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#1 massey driver OFFLINE  

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Posted October 27, 2010 - 04:14 PM

When I widened the snapper 38" snowblower to 48" I ordered some parts from snapper.Seeing that I wanted to make sure that it had correct shear pins I ordered 4 of them from snapper.When they came and they told me the price I was :mad2::mad2::mad2: over $3 each.Never again so I made up a jig to make my own.I used a 1/4" pipe and and piece of angle iron that I welded the pipe to.I used the new shear pin to figure out where to cut slots into the pipe.I cut down deep enough to just make contact with the notches in the shear pin/bolt.I then put a regular grade 5/16" bolt into the pipe and used my drill to spin the bolt.I then placed the hacksaw into the pre cut slot's and just slowly let the drill turn the bolt and just by pressing down on the hacksaw I cut perfect notches into the bolt making my own shear pin/bolt.Cost is just the price of a bolt now. Larry

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Posted October 27, 2010 - 04:36 PM

That's quite an ingenious way to do that.:thumbs:



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Posted October 27, 2010 - 04:46 PM

Way to go Larry. $3 does seem a little high for a shear bolt but in a way it doesn't. But when you are buying multiples it does add up. Now you don't have to worry if you bust any.

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Posted November 04, 2010 - 08:00 AM

Quite impressive. It's amazing how much some of the small things cost even though they are mass produced. Makes you wonder what the mark up is on some items.

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Posted November 04, 2010 - 07:34 PM

Good thinking Larry, I like your mini lathe!!!