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Clutch tools and flywheel removal tools
« on: January 14, 2012, 10:34:09 am »
Just another Thank you for a clutch tool Al Smith made me to take clutches off the dolmar 166 back when I owned them (had one stuck on the racer and it would not come off with homemade bar with studs or 3lb sledge and punch method).

The other day it was the only clutch tool that came close to fitting a dolmar 111i and I was able to remove the clutch easily.

Even though I have a clutch tool for poulans, its for the smaller ones  >:( . Come to find out I think that clutch tool will fit the bigger poulans I have in the 330 etc. So I will no longer will have to use the hammer and punch method with them. 

So what other methods are guys using to remove their stubborn clutches or flywheels?
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Re: Clutch tools and flyweel removal tools
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012, 11:24:57 am »
There has been talk of taking a scrench and on the big end to cut out slots with a cut off wheel to make the scrench fit the clutch hub. Then to use your impact wrench and a socket over the small end to removed clutches.

Near me there is a surplus store that has all sizes of misc. screnches.

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Re: Clutch tools and flyweel removal tools
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 10:29:55 am »
Some of the Stihl clutchs can be a bear to get a socket on .Not much "nut" sticking out .

A standard socket has a tiny bit of taper on the end and as such doesn't gain purchase on the nut .My hillbilly fix is to chuck up a black iron socket which I have by the buckets full and trim the end down in the lathe .You have to use carbide because the socket is made of heat treated 4140 steel and is hard as nine miles of bad road .

I suppose if nothing else you could use a belt sander and get the same effect .

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Re: Clutch tools and flyweel removal tools
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2012, 06:14:34 pm »
My clutch removal tools
WOW!!! Bought this tool 20 some years ago for like $30.00.

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?.... store&tool=all

It is truely a great universal clutch remover tool. All brands.
Has 2 set of pins 1/4" x1/2" long and 3/16 x 1/4 long.
Either insert tool in pin holes in clutch hole or in gap between clutch shoes.
Works like a charm.
Also have made some out of 3/8" x 12" key stock. Drill ends for size pins you want and put a # 41 roller chain connector link in holes on other end to hook then together like a hinge.
Also works great and can cost as little as $5.00 . A very usefull tool for a bargain price. You can truely feel how tight it was and know you got it installed fairly tight. If not tight they can self loosen sometimes if you start a saw up without a bar and chain on.
I try not to do that unless the clutch has a keeper or nut to hold it on. If it comes loose it can fly A LONG ways!! Hopefully not right up your forehead!! Saw that happen once!!

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/9625/chainsawclutchtools.jpg


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Re: Clutch tools and flyweel removal tools
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2012, 08:48:03 pm »
I have one of these. It is all forged and black. Looks rough like it was made in a country blacksmith shop but it works

http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Proto-JC483-Adjustable-Capacity/dp/B002759GP6

It has 1/4" pins and 3" capacity. Proto makes another that has 3/16" pins and is 2" capacity.

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Re: Clutch tools and flyweel removal tools
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2012, 10:38:05 pm »
We call that thing an adjustable pin face spanner at work ..It's used as a rule to take certain couplings and gears apart on machine tools .Meaning high speed automotive type manufacturing .I've got a few myself .

Problem is I'm not sure how they would work on a chainsaw clutch because  they are pretty tight ,might be okay though .In many instances  on machine tools they are snug but not tight as a bulls butt in fly time and  they have a back up locking gizmo to hold them in place .

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Re: Clutch tools and flyweel removal tools
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2012, 10:44:23 pm »
Geeze I never did put a picture of that home made thing on here yet ,meant to but forgot .

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Re: Clutch tools and flyweel removal tools
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2012, 12:27:08 am »
The one that Cut4fun has that looks like yours sure works nice.

I've never used my adjustable pin spanner on a clutch. I'll have to try it for that?

I've used it for 25 years to get angle disk grinder nuts off - on.

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Re: Clutch tools and flyweel removal tools
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2012, 06:38:07 am »
The one that Cut4fun has that looks like yours sure works nice.



Same one. I just used screwdriver shaft for pins to keep from shearing off the hollow pins.
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Re: Clutch tools and flyweel removal tools
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2012, 03:27:54 pm »
LMAO why didnt someone bring to my attention I spelled flyweel wrong.   NOT!


Has anyone ever tried this style of flywheel puller?
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