The recommended oil-to-gas ratio for a Homelite chainsaw, and most other brands of chainsaws, is a 50-to-1 mixture of 2.6 ounces of two-cycle chainsaw oil and 1 gallon of unleaded gasoline. The gasoline should be at least 87 octane.
If you are using oil that does not have an added fuel stablilizer, the ratio should be 16-to-1, using 8 ounces of two-cycle oil per gallon of unleaded gasoline.
Older saws may run just fine using a thicker ratio of oil to gasoline, such as a 40-to-1 ratio, or 40 parts gasoline to one part oil, but the spark plugs need to be replaced more frequently with this ratio.Learn More
Compass saws are typically used to cut curved shapes in plywood, plasterboard and pressed wood. They can also be useful for cutting materials such as plastic and non-ferrous metals in confined spaces that are not suitable for conventional saws.Full Answer >
Lawn mower problems are commonly associated with loose, disconnected or dirty spark plugs, and to solve the problem, you must remove the spark plug and replace it with a new one. This can be done in minutes at a low cost.Full Answer >
Carpenters often use mallets to secure pieces of wood together by bluntly striking the pieces until they fit into holes and other openings. People often use wooden mallets to create and shape other kinds of tools.Full Answer >
To know how to read a tape measure, someone must first know what the marks on the tape measure mean; the full lines that cover the entire width of the tape measure are equal to a full inch. The marks that cover approximately half of the tape measure's width indicate 1/2 of an inch, while the ones that cover a quarter of the width indicate 1/4 of an inch. Lines an eighth of the width are equivalent to 1/8 inch, and the shortest marks indicate 1/16 inch.Full Answer >