How to keep spindle from turning during blade removal.

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by LarryF, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Cheater bar ...4/4
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  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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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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  3. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Rosebud....heat the head of the bolt quickly..
    As the bolt heats up will lengthen and get loose enough to wrench off...
  4. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
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    an impact is my best friend.
  5. Mike NY

    Mike NY LawnSite Member
    from NY.
    Messages: 114

    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.
  6. blake101

    blake101 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Great advice. I use it all the time.
  7. LarryF

    LarryF LawnSite Bronze Member
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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.

    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.
  8. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
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    you don't need a 3/4" impact to take blades off, get a 1/2".
  9. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Get the 1000 pounder. I sell spindle assemblies and could offer quantity discounts.

  10. LarryF

    LarryF LawnSite Bronze Member
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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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