Some Ariens snow blowers are top picks for best snow removal, according to Consumer Reports, while other models have had recalls associated with them. The most recent 2014 recall affected the Ariens Compact Sno-Thro and Power Brush.
The Ariens Compact Sno-Thro and Power Brush was recalled in mid-2014 due to the possibility of a drive pulley cracking during use causing the brush to continue rotating after the clutch lever is disengaged. Other models' issues, according to Consumer Reports, include the Ariens Pro Path 938033 and 938034 for repeatedly stalling, poor snow removal and little throwing distance. The Consumer Reports top pick models were the 30-inch 921032 and the 28-inch 921030 for superior maneuverability and snow removal function.Learn More
To magnetize a screwdriver, clean the screwdriver shaft, and run the shaft along a magnet, working from the base of the shaft to the tip. Test the screw for magnetism, and repeat the process if needed. You need a strong magnet to achieve a strongly magnetized screwdriver.Full Answer >
Fresh fuel is a key to quick starting of a Toro lawn mower, according to the company's website. As gasoline sits in the fuel tank, the more volatile compounds tend to evaporate. Emptying the tank and refilling with fresh gasoline often solves the problem of a mower that does not start. At the end of the mowing season, any remaining fuel should be emptied from the tank.Full Answer >
Allen keys got their name from the Allen Manufacturing Company in Hartford, Connecticut. These tools are also known as Allen hex wrenches, Allen wrenches and Allen L-keys.Full Answer >
To sharpen a chainsaw chain, adjust the tension, secure a file guide to the chain bar, and file each cutter with a round file for five to seven strokes. Check the height of the depth guides, and file them with a flat file if necessary.Full Answer >