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Forum topic by PeteHotard posted 04-04-2014 08:28 AM 1111 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-04-2014 08:28 AM

Picked up a Diston D-8 the other day for cheap. Went to take the handle off like I’ve done to a dozen other saws and two of the nuts are spinning in their respective holes rather than unscrewing from one another. If anyone has a solution to removing these two pesky nuts I would love to hear it. Thanks.


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#1 posted 04-04-2014 10:52 AM

I clamp a couple of thin boards across bothe sides. The board on the side with the slot should have a hole in it. The same idea is used here: I dont have any clamps I want to drill holes in though. If it still spins, you can put a small piece of rubber on the dome side.

-- Daniel S

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#2 posted 04-04-2014 05:02 PM

You could use a couple of scrap boards laid over the saw handle held by clamps on each end, easy to do
and you will not have to drill a hole in a clamp.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 04-04-2014 05:06 PM

Had this happen to me just last night. I laid the face of the saw on a board and just clamped the handle to both the board and the bench. They unscrewed as they should from there. It was the first time ive had that happen to me. Coincidentally enough both saws were D8’s.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#4 posted 01-15-2018 04:43 AM

I use a Jorgensen clamp with a hole bored in one jaw to allow access with a screwdriver. The other jaw puts pressure on the saw screw. It has yet to fail me.

-- Bob Page

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