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#1 freedhardwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted September 29, 2013 - 12:16 PM

I needed a lock nut while working on my mini-implements and as I started to make it, I thought maybe someone here had never done this before.

 

You can use a vise or a hammer. If you use a vice, make sure you have a good grip on the edge. If you use a hammer, hold it firmly with a good pair of pliers (no pliers in pic so you can see better). Either way, you are applying a lot of force, and the nut can fly to the farthest corner of your shop if it slips.

 

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Posted September 29, 2013 - 05:27 PM

  Loctite.  300* heat if it needs to come off. 

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Posted September 29, 2013 - 05:38 PM

  Loctite.  300* heat if it needs to come off. 

                              Mike

The red takes heat. Blue will come loose with hand tools. I have both. I just prefer a mechanical lock nut sometimes.



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Posted September 29, 2013 - 06:02 PM

Interesting.  How much force did you have to apply to the nut in the vice?  



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Posted September 29, 2013 - 06:03 PM

Do you hit it on just one flat or all six?



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Posted September 29, 2013 - 06:10 PM

Good ideas.  It is certainly cheaper than buying the daggone Stovers.

 

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Posted September 29, 2013 - 06:40 PM

Interesting.  How much force did you have to apply to the nut in the vice?  

That nut is for a 3/4" bolt. I'm a big guy and I had to really put the squeeze on that 6" vise.

Do you hit it on just one flat or all six?

One squeeze or one hit (if you hit it hard enough).

 

If you go too far, you can turn the nut 90* and take some of the crimp out.


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 07:09 PM

 Do the same thing with a center punch on two of the opposite flats. Worked for years with good results. 


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 09:01 PM

I do the hammer method all the time.  Works like a charm!



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Posted September 29, 2013 - 10:14 PM

Thanks thats gonna save alot of headaches for me. I have always had to wait until I got a nyloc nut.



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Posted September 30, 2013 - 07:10 AM

Thanks, those are good ideas. Beats dropping everything for a store run or double nutting the situation.

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Posted September 30, 2013 - 07:41 AM

I figured there would be others here that have used that little trick.



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Posted September 30, 2013 - 04:40 PM

I figured there would be others here that have used that little trick.


I have buggered up the threads intentionally a couple of times and done the double nut thing often. Usually a lock washer and a regular nut will do, but this is a good one to have in the idea box.

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Posted September 30, 2013 - 04:52 PM

If you put a bolt halfway in the nut you will have a way to keep the bolt from flying off into eternity when you hit it with a hammer. If it does escape it will be easier to find.


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Posted September 30, 2013 - 04:55 PM

Hmmm....sounds a little strange us speaking of smashing our nuts with a hammer!  :rolling:


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