Puller for impeller

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  1. quickstep192

    quickstep192 Well-Known Member

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    I just did my annual impeller replacement. I eventually was able to remove it by wiggling it back and forth with needle nose pliers, but it was a bear.

    What’s the best reasonably priced puller that fits the Sherwood 10615K impeller?
     
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    Mistress Well-Known Member

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    Needle nose has always worked for me.
     
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    Fish Witch Well-Known Member

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    I bought one of those expensive pullers and it's a waste of money. A screwdriver works just as well to pry it out but be careful to not mar the mating surfaces.
     
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    petertr3 Well-Known Member

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    Prison shank. Actually an old toothbrush with the handle sharpened. I've used it to lever out smaller impellers just like a screwdriver, but with no risk to the mating surface for the cover.
     
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    Ship Well-Known Member

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    I'm voting needle nose plyers too.
     
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    petertr3 Well-Known Member

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    Needle nose are my first choice, but sometimes they need a little help. On the Westerbeke diesel on the Sabre, a genius engineer designed the raw water pump with the cover facing aft. That makes it interesting to get a good grip and pull with pliers. I can’t imagine doing it on a Westerbeke genset. The crank mounted pump on the Crusader is a dream in comparison.
     
  7. ?Who da Ville?

    ?Who da Ville? Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, I use needle-nose vise-grips (2 pair). Danger is knuckle damage if (when) it suddenly comes out. Be sure to lube shaft so it'll come out easier next time.
     
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    Rusty Rod Well-Known Member

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    I've used needle nose pliers without problems, but I like the puller. Just easier!
     

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