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Clutch Drum Removal

I would like to put a new Clutch Drum onto my chain saw can any one tell me what tool I need and the best way to do it.
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  • wilzon Sep 05, 2009

    What a load of rubbish

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Special tools may be require and can usually be purchased form the maker of your saw.

Often the spark plug is removed, the piston positioned to just before TDC, and a length of starter cord or rope fed into the cylinder. This allows the the clutch to be be removed without damaging the piston or cylinder.
1. Don't put all of starter cord or rope into cylinder.
2. Ensure the piston is above the exhaust port.
3. The threads are often left handed.
HTH
Lou

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    dontbother10 Sep 05, 2009

    You didn't list the make or model number of the saw. Find a local saw repair shop They'll be able to help you with specific tools and procedures. My telescopic/xray vision quit a couple of years back.

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