C-clamp prop puller vs harmonic puller

JohnbrannanJohnbrannan Posts: 27 Baller
Does anyone have experience using a harmonic prop pulling tool, AKA a prop knocker, instead of the C-clamp style? I have a spare prop now, and may have to change it (never or rarely.) The youtube videos seem to indicate the harmonics work, but some reviews are skeptical. Is it worth just buying the C-clamp for 2-3X cost?

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  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 2,835 Mega Baller
    edited June 2017
    I've used both, you smack both of them to remove prop. Prefer the pull that you get with the c style, as opposed to using the harmonics exclusively. Either will last forever as long as you don't crank the crap out of the clamp style and bend it. Over the life of boating, either is cheap. Recommend getting the acme weekend saver kit which is a prop case, wrench, cotter spare nut and whichever puller you pick. Cheapest way to get it all and keep it together and protect your spare
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
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  • gregygregy Posts: 2,398 Mega Baller
    I've heard some struts get in the way but I've always used a brass drift and a sledge hammer. They always popped right off.
  • GloersenGloersen Posts: 714 Crazy Baller
    edited June 2017
    using a puller will lessen risk to transmission; C-clamps are reliable and relative low-cost.
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  • Orlando76Orlando76 Posts: 591 Crazy Baller
    The few times I've needed a prop puller I've pretty much just borrowed on from my local Nautique dealer, maybe left my CC number as security in case I didn't return it.
  • slvrbulitslvrbulit Posts: 155 Baller
    I like the c-puller the best.
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