I have achieved such a high standard in my gardening leave it continues for another month, which means more time to fix things, cut grass and drink cider.They wouldn't dare make you redundant after all this time you've been on gardening leave.
My cutting deck for the ride on mower should arrive tomorrow, so just waiting then for the replacement deck bearings and I can rebuild it. Mountfield bearings cost £35 per blade but I found two sets for just £10 in total, including delivery; and they are an improved design with rubber seals to keep the dirt out.
Took my electric chainsaw apart tonight to see why the chain wasn't being driven and didn't really find anything wrong, cleaned out a whole heap of oily sawdust that was super gooey and sticky, then put it back together. The chain is running again now but the chain brake doesn't seem to be working, so will cautiously try it tomorrow and see if it frees off.
Having fixed that I took another look at the old brushcutter which doesn't have a spark and unplugged the kill wire and straight away its sparking like a good one. Looks like I have a failed stop switch, which is shorting the kill wire to ground so now there is no need to take the flywheel off to trouble shoot the points - remember them?