How To: Auger Gear Grease Top-Up

We’re starting our series on snowblower maintenance with the auger gear oil/grease top- up because it’s a critical, yet often overlooked maintenance component. While everyone (or at least most) will do a regular oil change, and some even do regular belt inspections & maintenance, the auger gear is often forgotten until it inevitably seizes. There […]

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Tips & Tricks: Small Engine Gas Issues

Whether it’s a snowblower, lawnmower, generator, weed-eater or any other small engine, its inevitable that you’ll eventually have some issues – often at the beginning of the season when it sat without use for many months. During the first three years of university I worked part-time & summers in a mechanical shop. Since then I still work on small engines regularly as somewhat of a … Continue reading Tips & Tricks: Small Engine Gas Issues

How To: Wood Aging Part 1 – Distressing

Aged wood products have ich character thats difficult to true replicate but with a few basic tricks you can have new wood looking almost as good as a 100 year-old antique! There’s two components to duplicating aged wood – distressing the surface and finishing the surface. Distressing is typically done prior to finishing but don’t hesitate to experiment – distressing the surface following an initial … Continue reading How To: Wood Aging Part 1 – Distressing

How To: Auger Gear Oil Top-Up

We’re starting our series on snowblower maintenance with the auger gear oil/grease top- up because it’s a critical, yet often overlooked maintenance component. While everyone (or at least most) will do a regular oil change, and some even do regular belt inspections & maintenance, the auger gear is often forgotten until it inevitably seizes. There are two main types of auger gear lubrication; gear oil … Continue reading How To: Auger Gear Oil Top-Up

How To: Snowblower Maintenance Guide

Depending on where you live, snow may have been a big part of your life for the last 4-6 weeks and ┬ábecome an even bigger part of your life for the next 3-4 months. We’re on the East Coast and the snow is often relentless. If you’re fortunate to have a snowblower, you know that winter storms reek havoc on snowblowers and their individual components. … Continue reading How To: Snowblower Maintenance Guide