The Husqvarna 5200 chainsaw is not an original product of the world-renowned Swedish company Husqvarna. This is a natural Chinese fake – the miracle technology of the Middle Kingdom, which does not differ in any special quality, assembly, and does not have a Husqvarna brand guarantee. If you check Husqvarna’s online catalog, there is no such model there at all! The Chinese are deliberately debunking other names that are incomprehensible to the broad masses of consumers who only react to the well-known brand logo.
The most attractive and remarkable thing about these models is the price. The manufacturer hasn’t even bothered to include a manual for their product, so the internet is teeming with questions and requests for a link to that very manual, which it’s not known if it actually exists.
Bought a fake, what’s next?
What if you are in a hurry and you have already bought a Chinese chainsaw called Husqvarna 5200? The main thing is not to get excited and prepare for the fact that you will have to do all the repair and adjustment work yourself. Most likely you will not find the instruction manual in the kit for the saw. Therefore, to start the tool properly, read the video tutorial:
When repairing and adjusting the carburetor, lubrication, etc., the design of the internal combustion engine and other systems for all chainsaws is identical, with the exception of some nuances, so you can be guided by similar devices. The characteristics are also not fully presented, the Chinese manufacturer indicated only the most basic:
|The idle speed
|Fuel tank capacity
|Volume of the chain oil tank
|Ready to use weight
As a consolation, we can say that this tool also works, with proper maintenance, the chainsaw can work long enough before the first repair. Spare parts are cheap – that is also a big plus.
A brief overview of the Chinese chainsaw Husqvarna 5200
The non-original Husqvarna 5200 chainsaw is designed for home use: sawing wood, gardening, cutting firewood. The product weighs 5.3 kg. The power of the two-stroke power plant is 3.4 liters. with. The chainsaw is started by a manual starter. Contactless ignition system. Built-in vibration protection. The chain tensioner is located on the side of the device, the chain is lubricated automatically. It uses 52 cm tires and 72-link chains, which makes it possible to cut fairly large logs. The chain brake immediately stops the running chainsaw. Handguard and case not included.
- low price;
- automatic lubrication;
- chain brake;
- Power 3.4 liters. with.;
- long tire;
- lateral chain tensioner.
You can also read the review of the original chainsaw model Husqvarna 435.
Instructions for the chainsaw “Husqvarna” 5200
And although finding the original instructions for the chainsaw of this model is problematic, we recommend considering the main sections that are included in the standard user manuals:
- Technical data.
- Preparation for work.
- Breakdown of the engine.
The kit includes:
- Chainsaw 5200 with Husqvarna logo;
- chain with 72 links;
- hoop 52 cm long;
We list the most important ones:
- Fill the saw with fresh mixture.
- Start the chain saw at a distance of at least 3 m from the gas station.
- Do not smoke while operating or maintaining the tool.
- Use personal protective equipment.
- To avoid kickback, do not cut with the end of the hoop, only with the entire blade. Lowering the chainsaw from top to bottom.
- Hold the chainsaw with both hands when working.
Prepare chainsaw for work
The action algorithm is as follows:
- assemble a chainsaw;
- put on and fasten the headset, pull the chain;
- prepare and fill fresh fuel mixture;
- fill the oil tank with universal oil;
- start the chainsaw;
- check the function of the brake;
- Make sure that the chain is stationary when idling (otherwise the carburetor adjustment is required).
- Check the chain oil supply.
Important! The mixture is made from unleaded petrol with an octane number of 90 minimum and 93 maximum and synthetic oil (2T) for air-cooled two-stroke engines. Ratio 2/50.
The running-in process for moving parts takes about 10 hours. The chainsaw is not loaded during this period, the power during operation should not exceed 50% of the rated power of the power plant.
- candle service;
- filter cleaning;
- chain sharpening;
- tire condition monitoring;
- Control over filling of fuel and oil tanks;
- cleaning the tool from dirt;
- carburetor adjustment;
- Adjustment of the lubricant supply;
- Clean the channels that lead oil to the headset.
Adjusting the carburetor on a chainsaw (video review)
Typical malfunctions of the Husqvarna 5200
Let’s look at the most common ones.
The chainsaw does not start, it starts and stops immediately:
- the petrol ran out;
- inferior mixture
- lost the carburetor adjustments;
- Ignition does not work;
- the filter is dirty;
- the candle is out of order;
- the piston is worn out.
Vibrations during operation:
- Replace chain.
Return to work:
- sawing with the end of the tire (prohibited);
- Guide not mounted correctly.
The video shows the Chinese chainsaw Husqvarna in action
Eugene, 40 years old
I bought it only for the preparation of firewood, once a year it is good to work. The price is the same saws – and thank goodness! In my case, professional Husqvarna models will not pay off so quickly. I have already prepared firewood for two seasons, the condition of the saw is good. I don’t think there will be any problems in the future.
Advantages: also cuts large trunks well, inexpensive.
Anton, 34 years old
I bought a Husqvarna chainsaw 2.5 months ago from a visiting dealer. At first I was concerned that it might be fake (which has actually been confirmed) but then I let the situation rest as I can’t afford a more expensive and original one just yet. The saw is a bit rough on the outside, the cover is not tight but cuts properly. I removed trees on the site, all I felled was for firewood. The chain is weak and dulls quickly.
Advantages: price, cuts well.
Disadvantages: not found.
Vitaly, 39 years
I have had this Husqvarna saw for almost 2 years now and it still works. When I bought it I knew it was fake. It cuts any wood, but it gets hot, you often have to stop and wait for the motor to cool down. The starter rope broke in the 4th month. The headset was replaced by Shtilevskaya. All I need is cutting. I make no claims. There were no instructions in the kit, I figured it out myself as I already had work experience.
Pros: Husqvarna cuts everything.
Cons: The engine is hot, the assembly is mediocre, the chain and tire are weak, the starter is broken.