I am trying to remove a Delta Leland Kitchen Faucet.
Kitchen Faucet[![][1]]2 When I try to loosen the bolt from the bottom of the sink, the entire fixture spins. I can't get any leverage to turn the bolt. If I have someone while hole the faucet and I turn the bolt, it still spins.
Any way to got this off with out using a grinder? There is a little bit of space at the base of the faucet, so would prying off the fixture be an option? Thanks!

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That thing is so hopelessly corroded that the only hope I see is to use one of the following:

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(Picture Source: https://www.dremeleurope.com/general/en/cut-offwheel32mm-184-ocs-p/)

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(Picture Source: https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Hand-Tools-20-807-Mini-HackTM/dp/B00009OYGD)

Any type of hammering, prying, twisting or chiseling you try to do is liable to either bend/break your sink or damage the finish if it is a porcelain type sink.

  • Thank you. That's what I was thinking. Do you think a hack saw could cut through that metal thread?
    – DIY Newbie
    Jan 4, 2019 at 21:27
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    @DIYNewbie - Sure it will cut the metal......slowly. The Dremel with cutoff disk may be a better choice though. A lot less wear and tear on the old knuckles.
    – Michael Karas
    Jan 4, 2019 at 21:42
  • Is there a high quality hack saw that you would recommend? I want to make sure I get as little wear and tear on the knuckles :) Thanks for your help!
    – DIY Newbie
    Jan 5, 2019 at 2:54

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