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I need to replace the shaft that connects to the blade on my Craftsman?s Riding Mower 42?. The problem is the star that holds the blade is place has smoothed down. So, I cannot use the blade to hold the shaft in place when losing the bolt at the top of the shaft and pulley. Any tricks or suggestions?

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You can use the belt to hold the pulley from turning
( you ARE going to replace the belt aren't you?)

Simply use locking pliers (vise grip) to clamp the belt sides together close to the pulley. Then wra the other other end of the loop around something convenient to keep the pulley from turning. Guaranteed to hold the ******.

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Testimonial: "Great Job! It work just as you said. The only thing I would add use a impact wrench is only way getting the nut off. A 3/4" socket did not move it."

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The pulley itself is splined onto the shaft by virtue of a multi-point star. You can use a LARGE pair of channel lock pliers to hold the pulley as long as you are careful not to damage the pulley. You also may be able to squeeze the belt tight around the pulley with standard channel lock pliers enough to get the nut off

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