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Useful little book with all too few competitors
on 29 August 2012
Small 2-stroke garden tools fall into the category of being relatively inexpensive to buy but are nevertheless complicated to maintain oneself & prohibitively / uneconomically expensive to have repaired professionally.
Therefore a book like this is very useful.
The best aspects for me are that it is very general, it explains HOW the parts work, so one is prepared for whatever actual item needs repair. To try to offer a specific-to-model "Haynes" style book would be a lost cause for small cheap 2-strokes. There are hundreds of model types on the market. Even a specific item eg Manufacturer ABC chainsaw model XY123 will be found with various carbs, ignition components etc.
Other good points are the excellent writing style and a sensible & appropriate level of detail.
However it is clear that the American author never expected the book to be read outside the USA, but this matters little.