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  1. Skilshop Chainsaw Clutch

    Thank you for the advice to check the sprocket as well.
  2. Skilshop Chainsaw Clutch

    Thanks for your reply Headexam. I have cleaned the clutch and replaced it but not tried it. I will give it a try and if the problem is still there I will have another look at the spacing with a view to replacing the parts you suggest.
  3. Skilshop Chainsaw Clutch

    Thank you all for your advice and suggestions. I now know how to remove the clutch and hopefully a good clean will solve the problem.
  4. I have a Skilshop chainsaw model 1712 -Type 3 (see photo 1) and although the engine runs the chain does not cut well and slows down during use. I previously asked HeadExam for advice and he suggested it might be either the sprocket in the guidebar or the clutch. The guidebar sprocket moves freely so I think the problem may be the clutch. Having removed the cover I am stuck as I do not know how to remove the clutch for inspection. As can be seen in photo 2 there is a very thin hexagon nut on the clutch with a directional arrow and I do not know whether this unscrews or the clutch needs to be removed with a puller. Can anyone help please?
  5. Vintage Fuel Tap saved

    It just reinforces the view that everything is now about money and the way of the world is why sell a rubber bush when you can sell a whole new bracket!
  6. Nice little Drill Project

    Hi Richard - It looks really well made and I'm sure it will be better than new when you've worked your magic.
  7. Wheel Horse Light Lenses

    I wish I had known earlier - I've recently bought a second hand one from the USA!
  8. C 160 battery clamps

    Thank you all for your replies. Yes I do mean the clamps that hold the battery like the ones shown in the image that Richard posted. My battery tray also has a 'strap' at one end but one of the threaded fixings has disintegrated (on hindsight I should have tried to replace it before painting and reassembly!!!). I will try Halfords, as suggested, but may take you up on your Kind offer Richard if I have no joy.
  9. C 160 battery clamps

    Does anyone have some spare battery clamps - for some reason those on my tractor are missing. There are several for sale from America, but the postage is exorbitant!
  10. Hi,


    Given your expertise in chainsaws, I wondered if I could ask your opinion as to what might be wrong with my small basic model - I suspect it is the clutch but the limited paperwork on it gives no information on adjusting the clutch.


    My saw is a Skilsaw (Skilshop) model 1712 Type 3


    The engine works fine, the chain is sharp and properly adjusted, but it just seems to 'slip' and 'bind' when trying to  cut.



    1. HeadExam


      Most clutches are self adjusting through the use of springs, so it is possible the clutch has worn out, removing the sprocket and inspecting the shoes would verify this. It could also be a worn sprocket, check the sprocket teeth, but if they look good it may be the clutch is worn. Some models have a replaceable sprocket if its just the sprocket others the sprocket is part of the rim and clutch. Large logs are not has hard on saws as the smaller green limbs. There are many places that offer parts, but eBay UK may be your best bet as it was a popular design not unlike many Homelite and MacCulloch models of the same era.

    2. Rayp


      Thankyou very much for your prompt and helpful reply - I will follow your advice.



  11. Hello Nigel,


    I noticed when researching batteries that you can get them cheaper. I need a 12 volt 32 amp Hr for my C 160 automatic to fit the battery box and wondered if you could supply one or point me in the right direction. Thanks.



  12. Hayter 21

    Thanks again Richard
  13. Can someone please tell me what the points gap should be on a Hayter twenty one with a Briggs & Stratton engine. I have various B & S Manuals, but the points gap is conspicuous by its absence.
  14. Back Plate

    Does anyone have a spare back plate for a Kohler K341?
  15. Kohler Oil seal

    Hello Richard, Thanks for the information which is very informative as usual. I see the depth for mine is 1/2".
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