|Forum topic by jasoncarpentry||posted 03-31-2013 12:54 PM||941 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
03-31-2013 12:54 PM
(Heads up: This is a rant. I don’t think anyone can help me othrer than just sympathizing.)
We had a recent thread on how hard it is to change blades on the DW735 planer (I’d provide a link to it if I knew how). The consensus is that the bolts must have been installed by Arnold Schwarzenegger using a pneumatic driver, ‘cause there was no way I could remove them w/o using a bolt extravctor which, as you know, ruins the bolt heads.
OK, fast forward to yesterday, when I started to install my new Byrd Shelix Cutterhead. In addition to removing the blades, this requires the removal of a few Phillips-head bolts. Bring in Arnold again, ‘cause some of them came out easily (using lots of WD-40), while some just won’t budge. As soon as I relocate my bolt extractor, I’ll drill the heads out and try to remove them. The best case scenario will be the removal/ruination of these bolts.
One way or another, I’ll get the Byrd installed, but it aggravates me that Dewalt (and maybe other tool manufacturers as well) seem to put their tools together in such a way that there is NO FRIGGIN’ WAY to remove some of the bolts using standard methods. WHY??
-- Jim in Tennessee