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IMPORTANT MANUAL Do Not Throw Away Operator's Manual @ Model No . 358.356242 Always Wear Eye Protection CRAFTSMAN + 2.5 cu . in . / 40 cc 2 - CYCLE 18 in . Guide Bar READ THE OPERATOR'S WARNING GASOLINE CHAIN SAW MANUAL AND FOLLOW ALL WARNINGS AND • Table of Contents - • Assembly SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . FAILURE TO DO SO CAN Inside Back Cover • Operation RESULT IN SERIOUS • Customer Responsibilities INJURY . • Service and Adjustments • Repair Parts Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 USA 530 - - 083047 - 438 / 03 / 94
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SAFETY RULES WARNING : . . . . & ALWAYSDISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE AND PLACE WIRE WHERE IT CANNOT CONTACT SPARK PLUG TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL STARTING WHEN SETTING UP , TRANSPORTING , ADJUSTING OR MAKING REPAIRS EXCEPT CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENTS . BECAUSE A CHAIN SAW 1S A HIGH - SPEED WOOD - CUTTING TOOL , SPECIAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS MUST BE OBSERVED TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ACCIDENTS . CARELESS OR IMPROPER USE OF THIS TOOL CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY . i • Do not handle or operate a chain sawwhen you are Hearing _ Safety Hat fatigued , ill , or upset , or if you have taken alcohol , drugs , or medication . You must be in good physical Protection conditionand mentallyalert Chainsaw workis strenu - Snug Eye Protection ous If youhaveany condition that mightbe aggravated Fitting by strenuouswork , check with yourdoctorbefore oper - ating a chainsaw Clothing • Do not attempt to use your chain saw during cbade , Gloves weather conditions suchas strongwind . rain , snow , i etc , or at night . • Carefully plan your sawing operation in advance . Do notstart cuttinguntilyou have a c / earwo _ area , se - cure footing , and , if you are fellingtrees , a planneo re - " _ ' eat path . Safety Safety'Chaps • Do not operate a chain saw that is damaged , Shoes improperly adjusted , or not completely and securely assembled . Always replace the handguard immediately if it becomes damaged , broken , or is other wise removed . • Keep the handles dry , clean , and free of oil or fuel mixture . Figure t • W'dhthe engine stopped , hand carry the chain saw KNOW YOUR SAW with the muffler away from your body , and the guide • Read your operator's manual carefully until you bar and chain to the rear , preferably coverea with a completely understandand can follow all safety rules , scabbard , precautions , and operating instructions before attempt - HANDLE FUEL WITH CAUTION ing to operate the unit . • Eliminate all sources of sparks or flames in the ar - • Restrict the use of your saw to adult users who un - eas where fuel is mixed , poured , or stored . There • derstand and can follow safety rules , precautions , and should be no smoking , open flames , or workthat could operating instructionsfound inthis manual cause sparks Allow engine to coo ! before refueling . PLAN AHEAD • Mixand pour fuel in an outdoorarea on bare ground ; ° Wear protective gear . Figure 1 . Always use stee / - storefuelina coot , dry , wellventilatedplace ; anduse an toed safety footwear with non - slip soles ; snug - f _ ting approved , marked container for all fuel purposes clothing ; heavy - duty , non - slip gloves ; eye aprotectionn Wipe up all fuel spills before starting saw . suchas non - fogging , ventedgoggles orface screen ; : , Move at least 10 feet ( 3 meters ) from the tueling site approved safety hard hat ; and sound barriers - - - _ r before starting the engine . plugsor mufflers to protectyour hearing . Regular usersw • Do not smoke while handling fuel or white operat - should have hearing checked regu / ady as chain sa ing the saw . noise can damage hearing . - Turn the engine off and let your saw cool in a non - combustible area , noton dry leaves , straw , paper , etc . when the engine is running . Keep all parts of your body away from the chain Slowly remove fuel cap and refuel unit . Keep children , bystanders , and animals a minimum • Storethe unit and fuel in an areawhere fuelvapors can - of 30 feet ( 10 Meters ) away from the workarea . aDoin not aliow other people or animals to be near the ch not reach sparks or open flames from water heaters , electric motors or switches , furnaces , etc . saw when startingor operating the chain saw . I . . . . . . SAFETY NOTICE F - xposurteo vibra _ onsthroughprolongeduseofgasolinepoweredhandtoolscouldcausebloodvesselornervedamageinthefinge _ , hands , and wdstsofpeopleproneto circula _ ondisordersorabnormalswellings . Prolongeduse incoldweatherhasbeen , nKeam bloodvessefdamageiontherwbehealthypeople . Ifsymptomsoccursucahsnumbnessp = ain , lossofstrength , changeinskinco | _ uoront textureo , r lossoffeelingin thefingers , handsorwrists , discontinuetheuseof _ unitandseekmedicalattention _ ante - wt _ ramus syst . e . . m . . d . . oesnotguaranteetheavoidanceofthese problems Userswhooperatepowertoolsona continuaal nd regularbasis lmontlor closelytheirphys = cactonditionand theconditionofth = sunit j I _ LOOK FOR THIS SYMBOL TO POINT OUT ' MPORT _ NT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS " t IT MEANS - AT £ ENTION ! ! ! BECOME ALERT ! ! ! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED . - 2 -
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SAFETY RULES OPERATE YOUR SAW SAFELY MAINTAIN YOUR SAW IN GOOD WORKING • Do not operate a chain saw with one hand . Serious ORDER injuryto the operator , helpers , bystanders or any com - * Have all chain saw service performed by your Searsin binationof these persons may resultfrom one - handed Service Center with the exceptionofthe itemslisted operation . A chain saw is intendedfor two - handed use . the mainter _ ncesection of thismanual . Forexample , if • Operate the chain saw only in well - ventilated out - impropertools are used to removeor holdthe flywheel door areas . when servicing the dutch , structural damage to the fly - wheel can occur and cause the flywheel to burst . specificallytrained to do so . . Make certain the chain stops moving when the Do not operate saw from a ladder or in a tree , unless Position all parts of your body to the left of cut and throttle trigger is released . For correction , refer to away from the chain when the engine is running . " Carburetor Adjustments . " • Cut wood only . Do not use your saw to pry or shove • Stop the saw if the chain strikes a foreign objec'L away limbs , roots , or other objects . Inspect unitand repairor replace partsas necessary . • Make sure the chain will not make contact with any - Disconnect the spark plug I _ lore performing any object while starting the engine . Nevertry tostad the maintenance except forcarburetoradjustments . saw when the guide bar is in a cut or kerr . • Never modify yoursaw in any way . Use only attach - • Use extreme caution when cuffing small size brush ments supplied or'specificaJlyrecommended by the manufacturer , and saplings . Slender matedal can catch the chain • and be whipped toward you or pullyou off baJance . TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE - Be alert for springback when cuttinga limbthat is un - : Stop the unit before transporting . der tensionso you will not be struck by IP _ limb or saw Allow engineto cool , covertheguidebar and chain , ande - when the tension in the wood fibers is released . secure the unit before stodng or transportingin a v hicle . • Do not put pressure on the saw at the end of a cut . Applying pressurecan cause you to lose controlwhen * Empty fuel tank before storing ortransportingthe unit . the cut is completed . Use up any fuel left inthe carburetorby startingthe en - • Stop the engine before setting the saw down . gine and lettingthe engine run until _ st . ops . ° Store un _ and fuet in an area where lueI vapors cannot - Keep fuel and oil caps , screws , and fasteners se - curely tightened . reach sparks or open flames from water heaters , elec - tric motors or switches , furnaces , etc . • Store unitsothe chaincannot accidentallycause injury . . Store the unit out of the reachof children . , , , , IH , I , , , , iii i i i I , , II , H , , II , I ii i ' serious injury . GUARD AGAINST KICKBACK - Kickback is a dangerous reaction that can lead to . ll . . . . . . H . i KICKBACK WARNING Kickback Path IA . . . . . KICKBACK CAN OCCUR WHEN THE MOVING CHAIN CONTACTS ANOF OBJECT AT THE UPPER PORTION THE TIP OF THE GUIDE BAR OR WHENES THE WOOD CLOSES IN AND PINCH THE CHAIN IN THE CUT . CONTACT OATF THE UPPER PORTION OF THE TIP THE GUIDE BAR CAN CAUSE THE CHAIN TO DIG INTO THE OBJECT , WHICH STOPS THE CHAIN FOR ANG . . . . . . . . Rgure 2 INSTANT . THE RESULT IS A LIGHTNIN FAST , REVERSE REACTION WHICH KICKS THE GUIDE BAR UP AND BACK TOWARD • THE OPERATOR . IF OTHEP CHAIN IS PINCHED ALONG THE T Avoid OF THE GUIDE BAR , THE GUIDE BAR Obstructions CAN BE DRIVEN RAPIDLY BACK TOWARD THE OPERATOR . EITHER OF THESE REACTIONS CAN CAUSE LOSSN OF SAW CONTROL WHICH CA RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY . DO NOTS RELY ONLY ON THE SAFETY DEVICE Clear The PROVIDED WITH YOUR SAW . AS A CHAIN SAW USER , YOU MUST TAKE Working Area SPECIAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO , , , , , , Figure 3 HELP KEEP YOUR CUTTING JOBS FREE FROM ACCIDENT OR INJURY . - 3 -
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i , i ii iii iii i HI I IIII I mlllr SAFETY RULES i , ll MAINTAIN CONTROL 4 Keep a good , firm grip on the saw with both handsre Hand Positions The Left when the engine is running and don't let go . Figu Of The Saw 4 . A firmgrip can neutralizekickbackand helpyou main - taincontrolofthe saw . Keep thefingersofyourleft hand Elbow encirclingand your leftthumb underthe fronthandlebar . • Locked Keep your right handcompletelyaround the rearhandleur whetheryou are righthanded or lefthanded . Keep yo iNRev1evseno left arm straightwiththe elbow locked . UnderSide Of • Position your left hand on the front handlebar so it \ Handlebar is in a straight line with your right hand on the rear Figure 4 handle when making bucking cuts . Figure4 . Never reverseright and left hand positionsfor any typeof cut - REDUCE THE CHANCE OF KICKBACK • Recognize that kickback can happen . With a basic • _ d with your weight evenly balanced on both understandingof kickback , youcen reducethe element feet . of surprise which contributes to accidents . • Stand slighUyto the left side of the sawto keepyour • Never let the moving chain contact any object at the body from being in a direct line with the cutting tip of the guide bar . Figure 2 . rom chain . Figure 4 . ch . • Keep the working area free f obstructions tsuchc . • Do not overrea You could be drawn orthrown off as other trees , branches , rocks , fences , stumps , e balance and lose controlof the saw . Figure 3 . Eliminate or avoid any obstructionthat yourar chain couldhitwhile youare cuttingthrougha particul • Do not cut above shoulder height , it is difficultto log or branch . maintaincontrol ofsaw above shoulder heighL • Keep your chain sharp and properly tensioned . A loose or dullchain can increase the chance of kickback UNDERSTANDING REACTIVE FORCES to occur . Follow manufacturer'schain sharpening nand - Pinch - Kickback and Pull - In occur when the chain is maintenance instructions . Check tensionat regufari suddenly stopped by being pinched , ¢ aught _ or by terva { s with the engine stopped , never with the eenginely contacting a tore _ n object in the wood . Troisszopp _ ng running . Make sure the bar clamp nuts are secur ofthe chainresults in a reverea ] of the chain forceusedto tightened after tensioning the chain . cutwood and causes thesawto move inthe oppositedirec - • Begin and continue cutting at full throttle . If theer tion of the chain rotation . E [ therreactioncan resultinloss chain is moving at a slower speed , there is great of control and possibleserious injury . chance for kickback to occur . • Pinch . Kickback _ , Cut one log at a time . - occurswhen chain on top of guide bar is suddenty • Use extreme caution when re - entering a previous stopped . cut . - rapidlydfivessawstraightbacktowardoperator . • Do not attempt plunge cuts . • Puli - lnCcurswhen • Watchforshiftinglogsorotherforoesthatcouldclose - O thechain onthe bottom ofthe guide bar a cut and pinch or fall into chain . • Use the Reduced - Kickback Guide Bar and Low - is suddenly stopped . - pulls the saw rapidlyforward . Kickback Chain specified for your saw . , , , , , , , , i i , , , i H , , , , Hi i Jw , i H , , , I , H sampleofchainsawsbelow3 . 8 cubicinchdisplacemenstpe - KICKBACK SAFETY FEATURES cifiedinANSI B175 . 1 - 1991 , ducethechanceofyourlefthando • Handguard , udesignedtorer contactin " g { hechainifyo handsli . pcOffthe _ ro _ hand ! el _ r . I & FNoOLLOWING THE FEATURES ARE IN - • Positionof front and rear handlebars , oestgneOw _ na = s - CLUDED ON YOUR SAW TO HELP REDUCE tahoebetweenhandlesand = in - line with each other , i ne spreadand = in4ine " positionof the handsprovided bythis de - THE HAZARD OF KICKBACK ; HOWEVER , signworktogethertogivebalanceand resistar _ cien . p ? . ntro . I , - SUCH FEATURES WILL NOT TOTALLYN . lingthe pivotofthe sawbacktowardthe operazo _ r lac _ acK ELIMINATE THIS DANGEROUS REACTIO OCCURS . AS A CHAIN SAW USER , DO NOT SRELYT ONLY ON SAFETY DEVICES . YOU MU • sawsas set bythe American Naliot _ Standaras _ , . , FOLLOW ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS , B TS + l - 199 . . . . . . . , . . . " INSTRUCTIONS , AND MAINTENANCE IN Cor _ er _ THIS MANUAL TO HELP AVOID KICKBACK AND OTHER FORCES WHICH CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY . • A , - _ _ Wood Reduced - Kickback Guide Bar , designedwitha smallradius _ educe _ _ c _ I _ us T _ P tip whichreducesthe size of the Idckback dangerzone onthe Syra met _ i _ f Guide Bar | _ tO Cg _ et guidebartip . Figure5 . AReduced - KickbackGuideBarisone whichhasbeen demonstratedtosignificantly reducethe num - berand seriousness of kickbackswhentested in accordance with ANSI B175 . 1 ; * - 1991 Low - Kickback Chain , designed with a contoured depth gauge and guard link which deflect kickback force and allow Syr _ f _ t _ 1 _ € _ p _ ettt _ J wood to gradually ride into the cutter . Figure 5 . Low - K - Jckback Gui _ e _ ar P _ d _ usT = # Chain is chain which has met £ Jcl4 _ backperformance require * Figure 5 ments of ANSI B175 . 1 - 1991 when tested on a representative - 4 -
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CONGRATULATIOoNnSyour purchase of a Sears PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Craftsman GasolineChainSaw . It has been designed , en - gineered and manufactured to giveyou the best possible GUIDE BAR : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 _ ( 45.7cm } dependabilityand performance . CHAIN : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low Profile3 / 8 " Pitch Chrome Cutters Should you experience any prob2ems you cannot easily DISPLACEMENT : . . . . . . . . . 2.5 Cubic Inches ( 40cc ) remedy , please contactyour nearest Sears Service Cen - tedDepartment Sears has competent , wel ! trained techni - ENGINE : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 - cycle / dr Cooled cians and the proper tools to service or repair this unit . FUEL / OIL MIX RATIO : . . . . . 40 : 1 ( 3.2oz oil per gallon gas ) OILER : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Automatic , 10.4oz . Tank Please read and retain this manual . The instructions w _ l IGNITION : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Solid State enable you to assemble and maintain your unit pmpedy . Always observethe = SAFETY RULES . " ( Air gap . 010 " - . 014 " ) IGNITION TIMING : . . . . . . . . Non - Adjustable , Fixed SPARK PLUG TYPE : . . . . . . Champion CJ - TY MODEL NUMBER : 358.356242 Autoi _ te2974 SPARK PLUG GAP : . . . . . . . . 025 " ( . 65ram ) _ ERIAL NUMBER : MUFFLER : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spark Atre _ ng Screen ) ATE OF PURCHASE : ENGINE RPM : . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,300 - 13,200 RPM Maximum " HE MODEL AND SERI _ NUMBER WILL BE FOUND ON THE PRODUCT . YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBER SPECIAL NOTICE AND DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE . Yoursawis equippedwithatemperaturelimltingmufflere end spark arresting screen which meets th requirementsof CaliforniaCodes4442and4443 . AIIU . S . forest land and the statesof Califom _ Idaho , Maine , Minnesota , New Jersey , Washingtona , ndOregonrequire MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT many internal combustionenginesto be equippedwitha A Sears MaintenanceAgreement is available onthisprod - sparkarre . . _ orscreenbylaw . uct , Contact your nearest Sears Store for details . ifyouoperatea chain sawinastateorlocalewhere such CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES regulations exist , you are legally responsible fors . • Read and observe the safety rules . maintaining the operating condition of these tparthe Failure to do so is s violationof the law . Referto • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining , caring for , Spark Arrestor section under , Customer and using your uniL Responsibilities " for maintenance , • Follow the instructions under = Customer Responsibili - ties " and " Storage " sections of this Operator's Manual . MANL _ FA _ " tlJRB ) UND _ q ONE OR _ ORS OFTHE FOt / . OW ; NG PA _ : 4,940X _ . OTHER US . AND FOrtH PATENTSPEP , _ NG . FULL 1 YEAR WARRANTY ON GAS CHAIN SAW Fo rune year from the date of purchase , when thisCraftsman Gas - Powered Chain Saw is maintained , lubricated , and tuned upaccording te the operator's manual , Sears will repair , free of charge , any defect in material orworkmanship . This warranty excludesthe bar , chain , spark plug , and air fitter , which are expendable parts and become worn during nomla ] use , If thisGas ChainSaw is used for commercial purposes / this warranty applies for 30 days from the date of purchese . WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THIS CHAIN SAW TO THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rightswhich vary from state to state . SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO , , DEPT . 817WA , HOFFMAN ESTATES , IL 60179 - 5 -
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HARDWARE CONTENTS Parts bag contents not shown full size m I Chain i _ r Tool Operator's Manual Fuel / Oii Mix ( BarOil not included ) Purchase Craftsman Bar and Chain Oil Separately Gukie Bar . Engine TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY TO REMOVE CHAIN SAW FROM CARTON • Torque Wrench - referenc _ torque values are provided Remove loose p _ rts included with Chain Saw , throughout this manu _ for tighten ) rig hardware , The saw and guide bar are packed incardboa _ finer . Grasp upper edge of cardboard 5ner with one nano . • Bar Tool and upper edge of carton withother nand . _ lide out cardboard liner containing s _ w and guide bar . • Set cardboard _ En _ f _ bnfl _ t surface with tab flap on top . NOTE : tt is norma _ to hear the fuel filter rattle in _ mempty • Release t , _ b , lay siOefiat , and sSde outguide bar . fuel tank . • Lay open other side of cardboard liner . • Use cardboard finer as a work surface dudng assem - bly of saw .
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, m , = , , , , i , ii = , i , , , , , = = = r , , , , = = i J , , = = , , , , , WARNING : . . . . . . ! . . . . . . . IF THIS UNIT IS RECEWED ASSEMBLED , I REPEAT ALL STEPS IN THIS SECTION | TO BE SURE ASSEMBLY IS CORRECT | AND PROPERLY ADJUSTED FOR THE i OPERATOR . ! HOW TO ASSEMBLE YOUR CHAIN SAW BAR AND CHAIN ASSEMBLY ( Fig . 6 - 13 ) \ Guide Bar DANGER : ClutchDrum Guide Bar DO NOT START THE ENGINE WITHOUT Mounting Bolts f THE GUIDE BARAND CHAIN COMPLETELY Figure 8 ASSEMBLED . OTHERWISE , , THE CLUTCHRY , CAN COME OFF AND SERIOUS INJU • Carefully remove chain from bag . Hold chain withthe i ddve links . Fig 9 . CAN RESULT . , i • Place chain over and behind the clutch drum . Fig 10 . • Loosen and remove the 2 bar clamp nuts . * Frtbottomof drive links between teeth in sprocketnose . • Remove bar damp . • Rt chain drive linksinto top of guide bar . Rg 11 . - Remove and throw away blue shippingspacer . Behind the Cutters Depth Clutch Drum t Gauge \ 1 / Drive Links Rgure 10 Rgure 9 - = - - - - - - - Bar Clamp = - - . - Bar Clamp Nuts Figure 6 • Turn adjusting screw byhandcountemlockwise untilad - Nose justing pin justtouches the stop . Guide Bar Guideear Mounting Belts Figure 11 Adjusting Screw Adjusting Stop Pin Figure7 * Mount guidebarwithslotteednd overbothguidebar mounting bolts . Slide guide bar t _ ehindctut _ hdrum ' until guide bar stops . - 7 -
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. . . . guide bar ' fo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . snug ' • Lift uP " " tipof g . ide bar ' iocheck for Sa'gir " elease tip of • Pull rward untit chain is in guidebar grooves . guide bar , then turn adjusting screw 1 / 4 turncJoc _ ise . Repeat thisstep untila sag does notexis _ • Now , installbar clamp making sure the adjusting pin is positioned in the lower hole in the guide bar . • While liftingtip of guide bar , tighten barclamp nutswith the bar tool ( provided ) . Torque 10 - 20 ft4bs . Adjusting Screw Guide Bar " _ ( _ ) _ b . _ Guide Bar 1 / 4 " rum / / Lower Hole Adjusting / Pin , , I / Bar Clamp Nuts Figure 12 Figure 15 * Install bar clamp nuts and finger tighten only . Do not Tocheck chain tension : tighten any further at this point . * Use the screwdriverend of the bar too ! to move chain Now proceedto the " Chain Adjustment " section . around the guidebar . ° Ifchain does notrotate , it istoo tight - slightlyloosen bar clamp nuts and tum adjusting screw 1 / 4 turn counter - clockwise . Retightenbar clamp nuts . , Ifchain istoo loose , loosenbar clamp nuts ; then , turnad - justing screw 1 / 4 turnc ! ockwise . Liftuptipof guidebutte check for sag . Retightenbar clamp nuts ° l Bar Clamp Nuts Figure 13 CHAIN ADJUSTMENT ( Fig . 14 , 15 , & 16 ) • Rollchain around guidebarto ensure kinksde notexist , ( rotates freely ) . Bar Clamp Adjusting Guide Bar • " rum adjusting screw clockwise until chain just barely Nuts Screw touches the bottom of guide bar . Figure 16 l CHECK UST • Make sure the bar clamp nuts ale tight andthere are no loose parts . • Make sure the guidebar and chain are secure . Bar Clamp Nuts Guide Bar Adjusting Screw Figure 14 - 8 -
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i = _ 1 , , , , ill i i , , , , _ i i , , , i , i = ii IILIIII IIII ill ILl Ill , I , . OPERATION , , , , = , , , = = ill _ N KNOW YOUR CHAIN SAW ( See Fig . 17 ) READ THiS OPERATOR'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR CHAIN SAW , Compare the i _ lustrationswith yourunit to familiarize yourseffwiththe location ofthe various controlsand adjustments , Save this manu _ I for future reference . HANDGUARD FRONT HANDLE STARTER ROPEHANDLE STOPCH SWIT FUELMiX STARTER FILLCAP HOUSING CYLINDER COVER THROTTLE REAR HANDLE ADJUSTING CHAINTI _ VEL SCREW DIRECTION _ RCLAMP • CHOKE / NUTS GUIDE BAR THROTTLE FASTIDLE BARCLAMP TRIGGER CO _ q3 : { OL t \ 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F . igu1r _ _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The THROTTLE TRIGGER controlsengine speed . The STOP SWITCH is used to stop the engine , The GUIDE BAR is designedto carry the chain . The STARTER ROPE HANDLE is used for starting the en - gine , The CUTTERS are designed to cut the wood , TheeC _ IO _ ' E ! F , _ ST'IDLE CONTROL _ p _ ovidi _ sadder { oral The BAF _ CI _ vl P NUTS are designedto hold the guidebar fuel to the engine when sta _ t } ng a cold engine . after adjustments have been completed . The ADJUSTING SCREW is designedto tension the chain The THROTTLE LOCKOUT prevents the THROTTLE around the guide bar , TRIGGER from being squeezed accidentally , - 9 -
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STOPPING YOUR ENGINE • Move stop switch to the " STOP " position . o If engine does not stop , pullchoke lever outfully . CHAIN OILER ( Fig . 18 ) • Yourchain saw will consume onetank of baroil for each tank of fuel used . • The chain oiler provides continuouslubricationto the chain and guidebar . Be sure to fg ] the baroiltank when a you fill the fuel tank ( Capacity = 6.5 fl . oz . ) . Figure 20 CuI " rlNG TECHNIQUES ( Fig . 21 & 22 ) Oil Fill • Overcutting - begin on the top side of the log with the \ i bottomof the saw against the log ; exert light pressure downward . Bar \ ! • Undercutting - begin on theundersideofthe log withthe top of the s _ w against the Io9 ; exert light pressure up : . ward . During undercutting , the saw will tend to pusn backat you . Be prepared 1orthis reactionand holdthe Front Handle Fuel CaD saw firmly to maintatn control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Figure 18 THROI - rLE TRIGGER & LOCKOUT ( Fig . 19 ) • Thethmttletdggercontrols enginespeed . Atidle , acen - trifugat ctutch automatically disengages the chain . • The throttte lockout prevents unintentional actuation of the throttle tdgger . Also , the throttle lockout must be de - pressed before the throttle trigger can be depressed . Throttle Lo _ out Figure 21 • Pos _ on the bottomofthe front sawfame against the log - • Duringcutting , keep the frontsaw frame against the log . : _ Figure 19 CHOKE / FAST IDLE SPEED ( Fig . 20 ) • The throttle and choke are a , utomaticallysetfor starling when the choke lever is pulled out fully . • Squeezing the throttletrigger wiltretease the choke andc ' _ fast idle settings . If the throttle trigger is squeezed ac - FrontSaw Frame dently during starting , it will be necessary to reset throttleadvance by pulling choke lever out fulb ' . Figure 22 CUTTING SPEED • Accelerate engine to full throttlebefore entering cut by squeezing the throttletrigger . • Never cut with engine at partialthrottle speed . - 10 -
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IIIIIIH I I . I IIIIIIIIII I . - - I IIII I I II I I IIIHI OPERATION iiiiiiiii i i , , 111 i , i i ii IHI III IIII IIIIIIIIIIIIII I I I , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , i iiii i iii ii i Q OPERATION USE / TIPS Begin cuttingw _ ththe saw frame against the log . Keep engine at fullthrottleduring cuttingprocedure . • Cut woodonly . Do not cut metat ; plastics ; masonry ; , non - Allowthe chain to cut foryou ; exert only lightdown - wood building materials ; etc . ward pressure . If you force the cut , damage to the , Stopthe saw ifthe chain strikes a foreign object . Inspect bar , chain , or engine can result . the saw and repair or replace parts as necessary . Release thethrottletriggeras soonas the cutis com - • Keep the chain cut of dirt and sand . Even a small pleted , allowing the engine to idle . Ifyou run the unit amount of dirt wilt quickty dull a chain and thus increase at futlthrottlewithout cutting , unnecessarywear can the possibility of kickback . occurto the chain , bar , and engine . t To avoid losing control when completingthe cut , do To get the _ eel " of usingyour saw before you begin a major notputpressureon the saw dunngthe endof the cut . sawing opera , on , practice cutting a few small togs usingthe followingtechnique : Stopengine before settingunitdownafter operation . • Accelerate engine to full throttle before entedng cut by squeezing the throttle trigger . OPERATION - SAFETY i i i , , H iii i i i , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , i , , , , , i ii iiiiiiii AVOID REACTIVE PINCH FORCES GENERAL SAFETY Pinch - Kickbackand PulHn occur whenthe chain issud - , , , , , , , L , , ii denly stoppedby being pinched , caught , or by contact - WARNING ing aforeign object in the wood . This suddenstopping of the chain results ina reversal of the chain force usedto IF SAW BECOMES PINCHED OR HUNG IN A cut wood and causes the saw to move in the opposite LOG , DO NOT TRY TO FORCE IT OUT . YOU CAN LOSE CONTROL OF THE SAW direction of the chain rotation . Pinch - Kickbackdrives RESULTING IN INJURY AND / OR DAMAGE the saw straightback toward the operator . PuU - tnpulls TO THE SAW . STOP THE SAW , DRIVE EAED the sawaway fromthe operator . Eitherreactioncan re - WEDGE OF PLASTIC OR WOOD INTO VTH sult in lossof control and possibly seriousinjury . CUT UNTIL THE SAW CAN BE REMO EASILY . RESTART THE SAW AND TO AVOID PINCH - KICKBACK : CAREFULLY REENTER THE CUT . TO * Be extremelyaware of situationsorobstructionsthate AVOID KICKBACK AND CHAIN DAMAGE , can cause rnatedal to pinch the top of or otherwis DO NOT USE A METAL WEDGE , DO NOTN stop the chain . ATTEMPT TO RESTART YOUR SAW WHE o Do notcut more than one log at a time . IT IS PINCHED OR HUNG IN A LOG . . Donottwistthesawasthebariswithdrawnfrom an under - cutwhen bucking . KICKBACK CAN OCCUR WHEN TileCT MOVING CHAIN CONTACTS AN OBJE TO AVOID PULL - IN : AT THE UPPER PORTION OF THE TiP OFD o Always begincuffing with the engine at full throttle THE GUIDE BAR OR WHEN THE WOO and the saw housing against wooo . CLOSES IN AND PINCHES THE SAW CHAINER - Use wedges made of ptastic or wood , ( never of IN THE CUT . CONTACT AT THE UPP metal ) to hold the cut open . PORTION OF THE TiP OF THE GUIDE BAR CAN CAUSE THECHAIN TO DIG INTO THEANG OBJECT AND STOP 3 " HE CHAIN FORTNIN INSTANT . THE RESULT IS A LIGH FAST , REVERSE REACTION WHICH RKICKSDIS THE GUIDE BAR UP AND BACK TOWAIN THE OPERATOR . IF THE SAW CHA PINCHED ALONG THE TOP OF THE GUIDE BAR , THE GUIDE BAR CAN BE DRIVENR . RAPIDLY BACK TOWARD THE ! OPERATOCAN EITHER OF THESE REACTIONS CAUSE LOSS OF SAW CONTROL WHICH CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY . - 11 -
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ii ilull i ii i i r iiii iii I iii i i ii i , iiiinll iiil , , inll i OPERATION , , , , , , , , , , , i i i i i iiiiii , , , 111111111111i _ i n iiiii , nll i TREE . . . . . FELLING ' Felling Direction . . . . . . . . . WARNING Felling IF THE TRUNK OR LIMBS ARE ROTTING , Top THEY CAN FALL UNEXPECTEDLY AND Notch CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY . Cut / / ° = AS YOU MAKE YOUR FELLING CUT , IF - " . U _ I = " THE SAW APPEARS TO BE BINDING , THE TREE IS STARTING TO FALL IN THE 13ottom WRONG DIRECTION . IMMEDIATELY STOP BUttress Notch THE SAW AND USE A FELLING WEDGE Root Cut AND MAUL ( HAMMER ) TO FORCE TIlEILL FELLING CUT OPEN . THE WEDGE W HOLD THE FELLING CUT OPEN . ALLOWING YOU TO REMOVE THE SAW . KEEP EVERYONE AWAYFROM THE " TREE IN ALL DIRECTIONS . Figure 23 DETERMINE THE NATURAL FALL DIRECTION if your chain saw binds in the felling cut , you have three - options : • Wind - A tree evenlybalanced willfallinthe same direc - • If the wrongdirectionof fall is acceptS , le , c _ ietully re : . tion the wind is blowing . move the felling wedge , Cut deeper inme notchsioe ot • Lean - Use a carpenter's level or plumbbob to deter - the tree untiltree startsto fall . mine if tree has a naturallean . A leaning tree willtend to fall in direction of lean . • If the wrongdirectionof falt is not ac . ce . ptable , . a _ empt . to use one or more felling wedges to mrce the tree in . me • Shape - A tree willtend to fail towards sidethatis more original directionof fall Do so by ddving the weoges heavily branched . deeper into the fellingcut , • Other Factors - Contacting or nearbytrees , buildings , or • Keep everyone away from the tree inall directionsand wires can influence the direction the tree willfall . then seek professionalhelp ! CUTTING PROCEDURE ( Fig . 23 ) NOTE : For trees less than 6 inches in diameter , make a single felling cut onthe side away from the direr . " on of _ 1 ! . After determining the Natura ! Fall Direction , the tree should be cul as foliows : Cut throughuntiltree begins to fall . Then turn o _ s _ . w , smn down , and move quicklyaway from direction oTra _ . IMPORTANT : BEFORE FELLING A TREE , MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AT LEAST 3 FELLING WEDGES AND A MAUL OPERATION USE / TIPS ( HAMMER ) AVAILABLE FOR USE IF NEEDED . ° Clear the work area of debris where you can have se - cure footing . , Use some means to visually mark the Natural Fall Direction . * Make sure there is enough room forthetree to fall . pMaimer - taJnadistance of 21 / 2 tree lengths fromthe nearest • Mark your notch cut on the Natural Fall Direction side of son or other objects . Engine noise can crown out a the tree approximately 18 - 24 inches above the ground . warning call . • Cut top of the notch first at a 45 degree angle . Saw • Remove dirt , stones , loose bark , nails , staples , and wire through 1 / 3 of the width of the tree . from the tree where cuts are to be made . • Cut bottom of the notch at a 45 degree angle until you ° Plan to stand on the up - hil ! side whenGuttingon a slope . meet the top notchcut Remove notch of wood . - Plan a clear retreat path to the rear and diagonal tothe • On the side of the tree oppositethe notch cut , make the line of fall . felling cut . The felling cut should be 2 inches above the , If unsure about which way a tree will fall , use the notch center point of the notch cut . Before the felling cut isy complete , use wedges to open the cut when necessar cuttingmethod . to control the directionof the fall . Use wood or plastic • Large buttress roots should be removed prior to notch wedges , but neversteel or iron , to avoid idckback and cut . chain damage . , Use a wedge if there is any chance that the tree will not fall in the desired direction . - Cracking sounds , widening of the felling cut , dmovementy in the upper branches are all signs that the tree is rea , We recommendycu cut branches below shoulder height to fall . before felling tree . ( See Limbing and Pruning ) . - As tree begins to fall , turn off saw , set it down , and move Be alert to signs that the tree is ready to fall : quickly away from direction of fall . • Crackingsounds . • Widening of theie | lirtg'c ' _ : • Movement inthe upper branches . . - 22 -
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ill , iiii , i1111 i iiii i i i , , 11i1iiiii FELLING SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DON'T PUT YOURSELF IN THESE POSITIONS _ i Check the wind - - Check the lean - - Don't cut down wind Don _ tcut on lean side i , i ill WARNING DO NOT CUT : ' - NEAR ELECTRICAL WIRES OR BUILDINGS . - IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THE DIREC - TION OF _ EE FALL - AT NIGHT . - DURING BAD WEATHER - RAIN , SNOW , STRONG , WIND , EI'C . * Look for decay and rot . If the trunk is rotted , it can snap and fatltowan _ the operator . . Check for broken or dead branches which can fall on you while cutting . o Be extremely cautious with partially fallen trees that may be poody supported . When a tree doesn't fall completely , set the saw aside and pull down the tree with a cable winch , block and . tackle , ortractor . To avoid injury ' , do notcutdown a partially fallen tree with your saw . - 13 -
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ii i ii , iii ii ii i iiiiiiiiiiiiiii i i i OPERATION Ill Ill BUCKING BUCKING USING A SUPPORT ( Fig . 26 & 27 ) Anotherlogora stand , suchas a sawhorse , maybe usedas Bucking is cutting a fallen tree t ° the desired log size . supports when bucking . . , . TYPES OF cuTrlNG ( Fig . 24 ) Area A - Undercut 1 / 3 of the way througn me log . - Finishwithan overcut . . Overcutt _ ng - begin on the top side of the log with the • Area B - Overcut 1 / 3 of the waythrough the log . bottom of the saw against the log ; exert lightpressure - Finish withan undercut . downward . Undercutting - begin on the undersideof the log withthe top of the saw against the log ; exert light pressure up : . ward . Dudng undercutting , the saw will tend to push back at you . Be prepared for this reaction and holdthe saw firmtyto maintain control . I 1 _ Cut . . . . . . F . . . . . ure26 , = o = c . , t i , Figure 24 BUCKING ON THE GROUND ( Fig . 25 ) • Overcut with a 1 / 3 diameter cut . • Roll tog over and finish with an overcut . Another Log - - : . . . . Figure 27 OPERATING USE / TIPS Cut only one log at a time . . _ : Cut shattered wood very earefully . Sharp piecesorwooo - couldbe flung toward the operator . personto ho ! d the log while outing and never held theer i se a sawhorse to cut small logs . Never allow anoth logwithyour leg or fool . . . . . Do not cut in an area where logs , limps , ano rootsare tangledsuchas ina blowndown area . Dragthe togsintod a clear area before cutting by pullingout exposed an cleared logs first . " nto reventthe • Give specia ! attention to logs unaerstrai . p Figure 25 saw from pinching . Make the first cut onthe pressure side to relieve the stress on the log . , = l . = i , . HHI L = I = = . I = J = I = = H OPERATION - SAFETY BUCKING SAFETY • Stay on uphillside of tree when cutting . Ig DO NOT STAND ON THE LOG BEING CUT . ANY PORTION CAN ROLL CAUS - ING LOSS OF FOOTING AND CONTROL NEVER TURN THE SAW UPSIDE DOWN TO UNDERCUT , THE SAW CANNOT BE CONTROLLED IN THIS POSITION . Mair _ ain Secure Footing . - 14 -
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= = l , , i , , , , , i = , , , , = = = _ = = , , , , , = = = = OPERATION ' PRUNING AND LIMBING Pruning Procedure • First - Undercut1 / 3 of the waythrough the limbnear Pruning is removingbranches from a standingtree . the trunk of the tree . Limbing is removing branches from a felled tree . • Second - Finish withan overcut farther out from the trunk unti ! the limb falls . • Third - Cut the remaining stump flush near trunk of the tree . LIMBING ( Fig . 28 ) o Start at base of the felled tree and worktoward the top . Second Third - Leave the largerlimbsunderneaththe felledtree to sup - Pruning Cut port the tree as youwork . Figure 29 OPERATING USErrlPS • Work slowly , keeping both hands firmly gripped on the Figure 28 saw . Maintain secure footing and balance . • Keepaclearworkarea . Frequentlyclearbranchesoutof the way to avoid 1Tippingover them . • Leave the larger limbsunderneaththefelledtreetosup - : PRUNING ( Fig . 29 ) port the tree as you work . o Start at the base of the felled tree and work toward the Small branches - smaller than width of guide . bar . Large branches - larger than width of guidebar . top . • Remove smal ! limbs with one cut . • Keep the tree between you and the chain . Cut from the sideof the tree oppositethe branchyou are cutting . - Remove larger , supporting brancheswiththe 1 / 3 - 2 / 3 • Limit pruningto limbs shoulder heightor below . cuttingtechniques described in the bucking section . • Keep out of the way of the falling limb . i ± . . . . . . , , , i = i , , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , , = = , i , , , , , , , J , , , i , PRUNING AND LIMBING SAFETY I Watch , out for springpoles . • Use extreme caution whencutting small size limbs . Slender matedal ma _ , WARNING catch thesaw chain and bewhipped towaro you or pull NEVER CLIMB INTO A TREE TO UMB OR yOUOffbalance . PRUNE UNLESS SPECIFICALLY TRAINED TO DO SO . DO NOT STAND ON LADDERS , Be alert for springback . Watch out for branches that PLATFORMS , A LOG , ORIN ANY POSITION are bent or ur _ derpressure as you are . cutti'ng _ avoidon being struckby the branch orthe saw wnan me tenst WHICH CAN CAUSE YOU TO LOBE YOUR in the wood fibers is released . BALANCE OR CONTROL OFTHE SAW . BE ALERT FOR AND GUARD AGAINST KICKBACK . DO NOT ALLOW THE MOVING CHAIN TO CONTACT ANY OTHER BRANCHES OR OBJECTS AT THE NOSE OF THE GUIDE BAR WHEN LIMBING OR PRUNING . ALLOWING SUCH CONTACT CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY . D O " NO _ iF'tS " RAI _ CRES'AR _ PEGFIER THAN YOUR SHOULDER . GET A PROFES - SIONAL TO DO THE JOB . THIS MAY RE - SULT IN SERIOUS INJURY . - 15 -
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i i i i , , i ii illll , i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . " " OPERATION ii iiiiiiiii i lllllllllllllllllll ii i ii i iiiii FUEL STABILiTPR BEFORE STARTING ENGINE : Fuel stabilizerisan acceptable alternative inminimizing the formationof fuelgumdepositsdudngstorage . AddstabilLzer to gasoline infuel tank or storage container . Alwaysfollow WARNING : the fuel mix ratio found on the stabilizer container . Run BE SURE TO READ THE FUEL SAFETY IN - engineat least 5 minutesafteradding stabilizerto allow the FORMATION IN THE SAFETY RULES SEC - stabilizer to reach the carburetor . You do not have to drain TION ON PAGE 2 OF THIS MANUAL BE - the fuel tank for storage if you are usingfuel stabilizer . FORE YOU BEGIN . CRAFTSMAN 40 : 1 2 - cycle engine oil ( AIR - COOLED ) is speciallyblended withfuel stabilizers . Ifyou do notuse this Sears oil , youcan add a fuel stabilizer ( suchas Craftsman IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE FUEL No . 33500 ) to your fue ! tank , SAFETY SECTION DO NOT ATTEMPT TO 2 - CYCLE OIL : FUEL YOUR UNIT ; SEEK HELP FROM CRAFTSMAN 40 : 1 2 - cycle engine oil ( AIR - COOLED ) SOMEONE THAT DOES UNDERSTAND THE stronglyrecommended . This oilisspe _ a | ly blendedwithfue | FUEL SAFETY SECTION OR CALL THE stabilizersforincreasedfuelstabilk'y ( extendsfuel rffeupto 5 CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE HOTUNE AT times longer ) and reducedsmoke . 1 _ 800 - 235 - 5878 . If CRAFTSMAN 40 : 1 2 . cycle engine oil ( AIR - COOLED ) is not available , use a good quality 40 : 1 2 - cycle engine oil ( AIR - COOLED ) engineoil thathas a recommendedfuel mix . GUIDE BAR AND CHAIN OIL ratio40 : 1 . For maximum guide bar and chain life , we recommend you use Craftsman chain saw bar oil . If Craftsman bar oil is not IMPORTAN ' 13 Do not use : avaJlable , you may use a goodgrade SAE30 oiluntil you are able to obtain Craftsman brand . The oil output is automati - • AUTOMOTIVE OIL callymetered during operation . Your saw willuse one tank of • BOAT OILS ( NMMA , BIA . etc . ) These oils do not have proper additives for 40 : 1 2 - cycle baroil for every tank of fuel mix . Always fill the bar oil tank engine oil ( AIR - COOLED ) engines and can cause when you fill the fuel tank . engine damage . GASOLINE GASOLINE AND OIL MIXTURE The two - cycle engine onthisproductrequiresa fuel mixture of regular unleaded gasolineand a high quality40 : 1 2 . - cycle MIX GASOLINE AND OIL AS FOLLOWS : engineoil ( AIR - COOLED ) for lubricationof the bearings and • Consult cha . , tfor correctquarr _ ies . other moving parts . The correctfueVo _ mixture is40 : 1 ( see • Do not mix gasoline and oil directlyinthe fuel tank . Fuel Mixture Chart ) . Too t _ le oil orthe incorrect oiltype will FOR ONE GALLON : cause poorperformance and may causethe engine to over - • Pour 3.2 ounces of high quality , 2 - cycle engine oil heat and seize . ( AIR - COOLED ) into an empty , approved one gallon gasoline container . Gasolineand , oil must be premixed ina clean approved fuel • Add one gallon of regular unleaded gasoline to the container . Always use fresh regular unleaded gasoline . gallon container , then securely replace the cap , Shake the container momentarily . Thisengine hasbeen certified to operateon unleaded gaso - o The mixture is now readyfor use . Fuel stabi { izercanJC - be added at thistime if desired ; followmixingins'm line and Craftsman 40 : 1 2 - cycle engine oil ( AIR - COOLED ) . tions on the label . IMPORTANT : Experience indicates that alcohol FUEL MIXTURE CHART blended fuels caIled gasohol ( or using ethanol or metha - nol ) can attract moisture , which leads to oiVgas separa - 40 : 1 Fuel : Oil Mix Ratio tion and formation of acids during storage . Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in stor - Oil ( 1 ' 1o . _ } age . To avoid engine problems , the fuel system should 1 gallon 3.2 be emptied before storage for 30 days or longer . Drain the gas tank , then run the fuel outof the carburetor and 1.25 gallons 4,0 fuel lines by starting the engine and letting it run until it 2.5 gallons 8.0 stops . Use fresh fuel next season _ . See STORAGE instructions for additional information . Never use engine orcarburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or perma - NOTE : One gallon fuel containers will hold more than ionenge nent damage may occur . gallon . Iftoo much gasoline is inthe container , the resultgin gas - to - oil fuel mixture wilt not be correct for proper en - 16 operation .
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OPERATION , , ill I II I IIIIII I II IIm , , , ll I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STOPPING YOUR ENGINE STARTING A COLD ENGINE OR WARM ENGINE AFTER RUNNING OUT OF FUEL • Move the stopswitchto , the = STOP " position . Keepthe choke lever pulled out . • If engine does not stop , pull choke lever out fully . • W'rththe saw on the ground , grabfront handle with left hand and place rightfoot on mnsiaeor rear handle . • Pullstarterrope handlewithyourrighthand untilengine attempts to run , then push chokelever in and continue WARNING : to pullrope untilengine starts . ALWAYS WEAR GLOVES ; SAFETY • Above 40 degrees , allow engine to run for approxi - FOOTWEAR ; SNUG - FITTING mately 5 seconds , then squeeze and release throttle CLOTHING ; AND EYE , HEARING , ANDEN lock and trigger to allow the engineto idle . HEAD PROTECTION DEVICES WH • Below 40 degrees , allow engineto warm up 1 - 2 min - OPERATING A CHAIN SAW . uteswith choke about half - way in . Then , squeeze and releasethrottle lockand triggerto allow engine to idle . THE CHAIN MUST NOT MOVE WHEN STARTING A WARM ENGINE THAT HAS NOT THE ENGINE RUNS AT IDLE SPEED . REFER TO THE = CARBURETOR RUN OUT OF FUEL ADJUSTMENTS " SECTION FOR • Pull the choke control fully out to set fast idle . Then , CORRECTION . push the choke ; control completely in to - disengage choke . • Withsaw on the ground , grab fronthandlewithleft hand and place nght foot on inside of rear handle . BASIC STARTING PROCEDURE • Pullstarter rope untilengine starts . - Squeeze and release the throttle trigger to release ( Fig . 30 & 31 ) throttlelock , allowing engine to ! die . , o Fuel engine with 40 : 1 2 - cycle engine oil ( AIR - COOLED ) . i STARTING POSmON I Right Hand • RU bar oil tank with STS bar oil Your saw will use on approximatety one tank of bar oil for each tank of fuel Starter Rope H _ ndte mix . • When pulling the starter rope , do not use the full extent of the rope as thiscan cause the rope to break . Do not l , . , Front Handle let the starter snap back - hold the handle and let the rope rewind slowly . • Set chain saw firmly on the ground . Make sure the chain is free to turn without contacting any object . - Move stop switch to the STOP position . • Pull out fuily the blue choke lever to automaticallyset choke and throttle advance for starting . DO NOT SQUEEZE THE THROTTLE TRIGGER . IF THROTTLE TRIGGER IS SQUEEZED ACClDENTLY DURING STARTING , IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO Right Foot throughRear Handle RESET THROTTLE ADVANCE BY PULLING Figure 31 CHOKE LEVER BACK OUT . DIFRCULT STARTING The engine may be flooded withtoo much fuel if it has not started after 20 pulls . Flooded enginescan be cleared of excess fuel withthe followingprocedure : • Pull choke contro ! fully outto set the fast idle . Thenge Choke Positions i push the choke control completelyin to disenga the choke . • Verifythat the stop switch is in the ON position . • W'rthsaw on the ground , grab front handle with left hand and place right foot on inside of rear handle . , PuJ ! sta _ er rope , until engine starts . Starting could require pulling the starter rope handle many times depending o n howbadlythe unit isflooded . Figure 30 If engine still fails to start , refer to the " TROUBLE SHOOTING " chart . - t7 -
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i , , ml , i , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , i , i i CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii iii H I , , , , , , , lllllllilllllll MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Every Every Every Service Dates Fill indates asyou complete regular service Before After Use Use 5 hrs 25 hrs Season Clean Unit and Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p , , . . . . . . . J ChecfkoDr maqeodrWo , . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . " . . . . . . Check for Loose Fasteners and Parts f ps Check Chain Sharpness P " , H p , , p , . ! Guide _ Bar Maintenance • i H , i Hi p , , Check Clutch Drum Sprocket P " , i , ii Clean Air Filter p , , iHi . . . . i i , , l i N SePAce , _ eplac ' _ _ ParkPlug liH Hi Clean / Inspect : SparkArrestor Screen and InspectMuffler ps p , , Ill II : CheckGuide Bar Lube v _ ii , Filterin Fuel Tank p , , BEFORE EACH USE GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS The warranty on this unit does not cover items that have CHECK FOR DAMAGED / WORN PARTS been subjected to operator abuse or negligence , To re - The following damaged / worn parts should be referred to ceive full valuefrom the warranty , the operator mustmain - your Sears Service Center tain unit as instructedin this manual . NOTE : It is normal for a smallamount of oilto appear un * Some adjustments will need to be made periodicallyto der the saw after engine stops , Do notconfuse thisw _ a properly maintain your unit . leaking oil tank . All adjustments in the " Service and Adjustments " section • On / Stop Switch - ensure on / stop aswitchfunctionsprops - of this manual should be checked at least once each sea - edy by moving the switchto the = Stop " positionand son . sure that engine stops , then restartyourengine and con - tinue . • Fuel Tank - discontinue use of chain saw if fuel tank • Once a year , replace the spark plug , replace airfilter ele - shows signs of damage or leaks . . . ment and check guide bar and chain for wear . A rnewes ° Oil Tank - discontinue use of chain saw if oHtank snows spark plug and a clean / new air fitter element assu signs of damage or leaks . proper air - fuel mixture and helps your engine run better • Chain Catcher - replace chain catcher if bent , cut , or and last longer . damaged in any way . o Follow the ; maintenance schedule in this manual . LUBRICATION CHART ( Fig . 32 ) WARNING O BAR AOILP DISCONNECT THE SPARK PLUG BEFOREPT FILL C PERFORMING MAINTENANCE EXCE FOR CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENTS , INSPECT THE ENTIRE UNIT . REPLACE DAMAGED PARTS . CHECK FOR FUELS LEAKS AND MAKE SURE ALL FASTENER ARE IN PLACE AND SECURELY FASTENED . , , , i , , , , CLEAN UNIT AND LABELS Figure 32 • Clean the unit usinga damp cloth with a mild detergent . ; _ ° _ raftsman chain saw bar oil . • Wllseoff the unit witha clean dry cloth . - 18 -
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cusTOMER RESIPONSIBiLITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . , , , , , , , , i , , , , i , ii i i i CHECK FOR LOOSE FASTENERS / PARTS • Move stopswitchto the _ STOF _ position . • Adjustchain for proper tension . ( See Chain Tension ) . • Bar Clamp Nuts • Positionthe fileholder level ( 90 = ) sothat it rests onthe • Chain . . t . . o . . p edges of the cutterand depth gauge . • Muffler • Cylinder Shield lsIoEWEWJ pRO view ] • Air Filter File HoTder . Clutch Drum / Sprocket Throttle Trigger / Lockout File • Handle Screws - AV Springs GUIDE BAR LUBRICATION ( Fig . 33 ) For maximum guide bar and chainlife , we recommendyou use Craffsrr _ n chain saw bar oil . if Craftsman chain saw Culler , , DepthGau _ bar oil is not available , you may use a good grade SAE 30 & Chain oil untilyour are able to obtain Craftsman brand . The oil Figure 35 output is automatically metered during operation . xYour . . , All , inthe 30 ° file holder marks parallel withthe bar . saw will use one tank of bar oilfor every tank of fuel mi . Always fill the bar oil tank when you fill the fuel tank . 30 ' _ : File . . . . . . . . . . I TOP VIEW J " File Holdei : Ma _ s [ _ : Bar Oil Figure 36 • File from insidetoward outsideof cutter , straightacross : on forward stroke in one direction only . Use 2 or 3 strokes per cutting edge . Figure 33 SHARPEN CHAIN ( Fig . 34,35,36,37,38,39,40 & 41 ) Figure 37 _ WARNING IMPROPER CHAIN SHARPENING outtersthe same TECHNIQUES AND / OR DEPTH GAUGE MAINTENANCE WILL INCREASE THE CHANCE OF KICKBACK WHICH CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY . ALWAYS WEAR GLOVES WHEN HANDLING THE CHAIN . THE CHAIN CAN BE SHARP ENOUGH TO CUT YOU EVEN Figure 38 THOUGH IT IS TOO DULL TO CUT WOOD . , File cha ! n to meet specifications shown below . IlUlIIII I IIIII III , 85 ° . i , . . . I . Figure 34 Figure 39 - 19 - -
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, , f , , ii , , i iii , i , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , iii , , , , i CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES , i ii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iiiiii • Place depth gauge tool over each cutterdepth gauge . • Move stop switchto the " STOP " position . • F _ edepthgaugewithaflatfileuntilitislevelwiththetop * Cleanallsawdustandanyotherdebrisfro , mtheguide of the depthgauge tool " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . bar grooveand guide bar oil lubricationhole . Lubricateguide bar nose sprocketafter each use , Burdngof bar railsis a normalprocess ofguldebar rail wear , Remove these burrs by filingguidebar railside edges square witha flat file . Remove Sawdust From Guide Bar Groove Rgure 40 Maintainroundedfront comerof depth gauge withafiath file . The very topof the depthgauge shouldbe fiat wit the front halfroundedoff witha fiat file . Hook o HookAn < e OffCornel Figure 43 0 CHECK VIBRATION MOUNTS ( Fig . 44 ) Right Way Wrong Way - - Yourchainsaw is designedwithan Anti - ' Vqbratio ( nA _ sys : Figure 41 tern that decreases the amount of vibrationtransferreo from the main body to the handles . Any cracked or broken components will need to be re - CHECK GUIDE BAR ( Fig . 42 & 43 ) placed . See your nearest Sears Service ( , ; enter mr re - placement parts and service . A wom guide bar willdamage the chain and make cuttinge o . micultC . heckthe conditionofthe guidebar each time th Cllain is sharpened . Conditionsinclude : • Move stop switchto the = STOP " position . • Chain saw cuts to one side or at an angle . • Ensure all handle and AV screwsare tight . • Chain saw has to be forced through the cut . • Make surethe side and rearAV springsare notbroken . • Inadequate supply of oil to the bar and chain . • The safety strapshould remain inplace and unbroken . if replacement is necessary , use only the replacement re - duced kickback guide bar specified for your saw . Replace the guide bar when : • the inside groove of the guide bar rails is worn . • the guidebar is bent orcracked . excess'hea ! ! ngor burning of the mils is noted . Safety Strap \ _ , VScrews . 3orrect Worn Grooves File Edges Groove Square Figure 44 F _ gure42 - 20 -
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, , , , , , i , = = , = m = , = , CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES = = • i , 1 11 = = = m = . retail , i = = miim = , , 11 CLEAN AIR FILTER ( Fig . 46 ) CLUTCH DRUM AND SPROCKET ( Fig . 45 ) A dirty air filter decreasesthe life and perfon'nanceof the engine and increasesfuel consumptionand harmfulemis - WARNING sions . Always cleanyour airfilter after25 tanks of fuelorl O ihoursn DO NOT DISASSEMBLE YOUR CLUTCHOF of operation , whicheveris less . Clean more frequently FOR INSPECTION . DISASSEMBLY YOUR CLUTCH REQUIRES A SPECIAL dusty conditions . A usedairfi . ltercan never be completely cleaned . It is advisable to repJaceyour air filterwitha new CLUTCH TOOL , DESIGNED TO ALLOW SAFE REMOVAL OF THE CLUTCH one after every 50 hoursof operation , or annually , which - ever is less . ASSEMBLY . DISASSEMBLY OF STHEE CLUTCH WITHOUT THIS TOOL MAY CAU • Loosen and remove3 cylindercover screws • THE SPRING TO RELEASE • Remove cylindercover . UNEXPECTEDLY , RESULTING I _ • Loosen and remove2 air filterscrews . POSSIBLE INJURY . HAVE YOUR SEAR , < • Remove airfilter . SERVICE CENTER PERFORM THI _ • Use a stiffnylonbdstlebrushto cle . _ the airfiiterin hoty SERVICE . soapy water . Rinse with clean cool water , ano air dr completely priorto reinstalling . THE CHAIN IS SHARP AND CAN CUT YOU ; • Reinstall air filter coverand 2 screws ( 30 - 40 in - lbs ) . THEREFORE , WE RECOMMEND HTHATE Ill . . iReinstall'cylindercoverand 3 screws t _ 15 - 20in - lbs _ . GLOVES BE WORN WHEN HANDLING T CHAIN SAW . Carburetor " " _ _ ! _ Inspectionof the clutch drum and _ procket assembly re - quires the disassembly of the bar and chain . Screws . . . . . . . _ _ Inspect your clutch drum and sprocket assembly for ex - Carburetor _ _ I cessive wear , which has occurred when the chain ddve Cover links are leaving indentations on the area between the sprocket teeth . Air Filter Screws We recommend installing a new chainwhen replacingthe sprocket to avoid damaging the new sprocketwitha worn / Air damaged chain . See a Sears Service Center for sprocket Filter and chain replacement . * Remove the two ( 2 ) bar clamp nuts using the bartooL , , Remove the bar clamp . . Push the guide bar towards the clutch drum and Figure 46 sprocket as . _ _ emblyuntil the base of the bar is touching the sprocl _ Tt _ . . Pulltheslackinthechaintowardthenose . Rernovethe REPLACE SPARK PLUG ( Fig . 47 ) chain from the guides starting at the nose of the tguidech The sparkplugshouldbe replacedeach yearto ensurethe bar and continue removing the chain backto the clu engine starts easier and runs better . and sprocket assembly . . Spark Plug gap should be . 025 " . • Remove the chain . * , Loosenand remove3 screws on cylinder cover . • Remove the guide bar . • Remove cylinder co _ ter . . . . . • Reinstall the guide bar , chain ; , barclamp , and barclamp • Twistoff the spark plug boot . nuts . See Assembly . , Remove and throwaway spark plugfrom the cylinder . • Replace with correct spark plug and tighten with bar Clutch Drum & tool ( 10 _ 12 Ib - ft ) . • Reinstall spark plugbcoL Sprocket Assembty Reinstall cylinder cover and 3 screw ( 15 - 20 llPin ) . II ! " ! N c nder _ . , _ - - - - " Cover Nose Figure 47 - 21 "
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INSPECTMUFFLERAND SPARKARRESTORSCREEN ( IFINSTALLED ) ( Fig . 4S ) Fuel Cap ASthe unit is used , carbondepositsbuilduponthe muffler Retainer and spark arrestor screen ( if installed ) , and must be re - moved to avoid creatinga fire hazard or affecting engine performance . Required cleaningis every 25 hoursof operationorannu - ally , whicheveris less . Replace the sparkarrestor screen if breaks occur . CLEANING THE SPARK ARRESTOR SCREEN • Loosenand removethe 2 mufflercover screws . = Remove the muffler cover . Fuel Mix = Remove _ ler diffuserand spark arrestor screen as - Filt sembly . Notion the orientationof these partsfor reas - sembly , _ = . . . _ Figure 49 • Clean the sparkarrestor screenwitha wirebrushor re - place if breaks are foundin the screen . • Replace any broken or cracked parts . • Reinstall diffuser and spark arrestor screen assembly w _ thround holes facing up and towards muffler cover . ° Reinstall muffter cover and 2 screws ( 7 - 8 ft - lbs ) . Muffler Diffuser / Spark Arrestor Muffler Bent Wire ) o , - ° Cove , Fuel Line . . , ! _ € _ , , _ _ _ vMufflerer Co Figure 48 REPLACE _ , FUEL RLTER ( Fig . 49,50 & 51 ) The fue ! filter sh0uldbe replaced after each season : Nevero operate yourlsaw without a fuel filter . Be careful not t damage fuel line while removingthe fuel filter . Rgure 50 • Run fuel tank dry of fuel before replacingfuel filter . - Move stop switch to the = STOP " position . ° Remove the fuel cap . ° Pull out fue ! cap retainer usinga small pair of pliers . • Bend a piece of wire . • Insert the bent wire into the fuel tank and hookthe fuel line . Carefully pullout the fuel line and grab either the Fuel Filter fuel filter or the fuel line withyour fingers . Remove fuel fitterfrom the tank . Fuel Fi _ ter Remove fuel filter from the fuel line . Fuel Line Barrel Either clean the fuel filter or replace it with a new one . To clean , submerge in warm soapy watettor 1O min - Filter Neck , _ _ J - , , r _ j . ; . _ utes . A very lightdish washing liquidis recommended . Agitate fuel filter until it is clean . Rinse thoroughly in Figure 51 warm water and air dry . o Reverse process for installation .
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. = = = IH , , , , , , , , , = = = = , m I = , , H , = , = i = , = = SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS i . , H = = CHAIN " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R . . E . . PLY . CEMENT ( F , g 52 & 53 ) . . . . . . . S . TARTER ROPE REPLACEMENT • Move stop switch to the " STOP " position . ( Fig . 54,55,56,57,58 & 59 ) Replace the chainwhen cutters or links break . Use only the Low - Kickback replacement chain speci - fied for your saw in the " Product Specifications . " See your Sears Service Center to repiace and sharpen individual cb _ tersfor matching your chain , Replace a broken starter ropethat is badlyfrayed . Always have a wornsprocket replaced by your Searsx - Service Centerwhen installing a newohain to avoid e NOTE : A recoilspdnglies beneath the pulleyand is under cessive wear to the chain . tension . If the re _ . il spring is d'mt _ , € onsiderable time and effort wdl be required to reinstall , Forthis rea - son youmay want to let yourSears ServiceCenter handle thismpair . _ ; If . youtryto repairthe starterrope and the recoil . C / utters De ? Gauge . . . . spdngpops out , take : theunittoyourSears Service Center - Remove the four : fan housing screws and loosen the two screws on the cylindercover . Remove fan housingfromthe uniL _ Cylinder Cover Screws Drive Links Figure 52 ] Housing _ Fan _ = Screw " - Starter Rope Pulley Screw ing ( other side ) Figure 54 Clutch Drum • To take out rope tension , pullout 10 " of rope . While holdingdown pulleyratchetwiththumb , pullseveral in - & Sprocket ches of rope hack intofan housingand catch intab . Ei - ther holdpulley ratchetwiththumb or hold starter . ropew Figure 53 handle . Release rope from the tab ano slowly aJio • _ pulley to turn counterclockwiseuntiltension is gone . • • . Remove the pulleyscrew in the center of the pulley . • Gentlytwist and lift pulleycounterclockwise . Tab Pulley Starter Screw Ropedle Han _ _ ' - Pulley Ratchet Figure 55 - 23 -
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Inll II I . , , " l , , lll , ' , Illll I II I I _ I Ill I I I Ill lU II IlllIlll SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS J , i = = = = , , , m , n i1 In = nil , III f I U Ill UlllUllll o • Twist and push pulley into _ - _ rter housing . Remove the rope retainer screw and removeany re - maining rope . Replace and tightenthe pulley screw . Move away from the fuel tank and melt the end of the rope to be insta ! led . Allow the meltedendto droponce . Pulley o Then , while the rope is still hot , pullthe melted and Screw JJjjJJjJJj Pu , , ey through a rag to obtaina smooth , pointedend . • Feed rope throughstarter rope hole instarterhousing . • Guide the rope inside the pulley , then up through thepe pulley hole . it may be necessary to push the ro through with a small Phillips screwdriver inserted into the small hole on the underside of the pulley . • Wrap rope counterclockwisearound the pulleyratchet and tuck loose end back under rope , leaving a 1 " tail between the retainer rib and screw post . • Pull rope tightly as shown in the figurebelow . • Install the roperetainer screw and tighten untilsnug . Do not over - tighten . ° Rewindat ! , _ he rope onto the pulley in a counterclock - wise direction . Figure 58 • Pull out 10 " of rope and catch rope intab in the pulley . Starter : - - : • Carefully turn the pulleytwo completeturns clockwise , Housing _ . winding up the springby releasing rope from the taD . • While holding the pulley ratchet , pug the excess rope through the starter rope hole , While . hpld ! ngtension on the rope , let rope slowlYrewind intome housing . Ropele Ho Spring p Spnng Figure 56 , , . , , , , " ] Rope Retainer 11111 " _ Tension Figure 59 Re nstai fan housingby aligningthe fan housing tqthean Rib I ' PULLEY I Clockwise baffle plate and chassis . Then while ho cling the f housing against the chassis , pull the rope handle out Figure 57 until you feelthe fan housing drop into nplaceagainsttheg . chassis . Slowly , let the rope rewind intostarter housi Reinstall the 4 fan housing screws and tighten the 2 cyl - inder cover screws . Fig . 54 . - 24 -
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SERVICE A . . N . . D . . . . . A . . . D . . . J . . U . . S . . . T . . M . . . E . . N . . . T . . S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i i i . , . . . H i . , , . , . . . . i i . m . . i i i . it i CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENTS Carburetor adjustment is critical and if done improperly can permanently damage the engine as well as the carburetor . Please read all instructions and consult the Troubleshooting section of this manual before beginning this process . CARBURETOR PRESETS If engine does not start , it may be flooded . If indoubt , readis the section on flooded engine in the startingsection of th ( Figure 60 ) manual prior to beginning any adjustments . If your enginewill notstartdue to suspectedimpropercar - ff you are unsureabout adjusting the carburetor or experi - buretoradjustrnent , the followingpresetsmay be required . ence any problem while attempting this process , please If used , it is recommended that all steps withinthe adjust - call the 1 - 800 number listed on the front cover of this ment procedure be completed in order to assure a propedyc - manual for further assistance . set carburetor . If presets are not needed , proceedto se tion = idle Speed Adjustment . " The carburetor has been adjusted at the factory for sea Very smalladjustments can affect engine performance , ! t level conditions . Adjustments may become necessary if _ is importantto turn the screw a very small . amountper aa - the saw isused at significantlyhigt'ier altitudesor if youno - . , - justment and test , performa ( Lce'beforemaking turt . heraa - tJceany of the following conditions : . justments . Each adjustment should be no more man me widthof the slot inthe adjusting screw . - Chain moves when the engine runsat idle speed . See = Idle Speed Adjustment . " • Turn both of the mixture screws countemlockwiseuntil • Saw will not idle . See = Idle Speed Adjustment " and they stop . Do not attempt to adjust the screw beyond = Low Speed MixtureAdjustment . = the stopsas damage can occur . • Engine dies or hesitates when it should accelerate . • Turn idle speed screw clockwise 1 / 2 tum . See = Acceleration Adjustment . " * Start the engine and operate for three ( 3 ) minutesto • Loss of cuttingpowerwhich is not corrected by air filter • warm up . Go to = Adjusting Proceoure : cleaning . See , High Speed MixtureAdjustment . " NOTE : Do not attempt to adjust the screw beyond the stops as damage can occur . WARNING THE CHAIN WILL BE MOVING DURING MOST OF THIS PROCEDURE , WEARND YOUR PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT A OBSERVE ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS . IN " LOW SPEED MIXTURE ADJUSTMENT , " RECHECK IDLE SPEED AFTER EACH ADJUSTME _ . THE CHAIN MUST NOT MOVE AT IDLE SPEED . . . . Figure 60
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMEN'FS . . . . . . . . . . PROC , : ' DuR . , . : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ADJUSTING . . . . . IDLE SPEED ADJUSTMENT ' THATIS Too LEAN ( CLOCKWISE _ cAuTION : A CARBURETORSETTING • Allowthe warm engine to idle , ADJUSTMENT ON HIGH SPEED SCREW • AdjusttheldteSpeedScrewuntiltheenginecontinues FOR MAXIMUM SPEED ) WILL CAUSE to run withoutstallingand withoutthe chain moving . ENGINE DAMAGE TO ANY 2 - CYCLE - Turn screw clockwise to increase engine speed if ENGINE FROM OVERHEATING AND LACK engine stalls or dies OF LUBRICATION . NEVER SET THE HIGH : - Turn screwcounterclockwise to slowengine down SPEED SCREW SO FAR CLOCKWISE and / or to keep the chain from turning THAT YOU HAVE HIGH ENGINE SPEED • No further adjustmentsare necessary if chaindoes ynot LACKING POWER TO CUT . AN EFFECTIVE move at idle speed and if performance is satisfactor APPROACH FOLLOWS . LOW SPEED MIXTURE ADJUSTMENT - TURN HIGH SPEED SCREW COUN - • Allow engine to idle . TERCLOCKWISE UNTIL ENGINE • Turn the Low Speed Mixture Screw slowlyclockwise LOSES POWER WHILE CUTTING , untilthe : RPM starts to drop . Note the position . - TURN HIGH SPEED SCREW CLOCK - WISE USING 1 / 16 ! TURN INCRE - • Turn the : iLbWSpeed Mixture Screw slowly counter - MENTS ONLY UNTIL THE ENGINE clockwise _ ntil the RPM speeds up and starts to drop again . NSte the position , HAS POWER WHILE CLrI " TING ; • Set the Low Speed MixtUreScrew at the midpointbe * tween the two positions . IF THE ENGINE DOES NOT OPERATE ACCORDING . TO THESE INSTRUCTIONS HiGH SPEED MIXTURE ADJUSTMENT AFTER REPEATING THE ADJUSTING STEPS , DO NOT USE THE UNIT . FOR IMPORTANT : DO NOT OPERATE ENGINE AT FULLK - THRO'I - FLE FOR PROLONGED PERIODS WHILE MA FURTHER ASSISTANCE , PLEASE CALL ; ING HIGH SPEED ADJUSTMENTS AS DAMAGE TO OUR CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE HOTLINE THE ENGINE CAN OCCUR . AT 1 - 800 - 235 " 5878 . i • Make a test cut . • . Based on performance of the saw while cutting , tadjusts the high speed mixture screw in 1 / 16 turn incremen as follows : - Clockwise ffsaw smokes or losespower in the dcut , Do not adjust for best power by sound or spee but judge by how weft the saw performs in the cut - Oounterclockwise ff the sa whas speed whileout of the cut , but dies in the cut or lacks power while cutting • Repeat the test cut • Continue with 1 / 16 turn adjustments until the saw per - formanc _ s acceptable while cutting . • Aftercotnpletingadjustments , checkforacceleration ACCELERATION CHECK • If the engine dies or hesitatesinstead of accelerating , turn the Low Speed MixtureScrew 1 / 16 of a turn at a timecounterclockwise untilyou have smoothaccelera - tion . • Check the idtespeed for stabilityand no chain move - ment . Adjust as necessary . • Recheck for smoeth acceleration and stable idle . Re - peat process as necessary for acceptable perfor - mance - 26 -
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STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , , , , , , = , = ENGINE immediately prepare your unfffor storage atthe end of the season or if it will not be used for 30 days or mere , Never useengine orcerburetorcleanerproductsinthefuel tank or permanent damagemay occurto fuel systemcom - ponents . WARNING Follow these instructions : 1 . Drain the fuel from the unitinto an approved fuel container . ALLOW THE ENGINE TO COOL , AND 2 . Drain the fuel lines and carburetorby starting SECURE THE UNIT BEFORE STORING the engine and lettJngit run until it stops . OR TRANSPORTING IT IN A VEHICLE . 3 . Allow the engine to cool before storage . STORE UNIT AND FUEL IN AN AREACH WHERE FUEL VAPORS CANNOT REA IMPORTANT : It is importantto prevent gum deposits SPARKS OR OPEN FLAMES FROM from formingin essentialfuel systempartssuchas the car - WATER HEATERS , ELECTRIC MOTORS buretor , fuel filter , fuel line , or tank during storage . Also , OR SWITCHES , FURNACES , ETC . experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels called gasohcl ( or using ethanolor methanol ) can attract tools - STORE UNIT WITH ALL GUARDS INP . . . . ture " whichteade to : oil / gas - separation and formation of PLACE . POSITION SO THAT ANY SHAR acids during storage which wil ! damage your engine . To OBJECT SUCH AS THE CHAIN CANNOTO : _ _ avoid engineproblems , thefuel systemshouldbe emptied • ACCIDENTLY CAUSE INJURY T before storage of 30 days Or | 0nger . PASSERS BY . STORE THE UNIT OUT OF THE REACH Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in rrdntmizingd OF CHILDREN . the formation of fuel gum depositsdudng storage . Ad stabilizer to the gasoline in the fuel tank or fuel storage container . Alwaysfollowthe mix instructionstouna onsta - bilizer container . Run engine at least 5 minutes after ad - GAS CHAIN SAW STORAGE ding stabilizer to allow stabilizerto reach the carburetor . INSTRUCTIONS Craftsman 40 : 1 2 - cycle engineoilis speciallyblended with If yourchain saw is to be stored for a period of time , clean it fuel stabilizers . If you do notuse this SEARS oil , you canur thoroughly prior to storage . Remove any dirt , sawdust , add a fuel stabilizer ( such as Craftsman # 33500 ) to yo leaves , oil , grease , etc . Store in a clean dry area . fuel tank . • Remove spark plugandpour 1teaspoon of 40 : 1oil mix throughthe spark plugopening . Slowly puUthe . starter • Clean the entire unit . rope 8 to 10 times to distributeoi ! to inner engine sur - faces . • Clean air filter . Refer to " Customer ResponstbiFdies " . • Replace spark plug with a new one of the rectum - mended type and heat range . Referto = ProductSpeci - fications " . inspect the barclamp area and clean any dirt , sawdust , • Clean air filter . Refer to = Customer Responsibilities ' . grass , or debris that has collected . Inspect the guide • Reinstall all covers and hardware removed for access ; bar and chain ; replace a guide bar that is bent , warped , : tightenall screws andfasteners . cracked , broken , or damaged in any other way . Re - • Checkentire unitforlcosescrews , nuts , andbolts . Re - place a damaged or worn chain . place any damaged , broken , or wornparts . • Use fresh fuel havingthe proper gasoline to oil ratio at Ughtly oil external metal surfaces to prevent rustfrom the beginning of the next season . forming . OTHER • Do not store gasolinefrom one season to another . CAUTION : Wear protective gloves when • Replace your gasoline can if your can startsto rusL handling chain . The chain is sharp and j & I Rust and / or dirt in your fuel system will cause prob - can cut you even when it is not moving . lems . • Store your unitin a well ventilated area and covered , if possible , to prevent dust and dirt accumulation . Do not • Apply a coating of oil to the entire surface of the guide cover with plastic . Plastic cannot breathe and will in - bar and chain ; wrap it in heavy paper , cloth , or plastic . duce condensation and eventual rust or corrosion . • Besure _ l ha _ dJesoandggaZds are , in place . and are . s _ : IMPORTANT : Never coveruoitwhile engine and exhaust curetyfastened . Replace any damaged parts , areas are stillwarm . - - 27 -
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, , iiiiiiiiiii = l i n , ii iiii iiii ii ii ml i i i TROUBLE SHOOTING POINTS iii iiiii i • , c i i , , , , 111111i , , 11111111 i iii IIIH I I TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART sY i = TO . . . . . . . . . cAusE REMEDY . . . 1 . 1 Fill tank with correctfuel mixture 1 . Fuel Engine will not start or will run onlyfor 2 • Engine flooded . , See " Starting Instructions . " a few seconds af - 3 . Spark plugnot fidng - Clean fuel filter ; inspect fuel line . ter starting . 4 . Fuel not reaching carburetor . 1 Install new plug / check ignition system . 5 . Carburetor requires adjustment . Move switchto the , START " position . 6 . Stop Switch off . 6 _ See " Carburetor Adjustments . " 7 . None of the above . _ Contact your Sears Service Ce , , nter / Dept . 1 . Idte speed set toofast ortoo slow . 1 . See " Carburetor Ad ustrnents . " . " Engine will not idle 2 . See " Carburetor Ad ustments properly . 2 . Low speed mixture requiresadjustment . 3 . Crankshaft seals worn . 3 . Contact your Sears Service CentedDepL 4 . Compression low . 4 . Contact your Sears Service Center / Dept . 5 , None of the above . 5 , Contact your Sears Service Center / Dept : . . . . . . . . . . . . . i . , . . Engine will not 1 . Air filter dirty . 1 . Clean or replace air filter . accelerate , lacks 2 . Spark plugfouled . 2 . Clean or replace spark plug arid re - - gap , 3 . See = carburetor A _ ustments . _ power , or dies 3 . Carburetor requires adjustment . under a load . 4 . Contact your Sears Service Center / Dept . 4 , Exhaust ports or muffler outletsplugged . 5 . Compressionlow . 5 _ Contact your Sears Service Center / Dept , 6 . None of the above . , Contact your Sears Service , Center / Dept ` 4 . Air . . er 1 . Clean or replace air filter . Engine smokes 2 . Refuel withcorrect fuel mixture . 2 . Fuel mixture incorrect . 3 . See = CarburetorAdjustments , " excessively . 3 . High speed mixture requires adjustment . 4 . Push Choke knob in . • Choke partially on . 5 . Crankcase leak . 5 , Contact YourSears Service Center / Dept . , . , Hi 1 . Fuel mixture incorrect . Engine runs hot . 1 . See " Fueling Your Unit . " . 2 . See " CarburetorAdjustments . 2 . High speed mixture set too low ( Lean ) . 3 . Replace with correct plug . _ _ _ . . 3 . Spark plug incorrect . 4 . Contact yourSears Servicecenter / uep 4 . Exhaust ports or muffler outlets plugged . 5 , Carbon build - up on muffler outlet screen . 5 . Clean spark arrestor screen . 6 . Clean area . 6 . Fan housing ] cylinder fins dirty . 7 , None of the above . 7 . Contact your Sears Service Center / Dept . . . . . i i , i H . . ll , . , , , , , , . . 1 . RII oil tank . Oil inadequate for 1 . Oil tank empty . bar and chain 2 . 2 . Contact your Sears Service Center / Dept . Oil pump or oil filter c _ ogged . lubrication . 3 . Guide bar oil hole blocked • 3 , Remove bar and clean . , , , , H Chain moves at Idle 1 . 1 . See = carburetor Adjustments , " _ Idte speed requires adjustrnenL 2 . Contact your Sears Sewice Center / Dept . Speed . 2 . Clutch requires repa = r . , . . . , , . , . , . . . . . . . . i , i i , , , i , , , . H i Chain does not move t , 1 . See " Chain Tension . " Chain tension too tight • : 2 . See = Carburetor Adjustments . " when engine is 2 . Carburetor requires adjustment . accelerated . 3 . 3 . Repair or replace . Guide bar rails pinched . 4 . 4 . Contact your , Sears Service Center / DepL Glutc . h slipping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i Chain clatters 1 . 1 , See = Chain Tension • " Chain tension incorrect , 2 . Contact your Sears Service CentedDept ` Cutters damaged . orcuts roughly . 2 . . 3 Chain worn . 3 . Resharpen or replacechain . 4 . 4 . See the chain sharpening instructions . Cutters dull , impropedysharpened , or depth gauges too high . 5 . 5 . Contact your Sears Service Center / Dept ` Sprocket worn . 6 . Chain installed backwards . 6 . Install chain ! n right direction . . . . . . . . . . . . , , , , , , , , , , , t . See the chain sharpening instructions . Chain stops within 1 . Chain cutter tops notfiled flat • the cut . 2 . Guide bar burred or bent ; rails uneven . 2 . Repair or replace guide bar . 3 . Contact your Sears Service Center / Dept . 3 . Clutch slipping , Chain cuts at an 1 , Cutters damaged on one side , 1 . Resharpen until all cutters have equal angle . angles and lengths . 2 . Chain dull on one side . 2 . Resharpen until all cutters have equal angles and leng _ . s . . . . 3 . Guide bar bent or worn . 3 . Replace guide bar . . . . . ff situations occur which are not covered in this manual , use care and good judgement . ff you need assistance , contact your SEARS Service Center / Department or the CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE HOTLINE at 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . - 28 ,
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iiiiiiiiiiiii1 [ i1111 / I II I I IIIIIIIIIIIHII IIIIII I TABLE OF CONTENTS SateIy Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ' 2 " , Service ana _ oj'ustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ' " ' 23 ProductSpecifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Customer Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Trouble Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ . . Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Repair Parts Orderinq _ ervice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 / IIIIIII1 _ 1 / 11 / I IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII I IIIIII IIIII / I II ] 111g1ll / II II INDEX i i iiiii i iiiii i IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII I III I ! iiiiiiiiiiiiiiIiIiiII " K . A . Know Your Gas Chain Saw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5 . . Adjusting Screw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 L , ajr Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Limbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 M . B Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Bar and Chain Oif . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Model Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Bucking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Muffler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2 . . C O Carburetor Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . g . . . Chain Oiler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 OrderingRepairParts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.6 . . Chain Sharpening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 P Customer Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2181 Pruning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R CuttingTechniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 E S Engine Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2232 FueIIOil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.6 . . Spark Arrestor Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423 Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Starter Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2177 F Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 T Fueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Tree Felling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2128 G Trouble Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . Guide Bar Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 W H Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Hardware Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i im . . . . . . i , i III [ . . . . ACCESSORIES These accessories and attachments were availablewhen the unit was originallypurchased . They are also available at most Sears retait outlets and service centers . MostSears storescan order these items foryou when you provide the model number of your unit . PERFORMANCE Air Filter . . " . . . . . . . . . BarOil . . . . . . . Spark Plug 2 - cycle Engine Oil 3.20 : " lqL 80777 lgat . 16o : ' - MAINTA1NENCE ii , , , , , , , , , ¸ Chain Gloves Guide Bar Carrying Safety Chain Hearingtion Protec Sharpener Goggles - 35 -
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. , i , i i i i CRRFTSHRN ° 2,5 cu . inJ36 cc 2 CYCLE Operator's 18 in . Guide Bar Manual GASOLINE CHAIN SAW Model No . 358.356242 Each Gasoline Chain Saw has itsown model number . The model numberfor your unit will be foundon a decal attached to the unit . All partslistedherein may be orderedthrough Sears , Roebuckand Co , Service Centers and most Retail Stores . IF YOU NEED REPAIR WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS , ALWAYS GIVE THE FOL - SERVICE OR PARTS : LOWING INFORMATION . PRODUCT - = GASOLINE CHAIN SAW " REPAIR SERVICE • MODEL NUMBER - 358.356242 1 - 800 - 4 - REPAIR ( 1 - 800 - 473 - 7247 ) . PART NUMBER • PART DESCRIPTION ORDERING PARTS YourSears merchandise has added value when you considerthat 1 - 800 - FON - PART Sears has service units nationwidestaffed withSears trainedtech - ( 1 - 800 - 366 - 7278 ) nicians . . : professional technicians specifically trained on Sears products , havingthe parts , tools and the equipment to insure that we meet our pledge to you , we service what we sel ! . • / Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 USA , , , , , , , i ,
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0530083047 Operator manual
0530069316 Clutch drum, rim
0530061474 Carton
0530031136 Worm gear puller
0530031135 Scrench
0530-037368 Repl. bar and chain decal
0530-014835 Carton contents bag
0530-036402 Clutch cover decal
0530-036401 Fan housing decal
0530-031112 Clutch assembly tool
1530015899 Screw
10530037464 Carburetor grommet
11530015814 Screw
12530037465 Carburetor adaptor
13530029814 Intake sleeve
14530019203 Turbo clean seal
15530029813 Turbo air cleaner assembly
16CJ7Y Spark plug, cj-6
17530016154 Screw
18530069578 Cylinder shield
19530015406 Screw
2530095646 Fuel pick-up
20530047382 Handguard
21530069454 Piston kit (incl. 31, 32, 35)
22530015895 Screw
23530037467 Switch wire assembly
24530039143 Ignition module
25530016170 Bolt
26530037249 Muffler cover
27530036103 Spark screen
28530036102 Diffuser
29530015902 Bolt
3534790500 Nut
30530037248 Muffler body
31530029982 Piston ring
32530015697 Piston pin retainer
33530069941 Cylinder kit
34530014843 Crankshaft and rod assembly
35530032117 Piston pin bearing
36530053435 Impulse seal
37530019170 Crankshaft seal
38530016147 Crankshaft bearing
39530015897 Screw
4530069247 Fuel line
40530069416 Muffler kit (incl. 25, 26, 28, 30)
41530037652 Heat insulator
42530019205 Muffler gasket
43530037640 Muffler plate
5530036141 Air filter, top
6530015970 Screw
7530059738 Air filter, bottom
8530071693 Carburetor
9530019172 Carburetor gasket
0530083047 Operator manual
0530069316 Clutch drum, rim
0530061474 Carton
0530031136 Worm gear puller
0530031135 Scrench
0530-037368 Repl. bar and chain decal
0530-014835 Carton contents bag
0530-036402 Clutch cover decal
0530-036401 Fan housing decal
0530-031112 Clutch assembly tool
1530036097 Throttle trigger
10530015922 Speed nut
11530037514 Chassis assembly
12545036801 Oil pump assembly (incl. 14, 15, 61)
13530029833 Oil pump worm
14545036801 Oil pump barrel
15545036801 Oil pump housing
16530015896 Screw
17530015907 Thrust washer
18530032119 Clutch bearing
19530047061 Clutch drum
2530036098 Throttle lockout
20530015611 Clutch washer
21530014949 Clutch assembly
22530019174 Oil seal
23530015917 Bar mounting nut
24530036133 Clutch cover
25530015826 Bar adjusting pin
26530016110 Screw
27530038593 E-ring
2891VG062G Chain 18"
29180SDEA041 Bar 18"
3530036087 Rear pro handle
30530047855 Bar plate
31530015877 Bar bolt
32530015937 Screw
33530029850 Chain catcher
34545047801 Oil pick-up
35530056533 Oil intake screen
36530029868 Vent plug
37530016037 Screw
38530057236 Oil cap assembly
39530010845 Fuel cap assembly
4530015957 Screw
40530039147 Flywheel assembly
41530038471 Grommet
42530015127 Washer
43530016139 Nut
44530069734 Baffle plate
45530016080 Screw
46530015920 Screw
47530069313 Starter pulley
48530015891 Recoil spring
49530069734 Fan housing assembly
5530038986 Isolator spring
50530056402 Starter handle
51530069232 Rope kit
52530015892 Screw
53530015984 Screw
54530038327 Handle
55530036113 Front strap
56530015952 Plate screw
57530036101 Isolator plate
58530-036142 Spring sleeve
59530038985 Isolator spring
6530015906 Screw
60530015123 Washer
61545036801 Plunger and gear assembly
62530036043 Bar stud plate
63530026119 Check valve
64530053443 Choke lever
65530014381 Spike (optional)
66530015906 Screw (optional)
67530015629 Washer
68530015896 Screw
7530038471 Throttle cable
8530071272 Handle cover
9530069572 Ignition switch
0530083047 Operator manual
0530069316 Clutch drum, rim
0530061474 Carton
0530031136 Worm gear puller
0530031135 Scrench
0530-037368 Repl. bar and chain decal
0530-014835 Carton contents bag
0530-036402 Clutch cover decal
0530-036401 Fan housing decal
0530-031112 Clutch assembly tool
1530035296 Idle adv. screw kit
10530035162 Welch plug, 5/16
11530035225 Cup plug
12530035165 Metering diaphragm gasket
13530035014 Metering diaphragm
14530-035028 Metering lever pin
15530-035016 Metering lever pin screw
16530035106 Inlet needle valve
17530069826 Carburetor repair kit (incl. 3 thru 5 and 10 th...
18530035188 Metering lever spring
19530069844 Gasket / diaphragm kit (incl. 3, 4, 12, 13)
2530035031 Metering lever
3530035164 Fuel pump gasket
4530035166 Fuel pump diaphragm
5530035249 Fuel inlet screen
6530035293 Needle spring, low speed
7530035281 Low speed needle
8A530035294 High speed needle, wt-202
8B530-037259 High speed needle, wt-239
9530035295 Needle spring, high speed