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We used to call it the blue-tip wrench when we used it in demolition in my youth.
 

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If it has been sitting so long for the nut to be rusted on, it's probably time for a new seal anyway.
Not really.. If you use your deck the nut can rust to the shaft if you mow wet grass and don't use anti-seez on the threads.. Just take your deck to your local truck repair garage and have them use a 3/4" impact to remove the nut.. They would probably do it for five bucks.. Cheaper than replacing parts..
 

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Never had that issue.
A little moderation goes a long way.
Thats kinda what I was trying to say,I maybe confused people by saying torque specs.I don't per se use a torque wrench,I just use what the size of the fastener demands.Every fastener and its end use has a window.
 
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You seem to forget buddy!!!!!! I'm the one that stopped that crap! And I do take offense at being the instigator of it!!!!! The democracy of 2 died when I wrote the check for this place!

Charlie - OOPS!!!!!!! Maybe I missed out on you stopping the crap like I posted. Sorry bout that. And I knew you wrote the check for this place, but I thought after awhile someone wrote you a check back.

Maybe we'll make 3 pages on loosening and tightening the nuts on mowing deck blades. I actually think their tightness is quite important. Most of the time to get them loose I've had to use a 3/4" ratchet wrench with a 3 ft piece of pipe on it, and the blade blocked against a wood 4"x4". Never had one I couldn't get apart using this method.

And as for tightening, I would tighten them to the 60# spec. with a 1/2" torque wrench and then cover then end of the threads with grease (like the manual shows).
 

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Charlie - OOPS!!!!!!! Maybe I missed out on you stopping the crap like I posted. Sorry bout that. And I knew you wrote the check for this place, but I thought after awhile someone wrote you a check back.

Maybe we'll make 3 pages on loosening and tightening the nuts on mowing deck blades. I actually think their tightness is quite important. Most of the time to get them loose I've had to use a 3/4" ratchet wrench with a 3 ft piece of pipe on it, and the blade blocked against a wood 4"x4". Never had one I couldn't get apart using this method.

And as for tightening, I would tighten them to the 60# spec. with a 1/2" torque wrench and then cover then end of the threads with grease (like the manual shows).
Someone did write me a check back, so do what ya want man! I did what I thought was best for the forum at the time, and still think it was improved under my watch IMHO.
 
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Someone did write me a check back, so do what ya want man! I did what I thought was best for the forum at the time, and still think it was improved under my watch IMHO.

Charlie - no question about it. You certainly improved the Forum under your watch. I actually don't like this new format.
 

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Thats kinda what I was trying to say,I maybe confused people by saying torque specs.I don't per se use a torque wrench,I just use what the size of the fastener demands.Every fastener and its end use has a window.
Old saying, Tight is tight. If it fall off, too loose. If it breaks, too tight
 
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This would make for a great conversation whilst all sitting around together enjoying a few nectars of the gods. Beer or a nice Scotch for me.. And talk about our nuts. 😆
 

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7 days now and the OP has never been heard from since day 1.
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We just finished our first bottle of Lagavulin, very distinct taste that I liked but the wife was not so keen on.
There are 9 distilleries to choose from, Bowmore Whisky is my favourite.. plus mum worked there when she was around 18. Mum is was a 1942 model. So around 1960 she worked there.
 

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