How to Attach Spindle to Chainsaw Clutch?

Discussion in 'Friction Drive' started by Harutz, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Harutz

    Harutz New Member

    So my chainsaw engine has an open-faced clutch.
    I am having a really tough time coming up with a way to mount a spindle to it.
    The best I can come up with involves either
    (a) a plate mounted on the engine side around the existing gear with tons of JB Weld bolted to a plate on the open side, which the spindle is mounted on, or
    (b) a rubber pipe reducer held onto the clutch housing with a hose clamp

    I have very little faith in either of those ideas.
    Can anybody help me out?

    Oh, yeah, and the "nut" section in the center of the clutch is stripped so I cannot remove the clutch to help attach anything to it.

    Here's a picture of a similar clutch...

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  2. snbsnb

    snbsnb New Member

    open face clutch???

    I have the same chain saw clutch how do I attach a spindle??? thanks Steve
  3. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    If the clutch shoes are removed can you bolt a round plate in their place with a shaft in the center for direct drive?
  4. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Member

    You must remove the stripped nut before any progress can be made.