Thursday, June 15, 2017

Fidget Spinners

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If you or your employees are lookin' for something to do around the shop, consider fidgeting! Spinners are the rage right now.

Now, they may seem trivial, and this may seem rather simplistic, but are fidget spinners just a pastime like yoyo's? Is this just a playground fad?

How Fidget Spinners Work

Fitting in the palm of the hand with one central bearing that is pinched between a finger and thumb, a typically three-pronged "blade" is hit to cause it to rotate. That's all it does: spins when given a whack with your free hand and fluctuated with shaking motions.

They’re claimed to help children concentrate and soothe those with learning difficulties such as ADHD and autism, although this has been disputed by experts.

Medical Use for Fidget Spinning?

Occupational Therapists often work with hand rehabilitation and other rehab. like Physical Therapists do. I know an O.T. SO I ASKED for her expert opinion if fidget spinners could have any benefit to hand patients for hand, tendon, finger, wrist rehabilitation, or for coordination training, and this is her reply...

"Well, they're more for attention. Like Fidgety kids. So, think of people who twirl their hair or click their pens repeatedly or shake their legs all while having to sit or listen. Spinners do the same thing and are more appropriate for kids. Also, often kids don't have to 'look' to listen so spinning and listening improves their ability to retain what's learned."

"They would be good for visual tracking and timing. There's no wrist exercise or hand coordination. All it requires is pinch on one hand and index finger isolation on the other. So maybe if you're looking for stability, isolation, or to teach someone to tuck the last 3 fingers. Depends on the injury that is intended to be rehabilitated."

There's your proof folks. There's your medical expert's opinion on the usefulness of fidget spinners as more than just a distraction fad. Rather than a distraction, it appears now that a fidget spinner may serve as a type of pacifier to ease people (children) into better listening and retention.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Marketing for Landscaping and Anyone Working With Gas Engine Power Equipment

If you follow HLSupply, you know that we care about your success. On occasion we have contributed to the community with marketing help. We really want you to get your sales booming.

We've made some blog posts, and we've posted on forums; we've written a brief ebook; and now we have even created a business directory site for you to take advantage of.

Lawn Service Marketing

Spring is almost over and all over the country, people are finding out that they need yard help, or tree help. How are they going to find out about you?

Gas Engine Power Equipment Repair Shop Marketing

Our tips and how-to's aren't only for those who work with gas engine power equipment. Repair shops can use it too. Lots of businesses that work daily with outdoor power equipment, are finding out daily that their bevy of tools isn't working up to snuff. How are they going to find your shop?

Outdoor Power Equipment Store Marketing

In your area, there are probably a lot of places to buy gas powered tools. Want to stand out? If people are going to buy from you, they have to find you wherever it is they are looking.

Introducing Maperoo

You have to get on the map.
business directory

A great way for businesses to advertise and promote is by adding themselves on business directories around the Web. Note: It is important to use the search engines to find your business listings on various services and maintain them over the years for changes. In fact, searching for your own business might turn up some listings that you didn't know you had. These occur when services add you to their directory without your knowledge either by automation, or by a customer doing it.

Business directories have listings about companies and individuals in all lines of work. Maperoo is a business directory, on the other hand, that is specific to those like you who work with outdoor power equipment.

Are you working with outdoor power equipment in any fashion? There is a special business directory just for you. Post your business listing on Maperoo for free, or sponsor the site with an ad of your own. There will even be a paid listing upgrade to consider that will give you more boasting power.

There is a lot to know about "getting the word out" about your small business. There is a lot to read on the subject if you spend some time with search engines to find it. Free marketing, advertising and sales tips abound. We're happy that you come to us for such help, and we are glad to help. Your success would make HLSupply proud. Stay with it, and keep pluggin.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Carburetor for Honda GX160

Ah, the popular Honda GX160 engine — found in lots of different equipment that you might come to find is in need of a replacement carburetor. The Honda GX160 is the heart and sole of many a
  • Pressure washer
  • Commercial lawn and garden equipment
  • Tiller
  • cultivators
  • Generators
  • Construction & industrial equipment
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Water pump
It's a good li'l motor and its carburetor chamber has a coating and carburetor filter to help protect against fuel impurities. Nonetheless, if you have any of that equipment with this engine in it, you may eventually be shopping for a replacement carburetor, for a Honda GX160 is not infallible. The carb is a common fail point in any engine and this is no exception. With so many of 'em out there, you're bound to see one in your repair shop soon or later.

Stock up on Replacement Carburetors for Honda GX160

Your small engine repair business should keep some in stock. Someone will be coming into your shop for service or repair soon. How many in your city have a lawnmower, tiller, pressure washer, or a generator powered by a GX160? They're all over the place.

Here is a quality aftermarket replacement carburetor for HONDA GX160, GX200, 5.5, 6.5 HP generator. It fits a Honda GX160, GX200 generator engine.

Here is a HONDA GX160 5.5 HP carburetor. It fits a Honda GX160 5.5 hp engine and it includes the choke lever. Use this to replace OEM part number 16100-ZH8-W61. Oh, and we give you a 1 year warranty!

Other parts for Honda GX160

At HLSupply, you can also find lots of other parts for this common power plant. There are float and jet kits; bowl and gasket kits; carburetor gaskets; choke levers; assemblies, rods, springs, arms and shafts for the governor; throttle return springs and control assemblies; muffler gaskets; valve stem seals; valve cover gaskets; oil filler caps; filters; stop switches; and on and on. Need a piston kit? We have it. Camshaft? Yessir. Entire crank case engine block? Yep. We probably have all of the parts you need to build your own GX160!

Hope this helps. That's what we're here for. Let us know how we are doing.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

MMWS Replacement Stihl 066 cylinder 54mm

Available NOW At HLSupply. (You can use the link at bottom of this post.)

A better, 54 millimeter bore cylinder for the Stihl 066 was 8 months in the making. We have Cross Performance Cylinders and Mastermind Worksaws to thank for this beast.

Cross Performance got Randy Evans, a.k.a. Mastermind, to analyze a new oem top end kit for a Stihl 066. Certain that he could improve it, ol' Peg Legs put it on the lathe and stuff.

With some port timing tweaks, better port shapes, and now boasting a bump in compression with better squish band design to increase squish velocity, the cylinder was sent back to Cross Performance.

The beefed up MMWS Stihl 066 cylinder prototype went to Cross Performance for manufacturing and a mold was made out of it.

Unfortunately, when a newly manufactured replacement Stihl 066 cylinder prototype was shipped back to Mastermind Worksaws, it was deemed that the exhaust port shape was not up to Randy's standards. Randy did some changes and sent it back to Cross for remanufacturing in due time.

The next rendition was really good.....and the rest is history.

...And here it is...

Replacement Stihl 066 cylinder

A premium quality, Nikasil plated, MMWS, 54mm cylinder kit.

Look for "Cross Performance MMWS Stihl 066, MS660 cylinder kit 54mm" now for sale at HLSupply's Web site as part number CP30066 at the link in the description of this video.

Your kit will likely ship to you within 24 hours, coming with high quality CABER brand piston rings from Italy.

This is a performance replacement cylinder for Stihl 066, MS650, MS660 chainsaws. It replaces Stihl OEM part number 1122 020 1211.
  • Premium quality Nikasil plated MMWS cylinder kit by Cross Performance. 54mm.
  • Includes high quality CABER (Italy) brand piston rings.
  • Fits: Stihl 066, MS650, MS660 chainsaws
  • 54mm bore
  • Replaces OEM part: 1122 020 1211

Your customers will LOVE it.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

AboveTheNorm Assembling Stihl MS250 Chainsaw Parts

How to Install Aftermarket Parts on a Stihl MS250

It's #AboveTheNorm

To summarize the steps of How to Install Aftermarket Parts on a Stihl MS250: There's the thing that goes here, and the hammer that secures it there. We have a bar crammed into place, and a chain loop that's a wee bit loose.  Don't forget that weird lookin' carburetor, oh, and a pulley for the string on the wrong side of the saw. VROOM!