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Thread: ULE Feedneck Removal

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    ULE Feedneck Removal

    What is the best/easiest way you guys have found to remove the stock freedneck from a ULE body?

    Also will THIS feedneck work on the ULE body?

    Thanks!

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    Strap wrench. If loctited you can try boiling it for a bit to loosen it up. If that doesn't work you can always try a pair of pliers. To be quite honest the stock feednecks are worthless so messing them up isn't a big deal. If you really have a tough time with it you can drill a hole all the way through and use a screw driver through the holes to twist it out.

    Yes that feedneck will work.

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    Awesome! Thank you.

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    Quite often, boiling can't get the temperature high enough to break the Loctite bond. You'll need an oven. Then use a strap wrench to turn it out.
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    Just like a strap wrench, a heat gun is a relatively inexpensive tool that everyone should own. I think they're either $10 or $12 from Harbor Freight. That gets the job done in a few seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justus View Post
    Just like a strap wrench, a heat gun is a relatively inexpensive tool that everyone should own. I think they're either $10 or $12 from Harbor Freight. That gets the job done in a few seconds.
    While I agree to a degree, why spend $20-30 on strap wrenches and heat guns to remove a.. and I'm being generous $5 part? Drill a hole in it, wrench it off or whatever and throw it away.

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    Well I'm not saying to buy a heat gun just for stock ULE feedneck removals. There are a lot of applications. You run enough used guns through your hands, and you're going to come across red loctite. It's inevitable.

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    Didn't mean to start such a debate lol Anyways, not to take sides but I tried the strap wrench, didn't work so I took OPBN's advise and drilled a whole threw the feedneck and stuck a screwdriver in and turned, it worked. It came off incredibly easy once I had good leverage on it.

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    Implicit in the instructions "use a heat gun on the thing" is the purchase of a heat gun.

    Implicit in the instructions "just drill a hole in it" is the purchase of ... drumroll please... a drill.

    So the whole "why spend $x on a heat gun that you should have anyways" is no different than "why spend $y on a drill that you should have anyways."
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    i always use my hands,
    with a little help from show mechanix gloves and a strip of rubber backed shop carpet.gives no slip and comes right off.
    i hold the feedneck wraped in carpet rubber and my hand, then i stick a nylon or wood dowel rod through the body and start twisting.

    takes a few tries, but i have yet to come across a stock ule feedneck that i couldnt take off, and i have come across alot of bodies.
    *no damage, and anyone who has meet me wich are few, im am by no means a gorilla of strength.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoatBoy View Post
    Implicit in the instructions "use a heat gun on the thing" is the purchase of a heat gun.

    Implicit in the instructions "just drill a hole in it" is the purchase of ... drumroll please... a drill.

    So the whole "why spend $x on a heat gun that you should have anyways" is no different than "why spend $y on a drill that you should have anyways."
    True. I assume most people have or at least have access to a drill since its a pretty basic tool. Not so much, but true if someone doesn't have a drill they would have to buy one. In this case the OP did in fact have a drill and not a heat gun so it's all good.

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    what I did... lol, pushed my EmpireB as far as I could and twisted counter clock wise and BOOM! EXPLODED!

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