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Offline davbell22602

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Recoil Spring Tool
« on: December 05, 2012, 10:19:21 am »
Is there special tool for reinstalling a recoil spring on chainsaws when it comes out on the starter housing?

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Re: Recoil Spring Tool
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012, 10:44:35 am »
I've rewound a few in my time. Frustrating to say the least. Sometimes wished I had a couple more hands?

The more recent ones I've rewound were Homelite, Stihl, & Husqvarna. There really wasn't any difference in the way they were made. I've gotten pretty good at it in spite of arthritis in my fingers. The biggest thing for me has been understanding just how the spring fastens at each end and particularly the spring to pulley connection.

Figuring out a simple way to get the cord wound on the pulley is as big a challenge as the spring itself.

Choosing a double braid Dacron polyester cord that is just big enough to not pull through itself in the pulley yet give you enough wraps is just as important as the other factors.

Doing it a lot helps . . . . .
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Re: Recoil Spring Tool
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2012, 11:22:29 am »
The spring came out on a PO and I cant get keep it  small enough to fit back on the recoil housing. I'd buy another spring but its NLA.

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Re: Recoil Spring Tool
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012, 11:42:15 am »
I have seen people tie a string around the spring to hold it together until they get the pulley in place. Then they cut the string knot on the outside.

So far I've been able to hold the spring in the cavity long enough to get the pulley installed. I have to spread my fingers?

I get the spring/pulley installed and secure, - then I install the cord.
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Re: Recoil Spring Tool
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 11:52:02 am »
I guess I need to keep working at it on putting the spring back the starter housing.

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Re: Recoil Spring Tool
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2012, 12:34:49 pm »
In the past, getting the spring safely in the housing has been one of my most dreaded tasks.

It is difficult to accomplish this if you only do one every five years as a home owner or hobbyist.

You also can get a bad cut from a spring suddenly jumping out of the pocket so be careful.
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Re: Recoil Spring Tool
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2012, 02:06:15 pm »
Some kind of nifty recoil spring winding tool I have never seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRdQ-Di4sts



spring winding manually.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTcL3_3leTk


Just rope replacement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0sjmFOAf8I
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Re: Recoil Spring Tool
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2012, 03:27:25 pm »
Ouch  :o but 97 sold on the listing
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Re: Recoil Spring Tool
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2012, 03:45:04 pm »
I think I'm gonna buy one after christmas.

 

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