Husqvarna 1153136-26 Chainsaw User Manual

English 15
1153136-26 Rev.1 2009-12-29
445e, 450e
Release the knob by folding it out. (30)
Turn the knob anti clockwise to loosen the bar cover.
Adjust the tension on the chain by turning the wheel
down (+) for tighter tension and up (-) to loosen the
Tighten the bar clutch by turning the knob clockwise.
Fold the knob back in to lock the tensioning. (34)
Lubricating cutting equipment
Chain oil
Chain oil must demonstrate good adhesion to the chain
and also maintain its flow characteristics regardless of
whether it is warm summer or cold winter weather.
As a chain saw manufacturer we have developed an
optimal chain oil which, with its vegetable oil base, is also
biodegradable. We recommend the use of our own oil for
both maximum chain life and to minimise environmental
damage. If our own chain oil is not available, standard
chain oil is recommended.
Never use waste oil! Using waste oil can be dangerous
to you and damage the machine and environment.
Filling with chain oil
All our chain saws have an automatic chain lubrication
system. On some models the oil flow is also
The saw chain oil tank and the fuel tank are designed
so that the fuel runs out before the saw chain oil.
However, this safety feature requires that you use the
right sort of chain oil (if the oil is too thin it will run out
before the fuel), and that you adjust the carburetor as
recommended (a lean mixture may mean that the fuel
lasts longer than the oil) and that you also use the
recommended cutting equipment (a bar that is too
long will use more chain oil).
Checking chain lubrication
Check the chain lubrication each time you refuel. See
instructions under the heading Lubricating the bar tip
Aim the tip of the bar at a light coloured surface about
20 cm (8 inches) away. After 1 minute running at 3/4
throttle you should see a distinct line of oil on the light
If the chain lubrication is not working:
Check that the oil channel in the bar is not obstructed.
Clean if necessary.
Check that the groove in the edge of the bar is clean.
Clean if necessary.
Check that the bar tip sprocket turns freely and that
the lubricating hole in the tip sprocket is not blocked.
Clean and lubricate if necessary.
If the chain lubrication system is still not working after
carrying out the above checks and associated measures
you should contact your service agent.
Chain drive sprocket
The clutch drum is fitted with one of the following drive
A Spur sprocket (the chain sprocket is welded on the
B Rim sprocket (replaceable) (38)
Regularly check the degree of wear on the drive sprocket.
Replace if wear is excessive. Replace the drive sprocket
whenever you replace the chain.
Needle bearing lubrication
Both versions of sprockets have a needle bearing on the
drive shaft, which has to be greased regularly (once a
week). CAUTION! Use a high-quality bearing grease or
engine oil.
See instructions under the heading Maintenance, Needle
bearing lubrication.
Checking wear on cutting equipment
Check the chain daily for:
Visible cracks in rivets and links.
Whether the chain is stiff.
Whether rivets and links are badly worn.
Replace the saw chain if it exhibits any of the points
WARNING! Poor lubrication of cutting
equipment may cause the chain to snap,
which could lead to serious, even fatal
IMPORTANT! When using vegetable based saw chain
oil, dismantle and clean the groove in the bar and saw
chain before long-term storage. Otherwise there is a risk
of the saw chain oil oxidizing, which will result in the saw
chain becoming stiff and the bar tip sprocket jamming.