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Offline Al Smith

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Re: Recoil Spring Tool
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2012, 09:59:25 am »
Oh you can wind them up it's just a learned thing .You start from the outside though not the inside .It just takes practice is all .
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Re: Recoil Spring Tool
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2012, 10:15:25 am »
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You start from the outside though not the inside

You lost me. I always start from the inside then keep pulling the spring tighter as I go then I loose what I got when I try to install the spring on the starter housing.

Its no biggie if I buy that tool. I know it will get some use out of it. I got 2 big n tall tool chests full of tools.

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Re: Recoil Spring Tool
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2012, 10:43:02 am »
The starter spring is wound inside the pocket for the spring. It is started on the outside of the pocket and is slowly packed into the pocket.

Then the starter pulley is placed onto the pocket to capture the spring.

The spring is wound tight as the cord is kept in the little slot in the side of the pulley.

As the spring gets completely tight, the cord is removed from the little slot and allowed to wind onto the pulley as the spring is allowed to unwind.

As the pulley is getting full, you cut the cord and attach the handle. The ends of the Dacron polyester cord must be heated and pushed against a piece of steel to make a flat solid end on the cord or it will fuzz up into a mess.

Use a cord big enough to where it will not pull through itself on the pulley.

No tools are needed except a match and knife to cut the cord.
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Re: Recoil Spring Tool
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2012, 04:59:59 pm »
You can wind a spring with two hands but if you just had about three more thumbs it would go much better .Stihl winds up about as easy as any of them .The worst is McCulloch ten series right hand start .

You need to wind that rope pulley full but only about one turn passed fully retracted else you take a chance of either breaking the spring or pulling the bend out of it .Then you get to do it all over again plus learn how to rebend the hook .

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Re: Recoil Spring Tool
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2012, 05:48:24 pm »
Have one of the coil spring tools from flea bay. the best thing I ever bought,after you use it the first time youl wonder why you did it any other way.

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Re: Recoil Spring Tool
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2012, 06:06:41 pm »
Have one of the coil spring tools from flea bay. the best thing I ever bought,after you use it the first time youl wonder why you did it any other way.

Thanks for review on that recoil tool on ebay.

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Re: Recoil Spring Tool
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2012, 07:15:09 pm »
Have one of the coil spring tools from flea bay.

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Re: Recoil Spring Tool
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2012, 03:55:38 pm »
  Here is one I made when working on a Poulan 260.  Stick the center of the spring on the peg and start winding.

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Re: Recoil Spring Tool
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2013, 06:35:33 am »
When I install a new spring I save the wire or retainer that comes on new one.  Drive a 6 or 8 penny nail in bench top deep enough where the head keeps spring from coming off nail.  I cut down a bad 272 Husky starter pulley a little smaller than wound spring.  Hook outer end on nail, hook inner in starter pulley and wind.  When wound drop saved retainer over spring release slowly.  I've used this method 8-10 times works good for me.
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Re: Recoil Spring Tool
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2013, 09:01:33 am »
Made another one yesterday out of a bad 44 Husky pulley to rewind spring on an MS440 Stihl.  Ground the plastic bottom lip down to same size as top lip.  Made an improvement on this one welded a short piece of 1/4" round stock in the metal center for a T handle.  Works so much eaiser gonna add one to the bigger Husky one.
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