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  • How to Use a Strimmer: 5 Jobs Around the Garden for Strimmers

    Once you’ve completed the bigger gardening jobs, like mowing the lawn and cutting back larger trees and overgrown bushes and hedges, the humble strimmer can really come into its own. The little touches that a strimmer can bring to a garden to give Read more
  • Top Tips on the Safe Use of Strimmers

    Last month we wrote a post detailing five gardening jobs you can use a strimmer for and we briefly touched on the safety aspects involved in their use. At SGS Engineering however we appreciate just how important it is to always work safely no ma Read more
  • How to Start a Strimmer Safely and Correctly

    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 , for our easy step-by-step instructions for getting your SGS S Read more
  • 10 Reasons Why A 2 Stroke Engine May Lose Power

    Now regardless of whether it's on a garden strimmer, lawnmower or chainsaw, whenever we pull the throttle on a 2 stroke engine and get a bogged down sound it's almost always caused by an insufficient amount of fuel reaching the engine. The reaso Read more
  • How to tune a 2-stroke carburettor

    Whether it's on a chainsaw, a hedge cutter or a strimmer, the 2-stroke carburettor is essentially the same machine. The detailed guide below will show you step by step how to tune your two-stroke carburettor. Rather than just show you how Read more
  • The Ultimate Air Compressors Guide

    Shopping for an air compressor can be very daunting if you’re not familiar with the jargon that is used. With so many varied options and styles of compressors available in the market, it's understandable that you would be confused. With al Read more
  • How To Choose The Correct Air Compressor

    At SGS, there is a huge range of professional and DIY standard air compressors. We understand that it can seem daunting to try and pair your air tools with a specific air compressor. Especially as the range of choices available is so b Read more
  • What CFM Air Compressor Is Needed to Run Air Tools?

    CFM means Cubic Feet per Minute and this is the volume of air an air compressor can pump out per minute. When buying an air compressor the first thing you must work out is how much air is needed to power your tool. To figure this out you need Read more
  • Common Air Compressor Maintenance & Usage Questions

    An air compressor is an essential tool in a number of industries, from auto manufacturing to woodworking. As with all machinery, air compressors require maintenance, can develop faults and under perform if not setup correctly. Knowing what i Read more
  • Air Compressor Do's & Don'ts

    If you recently bought your first air compressor to use for your home DIY projects, then it is important for you to understand how to properly operate and maintain it. By following these time-tested do's and don'ts you can stay safe and enjoy us Read more

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