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Old 07-31-2013, 08:29 AM
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Stihl FS 130 and brush saw issues

We use 130's and love them. I have never used anything but trimmer heads and had a pond that had small alders and shrubs that needed cutting.

I leave the guy to go cutting and he returns and shows me a trimmer with the power head that has rotated away from factory position.
I use a 27 Torx bit and tighten a already pretty tight connection. I send him back to work.

Twenty minutes later he returns with the same problem.
I call the dealer and he asks me if I have any Loc-tite . I answered yes but WTF !!!

I have a very old Echo 302 ADX brush cutter that may have to come out of retirement.

Are there any FS 130 users that have had this problem? My dealer asked that I bring it in this morning. We'll see what that say. This is a great string machine. It may not work well with the brush blade. My FS85 had no problems with the blade.

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Tom
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:40 AM
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I run FS130 BC as trimmers What you have to do is take gear head off and take a center punch and ping it, rough it up. Then clean shaft and slide it back on
I done this many times over the years
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:03 AM
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Thanks Mr. Snyder!

My dealer had never seen this problem. Great idea.

I brought it in their shop, set it on the counter and he tried to get the shaft to rotate. I had tightened the crap out of it. He goes and gets a Torx tee wrench and does the same. We go outside and on the first start he fires it up and it rotates without even cutting anything.

They asked me to leave it and they were going to clean it etc. Heck, it was clean to begin with.
I'll see what they do but the punch and dimples is a great idea.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:17 AM
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Thanks Mr. Snyder!

My dealer had never seen this problem. Great idea.

I brought it in their shop, set it on the counter and he tried to get the shaft to rotate. I had tightened the crap out of it. He goes and gets a Torx tee wrench and does the same. We go outside and on the first start he fires it up and it rotates without even cutting anything.

They asked me to leave it and they were going to clean it etc. Heck, it was clean to begin with.
I'll see what they do but the punch and dimples is a great idea.
Dealers don't run them
Husq there bush cutter has a set screw
All my stihls I had use a punch on the ones that was loose
I have used shim tape on the shaft it works but out in the field a punch is tool of choice
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