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Chainsaw Carburettor Adjusting Tool

I have a craftsman Chainsaw 358350203. The carburetter adjusting screws require a special tool.

The fuel/air adjusting screws do not have a slotted head, bur are finely splined on the outside.

Where can I purchase the required special tool?


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Mark T
Keith,
Thank you for posting what you used to adjust the carburetor. That was a good idea to use the plastic sleeve. I am sure other users will find it useful. Thank you for using Manage my life.
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October 8th, 2012
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A temporary solution for this problem is to go to Ace hardware to all those drawers of screws, nuts, etc. and find the little plastic cylinders. I don''t know what they're made for but there's one sixe that will gently grab those splines and turn the screw. They aren't tight at all. The little cylinders are about 50 cents. Just find one of your screwdrivers that can be forced tightly into the other end and you have a too. It probably won't last long but it got the job done for me.
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October 7th, 2012
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The new carburettor adjusting tool part number is - EHP Poulan/Husqvarna Splined Carb Tool 530 035560. Google the number to locate your nearest stockist.
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February 24th, 2012
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The carburetor manufacturer does not make those tools available for the general public. When the EPA made stricter emissions guidelines the small engine industry had to change the way some products are made (so they're cleaner burning). Consequently, carburetors have drastically changed. Part of this change is that they are not adjustable or not easily adjustable.

I know the tools can be had at some online sources but we do not sell them. You'll need to look on the carburetor to see if it's a "Zama" brand or a "Walbro" and then search for "Zama tool" or "Walbro tool" to see if you can locate one from a source that will sell to the general public.

Other than that, the options are take the machine to have it serviced or replace the carburetor completely.

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February 24th, 2012
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Terence - When I attempted to purchase one some years ago the Poulan (the makers of your saw) dealer told me that they were only available to auuthorized repairers and were 'damned expensive'. As I owned the unit and it was out of warranty I just took small cut off wheel in a 'Dremeltool' and cut a slot in the top of the screw. It did some slight 'damage' to the carb body but nothing to effect performance. I have since told another couple of guys about it and have had no adverse reports. Any warranty left, don't do it, the warranty will be void. Hope this helps. Good Luck
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February 24th, 2012
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Sometimes we all need help with do-it-yourself repairs. Managemylife.com is a great resource for the questions you have on that special tool required to adjust carburetor on your Craftsman Chainsaw. I have supplied a few links that may help on that issue. Hope this helps.
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February 24th, 2012
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