Stihl Kombi--I sheared the alignment nub...

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Coconut, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Coconut

    Coconut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Today while using the hedge trimmer at a steep angle I hit it on woody stems one too many times and the attachment spun in the socket, shearing off the plastic nub which holds the alignment pin into the tube. Is that piece, the gray plastic insert in the tube end where the attachment goes into the powerhead socket, replaceable?

    I confess I should have tightened it more, especially considering the off-axis torque that the angled hedge trimmer can put on the shaft.

    I have a so-so stihl dealer but they prefer new sales to repairs, and their repair department isn't all that great anyway.

    Surely others have done this...thanks for any experience you can share.
  2. FLAhaulboy

    FLAhaulboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    It is replaceable. If the attachment spun, I'd say u didn't have it tightened enough. I've never broken the plastic knob before but had the attachment get loose and having to re tighten it a few times.

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