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What brand bearing separator to use?

I'm wondering if the boogered bearing is the result of the cheapo separator I have. What brand and model do others here use with success to remove bearings without destroying them?


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Re: What brand bearing separator to use?

OTC...trust me on this, I use only otc pullers and seperators and have not yet had a bearing/gear/pulley damaged by them, nor have I ever broken one(puller or seperator)

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Re: What brand bearing separator to use?

OK, so where do you get that puller?


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Re: What brand bearing separator to use?

Darn, I just realized that I've used mine the wrong way! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Live and learn...
http://www.autozone.com/Library/HowT...y_presses.html
Course, that doesn't make the edges of the puller any sharper so I still need a good one.


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Re: What brand bearing separator to use?

Best bet would be to find a snap-on dealer, and some auto part stores can get them.

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Re: What brand bearing separator to use?

I got my OTC at napa $50

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Re: What brand bearing separator to use?

Hey guys, one more question. Do you use the separator with the flush side up or down? I mean you know, one side is tapered the other is straight flush. So when you press the bearing off with the pinion shaft pointing up how do you have the separator set?


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Re: What brand bearing separator to use?

The flush side goes away from the bearing.

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Re: What brand bearing separator to use?

I used an angle grinder to sharpen the edge on my el cheapo seperator. By the way, I think you have the same one. I figured if I ruined it I can always chuck it and by another one. That is not a tool that I use very often.

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Re: What brand bearing separator to use?

Yeah, I'm ashamed to own this one also but like you said, I only use it once a year. Btw, after I figured out the proper orientation to use the thing it works much better now. I don't need half the force to pull/press the bearing on any more. The press actually turned out pretty good at the end. I only need to stiffen up the bottom plate a little and it'll be as good a 6 ton press for around $25 as you'll find anywhere. It kinda makes you all soft inside, looking at your own creation! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]


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