IMPORTANT MANUAL Do Not Throw Away Operator's Manual CRAFTSMAN" Model No 358.352161 Always Wear Eye Protection CUSTOMER CRRFTSMRN o ASSISTANCE 1-800-235-5878 2.2 cu. in./36cc 2-CYCLE ENGINE HOURS (CST) Mon _Sat 7am-7pm 16 inch Guide Bar Sun 10am-7pm GASOLINE CHAIN SAW •...
SAFETY RULES WARNING: ALWAYS DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE AND PLACE WIRE WHERE IT CANNOT'CONTACT SPARK PLUG TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL STARTING WHEN SETTING UP, TRANSPORTING, ADJUSTING MAKING REPAIRS EXCEPT CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENTS. BECAUSE A CHAIN SAW IS A HIGH-SPEED WOOD-CUTI'ING TOOL, SPECIAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS MUST BE OBSERVED TO REDUCETHE RISK OF ACCIDENTS.
SAFETY RULES OPERATE YOUR SAW SAFELY MAINTAIN YOUR SAW IN GOOD WORKING ° Do not operate a chain saw with one hand. Serious ORDER injury to the operator, helpers, bystanders or any combi- • Have all chain saw service performed by your Sears nation of these persons may result from 0ne-handed oper- Service Center with the exception of the items listed in ation.
SAFETY RULES MAINTAIN CONTROL * Keep a good, firm grip on the saw with both hands Hand Positions Under Side O when the engine is running and don't let go. Figure 4. A firm grip can neutralize kickback and help you maintain Elbow control of the saw.
ONCRAFTSMAN;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 owners manual, Sears will repair, free of charge, any defect in material or workmanship.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Safety Rules ........L-......2 Service and Adjustments ..........Product Specifications ............Storage ......_ ... ,o ........27 Trouble Shooting Points ..........Warranty ............:....5 Accessories ............... Repair Parts ..............Repair Parts Ordedng/Service_ ......Back Cover Operation ..........
CARTON CONTENTS •Lu_ Gas Can Fuel/Oil Mix Operator's Manual Carrying Case Gloves TOOLS REQUIRED FOR SERVICE • Examine the parts for damage. Do not use damaged parts. • Torque Wrench (optional) - Reference torque values are • • If parts are missing or damagedplease call the 1.-800 provided throughout this manual for tightening hardware.
OPERATION KNOW YOUR CHAIN SAW (Fig. 6) READ THIS OPERATOR'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR CHAIN SAW, Compare the illus- trations with your unit to familiarize yourself with the location of the various controls and adjustments, Save this manual for future reference, Front Hand Guard...
OPERATION HOW TO USE YOUR CHAIN FAST IDLE LOCK • The fast idle lock allows for faster engine speeds during starting. STOPPING YOUR ENGINE • The fast idle lock is engaged by the following steps: • Move onlstop switch to the "Stop" position. - Grasp the rear handle and depress the throttle lockout.
For maximum guide bar and chain life, we recommend you fuel stabilizers for increased fuel stability (extends fue! life use Craftsman chain saw bar oil. If Craftsman bar oil is not up to 5 times longer) and reduced smoke. available, you may_se a good grade SAE30 oil until you are able to obtain Craftsman brand.
OPERATION STOPPING YOUR ENGINE o Move on/stop switch to the "Stop" position. • If engine does not stop, pull blue choke knob out fully. STOP WARNING: Choke Positions ALWAYS WEAR GLOVES, SAFETY FOOT- WEAR, SNUG-FITTING CLOTHING, EYE, HEARING, AND HEAD PROTECTION DEVICES WHEN OPERATING A CHAIN SAW.
OPERATION GENERAL OPERATION TIPS • Never cut with engine at partial speeds. • Begin cutting with the saw chassis.against the log. • Cut wood only. Do not cut metal; plastics; masonry; non- • Keep engine at full throttle during cutting procedure. wood building materials;...
OPERATION TREE FELLING Felling Direction WARNING: IF THE TRUNK OR LIMBS ARE ROTTING, Felling THEY FALL UNEXPECTEDLY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY. Notch AS YOU MAKE YOUR FELLING CUT, IFTHE SAW APPEARS TO BE BINDING, THE TREE IS STARTING FALL IN THE WRONG ..
OPERATION SAFETY FELLING SAFETY DON'T PUT YOURSELF IN THESE POSITIONS Check the balance - Check the wind - Check the lean - Don't cut down wind Don't cut on down side Don't cut on weighted side DO NOT_CUT: ARNING: - NEAR ELECTRICAL WIRES OR BUILDINGS.
OPERATION BUCKING BUCKING USING A SUPPORT (Fig. 15 & 16) Another log or a stand, Such as a sawhorse, may be used Bucking is cutting a fallen tree to the desired• log size. as supports when bucking. • Area A - Undercut 1/3 of the way through the log. "I_nPES (Fig.
OPERATION PRUNING PROCEDURE PRUNING LIMBING • Cut 1 - Undercut 1/3of the way.through the limb near Pruning is removing branches from a standing tree. the trunk of the tree. Limbing is removing branches from a felled tree. ° Cut 2 - Finish with an overcut farther out from the trunk until the limb falls.
1/4 turn counter- clockwise. Retighten bar clamp nuts. • If chain is too loose, it will sag below the guide bar. Figure 19. ©BarOilFil/Cap sa0===j; @ Sprocket (# Craftsman chain saw bar oil @ Craftsman bar sprocket lube Figure 19 -17-...
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • If chain is too loose, refer to "Chain Adjustment." Loosen Tools required: bar clamp nuts; then, turn adjusting screw 1/4 turn clock- • Flat file wise. Lift up tip of guide bar to check for sag. Retighten •...
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES GUIDE MAINTENANCE (Fig. 28 & 29) 1 FULLVIEW Conditionswhich requireguide bar maintenance: • saw cuts to one side or at an angle, • saw has _o be forced through the cut. ° inadequate supply of oil to the bar and chain.. Check the condition of the guide bar each time the chain is sharpened.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES AFTER " EVERY 25 HOURS CLEAN UNIT AND LABELS INSPECT MUFFLER AND-SPARK ARRESTOR • Clean the unit using a damp cloth with a mild detergent. (IF INSTALLED) (Fig, 31) SCREEN • Wipe off the unit with a clean dry cloth. As the unit is used, carbon deposits build up on the muffler and spark arrestor screen (if installed),...
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES REPLACE FUEL FILTER (Fig. 33, 34 & 35) Pliers The fuel filter should be replaced after each season. Never operate your saw without a fuel filter. Be careful not to Fuel Cap damage fuel line while removing the fuel filter. Run fuel tank dry of fuel before proceeding with this step.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS Now proceed to the "Chain Adjustment" section. CHAIN REPLACEMENT (Fig. 36, 37, 38 & 39) dling chain.The chain is sharp and can cut you CAUTION: Wear protective gloves when han- even when it is not moving. it is normal for a new chain to stretch. Because of this initial stretch during the first 15-30 i minutes of operation you should recheck your chain tension frequently and adjust the chain...
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS * If chain is too loose, refer to "Chain Adjustment" Loosen /0---_ Notch bar clamp nuts; then, turn adjusting screw 1/4 turn clock- Pu,,o wise. Lift up tip of guide bar to check for sag. Retighten bar clamp nuts. Starter Rope Jr..__ _ N/Screw...
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS • Pull out 10" of rope and catch rope in notch in the puttey. • Reinstall fan housing by aligning the fan housing to the chassis. Then while holding the fan housing against the • Carefully turn the pulley two complete turns clockwise, chassis, pull the rope handle "out "until you feel the fan keeping the rope against the notch to wind the spring.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENTS CARBURETOR PRESETS (Fig, 49) If your engine will not start due to, suspected improper car- Carburetor adjustment is critical and if done improper- ly can permanently damage the engine aswell as the buretor adjustment, the following presets may be required. carburetor.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS HIGH SPEED MIXTURE ADJUSTMENT "H" ADJUSTING PROCEDURE IMPORTANT: DO NOT OPERATEoENGINE AT FULL IDLE SPEED ADJUSTMENT "T" THROTTLE FOR PROLONGED PERIODS WHILE MAK- • Allow the warm engine to idle. ING HIGH SPEED ADJUSTMENTS AS DAMAGE TO THE o Adjust the Idle Speed until the engine continues to run ENGINE CAN OCCUR.
CAUSE INJURY bilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. • TO PASSERS'BY. STORE THE UNIT OUT OF THE REACH OF CRAFTSMAN 40:1 ;?.-cycle engine oil (AIR-COOLED) ..speciallyblended_N_th_fuelstabilizer. If you do not use this CHILDREN. ..:Sears:oil; you can_add _ifuelstabilizer to your fuel tank.
TROUBLE SHOOTING POINTS TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART, SYMPTOM CAUSE CORRECTION !. Fill tank with correct fuel mixture. Engine will not start er 1. Fue! tankempty. 2. See "Starting Instructions." will only run only for a 2. Engine flooded. few seconds after 3.
REPAIR PARTS SEARS CHAINSAW - MODEL 358.352161 WARNING repairs, adjustments and maintenance not de- scribed In the Operator's Manual must be performed by qualified service per- sonnel. t 40 Ref. Part No. Ref. PaN No. Description Description Ref. Part No. Des0riptlon, 530069723 ..
REPAIR PARTS Gasket _ Brake I Engine [ Chain LKit Ref, Part No. Description PadNo. Description 530031163 Bar Wrench 530029805 Piston Ring 530037793 Foam-Air Filter 530015697 Retainer 530016101 530047062 Crankshaft Ass'y. 530037804 530047827 Air_RIter Housing Seal & Bearing Ass'y. 530069703 530037935 Cap-Crankcase Carburetor Ass'y.
REPAIR PARTS Repair arb, t Pa_ No. Description 530038318 Lim|terCap-High 530038317 Lirniter C ap-Low & 530035399 CarburetorRepairKit ( ° Indicates Contents) -31 -...
CRAFTSMAN Operator's 2.2 cu. in./36cc 2-CYCLE ENGINE 16 Inch Guide Bar Manual GASOLINE CHAIN SAW M5del No. 358.352161 Each Gasoline Chain Saw has its own model number. The model number for your unit will be found On a decal attached to the unit.