The Husqvarna 36 chainsaw, introduced in 1991 and discontinued in 1997, was a favorite among homeowners and professionals alike. Its compact size and powerful 36cc engine made it perfect for pruning trees or cutting firewood. Manufactured by Husqvarna Vapenfabriks AB in Huskvarna, Sweden, the 35 featured an anti-vibration handlebar system, making it comfortable to use for extended periods.
Weighing in at only 4.6kg (10.1 lbs.) for the powerhead only, it was also lightweight and easy to maneuver. The 35 was known for its reliability and durability, thanks in part to its die-cast magnesium and injection-molded polymer construction. And, with a 50:1 fuel-to-oil ratio using a two-stroke chain saw mix oil, it was efficient and easy to maintain.
Even though the 35 is no longer in production, its legacy lives on in the models that followed, such as the 136 and 137, which were also manufactured in the U.S.A. by White Consolidated Industries (Poulan).
|Manufactured by||Husqvarna Vapenfabriks AB, Huskvarna, Sweden|
|Engine Displacement||36ccm (2.2 cu. in.)|
|Cylinder Bore||38mm (1.50 in.)|
|Piston Stroke||32mm (1.26 in.)|
|Cylinder Type||Aluminum with Chrome plated bore|
|Intake Method||Piston ported|
|Manufacturer Advertised HP||2.2 hp (1.6kW)|
|Weight||4.6kg (10.1 lbs.) powerhead only|
|Chain Brake||Inertia activated|
|Construction||Die-cast Magnesium and injection-molded Polymer|
|Magneto Type||Electronic, Phelon|
|Carburetor||Walbro WT-202, 239 series; ZAMA C1Q-W5, C1Q-W6|
|Major Repair Kit||K20-WAT for Walbro; RB-38 for ZAMA|
|Minor Repair Kit||D10-WAT for Walbro; GND-27 for ZAMA|
|Air Filter System||Cellulose fiber cartridge|
|Starter Type||Automatic rewind|
|Oil Pump||Automatic, non-adjustable|
|Maximum Engine RPM||13,000 max free with bar and chain installed, after break in, 9,000 under load|
|Breaker Point Setting||None|
|Flywheel/Coil Air Gap||0.30 mm (0.012 in.)|
|Spark Plug Type||Champion RCJ7Y or Bosch WSR6F|
|Spark Plug Gap||0.5mm (0.020 in.)|
|Crankshaft Main Bearings||Ball|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||410ml (13.8 oz.)|
|Fuel Oil Ratio||50:1|
|Recommended Fuel Octane||Regular|
|Mix Oil Specification||Two-stroke chain saw mix oil, 50:1 with Husqvarna mix oil|
|Chain Pitch||3/8 in. low profile|
|Chain Type||Oregon 91SG|
|Bar Mount Pattern||03 link|
|Shortest Guide Bar Supplied||33 cm (13 in.)|
|Longest Guide Bar Supplied||45 cm (18 in.)|
|Color Scheme||Husqvarna Orange|
|Illustrated Parts List||Yes|
|Comments||Manufactured in the U.S.A. by White Consolidated Industries (Poulan), models that followed were 136 then 137|
In conclusion, the Husqvarna 36 chainsaw was a popular and reliable tool for one-man operation, manufactured by Husqvarna Vapenfabriks AB in Huskvarna, Sweden from 1991 to 1997. Its lightweight design, anti-vibration handlebar system, and inertia-activated chain brake made it easy to handle, while the powerful 2.2 hp engine and automatic oil pump ensured efficient and effective cutting performance.
The chainsaw’s construction from die-cast magnesium and injection-molded polymer, along with its electronic magneto type and fixed ignition timing, contributed to its durability and ease of maintenance. The Husqvarna 35’s production in the USA by White Consolidated Industries (Poulan) was followed by the 136 and 137 models.
Despite being discontinued, the Husqvarna 36 chainsaw remains a sought-after tool by enthusiasts and professionals alike