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Auger Repair/question(s)

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I am currently working on yet another 1990/91 or 92 John Deere TRS-27 (Murray Built)

I'm putting in a new shaft bearing (behind the bucket, on the impeller shaft) and also am doing some bucket repainting and rust mitigation work.

I had little trouble getting the bucket apart and auger and impeller out, as it was very similar/almost identical to the older 1984 John Deere 826s in that sense, however- In order to get the augers off of the axle, I have to take off what appears to be 2 snap rings? They require snap ring pliers. I'm getting ready to go pick on a pair, but this will be my first experience in using such a device. Is there anything I need to know about using them that you would like to pass along?

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The convertible (multi tip) pliers are a great addition to the toolbox. Although not as precise as the one tip plier. I have a Vise Grip brand with three different tips and have not been limited by this set. It comes with three different angle tips that would generally be used in most applications. Happy tool shopping.

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My favorite set by far: Bottom-line pricing on Channellock 927 at

They go from inside to outside rings with the flick of a switch and the tips are pretty sturdy. Worth the money IMO

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Those Channellocks look good.

Another option is Craftsman #47411 and any Sears store should have them in stock. They were $24 including tax in my neck of the woods and is an option if you do not want to pay for shipping and/or you want them right away. These, however, are only good for up to 1" wide rings. I too was recently introduced to the wonderful world of snap rings and snap ring pliers...


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You can get snapring pliers through many sources. I have more than one pair so I can find one when needed. The more shapes and sides the tips the better along with the ability to do internal and external snaprings.

Limited situations you need them but when you do they're very useful.
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