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Craftsman 358.350280 Operator's Manual

2,6 2-cycle gasoline chain saw 18 in. bar.
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Model No.
- 18 in. Bar
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Operating
before first use of this product.
For answers
to your questions
about this product:
Call 7 am-7
pm, Mon.-Sat.,
or 10 am-7
pm, Sun.
<Hoo,o ,,sted are Centra,
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
IL 60179 USA


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    Operator's Manual CRAFTSMA 2,6 2-Cycle GASOLINE CHAIN Model No. 358.350280 - 18 in. Bar & WARNING: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before first use of this product. For answers to your questions about this product: Call 7 am-7 pm, Mon.-Sat., or 10 am-7...

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    Service and Adjustments Parts & Ordering Back FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN GAS CHAIN SAW For one year from the date of purchase, when this Craftsman Gas Chain Saw is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the operator's manual, Sears wilt repair, free of charge, any defect in material or workmanship.

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    • Keep caps and fasteners securely sudden stopping of the chain results in tightened. a reversat of the chain force used to • Use only Craftsman accessories cut wood and causes the saw to move replacement parts as recommended. in the opposite...

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    rocks, fences, stumps, etc. E liminate left thumb under the front handlebar. oravoid a ny obstruction that y our Keep your left arm straight with the saw chain c ould h itwhile c utting. elbow locked. • Keep s aw chain s harp a nd properly •...

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    Low-Kickback Chain ply with Federal QSHA Regulations Contoured Depth Gauge Commercial Logging. Contact your Sears Service Center or catt Deflects Kickback 1-800-235-5878. Force And A llows SPARK ARRESTOR: Your saw is _ Iongated Wood To Gradually Guard Link equipped with a temperature limiting Ride k lto Cutter muffler and spark arresting screen...

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    KNOW YOUR S AW READ THIS OPERATOR'S MANUALAND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR CHAIN SAW. Compare the illustrations with your unit to famiIiarize yourself with the location of the various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future ref- erence, Bar Tool Front Handle (chain adjustment)

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    STOPPING YOUR ENGINE we recommend you use Craftsman • Move ON/STOP switch to STOP. chain saw bar oil. If Craftsman bar oit STARTING YOUR ENGINE is not available, you may use a good To start the engine, hoid the saw firmly grade SAE 30 oil untit you are aMe to on the ground as illustrated.

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    • Move O N/STOP switch toON position. • Practice cutting a few small logs us- ing the following steps. This will help Ch°keC°b you get the '_feel" of using your saw before you begin a major sawing op- eration. • Squeeze the throttle trigger and al- low the engine to reach fuIt speed •...

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    • Remove dirt, s tones, loose b ark, damage, use wood or plastic wedges, nails, staples, and wire from the tree but never steeI or iron wedges. where c uts a re tobemade. • Be alert to signs that the tree is ready to fall: cracking sounds, widen- ing of the felling cut, or movement...

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    1st Cut BUCKING USING A LOG OR Turn saw OPF and use a plastic or wooden wedge to force cut open SUPPORT STAND • Remember your first cut is atways on Overcutting begins on the top side of the compression side of the log.

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    • Keep the tree between you and the through the bottom of the limb. chain. • Next make a second cut all the way • Remove larger, supporting branches through the limb. with the 1/3, 2/'3 cutting techniques de- • Finish the pruning operation by using scribed in the bucking section.

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    Make sure engine stops; then restart engine and continue. • Fue_ Tank - Do not use saw if fuet tank shows signs of damage leaks. • Oil Tank - Do not use saw if oil tank • Use the screwdriver end of the bar shows signs of damage or leaks.

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    Muffler Diffuser Replace guide bar when the groove is worn, the guide bar is bent or cracked, or when excess heating or burring of the Screen rails occurs, tf replacement is necessary, use only the guide bar specified for your saw in the repair parts list or on the de- cal located on the chain saw.

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    CHAIN REPLACEMENT Cutters Depth Gauge WARNING: Wear protective gtoves when handling chain. The chain is sharp and can cut you even when it is not moving. Drive Links It is normal for a new chain to stretch • Place chain over and behind clutch. during the first 15 minutes of operation.

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    an improperly adjusted carburetor. or stalling. Check these conditions before adjust- • Turn clockwise to increase engine ing the carburetor. speed if engine stalls or dies. • Turn counterclockwise to decrease The carburetor has been carefully set speed. at the factory. Adjustments may be No further adjustments are necessary...

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    • Allow the engine to cool, and secure containers. Run engine at least 5 min- the unit before storing or transport- utes after adding stabilizer. ing. Craftsman 40:1,2-cycle engine oil (air • Store chain saw and fuel in a well cooled) is especially blended with fuel...

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    TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART TROUBLE CAUSE REMEDY Engine will not • Ignition switch off. • Move Ignition switch to ON. start or will run • Engine flooded. • See "Starting Instructions." • Fill tank with correct fuel mixture. only a few •...

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    TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART - Continued TROUBLE CAUSE REMEDY Chain moves • Idle speed requires • See "Carburetor Adjustments." at idle speed, adjustment. • Contact Sears Service. • Clutch requires repair. Chain does • Chain tension too • See "Chain Tension." not move tight, when engine...

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    formance ofthe required maintenance of "repair or replace as necessary" Iisted i nyour Owner's Manual. Sears shalt be warranted for 2 years. Any recommends that y ou retain a llre- warranted part which is scheduled ceipts covering maintenance onyour replacement as required maintenance Iawn and garden equipment engine,...

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