Breaker Bar and Blade ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GreenMachine102, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. GreenMachine102

    GreenMachine102 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    Ok Guys a few questions, First off, I used to have a nice breaker bar with a 1/2 in. drive and 15/16 socket to use to re,ove the blades on my Exmark, well the breaker bar has mysteriously dissapeared, so in desperation the other day I used my torque wrench as a breaker bar (keep in mind it was wound down, so it had no pressure on it), and it worked fine. I have heard that using a torque wrench for anything else but tightening can damage it, is this true? Or can I use my torque wrench as a breaker bar? :confused: :confused:

    Sorry I am so long winded today, here's the next question:

    I am about to get a blade grinder/sharpener, is it possible to find one that will do as good of a job as the MAGNA-MATIC, but without the hefty price tag? :confused:

    OK one more:

    Is it normal to have a little vibration as the blades are spinning, I'm sure it is right? Just like a light pulsating rythm?

    Thanks for your time!

  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    1. No better way to ruin a torque wrench.
    2. RBG makes a great grinder as well.
    3. If your are getting a pulsating rythm of a vibration, something is slightly out of balance. Check your blades.
  3. Jason Pallas

    Jason Pallas LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,335

    I completely agree with Runner on all points.
  4. plateau lawn care

    plateau lawn care LawnSite Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 195

    Impact wrench to remove blades

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