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Spring Tune-ups

The time has come to start bringing your saws out of storage. Spring is officially here! Tuning up your saws before putting them to work is just as important as winterizing them before putting them in storage. Review this checklist from Stihl to make sure your equipment is in ideal condition before the season starts.…
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Electric tools and Cord Length

Before using an electric tool, consider the extension cord running from your power source to your tool. Do you know the amperage that the tool draws? How far is the cord running? When using extension cords it is important to note that as you increase the length of cord the voltage drops. Voltage drop can…
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Warm up before W.O.T.

To prolong the life of your handheld and walk behind saws, it is recommended that you give your saws time to warm up before running wide open and cutting. Starting your saw and running wide open right out of the gate can reduce the life of your saw causing scoring at the cylinder and piston,…
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Inspecting your saw: Belts

Belt tension is an important factor pertaining to saw performance. A worn or slipping belt robs power from the saw and decreases productivity while cutting. Before cutting follow these steps to ensure proper saw performance: -  Inspect belt for cracks -  Inspect for missing “ribs” -  Check belt pulley both at blade spindle and clutch…
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Starting your Stihl TS 500i

  Fuel injection on the new Stihl TS 500i is a great innovation, but with great innovation comes possible problems. The issue we are witnessing both in the field and on the repair bench is with starting the TS 500i, and the solution is simple: priming. On a cold start, the TS 500i must be…
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