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Old June 6th, 2011, 11:33 AM   #1
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Anyone know how to do it without the tool sold by them? Anyways to cheat or anyother tools that would work. Maybe those used for rebuilding hydraulics? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 07:44 AM   #2
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Old June 7th, 2011, 01:41 PM   #3
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You could make your own tool.

We've got a couple on the shelf....
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Thats what I was thinking. pics or anything? thanks
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http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....e=&dir=catalog

adjustable face pin spanners...I use them all the time (on hydraulic parts) They'll work a few times before breaking or the pins edges getting rounded, so get Snap On or something else that is good quality and warrantied


you can also hold two bolts into the holes and put a prybar between them to spin the nut, but that gets tricky to hold it all togethor and will slip apart...variance on that is to drill a couple matching holes in a piece of flat stock and put the bolts in them (weld in if desired) and use the flat stock as the handle to turn it
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adjustable face pin spanners...I use them all the time (on hydraulic parts) They'll work a few times before breaking or the pins edges getting rounded, so get Snap On or something else that is good quality and warrantied


you can also hold two bolts into the holes and put a prybar between them to spin the nut, but that gets tricky to hold it all togethor and will slip apart...variance on that is to drill a couple matching holes in a piece of flat stock and put the bolts in them (weld in if desired) and use the flat stock as the handle to turn it
The RE tool is cheaper....
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Think i'll make em out of bolts and flat stock. thanks for the advice yota bill and jeeperz .
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I think I have the tool do u have a pic of it
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The RE tool is cheaper....
If the correct tool is less then $39.95, why not just buy it and be done with it? Not really worth wasting the time to make something at that point, in my opinion.
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I bought mine and it makes the job easy, well worth it. The last thing you want is messing up the holes so you can not put it back together.
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