A Wet/Dry Vac That Really Sucks (In a Good Way)

Posted: September 28th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Rain, sleet, snow, ice – here it comes. Between flooded basements and ice dams, every homeowner needs a wet/dry vac. When you have water where you don’t want it, a wet vac is the only way to get rid of it, and get rid of it fast. You might as well buy the best wet dry vac out there, a STIHL wet/dry vacuum.

STIHL wet/dry vacuum delivers superior sucking power to quickly take care of the wettest tasks without the need to cover your ears.  With a long hose and even longer cord (25’) this wet/dry vacuum is easy to use and maneuver.
The STIHL wet vac stores all the attachments too, so you are not looking for parts when you need them. And, of course, one of the most important parts of this wet vac is the filter. The high-efficiency filter means less maintenance, less down time, and less cleanup.  Save time, money and space with the STIHL wet/dry vac from J&J Small Engine Clinic, contact us.

Preparing your Lawn Mower for Winter Storage

Posted: September 21st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

As fall approaches and you start to think about putting your lawn mower away for winter storage, be sure to properly prepare it before you put it in the shed. Lawn mowers will last for many years with proper maintenance. But they need proper maintenance before winter storage as well.  This will not only ensure that your lawn mower starts in the spring, but it will extend the life of your mower too.

Thoroughly Clean your mower - turn the mower up on one side exposing underneath the deck. With a putty knife, scrape the underside until the caked on grass clippings are removed, include the grass clippings chute.

Spray under deck with all purpose cleaner then use a hose to wash thoroughly.

Dry the underside of the deck using and spray under deck surfaces with lubricant WD-40.

Turn mower upright and clean the deck and engine. Be sure to clean under the air filter housing.

Remove any remaining gasoline from the fuel tank by pouring it into a bucket. Any fuel remaining in the tank may be removed by running the engine until empty.

Drain old oil into an oil pan by removing the plug in the bottom of the crankcase through the oil filler tube. Old oil must be disposed of at a recycling center or at auto parts stores that provide this service.

Replace oil drain plug and add fresh oil.

Air filter and spark plugs also need to be cleaned. If the spark plug is very dirty, replace it. If it is fairly clean, clean it with spray carburetor cleaner and a stiff wire brush, and then dry it.

Clean the air filter housing using a clean rag and a light coating of WD-40. Now you are ready to store your lawn mower. If this is too much or too time consuming, J&J Small Engine Clinic would be more than happy to service your lawn mower for winter storage, contact us.

Shoveling Stinks – You Need a Snowblower

Posted: September 14th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

When the winter outlook calls for snow, it also means more snow shoveling. Don't be that guy shopping for  snowblowers after the storm has begun.

No one likes to shovel snow, shoveling stinks. As snow piles up, shoveling gets even worse. No matter where you live or how large your driveway, there is a snow blower for your home. Gas single stage snowblowers and two stage snowblowers and electric snowblowers can help you save time, keep you driveway clear and keep you from injuring your back lifting heavy, wet snow.

Watch the following video to see Toro employees sharing the top reasons you need a snowblower. And remember, you don't want to buy a snowblower at a big box store, contact J&J Small Engine Clinic for help choosing the best snow blower for your home.

Chain Saws for Fall Yard Cleanup

Posted: September 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Fall is here and it is time to clean up the yard and trim bushes and trees for winter. Fallen branches can be cut into fireplace logs and trees and shrubs need to be pruned. Even some overgrown bushes need to be trimmed or removed. For all these tasks, you need a chain saw.

STIHL chainsaws are the perfect chain saws for homeowners. If you are looking for a new chain saw to help handle the work load, a STIHL chain saw gives you the engineering and durability you need.

J & J Small Engine, your Independent Servicing STIHL Dealer, invites you to visit our store. STIHL manufactures a full line of powerful, lightweight, and versatile handheld outdoor power equipment for homeowners and professional users.

Great for cutting logs, branches, trees and pruning, STIHL chain saws are made for heavy duty, long lasting outdoor use.

If you are looking for a chain saw for your yard, contact J and J Small Engine Clinic to see all of your options.

Time to Shop for Snowblowers

Posted: August 31st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Fall is here and winter is around the corner. Last winter in Massachusetts gave us a break, but don't be caught off guard. If you need a snowblower, it is better to shop now rather than when you have 10 inches of snow on your driveway.

Interested in a Toro 2-stage snowblower? Watch the video for loads of information.

When you have a lot of snow to move, Toro power max HD snowblowers. These are two stage snow blowers that move deep hard compacted snow with ease. They also have an anti-clogging system that stops clogging in heavy snow.

The heavy duty construction will give you snow removal power for years. Reinforced and commercial grade, these snowblowers can handle anything and are easy to use.

For more information on Toro Snowblower, contact J&J Small Engine Clinic.