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specialty tool. Some sort or spanner. if you need to reuse the nut you need the tool or to make one that will work. otherwise you're tapping it off with a punch.
 

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Like TH said...... tap (turn) it off with a punch (and hammer).
 

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I would use a BRASS punch and hammer.. The brass punch will not hurt the nut so it can be reused.

Be careful, it might be a left hand thread. look closely at the start of the thread and determine if it is a left or right before you get started.
 

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If you are older Viagra always helps get a good nut off!!!
 

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I can't tell from the pics, but in many cases that type of nut may have a tabbed lock washer underneath. If it has one, the tab will be inside one of the recessed slots around the outside of the nut. Check carefully for one, and if there you should pry it down, out of the way, to clear nut before trying to remove it. And, if you do have the lock tab washer, it is usually suggested to replace it with a new one when reassembling.
 

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You definately want to soak her in penetrating oil for a while before any attempt. I don't think a spanner wrench would work as it will take quite of bit of force to break the nut loose. Go with the other comments and use a brass punch to beat it off. I would move from tab to tab to distribute the force around the entire nut which should help with breaking it loose. Load her up with Never Sieze when you put it back together.
 

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So, did you get that nut off?
 

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That slotted nut is reverse-threaded. They do make a special tool for removing it, but as others said, you can use a punch and hammer to loosen it. Or borrow (or buy) the tool and take the nut off in 10 seconds.
 
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