Category Archives: Blog


What’s that for…?

Have you ever been working with some equipment and wondered what a lever, button, pin, bolt or other feature was for? I hope to be able to answer your questions in this series called “What’s that for?” The first topic is one that is often overlooked, but highly useful. I’m talking about the locking pin…
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Locating the serial number on your TS 420 handheld saw

One common challenge that occurs with the Stihl TS 420 saw isn’t with maintenance or usage, it is locating the serial number. As each model of Stihl equipment is unique, so is its placement of the serial number. To locate the serial number for warranty information or for your mechanic, there is a diagram in…
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Winterizing your Equipment

As construction season is winding down and hunting and snowmen building come to mind, so should the upkeep and winterizing of your equipment. Here is a checklist to help get your saws and equipment ready for work come spring: ___ Clean your saw thoroughly, removing all dust  and debris, and wipe clean. A clean saw,…
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Air Filter Cleaning

Some of the most frequently asked questions about saws are about the air filters. How do I clean the filter? When do I clean it? Should I clean it? When do I replace the filter? The answer is simple – let the saw tell you. The DON'Ts Air filters are made to last through a…
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Keeping Your Equipment in the Best Condition

One of the simplest ways to keep your equipment running like new and out of my repair shop is to clean it regularly. Cleaning after every use is optimal to prevent constant dust build up. It's especially important when you're using a wet cutting saw. Without regular cleaning the dust and water create a sludge-like…
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