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Can't get the pulley screw out of the lathe "Click" to Login or Register 
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I wanted to service my lathe but I cannot get the pulley screw loose. Any suggestions? I have the lathe only a couple of months so who knows when the last time it was taken out!
 
Posts: 152 | Location: Miami, Florida in the USA | Registered: August 11, 2009
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PB Blaster or other good penetrating oil /
Is yours an Allen wrench type ? I used a driver- bit that I could tap on after letting oil sit a day or so came out Hard Big Grin
 
Posts: 175 | Location: New Hampshire in the USA | Registered: March 04, 2015
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It's a flathead screw. Would Wd 40 work?
 
Posts: 152 | Location: Miami, Florida in the USA | Registered: August 11, 2009
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WD 40 is lousy penetrating oil. Try kerosene, or, if you can stand the smell of it, Kroil. That stuff comes in both spray cans and dropper cans like 3in1. The smell of Kroil kinda turns my stomach, so whenever I have to use it, I do it outdoors. But it is the best penetrating oil I have ever come across.
 
Posts: 213 | Location: Westminster, Maryland in the USA | Registered: March 02, 2015
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I agree with Thomas, PB Blaster has loosened up a lot of tight and frozen up screws for me in the past.
 
Posts: 1973 | Location: Northeastern Ohio in the USA | Registered: March 18, 2008
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bit that I could tap on after letting oil sit a day or so came out Hard


This is good advice.

Whatever driver you are using, have a firm two handed grip on it and have someone else tap on the top as you turn.
 
Posts: 2093 | Location: British Columbia in Canada | Registered: March 02, 2011
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