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Old 11-18-2012, 01:19 AM
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:30 AM
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I've had bolt heads on blades wear down enough that I almost couldn't remove them...
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:26 AM
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Rosebud....heat the head of the bolt quickly..
As the bolt heats up ...it will lengthen and get loose enough to wrench off...
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:10 AM
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:36 AM
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Tightening the belt at the pully sometimes will give you enough resistence to keep the pully from turning while you loosen the bolt. Spinning of the pully is usually a worn belt and pully.
Never sieze bolts once you get them out.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:49 AM
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Anti-seize will solve most all blade bolt removal problems--it's inexpensive and your frustration level will be reduced.
Great advice. I use it all the time.
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Thanks everyone for the responses. My previous experiences with impact wrenches haven't been very good. Seemed more like a toy than a tool. But I had only tried battery powered ones that provided only a couple of hundred foot-pounds of torque. Here's an air-impact one for a hundred bucks I found with a 3/4" drive that will put out a thousand foot-pounds so maybe I'll get one of these.

http://www.harborfreight.com/air-too...nch-66984.html

I already have a 135 PSI compressor and a set of 3/4" sockets, so I'm already more than half way to a solution. All but one of the reviews written about this one were very positive, but if anyone has one and has a complaint, I'd like to hear it.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:56 PM
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Thanks everyone for the responses. My previous experiences with impact wrenches haven't been very good. Seemed more like a toy than a tool. But I had only tried battery powered ones that provided only a couple of hundred foot-pounds of torque. Here's an air-impact one for a hundred bucks I found with a 3/4" drive that will put out a thousand foot-pounds so maybe I'll get one of these.

http://www.harborfreight.com/air-too...nch-66984.html

I already have a 135 PSI compressor and a set of 3/4" sockets, so I'm already more than half way to a solution. All but one of the reviews written about this one were very positive, but if anyone has one and has a complaint, I'd like to hear it.

you don't need a 3/4" impact to take blades off, get a 1/2".
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Get the 1000 pounder. I sell spindle assemblies and could offer quantity discounts.

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Old 11-21-2012, 06:06 PM
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you don't need a 3/4" impact to take blades off, get a 1/2".
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Get the 1000 pounder. I sell spindle assemblies and could offer quantity discounts.

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It seems that there is a difference of opinion as to what I should get. I tend to believe that bigger is better. The price for the one I mentioned is close to that of a 1/2" one. Is there any good reason for not getting the 3/4"?
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