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Top Ten Power Tool Maintenance Tips for Spring*

January 21, 2020
Ten Spring Maintenance Tips

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 maintenance tips will help get your equipment out of hibernation and ready to run.NOTE: For a comprehensive list of maintenance and repair instructions, refer to your product’s instruction manual.

  • 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 sharpen or change saw chains, as well as replace trimmer line.
  • Lubricate parts where friction will occur.
  • Check power cords on electric tools for damage or wear.
  • When mixing fuel, use fresh fuel (stored for less than 2 months) and new 2-cycle engine oil.
  • 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.

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* Article courtesy of the Stihl.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 16, 2015 4:53 pm

    Thanks for the information! My dad has just started his own building company. He owns most of the equipment that he uses for building projects, so it’s important for him to know how to properly maintain them. I’ve seen my dad use power tools before and he seems to know how to take care of them, but there are a few things on this list that I’ve never seen him do. I hope that he knows to lubricate his power tools. Perhaps I should have him give this list a once over so that he won’t have to replace his power tools very often.

  2. September 10, 2021 2:14 pm

    Thank you for the information. Everybody should maintain their power tools after a long winter and they have not been used.

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