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  • Removing a Stubborn Split Nut

    I mentioned this method of removing a stubborn split nut in another thread a while back. In short ... I epoxy a steel hex nut to the split nut. Here's a link to photos of the step-by-step.

    http://users.accesscomm.ca/galoot/splitnut/


    Here's a quick photo of results.





    Thanks to Timberwolf for describing this technique on another forum years ago.

    Regards.

    Glen
    Last edited by Glen C; 07-20-2012, 06:50 PM.

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    Re: Removing a Stubborn Split Nut

    Re: Removing a Stubborn Split Nut

    Thanks very much for posting this Glen. I'm definitely going to give this a try!
    Ryan

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    • #3

      Re: Removing a Stubborn Split Nut

      Re: Removing a Stubborn Split Nut

      You're welcome, Ryan.

      It's really effective where the split nut has little or no slot left. Sometimes the nut can be re-slotted once it's removed this way.

      Regards.

      Glen

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      • #4

        Re: Removing a Stubborn Split Nut

        Re: Removing a Stubborn Split Nut

        that's a good idea, when it is off a little heat will tackle the epoxy.
        “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” -Bertrand Russell

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          Re: Removing a Stubborn Split Nut

          Re: Removing a Stubborn Split Nut

          Hi, Phil. Yes, regular epoxy has a pretty low melting temperature. (I'm not sure what it is). I normally use a soldering pen to melt it, but I'm sure almost anything hot will do.

          Regards.

          Glen

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          • #6

            Re: Removing a Stubborn Split Nut

            Re: Removing a Stubborn Split Nut

            Thanks Glen, I like it!

            Toby

            P.S. I remember you mentioning this before, but I don't remember which thread. Can you give a link? Thanks
            Last edited by "TobyC"; 07-23-2012, 06:41 PM.
            Toby

            "Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen."

            Mark Twain

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              Re: Removing a Stubborn Split Nut

              Re: Removing a Stubborn Split Nut

              Originally posted by "TobyC" View Post
              P.S. I remember you mentioning this before, but I don't remember which thread. Can you give a link? Thanks

              Glad you enjoyed it, Toby.

              I originally mentioned the hex nut and epoxy removal tip in the recent J Flint saw thread ... Page 2, posts #5 and #9.

              http://forum.canadianwoodworking.com...%29-Saws/page2

              That was one of the most information-packed threads I've ever participated in. I hope it keeps rolling.

              Regards.

              Glen
              Last edited by Glen C; 07-23-2012, 10:38 PM. Reason: Corrections

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              • #8

                Re: Removing a Stubborn Split Nut

                Re: Removing a Stubborn Split Nut

                Thanks Glen,
                And I looked there too, guess I didn't check all of it.
                That is a heck of a nice thread. I have looked for some factory images, but I lost hope. Maybe somewhere in some catalog or book. Does Canada have something like a 'Chamber of Commerce'?

                Toby
                Toby

                "Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen."

                Mark Twain

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                • #9

                  Re: Removing a Stubborn Split Nut

                  Re: Removing a Stubborn Split Nut

                  You're welcome, Toby.

                  Yes, we do have Chambers of Commerce in Canada. Those, along with and city Trade Directories and newspaper articles, are very helpful when doing research.

                  I have searched for photos of the two J Flint factories in St. Catharines and come up empty. I know others have searched, too. All I have found is surveyor-type outline drawings so far.

                  Regards.

                  Glen

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