUSLY MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS.
Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental
or consequential damages, or limitations on how long
an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or
exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
SECTION
BILITIES
5:
CUSTOMER
RESPONSI-
The product must exhibit reasonable care, maintenance, operation, storage and general upkeep as
written in the maintenance section of the operator's
manual. Should an operational problem or failure
occur, the product should not be used, but delivered
as is to an authorized Husqvarna dealer for evaluation. Proof of purchase, as explained in Section 6,
rests solely with the customer.
SECTION
6: PROCEDURE
TO OBTAIN
WARRANTY
CONSIDERATION
It is the Owner's and Dealer's responsibility to make
certain that the Warranty Registration Card is properly
filled out and mailed to Husqvarna. This card should
be mailed within ten (10) days from the date of purchase in order to confirm the warranty and to facilitate
post-sale service.
Proof of purchase must be presented to the authorized Husqvarna dealer in order to obtain warranty
service. This proof must include date purchased,
model number, serial number, and complete name
and address of the selling dealer.
To obtain the benefit of this warranty, the product believed to be defective must be delivered to an authorized Husqvarna dealer in a timely manner, no later
than thirty (30) days from date of the operational problem or failure. The product must be delivered at the
owner's expense. Pick-up and delivery charges are
not covered by this warranty. An authorized Husqvarna dealer can be normally located through the '_Zellow
Pages" of the local telephone directory or by calling
1-800-HUSKY62 for a dealer in your area.
HUSQVARNA
7349 Statesville Road
CHARLOTTE, NC 28269
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FEDERAL
EMiSSiON
YOUR WARRANTY
OBLiGATiONS
CONTROL
RIGHTS
AND
The EPA (The US Environmental Protection Agency),
Environment Canada and Husqvarna Forest & Garden are
pleased to explain the emissions control system warranty
on your 2001 and later small nonroad engine. In U.S. and
Canada, new small nonroad engines must be designed,
built and equipped to meet the federal stringent anti-smog
standards. Husqvarna Forest & Garden must warrant the
emission control system on your small nonroad engine for
the period of time listed below provided there has been no
abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your unit.Your
emission control system includes Parts such as the
carburetor and the ignition system. Where a warrantable
condition exists, Husqvarna Forest & Garden will repair
your small nonroad engine at no cost to you. Expenses
covered under warranty include diagnosis, parts and labor.
MANUFACTURER'SWARRANTY
COVERAGE
The 2001 and later small nonroad engines are warranted
for two years. If any emission related part on you engine
(as listed above) is defective, the part will be repaired or
replaced by Husqvarna Forest & Garden.
OWNER'S WARRANTY
RESPONSIBILITIES
As the small nonroad engine owner, you are responsible for
the performance of the required maintenance listed in your
Operator's Manual. Husqvarna Forest & Garden
recommends that you retain all receipts covering
maintenance on your small nonroad engine, but Husqvarna
Forest & Garden cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of
receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all
scheduled maintenance. As the small nonroad engine
owner, you should, however, be aware that Husqvarna Forest
& Garden may deny you warranty coverage if your small
nonroad engine or a part of it has failed due to abuse,
neglect, improper maintenance, unapproved modifications or
the use of parts not made or approved by the original
equipment manufacturer. You are responsible for presenting
your small nonroad engine to a Husqvarna Forest & Garden
authorized servicing dealer as soon as a problem exists. The
warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable
amount of time, not to exceed 30 days. If you have any
questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities,
you should contact your nearest authorized servicing dealer
or call Husqvarna Forest & Garden at 1-800-487-5963.
WARRANTY
COMMENCEMENT
DATE
The warranty period begins on the date small nonroad
engine is delivered.
LENGTH OF COVERAGE
Husqvarna Forest & Garden warrants to the initial owner
and each subsequent purchaser that the engine is free
from defects in materials and workmanship which cause
the failure of a warranted part for a period of two years.
WARRANTY
STATEMENT
Garden servicing dealer. If you have any questions
regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you
should contact your nearest authorized servicing dealer or
call Husqvarna Forest & Garden at 1-800-487-5963.
WARRANTY PERIOD Any warranted part which is not
scheduled for replacement as required maintenance, or
which is scheduled only for regular inspection to the effect
of "repair or replace as necessary" shall be warranted for
2 years. Any warranted part which is scheduled for
replacement as required maintenance shall be warranted
for the period of time up to the first scheduled replacement
point for that part.
DIAGNOSISThe
owner shall not be charged for diagnostic
labor which leads to the determination that a warranted
part is defective, if the diagnostic work is performed at an
approved Husqvarna Forest & Garden servicing dealer.
CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES Husqvarna Forest &
Garden may be liable for damages to other engine
components caused by the failure of a warranted part still
under warranty.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
All failures caused by abuse, neglect or improper
maintenance are not covered.
ADD -ON OR MODIFIED
PARTS
The use of add-on or modified parts can be grounds for
disallowing a warranty claim. Husqvarna Forest & Garden
is not liable to cover failures of warranted parts caused by
the use of add-on or modified parts.
HOWTO FILE A CLAIM
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights
and responsibilities, you should contact your nearest
authorized servicing dealer or call Husqvarna Forest &
Garden at 1-800-487-5963.
WHERE TO GET WARRANTY
SERVICE
Warranty services or repairs shall be provided at all
Husqvarna Forest & Garden authorized servicing dealers.
MAINTENANCE, REPLACEMENT
REPAIR OF EMISSION=RELATED
AND
PARTS
Any Husqvarna Forest & Garden approved replacement
part used in the performance of any warranty maintenance
or repairs on emission-related
parts, will be provided
without charge to the owner if the part is under warranty.
EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY
LIST
PARTS
1
Carburetor
2
Intake pipe, airfilter
and internal parts
3
Airfilter and fuelfilter covered up to maintenance
schedule.
4
Spark Plug, covered up to maintenance
5
Ignition Module
holder and carburetor
bolts.
schedule
WHAT IS COVERED
MAINTENANCE
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF PARTS Repair or
replacement of any warranted part will be performed at no
charge to the owner at an approved Husqvarna Forest &
The owner is responsible for the performance of all
required maintenance, as defined in the operator's
manual.
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AMERICAN
Safety
users
precautions
(ANSI B 175.1-2000
Kickback
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STANDARD
for chain saw
safety precautions
Kickback
may occur when the
PRECAUTIONS
Other safety precautions
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WARNING!
SAFETY
with one hand! SeriQue injury to the
Operator, helpers, bystanders
or any
combination
of these persons may result
from one-handed operation. Achai n sa w
is intended for two-handed
use.
nose or tip of the guide bar touches an
object, or when the wood closes in and
pinches the saw chain in the cut.
Do not operate a chain saw when you are fatigued.
Tip contact in some cases may cause a
lightning fast reverse reaction, kicking
the guide bar up and back towards the
operator.
Use caution when handling fuel. Move the chain saw at
least 10 feet (3 m) from the fueling point before starting
the engine.
Pinching the saw chain along the top o!
the guide bar may push the guide bar
rapidly back towards the operator.
Either of these reactions may cause you
to Jose control of the saw which could
result in serious personal injury,
Do not rely exclusively
upon the safety
devices built into your saw. As a chain
saw user, you should take several steps
to keep your cutting jobs free from
accident or injury.
With a basic understanding of kickback, you can reduce
or eliminate the element of surprise. Sudden surprise
contributes to accidents.
Use safety footwear; snug-fitting clothing, protective
gloves, and eye, hearing and head protection devices.
Do not allow other persons to be near the chain saw when
starting or cutting with the chain saw. Keep bystanders
and animals out of the work area.
Do not start cutting until you have a clear work area, secure
footing and a planned retreat path from the falling tree.
Keep all parts of your body away from the saw chain when
the engine is running.
Before you start the engine, make sure that the saw chain
is not contacting anything.
Carry the chain saw with the engine stopped, the guide
bar and saw chain to the rear, and the muffler away from
your body.
Do not operate a chain saw that is damaged, improperly
adjusted, or not completely and securely assembled. Be
sure that the saw chain stops moving when the throttle
control trigger is released.
Shut off the engine before setting the chain saw down.
Keep a good firm grip on the saw with both hands, the
right hand on the rear handle, and the left hand on the
front handle, when the engine is running. Use a firm grip
with thumbs and fingers encircling the chain saw handles.
A firm grip will help you reduce kickback and maintain
control of the saw. Don't let go.
Use extreme caution when cutting small size brush and
saplings because slender material may catch the saw
chain and be whipped toward you or pull you off balance.
Make sure that the area in which you are cutting is free
from obstacles. Do not let the nose of the guide bar
contact a log, branch, or any other obstacle which could
be hit while you are operating the saw.
Keep handles dry, clean and free of oil or fuel mixture.
Cut at high engine speeds.
When cutting a limb that is under tension be alert for
springback so that you will not be struck when the tension
in the wood fibers is released.
Operate the chain saw only in well-ventilated
areas.
Do not operate a chain saw in a tree unless you have
been specifically trained to do so.
Do not operate a chain saw above shoulder height.
Do not overreach
or cut above shoulder height.
Follow manufacturer's sharpening
instructions for the saw chain.
and maintenance
Only use replacement bars and chains specified
manufacturer or the equivalent.
by the
All chain saw service, other than the items listed in the
operator's/owner's
safety and maintenance instructions,
should be performed by competent chain saw service
personnel. (For example, if improper tools are used to
remove the flywheel or if an improper tool is used to hold
the flywheel in order to remove the clutch, structural
damage to the flywheel could occur and subsequently
cause the flywheel to burst.)
When transporting
guide bar guard.
your chain saw, use the appropriate
Note:This Annex is intended primarily for the consumer or
occasional user.
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