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Old 04-06-2011, 01:56 AM
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I'm wit you jiggz. Keep both wrenches in the truck/trailer box. Don't even have to pull my metro off the trailer to change blades, it's nice. Using an impact is ridiculous. Overkill. What would you do if you had to change them out on a property?
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:27 AM
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Ok I always let this guy at a little tire shop by my house change my blades well he quit so I am trying to change my blades on my Lesco ztwo. My impact just wont break the bolts and I tried putting a block of wood between a blade and the deck and pulled so hard it looked like the blade was bending. Am I doing something wrong could they be threaded backwards so right would be loose instead of lefty loosey or has he just put these things on like hercules. In so many words how can I get them off. Thanks
It's time to get a better impact. I started out with one of the cheapo Campbell Hausfelds and it was ok until I bought a cheap riding mower from one of my customers. One of the blades on that Huskee riding mower was bent and I couldn't remove the blade with my cheap impact. I borrowed a better one from a mechanic and also had to borrow the larger air fitting. I think it's a type T or N fitting from Tractor Supply. Those fittings are what most tire shops have on their hoses and the hole through the center is about twice as large as the small hole that comes with most cheapo kits. So I'd recommend you get a decent impact capable of at least 450 ft. lbs. of torque and put some decent fittings on your air hose.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:42 AM
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It's time to get a better impact. I started out with one of the cheapo Campbell Hausfelds and it was ok until I bought a cheap riding mower from one of my customers. One of the blades on that Huskee riding mower was bent and I couldn't remove the blade with my cheap impact. I borrowed a better one from a mechanic and also had to borrow the larger air fitting. I think it's a type T or N fitting from Tractor Supply. Those fittings are what most tire shops have on their hoses and the hole through the center is about twice as large as the small hole that comes with most cheapo kits. So I'd recommend you get a decent impact capable of at least 450 ft. lbs. of torque and put some decent fittings on your air hose.
My impact is a craftsman could it be my compressor is not putting out enough psi.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:52 AM
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I'm wit you jiggz. Keep both wrenches in the truck/trailer box. Don't even have to pull my metro off the trailer to change blades, it's nice. Using an impact is ridiculous. Overkill. What would you do if you had to change them out on a property?
Dewalt battery powered impact....
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:54 AM
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My impact is a craftsman could it be my compressor is not putting out enough psi.
Just a hunch, but your impact wrench probably has an adjustment knob on the handle and sometimes they will get turned to "0" and not have any power. Might want to check that for next time.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:32 PM
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We always change and sharpen our blades. Try puttng a little anti seize on each bolt. Makes the job much easier.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:48 PM
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We always change and sharpen our blades. Try puttng a little anti seize on each bolt. Makes the job much easier.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:54 PM
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While I was aware they had battery powered Impacts, I just didn't realize they were worth a damn?? How much is a descent one? Suggested brand names? Apparently I need atleast 450lb torque power.

I still love using the ratchets for the mower, but I could use that impact the truck, alot.
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:15 PM
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I didn't mean to sound like an a** I was going to put obe of those smiley characters but I can't on my phone. Anyhow I have a dewalt 18v 1/2" drive. The biggest they make and it has pretty good power. Don't remember how much it was though.
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:43 PM
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Is there really a whole thread on how to get a bolt off? its common freaking sense. If you cant figure out the principle of leverage you have problems. Oh yeah get a real impact and you wont have this problem
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