OKK group... top line questions is what kind of steel is used to make a
Background.. we just received over 28" of snow here in the mountains outside
of Boulder, CO in the last 24 hours. My big Honda Snowblower (HS 828, 8HP,
28" auger) broke the both auger shear pins while blowing my 250 foot
On the internet, you can buy 10 pins for $5.50, but I needed them now.
Here in Boulder/Denver, one guy was charging 4.00 for the pin and 3.00 for
the nut. Another was charging 9.00 for 4 pins and 5.00 for 4 nuts -- but he
was out of stock - sold out.
Now I understand capitalism and I don't want to talk about that.
What I want to know is why not use a standard grade 2 M6 hex bolt and nut
from Home Depot for .17 cents for the "pin" and 20 cents for the nut.
Obviously, I want a "cheap" bolt so it WILL shear...
Will this work to get me thru blowing the rest of the driveway until I can
order "genuine Honda replacements pins"... or do I really need "genuine
Honda replacement pins?
- posted 15 years ago