Stihl-chainsaw-Stihl chainsaw © James Andrews
Two-stroke engines like regular use, so after a summer of languishing at the back of the workshop it should be no surprise if the old chainsaw is reluctant to start. Yanking at the starting cord until you’re blue in the face rarely yields satisfactory results either, so if there are no reassuring coughs after half a dozen pulls it’s time to take a break and perform a few simple checks. The basic principle of happy two-stroke combustion is that you […]