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BP Handy Hacks & Improvements
« on: November 06, 2018, 05:01:54 PM »
My method for storing drawbar wrench and hammer.   Ya I know they make all in one hamerwrenches but I never got one.   Rather than having them hang off the front with some bracket I use the head nod adjuster hex nut to hold the wrench.   The open end in the wrench in turn holds the hammer.   
« Last Edit: November 06, 2018, 05:05:41 PM by PJB »
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Re: BP Handy Hacks & Improvements
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 07:58:16 AM »
I'd be picking the hammer off the floor every time I used the mill or walking by it .......... You can have that hanging like that are a better man than I LOL



Re: BP Handy Hacks & Improvements
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 03:33:14 PM »
I started using an articulating vise handle long ago.  It fits on the mill, can be angled as a speedo and the ball easily will dislodge the draw bar.

It's one tool and is handy and fast as well.
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Re: BP Handy Hacks & Improvements
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2018, 10:33:20 AM »
When I worked in a shop that had a full fledged BP, I did the same as Cathead, just used the vise handle, to loosen or tighten the drawbar, but I used a soft face hammer for smacking the top of the drawbar. I do know of a lot of guys that used the vise handle for tapping the drawbar though.

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