USING A DRIFT PUNCH
The removal of a pin from a shaft is
only one of many uses for a drift
Select a punch which is slightly smaller than the pin
which is to be removed. Care must be taken when
selecting a punch for removing a split pin. If the
punch is too small, it may become lodged in the pin.
Hold punch (1) centered over pin (2). Tap punch
lightly with hammer (3). This should move the pin.
It may be necessary to apply penetrating oil to the
pin before it will move.
3 Catch the pin before it falls out of the shaft. When the
pin is about half way out of the shaft, you can let go
of the punch.