Monday, November 28, 2022

Stihl Chainsaw Goes Baw, Baw, Bog!



   The saw on the bench goes baw-baw-baw, baw baw baw, baw baw baw. The saw on the bench goes baw-baw-baw, but I know how to fix it!

 Ok, no more nursery rhymes. Lets fix this chainsaw!


Check it out: https://youtu.be/wksN0Wh5Y4E


Later.

Monday, November 21, 2022

Craftsman Blower Repair

  No matter how much you think you know about repairing engines there can always be some simple problem that you overlooked. Of course I'm talking about you, not me, so follow along as I show you how to fix your broke ass blower.



Check it out: https://youtu.be/8lVQ7wgifuo


Later.




Monday, November 14, 2022

Poulan Chainsaw In A Box

  They brought me a box full of disassembled chainsaw. Lets put it together.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/5hjgG6TZL8A



Later.

Monday, November 7, 2022

Husky 450 Chainsaw Carb Swap

  Swapping a chainsaw carb...blah blah blah. It just occurred to me that these videos show a headless me working on equipment while my actual head is over on the side doing all the talking. Kinda creepy.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/nPS6lenMLjE


Later.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Poulan Pro...

 ...er no? Follow along as I diagnose and repair a Poulan Pro handheld blower.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/BKvRbZY9RQ4


Later.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Stihl Low On Power-a common complaint

  I can't perform magic but we sure can get your stihl to perform like it did when it was new. 


Check it out: https://youtu.be/wqO2dK5ps0Y


Later.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Husky 550xp Fuel Tank Swap

  This video will help you step by step to replace the fuel tank on your broke ass chainsaw, specifically the Husqvarna 550xp.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/_XqMDFUZ_uQ


Later.

Monday, October 17, 2022

Husky 550xp Bogs or No Start

  I'll show you how to get your Husqvarna chainsaw running like new in 175 easy steps.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/3nyqf4xygiA


Later.

Monday, October 10, 2022

Husky 65

 Checking over an older saw.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/m9hruN4YYnU



Later.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Husky K760 No start-Fixed!

  Just like the title says.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/7IOAKxerZTc



Later.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Yard-Man Blower Rewind Repair

  If it ain't broke then don't mess with it. if it is broke then check out my repair videos!


Check it out: https://youtu.be/Le1z3u6VCcw



Later.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Husky 562XP Fuel Tank Swap

  How to fix a chainsaw that a customer dropped out of a tree. Or did he use it as a wheel chock? either way I'll show you how to put on a new tank.


Check it out:  https://youtu.be/1j67-QkwHF4



 Later.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Echo CS2511T Won't Start-Fixed!

  What more can I say. Its another repair video.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/2pFHyO6lQWA



Later.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Husqvarna Power Cutter Tune Up

  A look at the Husqvarna K970 power cutter. This one needs a tune up, some anti-vibe mount repair and has one of the nastiest fuel filters I've seen in a while.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/kNnEMFKe4tM



Later.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Mac 3200 Fuel Hose Repair

  Sure we'll look at a common fuel line repair that can save you ma lot of money but the real gem in this video is the hack where I convert 50:1 canned fuel to 40:1.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/8EAUXaQ9XNo



Later.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Stihl Chainsaw Repair

  A look at a common Stihl chainsaw, this time the MS280. The customer diagnosed the saw and brought it in for us to repair. Was his diagnosis right?


Check it out: https://youtu.be/-NqDrY2DWS4



Later.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Echo Starter Repair

  If you want to learn how to repair an Echo rewind starter on your own then this is your lucky day!


Check it out: https://youtu.be/zXWj7to4f3M


Later.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Husqvarna Cut n Break

  A look at a unique concrete saw that we rent out at our shop. As with most rentals, they get beat so this video looks at some of the maintenance we do between rentals.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/EwQLn4y2QAA

 


Later.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Husky Trimmer Weird Problem

  This trimmer did something weird while I was fixing it. You'll have to watch the video and maybe laugh at a few jokes to see what it was.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/8f2utO8EJ8g



Later.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Is It Good Luck Or Bad?

   If you follow along on this blog then you know all the content lately has just been links to YouTube videos. I found that I like making videos better than writing a blog so I have just been using Blogger as a way to share those videos to Facebook. Its not like I have a bunch of followers there but I'm there so I use it. Anyway, because we haven't talked in a while you probably don't know that I'm supposed to be on vacation right now. Well, I am on vacation, just not the one I planned.

 On Saturday I threw a leg over the seat of my Harley and headed south for the Smoky Mountains. I've done this trip almost twenty times now so not much planning was needed. One thing I did do was service the bike. Everything seemed acceptable but as I got within an hour of my destination I began to hear a noise. I couldn't pinpoint it but it sounded like it was coming from the primary drive (chain between engine and clutch/transmission). As I was monitoring the sound I felt it was getting worse. 

 I lost sleep that night worrying about it. I googled uhaul rates, repair shops, and the motel info for the place I was gonna stay at the next four nights. I finally got a bit of rest but when I awoke I knew the closer I could get to home the less it was gonna cost me to haul it home and I'd have the whole week to get there. I packed my shit and headed north. I did get to talk to a friend on the phone about it but didn't get to meet up with him or any of my buddies that I'd been vacationing with for the last twenty years. We missed a few due to mud slides and covid so this was gonna be a nice reunion. Not seeing those guys is the worst part of this non-vacation.

 The ride north felt right even though I just got here and now I was heading home. I wasn't sure if I was making the right decision but I knew if I stayed and then later had problems I would be upset for not following my gut. I also wouldn't have enjoyed myself worrying about all the "what ifs". On that ride north I learned something about the gps on my bike. Every time I stopped for fuel and then turned the bike back on the gps (Sparkles as we like to call her) would recalculate the route. Well one time Sparkles decided to take me through Chicago. What Sparkles didn't know was that I made a promise to myself never to ride through there again on a motorcycle. I didn't realize her intentions till I exited onto I75. Now I've made this trip enough times to know better than to follow that exit suggestion but I had other things on my mind. Remember the whole strange noise problem? In the end I only made 400 miles that day because of the route correction needed and road construction. I could have pushed further but part of my plan was to not ride after 5pm in case I needed some type of roadside assistance. 

 The second day north started out wet. If you ride a motorcycle for anything more than bar hopping then you just accept the rain and prepare for it. I was prepared for rain but not all that road construction. At one point I had been sitting almost still on the interstate for about twenty minutes in the sun sweating my nads off. I had thought about riding the shoulder at a slow pace just to keep moving but just as I was taking a peek up the road a state trooper came flying down that shoulder at what seemed like a hundred mph. I waited in line with everyone else till I saw an exit coming up and then ran the shoulder to it. I didn't know where it would take me because Sparkles isn't good with that type of mapping. I made a twenty mile loop on some nice back roads, just me and my noisy bike, till I got back to the Interstate where traffic was moving. The rest of the ride was sunshine and splash 'n go fuel stops till I found my way to my garage. I had made it 1000 miles without break down. Would I have made it if I had put on another 1000 during the week? It doesn't matter, I would have been a mental wreck worrying about it.

 The day after I got home I took the cover off the primary drive. Except for some metal on the drain plug I don't see anything wrong. Maybe the noise is in the engine or the transmission. I don't know. Instead of digging deeper I decided to work on the big ass station wagon. It needed an AC compressor and I had the time. On the way to the shop, at the last intersection before the shop entrance, I lost power. I coasted into the shop drive where a coworker just happened to be and he said I was leaking something. I figured it was trans fluid because the Traction Control light and chime had just come on and I didn't have power. Yes I have a traction control problem but what I was leaking was coolant. I blew a heater hose. As I type this I have to wonder if the spraying coolant got on a wiring connector associated with that traction control. For them to be two unrelated problems is one hell of a coincidence. I spent all day working on the ac issue, the coolant hose issue, the traction control issue and my new problem, the oil pressure warning chime which was under control but now decided to show its ugly side.



 So I ask you. Do I have good luck or bad luck? At first most would say its a big run of bad luck. I say it would have been bad luck if the bike broke down on the way home. I got wet on the ride but it would have been bad luck if I hydro planed into a guard rail. Sparkles sent me the wrong way but it would have been bad luck if I couldn't write this because I was in a hole putting on lotion. The truck broke down but it happened in a place where I was able to coast to within a hundred feet of my tool box at work. 

 I have to believe I have very good luck. I'm just not having the vacation I was hoping for.

Later. 

Husky Trimmer No Start

  And this time its not in need of a carb rebuild. See why the customer is also complaining of a fuel leak...but from where?


Check it out:  https://youtu.be/16b3_LzNCAk



Later.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Echo GT2000 Strimmer

  Trimmer tune up, carb rebuild and jokes. What more could you ask for?


Check it out: https://youtu.be/UsfCH53q-H8

 
 
Later.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Husky Chainsaw Low Power

  A look at a Husky 340 chainsaw where the customer complained of low power. I'll show you what to look for and how to fix it.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/oeV8azj9omk


Later.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

McCulluch Timberbear Repair and Stupid Jokes

  Thats right! Stupid jokes are back! My personal favorite is in this video, see if you can guess which one it is.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/BC3kIPf0RCk



Later.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Chainsaw Starts Hard But Runs Great

  Sometimes starting a chainsaw can be difficult. What do you look for when your saw starts hard but doesn't need a tune up?


Check it out: https://youtu.be/PQgToD786WE


Later.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Ryobi Back Pack Blower Repair

  This time we look at a Ryobi blower that won't start. Repairs include a carb kit, fuel lines and some carb adjustments.


Check it out:  https://youtu.be/41uZiw6QVJI



Later.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Husky Blower Not Priming-Fixed

  The primer bulb not working properly is rarely the fault of the bulb itself. Follow along and see what is.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/arO23VycaTY



Later.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Thoughts About Breakfast...

 ...oh and I fix a saw too!


Check it out: https://youtu.be/eOwJMUhJAH8



Later.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Thread Repair and Light Humor

  No, this thread repair has nothing to do with sewing and calling these jokes "humor" is a bit of a stretch but watch it anyway.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/d2EGlp8elnk



Later.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Echo Fuel Tank Replacement

 If you like to dabble in the amazing world of chainsaw repair then this video is for you! Er no? You decide.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/7HeKy9U-EOc


Later.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Husky Strimmer Module Swap

  Problems sleeping at night? This one is certain to generate a yawn or two.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/_q14iz-0ogI


Later.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Craftsman Blower Restring

  If the thought of splitting your blower in half to repair the rewind seems like a bit too much then follow along and see how easy it can be.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/YIEqOJG-4Qc



Later.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Ryobi Trimmer Repair

  A look at some common repairs done to this type of string trimmer.


Check it out:  https://youtu.be/Qz4o69OUmdw



 Later.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Husky T540 Dropped. Can We Fix It?

  Of course we can fix it. I may have just given away the ending but you'll want to watch just for the stupid (and I mean really stupid) jokes!


Check it out: https://youtu.be/bPAIDhsMHus


 


Later.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Husky Pole Saw Shaft Replacement

  A look at whats involved in replacing the shaft assembly on a Husqvarna pole saw.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/kinZPZZeHSY


 


Later.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Husky 555 Bogs-Fixed!

 I'll show you how to fix a common problem found on Husqvarna chainsaws and other brands like Stihl and Echo. This time we are working on an Autotune saw but you won't need any special tools for this fix. We'll also discuss the use of the new blue fuel filters and the new fuel line with a magnet in it.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/hOxkijEx_Yk


Later.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Husky T540 Fuel Tank Swap

  Step by step instructions allow you to follow along while you muck up your very own top handle chainsaw. Don't be shy, its only money.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/lxgZ7PzaQAY


Later.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Craftsman Oil Pump Repair

  ...and some of the stupidest jokes you've ever heard.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/66i6LL5DFGU



Later.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Shark Auger Repair and jokes that bite!

  Well nobody actually got bit but my shark jokes sure do suck.


Check it out:  https://youtu.be/PrrpFeaXmDE



Later.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Chainsaw Carving Attachment

  A look at an attachment for your chainsaw that resembles a mini stump grinder.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/KPlJ7z5B54k




Later.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Echo CS 310 Tune Up

  A nudder chane zaw vidyo. 


Chekk it out:  https://youtu.be/lsTsLVBf9GY



Latr.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Husqvarna Ignition Module...

 ...and my favorite stupid frog joke.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/0sJ7OU82RIE


Later.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Chainsaw Debarker

  This video looks at installing a cheap debarker attachment on a chainsaw.


Check it out: https://youtu.be/_M-J7MG4H38


Later.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Husky Pole Saw Floods-Fixed!

  Just like the title says...I fixed it. Imagine that.


Check it out: 


Later.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Stupid Wolf Jokes

 ...Oh and I fix a saw too!


Check it out: https://youtu.be/Xe0c-I4GxXQ


Later.