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    Pull Start Tool for Mower, Washer, Saw, Stimmer etc

    So, a few weeks after open heart surgery for an aortic aneurysm repair, I thought I'd power wash my patio. Trying to start the power washer was a silly idea (and really, really sore !). So I built this tool to do the job. I'm raffling one of the tools with funds raised being donated to the World Heart Federation. I hope you like it. All comments welcome !!
    Have a look at the link below.

    Last edited by brankif; 12-12-2014 at 06:34 PM.

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    Great tool! I'd thought the pull action would be sluggish, but no.

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    Thanks brankif! I've added your Pull Start Tool to our Miscellaneous category, as well as to your builder page: brankif's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Thanks for that - To get over the 'sluggish' problem I put a little trick inside the unit. When the cord is being returned to the engine the drill is still actually working by charging (or stretching) a strong bungee cord. That means the on the pull stroke the drill is assisted by the energy stored in the cord - ie both the drill and the energy in the cord act together and this provides an almighty pull strength . That old saw required a strong pull, the tool is more than up for the job.

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    So that's it! Thanks for elaborating, that was a clever hack.

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    very ingenious ... Congratulations....

    Sorry my mistakes in english.
    to share your tip >>> http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/tool-tips-tricks/ <<<

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    All, still only 61 tickets sold for the raffle donating to the World Heart Federation...those aren't bad odds.
    Quick link to raffle site is :

    https://rafflecreator.com/pages/pull-starter

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    Great job Frank. Nice tool. Very useful for those having trouble exerting themselves.

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    That is so nice love to know how this work ..or sale me one later thanks...... i have to have a aortic aneurysm repair fixed and i have MS to....Thanks
    Last edited by cman60; 01-05-2015 at 09:00 PM.

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    That is one very useful tool. My Stihl chainsaws start easy enough but my old Craftsman chainsaw is an anaerobic workout despite being tuned up. I think your pull starter is what I need to get it going. Thanks

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