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post #4 of Old 01-08-2007
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Once the puller has tension on the prop, tapping on the shank of the prop will break the corrosion between it and the shaft. Light tapping for a slightly prolonged period is best; you're breaking corrosion, not rearranging the metal. Place the retaining nut flush with the end of the shaft (protects the threads) and give the end a whack while under tension. If it doesn't come loose, put more tension on the puller and resume tapping on the prop.
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