Meet Adam, Esch’s new expert mechanic

We would like to introduce Esch’s new team member, Stihl Gold certified mechanic, Adam Lawson. Adam brings with him a great knowledge base and passion for his trade. Adam will be running the full service repair center at our new location in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There you’ll find the fastest tune-ups in the Midwest and parts…
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Cleaning your Soff-Cut blade block

  Ensuring a clean and ravel free joint when Soff-Cutting takes patience and skill. Once the process is understood, you need to ensure you are using the proper color Soff-Cut blade. The timing of your cut should be in the green zone. If you have a good working knowledge of green saw cutting and you…
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Running Concrete Chain Saws

  Regardless of the Brand (ICS, Husqvarna, Stihl), concrete chain saws can be an effective tool for deep cutting through masonry and concrete walls for the installation of various openings such as egress windows and doorways. A few points to consider when running concrete chain saws. • Chain tension is critically important to the longevity…
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Prolong the Life of Your Electric Handheld Tool.

Handheld Grinder Overloading As with all handheld tools and diamond blades, pushing and overloading the tool is bound to cause issues. Gas powered saws have more power and are more forgiving by nature. However, with electric tools, care needs to be given and the proper blade(s) needs to be selected that has a diamond bond…
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Diamond Blade Safety Warning

A recent bulletin from Stihl outlines a few blades that are unsafe to use on your Cut-Off Saws. Please keep these guidelines in mind while cutting. Wheels that are not approved for your cut-off machine may be more likely to shatter, break or cause other problems, such as wheel wobble and/or increased reactive forces. Use…
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Filter Life and Maintenance for Pulse Bac 576

Filter life and maintenance for the Pulse Bac 576 Today we discuss: Filter life and Maintenance for the Pulse Bac PB576. The PB576 is a self cleaning vacuum designed to give you max productivity and decreased labor hours due to it’s pulsing filter system. As you are grinding or cutting, the vacuum cycles with a…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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