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Mow Your Lawn with a No Gas, No Oil, and No Emission Lawn Mower - North Attleboro

Joseph Coupal - Saturday, August 27, 2011

There are lots of people who like to get a new lawn mower in the fall. If you are one of those people, you need to look at the Toro e-Cycler lawn mower. This electric lawn mower is the perfect mower for those who want to try and go a little greener in their lives.

This is the greenest of the recycler lawn mowers. With no gas, no oil and no emissions, you can go cordless and get Green! Introducing the NEW e-Cycler battery powered lawn mower. No more gas, oil and virtually no maintenance. Just plug in and power-up, un-plug and mow.

This Toro power lawn mower is a new extension to Toro's most popular Recycler® Series walk power mowers. The Recycler Series is known for their superior mulching performance and reliability. You can go green and improve the quality of your lawn by easily mulching in the clippings. But the e-Cycler also easily converts to bagging. This green lawn mower mulches grass just like the Toro gas-powered mowers.

When You Need A Wet Dry Vac Make it a Good One

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 19, 2011

There is nothing worse than when you have to take out your wet dry vacuum. This simply means you have water where you don’t want it. But when you do have to use one, it is best that it is the best and most reliable wet dry vac out there.

This quiet wet dry vacuum from STIHL delivers superior suction power to quickly and efficiently complete the toughest tasks without disturbing those around you. The 10' suction hose and 25' electrical cord, along with pivoting front casters, make this vacuum easy to use and maneuver, resulting in less fatigue. Onboard storage for all standard accessories makes this vacuum easy to store.

On this STIHL wet dry vac there is a high-efficiency filter and cleaning system means less maintenance, less down time, and less cleanup, so you'll save time and money. The stainless steel vacuum tube is more durable than the plastic tubes on other models. The foot-activated depth control and universal wet/dry suction head allow you to easily switch from one surface type to another without stopping. This versatile wet/dry vac can save you time, money and space!

For wet vac replacement parts, repair and service, or to purchase a new STIHL wet vac, contact J&J Small Engine Clinic in North Attleboro.

The Right Hedge Trimmers Make Short Work of Property Maintenance

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 12, 2011

Hedges and shrubbery can make any property beautiful, and they can be decorative or practical. Professional landscapers and realtors in Attleboro, MA know that a properly landscaped home is beautiful, but it is also more valuable as a property, so you want the best looking shrubs and trees possible.

If you want hedges that are trimmed precisely with smooth, clean lines, STIHL hedge trimmers deliver power with a variety of blade degrees to get the job done fast.

When your hedge trimming jobs require a bit more reach, occasional users and professional users alike count on STIHL to provide extra reach with the STIHL extended length hedge trimmer. STIHL extended hedge trimmers are designed to be well balanced with minimal vibration. This can really help when trimming or cutting tall, or extra wide, bushes and hedges.

So keep those hard-to-reach hedges looking good and make quick work of your next hedge trimming job with STIHL hedge trimmers.

STIHL Augers and Drills are the Perfect Tool for Contractors and Landscapers

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 05, 2011

Talk to anyone who makes a living with power tools, and their equipment line-up will include at least one STIHL product; probably beginning with a chain saw years ago. The same quality engineering and technology that began with the chain saw goes into all of their products.

Professional contractors and landscapers need the right power tool for the job. That's where you can count on STIHL. STIHL offers a lightweight, gasoline-powered wood boring drill that's ideal for building docks, fences or outbuildings. It's also great for pest service and tree service professionals, and for crews constructing docks and retainer walls.

STIHL augers can help you with mass flower plantings and putting in small decorative post and sign holes. And, when it comes to deep root fertilization and digging fence post holes, count on a STIHL auger to help you get the job done right.

If you are a contractor or landscaper looking for a dependable line of augers and drills on the South Shore, we are your STIHL dealer. Contact J & J Small Engine Clinic for sales and service of power tools and small engine equipment.

Some FAQs on a New Chain Saw

Joseph Coupal - Monday, August 01, 2011

How do I know what size bar I have?
Your bar's cutting length, called “length”, is different from its overall length. The cutting length is the distance from the front of the saw to the tip of the farthest cutter rounded to the nearest inch.

Should I do anything with the new chain?
Yes. Taking these few simple steps prior to using it can extend the life of your new chain:

  1. If possible, soak the chain in oil to allow oil to penetrate all chain components.
  2. Never run any chain on an over-worn drive sprocket, especially a new chain. After every two chains, or sooner, the drive sprocket system should be replaced.
  3. Adjust chain
  4. Run new chain at half throttle for several minutes before doing any cutting; this allows oil to reach all parts of the bar and chain. Let sprocket, bar and chain warm up fully.
  5. Stop the motor, let the chain cool, then check and adjust tension.
  6. Keep the first several cuts light. Keep extra oil on the bar and chain during these first cuts, and do not apply heavy pressure. Check chain tension often during the first half hour of use.
How tight should I tension my chain?
For a sprocket nose bar, turn your saw's tension-adjustment screw until the bottoms of the lowest tie straps and cutters come up and contact the bottom of the bar rails, then turn your tension-adjustment screw an additional 1/4 turn. Also, on sprocket nose bars, the snap test should be performed. Grasp the chain along the bottom of the bar, pull down, and let go. The chain should snap back to its original position, solidly contacting the bottom of the bar rail.

For a solid-nose bar, turn your saw's tension-adjustment screw until the bottoms of the lowest tie straps and cutters come up and contact the bottom of the bar rails. Chain tension on a solid-nose bar should be adjusted looser than on sprocket nose bars. Regardless of your bar type, your chain should move freely around the bar.

How do I know when my chain is dull?
Keep in mind that a sharp chain will cut large-size chips. A chain that is dull or has abrasive damage will create sawdust. It's time to sharpen when you're having to push on the saw or the saw is no longer self-feeding.

How often and what type of lubrication should I use in my chain saw?
Keep your saw's chain-oiling system filled with clean bar-and-chain oil. Never put used oil or old motor oil in your saw or on your chain. Be sure your chain, bar, and sprocket are always receiving oil from the saw during operation. Fill your oil reservoir each time you fill your gas tank.

if you have any other questions concerning your new chain saw or any other small gas engine, please contact J and J Small Engine Clinic.

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