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post #16 of 19 Old 10-04-2019, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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It's not clear why you think you're going to round off the head. It takes some oomph to turn it, because they don't want it backing out on its own, but a small open end wrench on there has always worked for me.

Is the head already damaged?
Yea a open end 11 mm unfortuneatly is the only thing I can find to fit it same as last time. Im sure I have the proper non metric wrench but darn if I can figure out what it is.
As far as the head goes I dont guess its damaged I mean its still being put back together ( the tractor that is)'
I'll just have to get back on it when I get back in a cpl hrs.
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Well at least I found the proper wrench to fit the lifter/bolt, a 7/16 ( unless I forgot already but that was an hr. ago) but that proper wrench made it go easier because I think I was experiencing some slippage from that dang 11 mm.
But I guess its alright, tired of messin w/it and bothering everyone about it; If it aint exactly right its close and Im gonna start putting the tractor back together and if it ever runs and smokes or dont run right it will go to the shop, I mean heck the mowing part of this season is pretty much over with.
anyway so this thing is at least getting put back together and the tweeking will have to take place later.
Thanks for the help, and Im sure I'll have another question soon lol.
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I hear ya on the Metric/SAE tools. My mower deck blades are 18mm, but an SAE wrench is pretty close fit, but lacks that secure feeling of proper fit. I finally broke down and bought cheap sets of Metric sockets, open end, and box wrenches at Lowes. Never sure which fastener is being used on newer equipment so now I have both.

Being a back yard, garage mechanic, my days of hard wrenching are probably past so the cheaper Husky brands seem to be robust enough for my mower and tractor work. Anything I've managed to misplace or lose by one way lending, can be replaced piecemeal at a big box store or even HF if I'm desperate.

Still, nothing beats my 1960s Craftsman tools, or the set of SK Wayne tools still strong and barely worn after all these years.

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Your'e right about the good feeling of the right tool for what your'e working on. That 11 mm 'fit' the lifter but it was a little wobbly and slipped a cpl times and I didnt really kno what the deal was but when I got the 7/16" on it I knew instantly what was wrong, it was a perfect fit and the job was over in a few minutes.
And for ppl like me or even people who do much more Husky's should be just fine, I think they are great.
I cant use a ratchet on a push mower Im working on that cost twice as much as the mower lol.
Just a year or so ago I bought a set of 1/2 & 3/8 deep well sockets with the ratchets at TSC and they are some of the best ones Ive got.
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