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Handyman: How do I remove the wheels from a hand truck?

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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

September 10, 2011
11:29 AM

Post #8802285

I got new wheels for my hand truck but I can't get the old ones off. I've tried prying what's holding them with a screw driver and tried grabbing it with vise grips .. no go .. do I need a special tool or is there a trick to this?

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raisedbedbob
Walkerton, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 13, 2011
4:19 AM

Post #8806331

That looks like the dreaded PAL nut. Try going here
http://support.dewalt.com/ci/fattach/get/56271//session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xMzE1OTEyNDA2L3NpZC8xZEVTWFpEaw==
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

September 13, 2011
5:24 AM

Post #8806392

Thanks for the link but I finally got them off using vise grips & wd-40. First one took some doing - best way was to unscrew it even though there were no threads. 2nd one was a piece of cake though it slightly warped them .. getting them back on was a whole lot easier .. I just found a longish socket that would fit around the axle and hammered away and it took care of the warping.

Probably should have make a video.

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