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Old 12-11-2014, 04:29 PM
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$7 Prop Puller

I know a few people have posted different ways to make a prop puller on other forums, but I couldn't find anything on TT. $6 for 4" c-clamp which I had and and $1 for 1" black iron pipe cap from Menards. I'm by no means a welder by trade so please be gentle. Worked like a champ and I have about 45 min into the project.

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hand grinder with metal cutoff wheel, bench grinder, dremel tool & welder

How to
1) Make a templet with a piece of cardboard. Indicate the spacing behind strut to prop, front and back of prop and ruder to end of drive shaft

2) Use template to determine where to cut c-clamp end and attach cap (use c clamp worm gear to assist with alignment by tightening it all the way down)

3) Cut cap and shape before welding it on ( be sure it fits around shaft and dremel down the threads)

4) Weld modified cap on

5) Cut handle off worm gear and grind down two sides for a crescent wrench to bite

6) Cut worm gear to length and grind tip to a fine point

By no means am I cheap, but I can't bring myself to spend $120 for a glorified c-clamp. Feel free to hit me up for more info
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:53 PM
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Nice looks good
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Old 12-12-2014, 12:02 AM
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looks good - not bad if you have a welder.. sell them for $25 shipped usps priority small box?
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:19 AM
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Nice job CS!
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:08 AM
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Have you tried it?
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Old 12-12-2014, 08:17 AM
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I made one very similar. I've used it a couple of times with no issues.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:20 AM
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looks good - not bad if you have a welder.. sell them for $25 shipped usps priority small box?
If I only had the time
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:56 AM
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Have you tried it?
Yes, it worked very well. However, I may weld another black iron cap to the end of the worm gear to fit over the drive shaft to keep pressure centered. The end of my drive shaft does not have a recessed/cocaved center, which caused the pointed end of the worm gear to spin off center a bit while tightening. Hope that makes sense. Btw. I'm calling the threaded rod on the c-clamp a worm gear for lack of better term.
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