Craftsman 8 hp wood chipper


Old 11-09-05, 07:43 AM
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Craftsman 8 hp wood chipper

I recently purchased a 9 year old Craftsman wood chipper with an 8 hp B & S engine. It starts and runs fine except I think it is running slow. Since most small engines develop their rated horsepower at 3600 rpm, I think it should be set to that rpm. Does anybody know if this is correct???? How do I set the speed control without a tachometer???? Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-09-05, 07:52 AM
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3600 is by far the most common setting but not the only. Without your engine ID #'s we can't advise any further. The only way to set the RPM's without a tach. is by a well trained ear. Most Briggs and Tecumseh dealers will be able to get you a vibratory tachometer for little money. Check with your local OPE repair shop for such.

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