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Blog entry by darrenjttu posted 12-08-2010 02:09 AM 1324 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was changing the blades on my planner tonight. The screws have been replaced with torx head screws and they are in there so tight I think I hurt my wrist trying to unscrew them. I cant get the last two out so I guess I will have to bring it to the shop. I guess they will charge me 30/h to replace two screws like last time. I am getting tired of this every time I change blades the screws give out. Should I put some antisieze on them? Any one else have this problem?

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#1 posted 12-08-2010 02:20 AM

Haven’t replaced my 735 blades yet, but when the time comes I will use anti-isieze.

-- Joe

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#2 posted 12-08-2010 02:26 AM

Are you using a ratchet wrench? Would an impact driver be too risky? I have a DW734 but haven’t had to change the blades yet.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#3 posted 12-08-2010 02:29 AM

No on the ratchet wrench. I didnt tighten them this tight.

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#4 posted 12-08-2010 02:33 AM

You need to use an impact screwdriver, cheaper to buy one then bringing the whole unit to the shop.

-- Doug...

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#5 posted 12-08-2010 02:40 AM

Sorry, double post


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#6 posted 12-08-2010 02:41 AM

KanoLabs Kroil!
Worth it’s weight in gold.


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#7 posted 12-08-2010 02:57 AM

I second the recommendadtion for Kroil, the stuff is just magic. It also works well as a drilling and tapping fluid.

Have you tried getting a set of torx bits for your ratchet? I picked up a set from Sears for pretty short $$, link to Sears, and they really help when loosening stuck screws. You get a lot more torque using the ratchet than a screwdriver and you can put them on your torque wrench when re-installing the screws to prevent over tightening.

-- Men have become the tools of their tools. - Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 12-08-2010 03:22 AM

I have replaced mine once and didn’t have that problem. Don’t know why it’s that tight. I would try the idea of the ratchet, it gives you more leverage.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#9 posted 12-08-2010 03:27 AM

I have replaced my blades in my 735 at least 10 times and they are always tight but I have never had an issue getting them out. I have 3 different sets of cordless impacts though, so if I do eventually have a problem I will surely just use one of them to break the screw loose.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#10 posted 12-08-2010 05:26 AM

Take a center punch, give the screw head a good wrap or two counterclockwise, on a 45 degree loosening angle, and this should release the torque. Then try the the wrench.

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#11 posted 12-08-2010 09:37 AM

It must be the rotation of the machine that is torquing them down.

Be careful over doing it to loosen screws. I broke my wrist about 20 years ago trying to loosen a screw ;-(

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 12-09-2010 07:25 PM

Not a cordless impact, an impact screwdriver that you hit with a hammer (available at sears) you can set them to tighten or loosen, rotates with-in its self just a little with each hit. works like a charm. has replaceable bits for either #2 or #3 phillips or standard bits, can even use a torx bit.

-- Doug...

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#13 posted 12-09-2010 07:41 PM

I had the same problem, ordered a set of screws from Dewalt, then used pliers to get the old ones out

-- David in Damascus, MD

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