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Spring Tips for Power Tools

- Thursday, March 14, 2019
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It's time to awaken your STIHL equipment from its winter slumber. Before you pull your tools out of storage and put them to work, make sure you've prepared them for your spring workload. This checklist of proper power tool maintenance tips will help get your equipment out of hibernation and ready to run.

  • Always wear appropriate protective apparel when working with your STIHL power tool.
  • Check the condition of your spark plugs and replace if necessary.
  • Check air filters for dirt and damage to determine if any need cleaning or replacement. Clean debris from blowers and trimmers as well.
  • Inspect your equipment for broken parts, and replace any that are broken or damaged.
  • Check screws and nuts, and retighten them if necessary.
  • Now is a good time to adjust, sharpen or change saw chains as well as replace your trimmer line.
  • Lubricate parts where friction will occur.
  • Check power cords on electric tools for damage or wear.
  • Before using a battery tool, inspect the electrical contacts for damage. If any damage is found, contact your servicing STIHL Dealer. Do not continue using or charging a malfunctioning, damaged, cracked or deformed battery, cable or adapter.
  • When mixing fuel, make sure you are doing it properly by viewing our mixing tips, and use fresh fuel (stored for less than 2 months) with new 2-cycle engine oil.
  • Make sure to follow STIHL’s gasoline guidelines. Use STIHL MotoMix® Premixed Fuel in your fuel tanks. STIHL MotoMix® is a highly stable blend that will help to ensure great performance.
  • Don't put your power tool to work immediately after a season of storage, let it warm up for a few minutes before use.

For more information on buying or repairing power tools, contact Monnick Supply in Marlborough and Framingham, MA.


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Marlborough MA 01752
United States
(508) 318-4788
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759 Waverly St.
Framingham MA 01702
United States
(508) 386-9876
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