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Old April 19th, 2010, 11:05 PM   #1
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Default Cheap Bearing Press!

Clamped to the workbench wasn't enough, as the aluminum sides were NOT tempered but soft metal so pressing in the 2-piece in the FanJets destroyed the press.

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I will be trying out a forged steel one new from SG real soon.


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Old April 19th, 2010, 11:39 PM   #2
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Clamped to the workbench wasn't enough, as the aluminum sides were NOT tempered but soft metal so pressing in the 2-piece in the FanJets destroyed the press.

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I will be trying out a forged steel one new from SG real soon.


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fanjets have deep bearings... if the press isnt aligned completely you will do what you just did.... if the one side of the press isnt right on the bearing you are trying to press something thats not going to move (the hub) and the weekest link will bend.... i have the same press that has bent numerous times and i just stock it to a piece of aluminum grate and its fine... if i dont pay attention and have the press on the hub it will bend it no mater what you have it mounted too
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Old April 20th, 2010, 02:12 AM   #3
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Clamped isn't good enough, they have to be bolted down, preferably to a piece of steel. We tweaked a Powerdyne press putting bearings in some arty wheels. Bolted the press down, now it is a little more stout.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 02:50 AM   #4
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Get a real press at Harbor Freight for cheap to press the hubs. one of the smaller ones or get one from Northern Tool. It is cheap and will last forever doing that. Use the bearing press for bearings.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 02:56 AM   #5
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16mm socket with an extension... put it in the bearing bore hole... put a junk wheel under the tire and hit the hub in with the socket and extension with a hammer... if you have tools its free and it works fine
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Old April 20th, 2010, 03:30 AM   #6
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Fanjets...1
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Old April 20th, 2010, 03:43 AM   #7
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to press hubs... a nickel is the perfect size of the bearing hole.... use a punch on it with a hammer.... done deal
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Old April 20th, 2010, 12:40 PM   #8
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16mm socket with an extension... put it in the bearing bore hole... put a junk wheel under the tire and hit the hub in with the socket and extension with a hammer... if you have tools its free and it works fine
Or do the same with a vice and a spark plug socket ,no hitting, just wind in and hey pressed o .
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Old April 20th, 2010, 05:44 PM   #9
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Clamped to the workbench wasn't enough, as the aluminum sides were NOT tempered but soft metal so pressing in the 2-piece in the FanJets destroyed the press.

TORN METAL!


I will be trying out a forged steel one new from SG real soon.


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+1 Steel won't do that.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 06:11 PM   #10
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i just picked up the old suregrip press.. luckily i live with a metal worker , shes goint to attach a custom base for it.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 07:14 PM   #11
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Or do the same with a vice and a spark plug socket ,no hitting, just wind in and hey pressed o .
one good hit and im done... takes me 3 seconds... and ive seen no damage on the NOS hubs i hit
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Old April 20th, 2010, 07:14 PM   #12
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I will say it again SNYDER PRESSES NEED TO BE REBORN
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Old April 20th, 2010, 07:16 PM   #13
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I will say it again SNYDER PRESSES NEED TO BE REBORN
true... the roll line one is really good and strong...
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Old April 20th, 2010, 07:26 PM   #14
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true... the roll line one is really good and strong...
i owned one of those also

Ripp says he is gonna try to bring the Snyder back
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Old April 20th, 2010, 08:31 PM   #15
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I use a single spacer on the part that serves as the axle. Then press in the opposite direction the press is supposed to go. Otherwise, the wheel is too wide to close the press. My cheap press has more trouble pulling than pressing.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 09:28 PM   #16
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I will say it again SNYDER PRESSES NEED TO BE REBORN
I mentioned it to Sure Grip the other day. I don't think it went anywhere.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 09:31 PM   #17
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i have the same press shown broken above... i use 2 inner bearing races(off some reds bearings i cared nothing about) and as long as i can get the bearings somewhat in its simple... if i cant get them in a little i have to use one spacer then put the second one on to make sire everything is completely down
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Old April 20th, 2010, 10:26 PM   #18
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I bent up my bearing press because it wasn't mounted to anything. I learned my lesson, so I had my cousin do this:



A friend of mine has a paleolithic bearing press that looks like a c-clamp, thing is indestructible. Can you still get those?
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Old April 20th, 2010, 10:30 PM   #19
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Default Drill Press

Back in the day, we used a free standing drill press to press hubs into the tires. The chuck on ours was the perfect size to fit into the hub. And no, we didn't have the drill press turned on...
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Old April 20th, 2010, 10:32 PM   #20
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I mentioned it to Sure Grip the other day. I don't think it went anywhere.
Does anyone have a Snyder bearing press? Got pics?
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