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Hi guys, I recently acquire a buffalo forge post drill as a restoration project.

All the gears and such are in good condition only the drill shaft doesnt want to rotate, what do you guys suggest is the best thing i can do to knock it loose without breaking the cast frame?

Damian Stil

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Good Morning,

Put it in a tank/container of Diesel fuel. Keep a lid on to curtail evaporation. Leave is soak for a few days before trying to move the shaft. There are other penetrating fluids, but they are VERY MUCH a fire hazard.

Neil

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Do you have a product called Kroil over there? I have used it to loosen a few stubborn things in the past. When I have something that needs a penetrant, I spray some Kroil on it every day or 2  for  as many times as it requires until it moves easily, I do not force it. Remove the excess when you take it apart.

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If you can't get Kroil a 50/50 mix of acetone and dexron automatic transmission fluid will work just as well. Like maple smith said apply the mix and let it sit for a few days keeping it moist then gently try & move it back & forth but don't hammer or force it.

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Thanks for the reply's!  I bought a Kroil look a like and its loose now! she works like a charm so thanks a lot!

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