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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2013, 09:32:05 pm »
Last week I set my 365 Special up for 12,900 and the outside air temperature was in the 90's

Today I went to use the chainsaw when the outside air temperature was in the low 70's and it was too lean. I suppose I had set it too critical to begin with?

I consider that model to best be set at 12,500 if you might be doing some buried cuts?

I agree with you.  I was setting the carb up on my 3750 which is very similar and found it ran best between 12,500 and 13,000 especially when it was buried in wood.   
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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2013, 10:00:19 pm »
Seems every time I go to use one of my many chainsaws, the temperature has drastically changed since I last used it and the mixture is wrong.

Thats what's nice about my 545 and 550. Soon after you start them the mixture has corrected itself and away you go.
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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2013, 11:16:14 pm »
Seems every time I go to use one of my many chainsaws, the temperature has drastically changed since I last used it and the mixture is wrong.

Thats what's nice about my 545 and 550. Soon after you start them the mixture has corrected itself and away you go.

I have learned to carry an adjusting tool when ever I go out with a saw, because you are right things change and the tuning changes.

 It does not take long to make the adjustment and then I am good for the rest of the time cutting.
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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2013, 03:53:46 pm »
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Canadian Tire sells them for about $10.00 up here in Kanuckistan.  But you have to ask for them at my local store as they keep them in a drawer out of view.

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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2013, 05:37:15 pm »
I bought a pacman tool from HLS this past Monday.
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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2013, 05:58:37 pm »
I bought a pacman tool from HLS this past Monday.

Cool to know.   I have single D and we both have splined.   Seems like the other makers keep coming up with other crap though.
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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2013, 06:15:45 pm »
Neighbor beside me bought a like new style Homelite whacker at a yard sale and it is lean on the HS. Has Pacman needles.

I guess the best thing to do though is to remove and slot the needles?
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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2013, 09:32:50 pm »
I was lucky and bought an entire set about 3 years that had all the different types.   Now that I am working part time on saws I have had to use a few of them that I thought I would never use.
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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #38 on: December 13, 2013, 12:37:12 am »
I finally met my match the other day!  I was trying to resurrect my late Dad's 2150 the other day, and found that I needed to adjust the needles a little bit...I pulled out my trusty 1/8" plastic tubing, and it was good enough to push onto the splines, but was too big to actually adjust the screw.  After a time, I found some copper tubing of the same size, and with a little ingenuity I was able to make my "new" tool work just as good, or better than the one that you can buy in the store.  Long story longer, if you take a little time, and use your head, you can make just about anything that is laying around your shop do the job that you need it to.

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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #39 on: December 13, 2013, 12:41:56 am »
I finally met my match the other day!  I was trying to resurrect my late Dad's 2150 the other day, and found that I needed to adjust the needles a little bit...I pulled out my trusty 1/8" plastic tubing, and it was good enough to push onto the splines, but was too big to actually adjust the screw.  After a time, I found some copper tubing of the same size, and with a little ingenuity I was able to make my "new" tool work just as good, or better than the one that you can buy in the store.  Long story longer, if you take a little time, and use your head, you can make just about anything that is laying around your shop do the job that you need it to.

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