Monday, December 28, 2009
I found this photo a few weeks ago whilst researching trees that are dangerous for horses. The story read that someone had to cut it out with a chainsaw after being stuck for a couple of days.
I know it is a little cruel but I just can't stop laughing!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
As the minus temperatures arrive for Christmas, I thought it time to explain the winter setting for some chainsaws. By understanding some very simple adjustments it is possible to get a cold chainsaw running perfectly in winter weather conditions and limit the frustration of a spluttering machine.
The diagram and explanation below is taken from the user manual of a STIHL 026 and describes the simple alteration that can be made to improve performance in cold weather. It is important to note that a similar operation can be performed for most chainsaws but will not be exactly the same for each model.
If you have a different make or model of chainsaw simply look for the removable or adjustable piece of plastic or metal that will allow the warm air from the cylinder head to circulate back through the carburettor. It will usually have a tiny diagram of a sun and a snowflake to indicate how to set it. Some must be removed entirely and some are just moved into a different position.
IMPORTANT WARNING: The setting must be put back to summer setting in warmer weather as leaving it in the winter setting will cause over-heating and possible damage to the machine.
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Saturday, December 5, 2009
December's Free Chainsaw Workshop has just finished and had the biggest turn out yet - 12 eager chainsaw users arrived, primed with questions about chainsaw sharpening, Personal Protective Equipment and safe cutting techniques.
Thanks to all that turned up on this wet and windy day and we look forward to seeing more of you next time.
The next workshop is being held on Saturday 23rd January 2010 at 11am - 2pm
For all those that missed today's session there is a useful chain sharpening guide Above, with file sizes and angles for all Stihl Chain (apart from the new Comfort3 range)
Click on the picture, Print it out and stick it to the wall in your workshop. It is fairly straight forward but if you need to know how to use it register for the next workshop below and come along......
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