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How to remove output shaft from gearbox????
July 22, 2013
1:39 PM
Upstate New York
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Are you talking about the nut on the top of the spindle?  If so, then trying turning it the opposite way.  I vaguely recall that it has a left-hand thread.

July 22, 2013
12:46 PM
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Why not just split the nut?

July 20, 2013
4:52 PM
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Got the gearbox off without any issues, and the gears that i can see so far look good, but I cannot get the output shaft nut to come loose.  I put a pair of vise grips on the small diameter of the shaft but I could not hold it tight enough to break the nut loose.  
In the instructions I downloaded it showed two nuts one locking the other, mine only has one nut and it has a nylon insert in it.
I, thinking I could take two pieces of aluminum and clamp them in the mill vise, then drill a 0.750" hole through the joint then drill and file a slot for a key way.  Then put the key in the shaft slot and using a crescent wrench to hold the pieces together on the shaft and also hold the shaft, I should be able to put enough pressure on the lock nut to get it off.  
This is the least invasive way I can think of, or is there a better, easier way?


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