Chainsaw Clutch Removal?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by JHC, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. JHC

    JHC LawnSite Member
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    Can someone direct me to where I can purchase a tool to remove the clutch from a Sears chainsaw? It looks like it has two rods, approx. 1/4" dia. which will help turn the clutch off.

    Thanks in advance.

    JHC
     
  2. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    SEARS :) They are called a punch and hammer LOL...

    Seriously this is how I have removed them for years I have never owned any specialty tool to do this job.
     
  3. scottr 2006

    scottr 2006 LawnSite Member
    from alabama
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  4. JHC

    JHC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    I have tried the punch and hammer but this one isn't budging!! I checked out the Bailey's web site but they don't show and pics. Since I need a 2-pronged one, I'll order the $7.95 tool. I think thats the one.

    Thanks for the help. :waving:
     
  5. DEEJ

    DEEJ LawnSite Member
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    Just a thought - is the clutch on with a left hand thread? Are you turning the correct way?
     
  6. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,164

    Chain saw clutches are regular thread if not they would spin off when you ran the unit. Try a touch of heat from the gas wrench if available, are you replacing the clutch or just removing it?
     
  7. scottr 2006

    scottr 2006 LawnSite Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 70

    All five of my chainsaw clutches have left hand threads . The normal running direction keeps the clutch tight . Scott
     
  8. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 801

    Use a hammer & punch, Don't be suprised if the clutch comes apart (weights&spring) It will go back together no problem once you get it figured out.
    Don't forget to grease the needle bearing.

    It's left hand thread!
    Look for the little arrow pointing clockwise and "off"
     
  9. AAELI

    AAELI LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 362

    Please note that LHT is removed by turning Counter Clockwise.
     
  10. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 801

    You might want to pick up a nut & bolt and practice for a while:dizzy:
     

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