Help & Advice

  • From SGS with Love

    Here at SGS we encounter many exciting projects and commissions. Gas struts for luxury mega yachts, bespoke commissions for supercars, and generators for foreign aid work are just a small sample of the diverse range of projects we are proud to be a Read more
  • How To Fit the Chain Brake on Your SGS Chainsaw

    Fitting the chain brake casing to your SGS chainsaw can be a little bit fiddly. This quick how-to should help if you're having any problems assembling your chainsaw.  Scroll through the picture how-to above and follow the instructions. We also have Read more
  • Ordering The Correct Gas Strut for Your Camper/ Recreational Vehicle

    With all the information available online, ordering the correct gas strut for your camper or recreational vehicle (RV) can seem a daunting task. With these few simple tips, we can have you back on the road and enjoying your vehicle again in no time! Read more
  • How Do I Drain The Fuel and Oil From My Generator?

    To drain the fuel from a generator Make sure the fuel tap is off Unclip the fuel hose from generator leaving it still attached to the fuel tap Put the end of the hose into your fuel can Open the fuel tap and let the fuel drain out To drain the oil Read more
  • Mystery Monday Round-Up for June

    Thanks to the way the Mondays have fallen in June, we’ve had the added treat of getting an extra week in our Mystery Monday challenge. Five different cars have graced the SGS Engineering Facebook page this month, some of which proving to be quite t Read more
  • Starting Your SGS Strimmer

    Here at SGS we know that if you've not used a petrol strimmer before, getting a 2-stroke engine going for the first time can be a little daunting. See our picture how-to guide above, for our easy step-by-step instructions on how to get your SGS Stri Read more
  • The Power of the Gas Strut

    At SGS Engineering, we live and breathe gas struts and are the experts when it comes to these ingenious little devices. We know that our gas struts deal with some impressive forces and this led us to question what the equivalent cumulative power of Read more
  • Typical Power Ratings of Common Electrical Equipment

    You can use this guide to help select the appropriate generator for your needs. This is an approximate guide only. Please consult the equipment manufacturer for precise wattage. If in doubt, select the next largest generator.  1000Watts = 1.0KW 1.25 Read more
  • It's Not How Big Your Tool Is, It's How You Use It

    You might be under the impression that the most powerful tools are the largest ones, but you’d be mistaken. While there’s some truth in the fact that big industrial tools are highly powered, you can find that some of the most impressive tools are Read more
  • What Your Generator Could Power

    How many petrol generators would it take to launch a space shuttle? How many Xbox One's could you run simultaneously from an SGS 2.8kVA generator? How many generators would CERN need to buy to keep the Large Hadron Collider running? Read more

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