Recent content by TerraForte

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    Poulan Woodsmater 2250 will either idle, or rev, but not both.

    Got another stumper Got carried away and got a Poulan chainsaw in a package deal. A "Woodsmaster 2250, 2.2CID" Older model, seems slightly more solid than newer Poulan stuff 36cc motor, Walbro carb originally. Got it as a jumble of parts, but everything present. Put it back together and it...
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    FS85X just does not want to tune in properly

    somewhat of an update in my quasi-"Stihl blower refurb side-hustle" I picked up another lot of 5 blowers. This time 2 Echo PB-770s, 2 PB-755s, and 1 Stihl. I thought it was a BR600, but it turned out to be a BR700. 90% identical machine, but some interesting differences. The main thing that...
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    FS85X just does not want to tune in properly

    TL:DR; Running issues with FS85X Current main issue is that it hangs down load. Lean out L mix screw, idle falls until it's about to stall, but if I enrichen the L mix screw, it revs up again. Seems to be no happy medium. Backstory: Last year I saw a used Stihl FS85X on craigslist...
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    Can someone give me the lowdown on Stihl's shaft profiles and gearbox attachments?

    I recently picked up a used Stihl "pole saw". The craigslist ad said it ran great! Telescoping model that extends to like 15 feet or something crazy. $200! WOW. Then I noticed it had a hedge trimmer head on it. Hmm...kinda weird, but it was the 135° degree articulating variety. Didn't know...
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    HRC215 bent crank!

    I found this older Honda commercial, HRC215 and jumped on it. It was for sale cheap, looked dang good in pictures, and the seller said everything worked. "No funny vibrations, right?" 'It has a very slight buzz because it's older. You won't even notice it!' Hmmm.... Well, he's wrong, because...