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Garden shredder problem


September 4, 2017, 6:06 pm

My AL-KO shredder is 30 years old. It has recently developed a fault, viz. It runs for 10 seconds, then stops. Any answers please? Read more »

Hole saw


June 26, 2017, 1:01 pm

Which he saw is best for cutting into a 600mm cast iron sewer I need 5 inch cutter Thanks Read more »

Nutool 12 speed pillar drill What size chuck key please!


June 26, 2017, 9:07 am

Hi just bought a second hand Nutool 12 speed pillar drill model: DP16-12 does anybody please know what size chuck key this would take please? Read more »

Pre mix 50 to 1


June 15, 2017, 6:35 pm

I recently purchased a new Poulan chainsaw that says it needs a 50 to 1 mix. Can I use a can of pre-mixed fuel that I got from my local Echo dealer for my leaf blower? Read more »

all 4 of my Makita lithius batteries refuse to charge.


December 4, 2016, 1:27 am

I have 2 lithium 18V batteries and 2 Lithium/ion batteries for 18V. None will charge and they are NOT old. Charger blinks red/green. Book said that meant a bad charger but I bought a new one and i... Read more »

Powering battery tools


October 16, 2016, 2:16 pm

Is it ok to power a 19.2v with a12v car battery? Read more »

Generator shuts down after transfer.


November 14, 2015, 8:22 pm

My 17 KW Generac generator shuts down after transfer to emergency power, with the generator in the auto mode I opened the main braker the generator did start and transfer, upon transfer the generator... Read more »

power washer has no pressure


July 8, 2015, 2:47 pm

I have an excel power washer start up good but has no water pressure? Oil; is about 1/4 fill I have no manual to let me know how much oil is need an dose it have any thing to do with the pressure? Read more »

TROY BILT PRESSURE WASHER 2700 PSI


October 26, 2014, 9:47 pm

what type oil goes in the pump? Read more »

Wrenches for a Delta 34-444


July 18, 2014, 11:23 pm

I recently purchased a Delta 34-444 table saw which did not come with the wrenches for changing blades. I've found very few sources for the box end and none for the open end. It appears that the op... Read more »

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What does it cost to run an apartment washer & Dryer $$?

rating: 5

Our renter want to install apartmetn washer (110v) and dryer, how much should we raise the rent by? We have renters in the upstairs of our rental house, that don't have washer and dryer access, and... Read more »

Air Compressor Doesn't Keep Up

rating: 5

6 hp 33 gallon Craftsman Oil Free Air Compressor 240V. I got this unit used, was previously used for spray paint duty by a homeowner, so it did not get much service. Looks new, actually. It takes qu... Read more »

Air Compressor usage & size

rating: 4.53

Hello, I just received a Speedy Sprayer made by the 'W R Brown Corporation' from my uncle's estate. I'm not entirely convinced it will be of any use other than for paint or pesticide spraying and ho... Read more »

Need parts for my level

rating: 5

I have a level I purchased in 1992 called Libella 2000. It was made in Sweden by GGC. I need to get some spare parts for it. The label on it reads like this: EBO GGC ESKILSTUNA SWEDEN PATENT NO 74 14... Read more »

Obsolete Craftsman Cordless Drill - Need Batteries

rating: 4.64

They've been cooked by the charger that doesn't shut off when they're fully charged. I'm told by Sears those batteries are obsolete, and after searching www.sears.com/parts, they aren't available o... Read more »

Milwaukee 18V charger PCB schematic

rating: 4.55

I am looking for the schematic for the Milwaukee 18V charger # 48-59-0240. Does anyone know where I might find a copy of this diagram? Thanks. Read more »

power washer has no pressure

rating: 5

I have an excel power washer start up good but has no water pressure? Oil; is about 1/4 fill I have no manual to let me know how much oil is need an dose it have any thing to do with the pressure? Read more »

Slightly OT, but... Small Automatic Generator...?

rating: 5

Howdy, Yes, this may be OT, but you folks seem to know everything... I need to get an automatic backup generator, but my needs are unusual: The fully automatic units I can locate are all in the range... Read more »

Craftsman Pro toolchest gets stuck when locked???

rating: 5

I have had a real nice top of the line Craftsman tool chest for the past couple of years and EVERY time I lock the thing it gets stuck in the locked position so even when I switch to the unlocked pos... Read more »

Craftsman 10" Radial Saw: Loose track part way

rating: 5

I have a used Craftsman 10-inch Radial Arm saw and the only problem is that I can't get the saw to slide snug ALL the way. When it's back I can wiggle it quite a bit and as I move towards me it gets... Read more »

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