What Is a Cotter Key?

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A cotter key is simply a split pin that can be inserted through a hole and then bent to hold something in place and which is manufactured with various metals and in sizes. These pins can then be straightened and removed.
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1. Locate the hole in the bolt. 2. Push the cotter pin through the hole. Ensure that the pin goes all the way through. 3. Bend each side of the pin to wrap it around the bolt with
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The Cotter Key was invented by an Irish man named John Cotter in 1922. Originally used to hold fastners together on cabinets, Cotter keys found other purposes that seemed to be better
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watch it hear.
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Either use a carbide drill, or anneal the metal to make it softer. I'd still use a cobalt drill as the metal will not be dead soft. Cheers! NICK
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