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    BRASS BRUSHCUTTER CLUTCH

    When contracting parks maintenance I had an employee who was stressed beyond belief after his wife asked him for a weekend separation. Then he was told not to return.

    The other guys called him "Helicopter man" as they could hear his brushcutter acres away even with muffs. He was so zoned out he didn't realise the amount of string (whippersnipper cord) he had out. THE RESULT was the aluminium clutch would get welded into the steel housing. I had never seen this before. With spares & repair costs mounting (I didn't have oxy to separate the mess) I approached a friend who dabbled in brass casting and had him make a few pairs. All I had to do was file & clean up the brass , drill the 2 pairs of holes & fit them with new springs.

    No more asbestos to worry about and my employee friend kept his job.


    a pair of clutch plates worn down with no asbestos are shown on left & the raw brass ones on right.BRASS BRUSHCUTTER CLUTCH-rsz_dsc_0569-3-.jpg

    Where there is a will there................

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranald View Post
    ..........after his wife asked him for a weekend separation.
    I dreamed of that for some time
    Quote Originally Posted by ranald View Post
    Then he was told not to return.
    I couldn't catch the next bus out quick enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12bolts View Post
    I dreamed of that for some time I couldn't catch the next bus out quick enough
    He was devastated.In the small town of Kinkin with a population of about 300 during 90's, FIVE women all did the same thing in a week.
    Another one of my guys, a 21 y.o. was clubbing at the reef hotel and was trying to hook up with a lady in a group of 5 mature gals, and heard the uncommon name of the other guys wife. He saidsomething like "you'd be john's wife" and she went into all sorts of guilt exclamations & begged him not to tell. I Wanted To know Who Was Looking After All the young children (11 , if I remember right) while they were all out partying. Kids looking after kids. The law is an ASS
    The poor bugger was besotted & he even contra with me to mow "her 5 acres" instead of his overtime ( that way she didn't get the 40 percent before tax) so the 3 kids would be safe from jo blakes. He eventually went interstate to get away from her "playing the field". He rang me about 10 years back.

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    Thanks ranald! We've added your Brush Cutter Clutch to our Farm and Garden category,
    as well as to your builder page: ranald's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:





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