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Offline Remington

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Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« on: March 05, 2013, 06:57:40 pm »
No its not made of wood.

If you need a tool to adjust that wild thing and don't want to buy one for $20 and wait 2 weeks, you can make one from a clear bic pen or some other type of hard pen.

-Remove the top cover from the poulan to have clear access to the carb.

-Take a clear type bic pen and remove the ink and caps

-Melt the smaller end and roll it on a table to shrink the hole a bit smaller

-Melt it again and when soft squeeze it over the spline screw and let it harden and form a tool. It might take three or four melts to make it perfect but it worked for me.

-Be very steady when holding the melt. it hardens quickly and the slightest movement will make it too loose. you want a nice tight fit so let it harden for 30 seconds at least before pulling it off.

- Adjusting is still a bit tricky, the pen barely fits so you have to put it in the cover and put the cover on at the same time with the pen sticking out.

H and L needed two different sizes of pens for me. It worked great and because its plastic it will not damage the splines like pliers would.


Credit goes to the nintendo game cube tool . this pic is for a nintendo screw but the idea is similar

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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 07:19:52 pm »
Very cool idea. 


Only thing I havent seen a hard plastic pen like that in years.  They must still sale them if you gottem eh.
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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 07:32:04 pm »
Pretty slick. 8)
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Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.

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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 08:32:41 pm »
They're hard to find, check in between the folds of your sofa. 

I actually used a blue paper mate pen for the "H" as I believe that screw was a bit smaller but I found that clear works better, its harder and dries stiff.

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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 02:08:06 am »
Good job
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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2013, 01:29:05 pm »
Good idea.  I've used a red or blue electrical crimp style connector to get needles out , and then slot it for screw driver. It usually only works a couple times before the connector plastic gets boogered up and too loose.   Chris
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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2013, 09:26:09 pm »
Get ahold of some 1/8" (I believe) copper or plastic tubing...press on, and you have yourself a tool!  I have access to all kinds of plastic tube, so it's easy for me, plus when/if it strips, you can just cut it off and repeat.  Good luck.

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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2013, 03:57:36 am »
That's the real deal of mechanic work making your one tools love that.

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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2013, 08:43:16 pm »
Another redneck idea after a few brews today  ;). Only works if the black carb grommet is removed so it can reach the spined needles.



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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2013, 09:45:06 pm »
I found adjusting difficult but not impossible using the wire connectors. You are never sure just how much you moved the needle?

Most likely, if you don't have the true screwdriver, your best path is to do like has already been said . . . Remove the screw completely and slot it!

Finding the real screwdrivers is a real problem. They used to be $2.99 + shipping, now some sharks on Amazon are trying to get $50 for them including shipping and they don't even have a good transaction rating.
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