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Monday, September 15, 2014

More Tools and My Tool Chest

I find that there are some tools that are not common for the average homeowner/consumer, but invaluable to make money when fixing small engines.


 Double D

 Pac-Man

Poulan/Weedeater Spline 

These tools are for adjusting the smaller carburetors on most two stroke engines such as chainsaws and trimmers. 


This tool is specifically used for Tecumseh carburetors - usually with four stroke engines.
It is used to remove and replace the needle "seat" in the carburetor. It is also used to set the float to the correct level.

This set of forceps (found at a fishing supply store) come in handy when dealing with two stroke fuel lines.

This tool helps with cleaning the small nozzles in carburetors.


This spring puller from Motion Pro (a motorcycle tool supplier) really helps if I do any work on lawn tractor decks. 


My tool chest

 Top Drawer contains sockets, ratchets, and all ratchet accessories.

 Wrench drawer has combination wrenchs - Metric to the left and SAE to the right.

 Pliers, vise grips, wire cutters etc....

 Screwdrivers - phillips head to the left and flat head to the right.

 Adjustable wrenches, pipe wrenches, allen wrenches.etc...

Files, wire brushes, tin snips, misc....

Hammers!

Saturday, February 8, 2014








Briggs and Stratton 142302 502064 Serial 264482





1949 Lawn Queen Mower that runs and mows.





Lawn Boy Buttercup that I picked up. I sold it to a local collector. I hope he refurbishes it.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Post - The Seventh - Another new gadget

This is a "Shaft Type Seal Puller"
I picked it up at CarQuest here in town.
It is manufactured by Lisle and is model "STL 58430". 
It cost just shy of $20

To see it in use, check out the video

Friday, January 4, 2013

Post - the Sixth - a clamp to stop the flow!



Most of my engine work requires the removal of the carburetor. Unfortunately, most of the fuel lines have no shutoff valve so a lot of gasoline gets spilled. I finally took the time to fix that problem. I hope my new tool will do the job.
I picked this up at CarQuest for less than $10. It is simply labeled a "Hose Pincher".

CarQuest  model STL23000
Package says that it "Clamps and holds hoses up to 3/4""

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Post - The Fifth - Workshop



This is my current shop setup. It was a one car attached garage. As I tell my wife, "We don't have a garage, we have a workshop with a big door on one end."

Unfortunately, this space is not heated or insulated. It is just too cold to use in the winter months. I have a full basement with an inexpensive pool table. That pool table gets covered in multiple layers of protection and then it acts as my winter time workbench. I DO NOT start any of the engines in the basement. If I have to start an engine, I will suffer the cold long enough in the workshop for that purpose.

The center workbench actually started out as an out-feed table for the table saw. I like to do some woodworking from time to time. Since the small engine repair stuff began, it's been difficult to find the time for anything else in the shop.