|Forum topic by Thuzmund||posted 12-17-2014 06:18 AM||1711 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
12-17-2014 06:18 AM
Just curious if anyone has encountered a similar situation. Cheap tool and silly question, so don’t read on unless you’re as cheap an/or curious as I am.
My cheapo Harbor Freight electric chainsaw crapped out. When I took it apart, I found the motor shaft driving a sprocket, which links with a plastic gear of sorts. Of course, the plastic gear is stripped to all hell. The saw is about 4 months old—old enough that I can’t take it back but lots of life left in the bar, chain and motor. I would really like to just replace this part.
1) Has anyone replaced this part, or one like it before? What’s it called? Do you know of any chainsaw parts suppliers? I have the regular Ace, Lowes and so forth around me. I imagine this would be a mail order for me.
2) The bearing on the front is really friggin hard to get off, and I would need to do that to replace the worn gear. How the heck do I get it off?! I think I need a microscopic 3 jaw puller! :-D
I’ll try to keep this thread updated for future reference. in the meantime, feel free to chime in!
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