Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Parts On Hold

We sort of put #SmallEngineParts on hold here for a couple of days while we lived through Hurricane Matthew. Here's how it all went down.

Initially, I'll confess that nobody took the warnings very seriously. Here in Florida, we get warned about pending doom by the weather man and lady quite often. Not often does the Governor of the state grab the mic and say things like, "Beach areas evacuate or it will kill you. Others who stay, prepare to be without power, among other things." It was around that time that orders started pouring in for generator carb kits!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Complete Guide to the Husqvarna 550xp

HLSupply previously gave away a Husqvarna 543xp and a 562 using our email contacts, Facebook and OPEforum.com. If you're not on our VIP email list, you can join by clicking here. Now that the 550XP has been out for a while, I'd like to talk about that model. Of course HLSupply stocks parts for many Husqvarna models for fast delivery.

A couple of noteworthy features on the Husqvarna 550xp are

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Porting Chainsaw Cylinders

Porting a Chainsaw Cylinder is "Cool"

When it comes to porting a saw, there's a lot to know. First of all, it's important to realize the differentiation between porting work saws and ones for racing. You port a chainsaw cylinder for racing differently than you port a chainsaw cylinder for regular work saws.

Regardless, the idea is to get more air/fuel into the engine.

The reason for porting a cylinder of a chainsaw for a work scenario is to

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Chainsaw Racing in MN

As the self appointed HLS chainsaw GTG attendee, I rolled into Rush City, MN at 4pm on July 23, 2016 to witness friends with saws compete in various classes of chainsaw racing. There were folks from a widespread area of America present.

Here's how it all went down.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Chainsaw Muffler Mod

Let's face it folks, current chainsaws are built for EPA emissions requirements, not speed and power. These days, they're so choked off that you wonder if they really produce the horsepower advertised on the box.

If you feel that your saw is lagging, which you will, you should first consider modding the muffler. Caution: You may want to wait until the warranty goes bye bye before you try any chainsaw muffler mods.

The whole idea is to reduce exhaust restriction. The first things you should try are:

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Chainsaw Get Togethers

What's a Chainsaw Get Together? In a word: Camaraderie. And saws. Okay, that's two words.

Let me paint the picture for you.

At the end of last month, April 24, 2016 to be exact, there was a one day chainsaw GTG event that had been promoted on OPEforum.com. That was where the GTG was announced and coordinated. It was a gathering in New York, hosted by @166 (Steven Fitzgerald) and his crew from The Cutting Edge (FastCutting.com). A lot of guys on the forum who are into chainsaw mods, repairs and complete overhauls, or just work with chainsaws, talked it up for weeks.

Chainsaw GTG Chatter

There was a ton of chatter in the weeks leading up to the event on

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Scored! It's a Winning Outdoor Power Equipment Forum

A couple of weeks ago, almost on a whim, we started a new Outdoor Power Equipment forum. It was a planned whim, as much as whims can be planned, but it had an agenda. A forum's agenda is often to give to the community - the community that is related to a business. So our new forum allows HLSupply to give to the OPE community, by empowering them to help each other and co-mingle with like minded individuals.

The Success of an Outdoor Power Equipment Forum

We have found our little gathering place to be an instant success in both the camaraderie department and in the help department. Many people jumped on right away and began associating with one another, but also talking about fixes and mods to their tools. Some get help with fixes or sourcing parts; some give help in the way of topics, photos or tutorials.

"How did this quick success come about" you ask?