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Thread: Removing a Stubborn Split Nut

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    Default 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 at 05:50 PM.

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    Default Re: Removing a Stubborn Split Nut

    Thanks very much for posting this Glen. I'm definitely going to give this a try!
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    Default 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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    Default Re: Removing a Stubborn Split Nut

    that's a good idea, when it is off a little heat will tackle the epoxy.
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    Default 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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    Default 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 at 05:41 PM.

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    Default Re: Removing a Stubborn Split Nut

    Quote 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 at 09:38 PM. Reason: Corrections

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    Default 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

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    Default 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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