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Craftsman 536.886260 shear bolts stuck - rusted to shaft. auger won't turn. any advice on how to remove? I have used several types of penetrating oils (wd40, liquid wrench etc.) any advice will be appreciate

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Forget lubes. Use a lot of HEAT. Be sure your's not working on a left-handed fastener. Been there.

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