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Jimmy348
06-18-2003, 05:48 PM
Just purchase an impact wrench and I would like to remove the blades on my Lazer HP. I read the directions but figured this would be an easier source of information. Do I need someone to put tension on the top bolt of the spindle while i remove the bolt that fastens the blade. Also, the manual is specifies torque lbs and i want to know if i now need to go out and by a torque wrench so i don't over/under tighten that bolt as well.

DieselDeere
06-18-2003, 05:52 PM
I do not put another wrench on the top bolt when using an inpact wrench. Changing the blades is a one person job.

Jimmy348
06-18-2003, 05:56 PM
Thanks diesel, but is it necessary to measure the torque pounds?

DieselDeere
06-18-2003, 06:02 PM
My impact wrench has different settings one that is in the torque range that eXmark recommends, every other month I tighten the top bolt with the impact wrench just to be sure.

kickin sum grass
06-18-2003, 06:05 PM
we don't measure the lbs. of torque. We just use a low setting on our wrench. In the impact wrench manual it should give you approx. ft lbs per setting at a certian psi. Match it up to what emark says it should be and it should be close enough. Our wrench is a big one and we have a large compressor so the setting is low. You set up may be different and you may need a higher setting to get the right amount of ft lbs. it doen't have to be exact just close.

DieselDeere
06-18-2003, 06:07 PM
Whether or not it is necessary is a question for eXmark.

geogunn
06-18-2003, 06:08 PM
I use an air wrench to loosen and slightly tighten spindle nuts.

I use a good torque wrench to tork my spindle bolts tight.

it's a one person job. scotch the blade with a block of wood under the deck when you tighten.

what is the specified tork for the spindle nuts on that machine?

GEO

Jimmy348
06-18-2003, 06:12 PM
Thanks guys. I forgot to put in that it is a milwaukee cordless wrench with no way to adjust the torque.

Top 140-145 lbs
Blade 115-120 lbs

DieselDeere
06-18-2003, 06:13 PM
eXmark recommends 115-120 for the blade bolt