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Question on older 5/22 blower 247.88700, Impeller mod?

Just picked up a NICE used 5/22 Craftsman blower for cheap. I seen it had a plastic impeller and I was wondering if its worth doing the impeller mod or not. Any input? It has about 3/8"-1/2" clearance between the impeller to the housing.
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Don't know on that one, sorry. Hopefully someone with some experience on them will pipe up.

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The official Clarence site recommends against using them on plastic impellers. You can go for it and hope for the best. Perhaps price out a replacement impeller first just in case.

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There is a price on it, but the impeller seems to be out in some places. Maybe I should pull it off at the end of the season and try to make a steel one? Unless they make a steel one for it, like a replacement or one that will work
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to SBF BohNatty. If you measure the impeller diameter, number of blades, blade length and shaft size, someone here with parts machines may be able to find a suitable metal impeller for you. Hopefully.

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Alright, were about to get 24+" up here. So I think after the snow and come spring time, I'll tear her down.
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hello bo, welcome to SBF!! if you get a ton of snow just take it easy and don't over speed your machine, you don't want to break it now. then decide if its actually worth putting a steel impeller on or if it would be better to get a more robust machine and sell the craftsman

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That's true. I mean it seems to be pretty stout little machine. But it may be a better machine for lighter work. I'm going to stay on top of it regardless...
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