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I have a Pro Sharp
Make sure that you are using staples made for this tool. Remove the staples and look for a jammed staple at the drive head which will block further staple movement. Make sure there is spring tension at the rear of the staple row when the slide is closed. Hope this helps!
on Oct 16, 2010
Chain sew stihle has seized up can you help
Which model Stihl? If it indeed got so hot the engine seized you will almost certainly need a piston and cylinder. It will not be inexpensive.
Was this saw perhaps operated in a lean condition (metal transfer from the piston to cylinder wall)?
1. Remove the spark plug wire and plug. Remove the muffler, hold a light at the plug hole and inspect the cylinder through the exhaust port. Is it smooth and shiny or does it appear speckled with dull gray spots or smears?
2. Pull the starter slowly, inspect the piston as it rises and falls. Is it a dull gray without scratches and gouges?
3. Hold the light at the exhaust port and look through the spark plug hole, inspect the cylinder above the exhaust port. Is it shiny and smooth or speckled with gray spots or smears?
Any spots or smears on the cylinder or deep scratches and gouges in the piston indicate the saw was operated in a lean condition.
Genuine Stihl parts are proprietary; you must purchase new parts through a Stihl dealer, I do not recommend used parts.
Bailey's offers some OEM Stihl parts. What they offer can be viewed here: http://www.baileysonline.com/category.asp?catID=1666
on Dec 03, 2009
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