Question about Craftsman 22" Gas Hedge Trimmer
I took off the plate that covers the revolving cam. I cleaned the cam and regreased it. Then I noticed that the end of the blade assembly that has the hole which fits over the cam was bent at about a 45 degree ange from the edge of the hole to the end of the assembly. Is it supposed to have this bend or was it damaged somehow and caused the blades to stop scissoring? If so, can I just hammer it back flat again
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Inside the saw, on the end of the trunnion is a stop that is adjustable to zero the saw in to exactly 90 degrees. Either there is sawdust or something accumulated there or it needs to be adjusted. You say you cleaned it out, So you'll need to unplug it an have a look up in there. See how there's a geared piece of steel that moves when you crank the saw over to 45 degrees. Usually there's a bolt or stud with a locking nut on it, either on the trunnion itself or the lower surface of the table top. You need to break the nut loose and screw the bolt in or out to adjust, then crank the saw over to hit it, check for square with a known square, crank it all the way out of the way and readjust, etc. Until you get it right. Make sure to tighten that lock nut when you're done.
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Posted on Apr 02, 2009
Hi Tom. You are not doing anything wrong. That being said, your edger has a slightly gummed up carbeurator. I would go to an auto parts store and get a can of a product called seafoam. this is a gasoline additive. Add one ounce per gallon of gas and use this as the fuel for your edger. You will solve your problem in just a few minutes after using this product, I believe. Give it a try and let me know.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
SOURCE: mower stopped moving
If this is a manual transmission, check the drive belt from the engine back to the transmission. With the clutch pedal up (engaged) there should be no slack in the belt.
If it is a hydrostatic drive, check the drive belt and make sure it is tight. Check the transmission fluid level and make sure it is full. Refer to your owners manual as it will describe the fluid check proceedure.
Good luck, let me know.
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
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