Fueling your saw: Mixing Oil and Gas

If you want your saw to run longer, perform better, and function properly, it is critical to safely operate your equipment with the proper usage of fuel. This means understanding the proportions when mixing oil and gas together. With too much oil, you can cause carbon build-up on your spark arrestor. Not enough oil can…
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Esch Trainings 101

Cold weather means seasonal projects are coming to an end. Take advantage of the winter season and let Esch help train your crew. Through years of experience, we have discovered three main areas of focus to keep your teams working safer and to reduce downtime: Saw & Blade Safety Training, Saw Maintenance Training, and Equipment…
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Safety Tips for Proper Inspection and Usage of Handheld Cut-Off Saws

Handheld Cut-off Saw Safety Before using your cut-off saw, make sure to do a quick inspection. Check the machine for loose or missing fasteners Make sure to replace and/or tighten all screws and bolts. Check the throttle trigger, trigger interlock, and stop switch to make sure they are functioning properly. Inspect the wheel guard to…
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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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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…
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