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  1. I'm not sure that this will fit though. Have you used it on an ms880 to be able to get off the bearing and then the clutch? It looks like the central hole on this tool is going to be too large for the bearing and the flat spanner like bits are not going to be able to come close to the flat edges of the clutch nut.
  2. Just picking up where i left off with this one as had to use machine for grinding. Thanks for your comments. Yes, this tool that you have hold off looks like it might just cut the mustard (or get the damn bearing off more to the point!). What is it called RH? Easy to come by?
  3. yeah, know what you mean spud although those narrow spanners are hard to come by ie not in me workshop! I have a ring spanner that i think must have come with a bike a while back but of course its the wrong size would have been perfect as would slip over the bearing and onto the flats of the clutch nut. Do you think that this bearing is a bit like a needle cage that you get on smaller saws and that fits freely onto the crank shaft? the shims sounds like an idea so to extend the flat surfaces to get the adjustable on although i don't think using the bearing puller will work at this stage as there is nothing to get the jaws onto.
  4. Hey, that's great thanks for your help on this. I have come to a dead end again this time with not knowing how to get the damn clutch off. I'm assuming reverse thread but there seems to be some sort of bearing in the way which won't allow me to get a socket or spanner in to wind the clutch off. The bearing is circular and moves independently of the clutch and sits slightly proud of the clutch nut. So, it looks like the only way will be to somehow remove this bearing first - see photos. Any ideas?
  5. Hey that's brilliant looks like i need 14, 15, 16 and 17 then and dogs. Are you able to supply all the parts required to change over from 880 grinder to 880 chain saw?
  6. thanks for advice fellas but got off with the puller in the end with an extension of a size 13mm Faithful sprocket head to be able to wind down the puller onto centre of shaft. Perfect and yes i also suspect 'shite and no lube' Eric. I now have another question: Do you know whether or not the circular plastic wheel with cogs that i assume drives the oil pump should be connected to the sprocket somehow? Is it a centrifugal force system perhaps? On the 261 there is the groove cut out of the sprocket that the worm engages with. I can't see any similar connection here. Any ideas?
  7. Hi all I have been using an ms880 for an alpine magnum grinder and i am trying to convert it to a nice big ground saw. Problem is that the drive sprocket won't release. It has a sprocket designed for running the belt for the grinder and it seems like it is jammed on - maybe heat build up and not greased enough over time. I have tried using a puller but the tool that i have does not have enough thread for the depth and nor does it fit round the diameter of the sprocket as not enough clearance. I have attached a couple of photos although these don't really show much other than the position. Am I doing something wrong? Is there another way of removing the sprocket? Any help with this will be much appreciated. Thanks
  8. Thanks guys for your quick response to my question. Very helpful. I didn't realise that they were going to be so expensive. I suppose it enables the job to be done by one person so cutting costs. The niwaki and henchman both look good all with the same concept. Cheers
  9. Hi all I have a job requiring using a hedge trimmer on a 10m douglas fir and I only have a medium step ladder. In the past I have used snips/pole pruner but want to be able to reach and get up high to use the trimmer. Can someone recommend a heavy duty (although not that heavy) professional a frame type ladder that will do the trick. This is a long overdue purchase. Thanks
  10. To join a small friendly and professional team carrying out all types of domestic tree surgery work in south London for three to four days per week. The position is for a freelancer/self employed person to start immediately. Duties to include: removal of green waste, buzzing up, loading of equipment, driving and tipping, tidying work site and stump grinding. Position would suit self motivated person keen to learn and develop their arb skills and knowledge. We work to a high standard for all our clients and NPTC CS30, 31 and 38 is required for this position. Punctuality is essential. Full, clean driving licence required. Pay dependent on experience. Please call Rob on 07730 666396 or email robert@capitaltrees.co.uk
  11. Thanks to all. I agree, I don't think it's a good idea to shave roots down as could open up to infection and leave tree structurally unsound. It's an amazing specimen approx 15m height, 20m spread having been really looked after over the years by conscientious owners. Cellweb trp sounds like the product. Will make enquires.
  12. Hi all I have been approached by a client asking whether or not it will be possible to 'shave off' large lateral roots on a big old Cedar of Lebanon that have lifted up his driveway. The roots are not presently exposed as the driveway and concrete is still intact although very old and raised - up to about 4 inches in places. The client is planning on replacing the driveway completely after the tree work has been completed. Also, the roots spread out over quite a large area. I have never carried out root pruning before although I have transplanted many trees over time and so I know how important tree roots are. Any sound advice will be much appreciated. Would photos help? Thanks Rob
  13. To join a small, friendly and professional team carrying out all types of tree surgery work in South London for three to four days per week. The position is for a freelancer/self-employed person to start immediately. Position would suit self-motivated person keen to learn and develop their arb skills and knowledge. We work to a high standard for all our clients and CS30 and 31 is required for groundsperson position. Punctuality is essential. Full, clean UK driving licence required. Guide pay rate £70 to £100/day. Wage depends on experience and knowledge. Please email me at robert@capitaltrees.co.uk or call me on 07730 666396 for a chat
  14. To join a small, friendly and professional team carrying out all types of tree surgery work in South London for three to four days per week. The position is for a freelancer/self-employed person to start immediately.Position would suit self-motivated person keen to learn and develop their arb skills and knowledge. We work to a high standard for all our clients and CS30 and 31 is required for groundsman position. Punctuality is essential. Full, clean UK driving licence required. Guide pay rate £70 to £100/day. Wage depends on experience and knowledge. Please email me at robert@capitaltrees.co.uk or call me on 07730 666396 for a chat
  15. To join a small, friendly and professional team carrying out all types of tree surgery work in South London for three to four days per week. The position is for a freelancer/self-employed person to start immediately. Position would suit self-motivated person keen to learn and develop their arb skills and knowledge. We work to a high standard for all our clients and CS30 and 31 is required for groundsman position. Punctuality is essential. Full, clean UK driving licence required. Guide pay rate £70 to £100/day. Wage depends on experience and knowledge. Please send CV to robert@capitaltrees.co.uk or call me on 07730 666396 for a chat

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