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Keeping your chain saw’s bar, chain and drive sprocket in tip-top shape involves more than regular chain sharpening and re-tensioning. Even with meticulous care, a chain saw’s drive sprocket and bar eventually wear out and must be replaced. We asked our small-engine expert, Roger Wyatt at Reed’s Sales & Service, to walk us through a typical chain saw “front-end job.” He showed us how to keep a saw on the cutting edge. You can replace all the drive components yourself in about an hour.
Broken lawn mower? Check out these tips to determine what’s wrong with your mower and if it’s a DIY fix or a job for a repair technician. Here are three common riding mower problems and what you should do about them. If the engine doesn’t start, you might need a fresh tank of fuel. If your riding mower is running roughly, it’s likely your carburetor is clogged. If the mower won’t cut grass, check the blade belt for cracks. Visit the Sears Home Services Knowledge Center for more!