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Small engine tool recommendations
« on: February 25, 2020, 10:48:03 pm »
Hello.. I am a newbie on small engines and recently have been working on some scrap saws for practice. I know i would like to invest in a few common tools but dont know where to start. I was looking at compression testers but any that fit my budget have such mixed reviews.. Tons say its great and others say junk dont waste the money. I was curious if i could get some suggestions for a compression tester on the lower end that is still known to do the job. Again i dont have a big budget but will spend a little extra if it means accuracy and longer lasting. If there is any out there super cheap but work id love to know  :P Also i cant seem to find anything about them but i was looking into getting what i assume would be a pressure tester of some sort.. Ive seen them used checking fuel lines etc leaks by adding litttle pressure. some guidance on one of those or a proper name of the tool would be great help. Also anything else you guys know i will need for basic repairs let me know! Ive already got carb adjust screwdrivers. Thanks 

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Re: Small engine tool recommendations
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2020, 07:41:24 am »
Compression tester. This small engine one comes out of a master set STATU30 for like $22 shipped by itself.

It's short hose and small dial.  Star Products TU21 Small Engine Compression Tester   https://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Products-TU21-Small-Engine-Compression-Tester-/401380966743?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c10#viTabs_0







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Re: Small engine tool recommendations
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2020, 07:44:41 am »
Mityvac 8500 8510 pressure vacuum tester

https://youtu.be/19E5vfX97Xk
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Re: Small engine tool recommendations
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2020, 07:49:32 am »
Nate has some tools listed here to make you job easier too.  Long hemostats I use all the time. Ring compressor the red one with several sizes too.  Link to look https://performance-outdoor-equipment.myshopify.com/collections/tools
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Re: Small engine tool recommendations
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2020, 02:59:14 am »
Hey appreciate the help. Got that compression tester and ring tools then looked into the mityvac there and decided its worth the extra $30 from the one i was looking at so went with it also.
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