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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2013, 05:34:57 PM »
Anytime I think that I will need to bang, I go to the customer, show them my tools, and explain what and why I am banging.  It soothes them, and they aren't wondering WTF?

The nut wrench usually eases their mind when they see how it works.

I always try to ensure the customer is at ease while I am working.  (Foot rubs are extra.  ::) )

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2013, 03:34:55 AM »
What I use is my craftsman electric impact gun.   A must have for any bearing job.  The nut is 1 11/16 impact socket (paid 45 bucks for that one)  but I have never failed to get that nut off with it.    Within 10 to 15 seconds,   BOOM>    off       Well worth not pounding with the 5 pound mini sledge and the black GE spanner wrench.     I also have the socket for the speed queen nut and use it alot. 
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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2013, 10:31:01 AM »
What size is the speed queen nut?

Do you have a 3/4" drive or 1/2"?

I'd rather do it your way, but I'm not sure my impact can handle it (dewalt 18v).

I had to buy a basket once when my hammer slipped.  At the same time I bought one of those stiff sponge kneeling pads to put in the tub across from where I am hammering.  :(

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2013, 01:54:13 PM »
I'd rather do it your way, but I'm not sure my impact can handle it (dewalt 18v).

I have an 18V 1/2" Dewalt impact and it takes those nuts off with no problem. I use mine every time I do a Whirlpool front loader. And every time I rotate the tires on the Tahoe. :)

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2013, 02:09:11 PM »
I have a Ryobi from Home Depot was $99.00 with 2 Lithium batteries,cordless drill and an impact driver in a case. No brainer since batteries are $89.00 for 2.

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2013, 02:09:38 PM »
I'm happy with my dewalt, but sometimes it doesn't have the kick.  Mine is a 3/8" drive.  You think that makes a difference?

I tried to get the lug nuts off a neighbor's camry, but it couldn't do it.  I don't think cordless is ever a match for air-impact.

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2013, 05:46:51 PM »
I thought that my 18v dewalt impact gun was faulty until I fitted a new battery and now it works like a new one.
I use it for every bearing job, it makes the job a lot easier

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2013, 08:12:27 PM »
great suggestion!meanwhile i have a brand new 120v   impact  sitting on shelf i bought to work on my scooter         ill go get the sockets and ill be ready for next time,,i hate that spanner  wrench!
the pic shows my impact drill which by the way is excellent and very powerful/well made for 60 bucks!theres the ge tub out    as u can see the corrosion on the pot metal wasnt helping things

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2013, 09:47:49 AM »
Yeah, Aluminum 'rust' is white.

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2013, 06:44:13 PM »
I have 1/2 inch drive electric.   Battery ones should work the same.   SQ nut is 1 1/'2 I'm pretty sure.   We have an industrial tool shop about 5 minutes from my house,  and they have all those big impact sockets.    I also carry a full set of impact sockets in the case with me.     good for those tough to bust nuts.   
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