- How to Troubleshoot Husqvarna Chainsaw Problems
- How to Replace a Pull Cord on a Poulan Chainsaw
- How to Rewind a Pull Cord on a Husqvarna Chainsaw
- How to Make a Hemp Keychain
- How to Assemble a Chainsaw
- How to Remove a Stihl Chain Brake
- How to Fix the Husqvarna 235 E-Series Chain Tightener
- How to Do Boondoggle Projects
- How to Make Boondoggle Key Chains
- How do I Split a Crankcase on a Stihl Chainsaw?
- How Big of Trees Can You Cut With an Electric Chainsaw?
Check to see if you have enough gasoline in the chainsaw's gas tank if you are experiencing problems during start-up. Husqvarna chainsaws require gas to run. Fill up the tank if there is not enough gas.
Confirm whether the spark plug is in good condition if you are having trouble starting the chainsaw. You can remove the spark plug and clean it before placing it back into place. You also may need to completely replace the spark plug.
Warm up the engine by letting it run for a few minutes before actually using the chainsaw if you are experiencing performance problems. This is especially helpful in cold weather.
Make sure the starter rope has enough tension if you are having trouble starting the engine. You can replace the starter rope if the rope is damaged. Consult your user manual to see how to do this.
Check and clean the chain links on the chainsaw if it is not properly cutting. Sometimes chain links rust or get damaged and need to be replaced. Replace any damaged links.
Replacing the broken string on your Poulan chainsaw is easy, and doing it yourself will save you some money.
Use your scrench to loosen the top cover and remove the four screws holding the fan cover in place on the left side of the saw.
Cut the new string to the same length as the old one and insert the loose end through the hole in the cover.
Rotate the starter pulley assembly clockwise for five revolutions with your hands. The screw should be on the left side.
Loosen the screw, run the new string through the hole next to the screw and form a loop around the screw.
Tighten the screw and let go of the pulley. The spring will make it rotate counter-clockwise into the correct position.
Put the fan cover back on and tighten the top cover.
Loosen the screws that hold the starter against the crankcase and remove the starter.
Pull the cord out 12 inches if it isn’t already extended that length, or more. Hook it into the notch in the rim of the pulley and release the recoil spring by letting the puller rotate backwards. Undo the bolt in the center of the pulley and take out the drive disc, drive disc spring and pulley.
Inspect the cord for wear and replace it if you see frays. Insert the new cord into the pulley and wind three turns onto the pulley. If you’re using the old cord, wind it the same way.
Fit the starter pulley so that the end of the recoil spring hooks into the pulley. Re-assemble the drive disc, spring and bolt. Thread the cord through the hole in the starter housing and into the handle if it isn’t already. Tie a knot to hold it.
Refit the starter. Pull out the starter cord and position the starter against the crankcase. Slowly release the starter cord so the pulley engages. Fit and tighten the screws.
Making a hemp key chain is easy, inexpensive and fun. Using three very basic macrame knots, even a beginner can create a masterpiece on the first try. The materials you'll need are commonly available from discount, department and craft stores.
Lay a clean cloth or blanket on a hard work surface. Lay out the engine component, bar and chain on the cloth.
Turn the nut securing the chain sprocket cover to the engine component counter-clockwise until it is free. Remove the nut and then the chain sprocket cover.
Put on the heavy-duty work glove. Lay the chain into the grooves around the bar, beginning with the nose of the bar. Ensure the cutting blades on top of the bar are facing forward.
Pull the chain taut toward the back of the bar. Slide the bar onto the stud bolts. Slip the chain around the engine sprocket. Replace the chain sprocket cover. Replace the nut and turn clockwise to secure it in place.
Insert the screwdriver end of the bar tool into the adjustment screw. Turn the screw clockwise to tighten the chain until there is no slack on the bottom of the bar. Ensure all links are settled in the grooves of the bar. Tighten the nut.
Turn the Stihl chainsaw off and let the engine cool down. Brush away any wood chips or debris from the brake screws.
Insert the Stihl tool into the hex screws at the brake sides. Turn the tool counterclockwise to remove each hex screw from the brake chain's connection. Remove the screws from the housing and set them aside.
Pull one end of the brake off the housing and then pull the other side off. Place the brake with the screws for storage until you are ready to attach the brake after any repairs or cleanings.
Remove the chainbrake assembly by unscrewing the easy-tension knob by hand. Leave the bar and chain on the powerhead.
Remove the three screws holding the chain adjuster gear cover in place ,using the Phillips head screwdriver. The screws are on the inside lower left corner of the chainbrake assembly.
Remove the chain adjuster gear cover. Before removing the cover, note the relative positions of the three parts beneath the cover, the chain adjuster gear, idler gear and adjuster screw assembly.
Clean all the parts, using the compressed air. Clean the inside of the chainbrake assembly with the compressed air, removing all the wood chips and excess chain oil.
Inspect the teeth on the chain adjuster gear, idler gear and adjuster screw assembly. Replace any parts that are broken or worn.
Replace the adjuster screw assembly, idler gear and chain adjuster gear in the chainbrake assembly. Make sure all the parts rotate freely.
Replace the chain adjuster gear cover and replace the three chain adjuster gear cover screws, using the Phillips screwdriver.
Replace the chainbrake assembly on the saw and adjust the chain tension per the specifications in your user's manual.
So what is boondoggle? It's just one more name for the plastic cord used in crafting. This cord can be used to make dozens, if not hundreds, of different projects. The most common are lanyards and key chains, which are made by weaving two to four pieces of the cord together. However there are other things you can make, such as dolls, jewelry and bracelets. Two easy project to start with are a box stitch key chain and a woven headband.
Boondoggle is plastic lacing that is often made in bright colors. It's used to make dozens of different crafts and is often a summer camp staple. One of the things you can make with boondoggle is a key chain. This is often the first project that people learn since it is relatively simple and useful to have. You can finish the key chain in 15 to 30 minutes depending on the size you wish to make.
Remove the two crankcase mounting bolts using a socket wrench.
Push two Stihl crankcase dowels into the holes on the face of the ignition side of the crankcase cover. Crankcase dowels are specialized tools made by Stihl for the purpose of splitting the case.
Place one hand on the top of the chainsaw frame to hold it steady. Strike the crankcase dowels with a soft hammer, alternate the dowels being hammered, until the crankcase separates.
Pry the two halves apart using a flat-head screwdriver.
There three basic sizes of chain saws: lightweight, midweight and heavyweight. The lightweight can cut trees with a circumference of 6 to 10 inches, advises the University of South Dakota. The midweight cuts 14 to 18 inch trunks. The heavyweight cuts trunks 20 inches or larger, informs the University of South Dakota.