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Old 16-04-2019, 03:34 PM
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When your power tool shorts out: surprises

I went to aris the edges of a bit of wood today but the planer seemed to have siezed up. I was ready to bin it when I saw this head pop out from the exhaust port by my hand - I suspect it's been jammed up by the motor or the blade mechanism.

Certainly a surprise where these blighters can get into. It's only a juvenile carpet but when they pop out at you it does take you back for a second.

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Old 16-04-2019, 04:18 PM
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Old 16-04-2019, 04:21 PM
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That sent a cold shiver down my spine...
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Old 17-04-2019, 10:39 AM
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Thats the first thing to look for if a power tool goes down☺.

And a free tip for any folk moving from the city to the sane life of country living...if yoir chain saw or genny or brush cutter in fact any tool with a petrol motor does not work...even before taking out the spark plug ordinarily the first step in the problem solving routine...is look to the exhaust as it is a favorite place for a wasp to deposit motor crippling mud...

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Old 17-04-2019, 11:15 AM
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the first step in the problem solving routine...is look to the exhaust as it is a favorite place for a wasp to deposit motor crippling mud...
You won't be surprised to know that just about every year, I go down that road - cranking the genny 'til I'm red in the face and having apoplexy before I remember to clear the blasted wasps. Now, I shove a bit of dowel in the exhaust with a bit of rag tied to it. If I'm stupid enough to miss my own signs, I deserve to have a dead genny.

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Old 17-04-2019, 11:43 AM
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I do the same as to only remembering after exhausted.

A little off track but I recall from mx racing days that the main reason a bike would stop at or near after the starting line was riders forgot to turn on the fuel...

I mentioned this elsewhere hete but one that catches me time and time again is I set up turn on sharpcap and dismay because there is no camera overlooking that I have yet to connect the usb☺.

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Old 17-04-2019, 11:48 AM
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This is why I only use a broom☺
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Thats the first thing to look for if a power tool goes down☺.

And a free tip for any folk moving from the city to the sane life of country living...if yoir chain saw or genny or brush cutter in fact any tool with a petrol motor does not work...even before taking out the spark plug ordinarily the first step in the problem solving routine...is look to the exhaust as it is a favorite place for a wasp to deposit motor crippling mud...

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If you put a snake in the exhaust will it keep out the wasps?
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Old 18-04-2019, 10:58 AM
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If you put a snake in the exhaust will it keep out the wasps?
Yes yes you sir are a genius.
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Old 19-04-2019, 07:10 AM
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If you put a snake in the exhaust will it keep out the wasps?
Now, that's what I call lateral thinking!

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