I have done this about 10 times and I was getting sick of it.
So I tried a 12"x1" piece of emery cloth. I wrapped it about the bolt hadle and pulled alternately with both hands like a shoe shine rag. A weight was on the bolt ball. Within a minute the bolt was relieved with a clearance the thickness of the sandpaper.
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February 24, 2003, 10:26 PM
Sounds like a good idea for a really neat job. I always used a Dremel tool, but ended up with more gap than that.
February 25, 2003, 04:01 PM
And a new use for those broken 1" x 42" sanding belts.:D