Hello to you all.
My first rotary mower is on the bench, got it running but poorly due to intermittent spark, advised that it is probably due to a magnet issue in the ignition, as this mower is purely for display I am not overly concerned regarding the running but more the visual appeal so decided to strip it down for paint prep.
As the rotar blade won't go through the little shaft hole in the chassis, this was my first port of call so the engine can be unbolted and lifted off.
Undid center bolt and with it came the washer and a collet or cap, happy days, the blades are actually attached either end of a carrier plate that spins on the shaft and is held in place by a keyway type slot in the shaft. I can only see the top of the slot above carrier plate.
It's stuck fast, tried every lubrication product in the garage, tried to lever off with anything I could find, ( note to self, don't use a piece of softwood with a knot in it as it almost broke your nose).
I checked for pins and grub screws before I must add so it must be just stuck tight. Any ideas, I don't own a blow torch so I cannot heat it and with the amount of WD, brake cleaner, spray grease and paraffin on it I would probably be on the news if I put a flame to it, and I don't own a puller of any description,
So apart from going shopping for new tools, can anyone suggest another way. Ta.