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  1. jackjcc

    jackjcc Super OPE Member

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    I’ve recently decided to adjust my string trimmer, Stihl FS 56 RC. Come to find out it has hex head needles...with really tight clearance I can’t get my typical sockets in. What’s a good work around tool? I was going to get the Stihl screwdriver Q-SW 8x200 (5910 890 2420) but then I looked at a BR600 I’m just starting to rebuild and that has a different screwdriver (5910 890 2307) I didn’t think Stihl even did this, so I’m a little shocked right now. I don’t want to run around buying one off tools for these things.


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    @backhoelover is our resident oem stihl tool expert as he has just about all, if not all of them. I don't know what they look like so I can't even begin to help. Perhaps he knows of something else that will work or can be modified to work for you.
     
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    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    I cut those things off on a 600 blower with a cutoff wheel on a dremel carefully.
     
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    The screwdriver looks like this.
     

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    jackjcc Super OPE Member

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    That’s what I’m gonna do, good call!


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    Those are 4 mm hex and you use a thin version or a deep well six point that is worked down the outer shell to slip in. Note these are available 8 pc tool kits on Amazon. Might want get if you do a lot 2 cycles as you will needing the small single D and small PacMan too. Many Zama rotary carbs use either the flat blade or the single D.
     
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    jackjcc Super OPE Member

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    I have all the Pac-Man and splined ones, I’m upset Stihl started doing it too.


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    backhoelover SERVICE MANUAL MASTER

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    Perfect answer
     
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    backhoelover SERVICE MANUAL MASTER

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    Did the small Pac-Man in your set work? Mine didn’t
     
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    backhoelover SERVICE MANUAL MASTER

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    You will also need a 2mm Allen for some of the newer stihl saws to make adjustment
     
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    backhoelover SERVICE MANUAL MASTER

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    Also a 2.5 an 3.0 Allen bolts welded to old screwed works great for limiter caps
     
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    jackjcc Super OPE Member

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    No, and I’ve switched to mtronic saws. Extremely happy with not needing to tune them.


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    Tnx for the heads up on that one.

    And answer your previous question my small pacman has worked fine. Just didn't like the large pacman as my older fits a lot better. I even adjusted a Kohler carb the with my old pacman.
     
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