Friday, February 14, 2014

4 Handy Chainsaw Tools

Proper chainsaw maintenance often requires specific small engine and chainsaw tools that aren’t found in a normal toolbox. If you’re a professional or avid chainsaw user, keeping these tools handy will give you the peace of mind of knowing that you can address most problems with your saw and keep it regularly maintained to run smoothly during every job.

1. Chain Sharpening Tools

There are several ways to sharpen a chainsaw, but no matter what method you choose, it’s important to keep your chain sharp. The simplest and most versatile tool to carry with you or keep in your toolbox is a file. If you have the luxury of a garage or shed with a workbench, a vice will make sharpening your chain much easier.

2. Clutch Removal Tool

When your clutch or drive sprocket needs replacing, you will need a clutch removal tool, and typically the exact tool you need is dependent on your saw’s make and model. Most clutch removal tools come with a 19mm nut fitting so that you can easily attach a socket or bar wrench to remove the clutch. The following tools are available from HLSupply:

3. Carburetor Adjustment Tool

Carburetors occasionally need to be adjusted for the engine to run properly. The exact tool you use is dependent on the make of your chainsaw. Many of these tools are available to certified maintenance and repair centers only, but they can often be found second hand through many sources. If you are a certified repair technician, check out our selection.

4. T-Wrench

A simple tool to have on hand is a t-wrench. T-wrenches can serve many functions. This wrench, for example, has a 19mm and 13mm socket wrench and a flat head screwdriver. For quick maintenance jobs, this is one of the handiest tools around.

HLSupply is home to a huge selection of tools for your power equipment and small engines. Visit our store for our entire selection of small engine parts.

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