Help & Advice

  • Size Matters: Is Your Yacht Big Enough?

    SGS Engineering are suppliers of marine gas struts for yachts, boys, jet skis and more, but in our experience we've found out that you need to have a fair amount of cash to own your own yacht! Even some of the more modestly sized ones can be quite pr Read more
  • Change the Strimmer Wire on Your 26cc Strimmer Spool

    See our picture how-to guide above, for our easy step-by-step instructions on how to change your SGS 26cc Strimmer spool. Read more
  • How to Sharpen the Chain on Your SGS Chainsaw

    Cutting with a dull chainsaw saw leads to high fuel consumption and greater strain on your equipment. Avoid damaging your chainsaw and get the most out of your chains with this simple chain sharpening guide from SGS. When should I file my chainsaw ch Read more
  • How to Use Your Portable Generator In Case of a Power Cut

    Most of us at some point in our lives will have faced a power outage at home. Aside from the obvious inconvenience this causes, it can also be dangerous – particularly at night. Not only is there the risk of injury to you and those around you, you Read more
  • Can My Generator Be Used Outside In All Weather?

    There are many applications where you might want to use your generator outside, such as camping. This quick guide explains what weather protection each of the generators we sell have and where it's appropriate to use them in wetter conditions. SGS G Read more
  • Do I Need to Earth My Generator?

    Portable petrol generators are self earthed, and as such it is not necessary to have an earthing device. This includes all the SGS brand generators. Only you start using a generator about 10.0KVA or above you should be using an earthing spike. Some l Read more
  • Charging Batteries with your SGS Generator

    We often get asked about the best way to charge a battery with an SGS generator. We've put together this quick guide to help explain how best to use your generator for charging, as well as to explain what your 12-volt output is for. Important: Althou Read more
  • How to Replace the Pull Cord on My Strimmer

    The SGS 52cc strimmer is an incredibly reliable tools that should give you years of good use with the correct maintenance, however pull cords are unfortunately a perishable part. Over time the cord will wear down and break, as with any recoil starti Read more
  • Reclaim Your Garden this Summer

    Summer is here and now is the perfect time to get your garden in shape for those long afternoons in the garden and the family barbecues. How can you possibly relax with a good book under your tree if the deckchair has been reclaimed by the thicket? S Read more
  • How to Power a Developing Country

    It's no secret that the world's energy needs are growing more and more each day and our reliance on fossil fuels needs addressing. In our latest infographic, SGS Engineering takes a look at some shocking statistics about our energy consumption and wh Read more

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