Re: How to remove a woodruff key?
Be careful hammering on the magneto end of the crankshaft. It is only about 5/16" in diameter and can be bent easily. Guys have ruined cranks by trying to pry the magneto rotor off putting too much pressure on one side. Use a puller. Ace Hardware sells a faucet handle puller that works like it was made for HT magneto magnets.
Tooljunkie is right. A pair of sharp side cutters will usually work to pry a woodruff key out. Use some care and they won't damage the key.
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