I bypassed the two handed switch system on my hedge trimmer. Now I can reach at arm's length to cut further.
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On Sun, 22 May 2016 16:14:15 -0400, Stormin Mormon
I generally encourage the safeties be maintained. The blade brake on
current machines id a bit of a pain. Mine is old enough not to have
I have dissabled the clutch switch on my truck - I want to be able to
run the truck off the road on the starter if necessary if the engine
fails - and if I loose the clutch I can start the truck in gear and
drive without the clutch to get me home.
I'm the only person who drives the truck (20 years old, 343,000km)
In 1972 I bought a Dodge with that switch. I had driven manual shift
cars over the years and had had that one for several days. I got some
gas and could not get it started. It was as if the battery was dead.
The service station man told me to push in the clutch. I did and it
I had a habit of puting a 4 speed in neutral and starting the car. I
must have been doing that and pushing in the clutch for the 2 or 3 days
I had had that car. That was the first manual car I had been in that
has that clutch switch.
Can't remember how long ago. I stopped for gasoline,
and met a very nice man who spoke some language other
than American. I'd guess Dutch, but not sure. He
summoned me, as he could not get his car out of Park.
I noticed it was a Ford. Did my best by gestures to
suggest he push the brake, which did the job. Now he's
able to shift into drive, and go about his travel.
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