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19 Aug 2019 10:20 - 19 Aug 2019 11:46 #32953 by Andy.MacFadyen
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Bit narked this month as my diagnostic tools budget got blown on mechanical tools but one of the tools I bought was bang on --- good value and better quality than expected. This generic Chinese bearing extractor is better than it looks pulled the front bearing out a 20 year old Freelander in seconds with zero problems. The forcing screw is bigger dia than it looks in the picture but the bearing cup dia only goes up to 91mm so really just a passenger car tool


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20 Aug 2019 06:22 #32989 by Noah
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After years of Snap On trying to sell me a $100 dead blow ball peen hammer, I noticed some very similar looking hammers in our Auto Zone monthly sales flyer.
A little research showed that Trusty Cook, the hammers in the flyer, make the Snap On hammer. So I ordered one!
The SO has a more refined handle and padded grip, but at literally half the cost I'm very pleased with my purchase.

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22 Aug 2019 19:45 - 22 Aug 2019 19:50 #33071 by Noah
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This was the closest comparable Snap On size wise in the shop.

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04 Sep 2019 09:08 #33406 by Noah
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Check out this excerpt from the latest Harbor Freight catalogue:

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07 Sep 2019 09:12 - 07 Sep 2019 09:35 #33456 by Andy.MacFadyen
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Ball Joint Clamp Spreader I bought an unbranded one of these a few years back having broken more than a few screw drivers wedging clamp type ball joints open, although a bit of fiddle to set up it is a very effective tool, recommended.

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07 Sep 2019 19:42 #33467 by Noah
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Andy.MacFadyen wrote: Ball Joint Clamp Spreader I bought an unbranded one of these a few years back having broken more than a few screw drivers wedging clamp type ball joints open, although a bit of fiddle to set up it is a very effective tool, recommended.

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I have never seen one of those.
It's like the marriage of a puller and a nut splitter.

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08 Sep 2019 09:37 #33473 by Tyler
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Speaking of suspension tools, this one has been fan-freakin-tastic:

www.tooltopia.com/otc-tools-6297.aspx



I used to laugh at these tools. I mean, this is what BFH's are for, right? :silly: But it's just too easy and fast to not have one.
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09 Sep 2019 06:41 - 09 Sep 2019 06:42 #33501 by Andy.MacFadyen
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Tyler wrote: Speaking of suspension tools, this one has been fan-freakin-tastic:

www.tooltopia.com/otc-tools-6297.aspx



Yes I use an almost identical one "Silverline" brand. It got a lot of use on Honda and Rover bottom.arms

I had to buy a new track rod end extractor press last week, couldn't find the one I have used for decades really narked because it was a Sykes-Pickavant and you can't get them any more, new one needed quite a lot of attention from the grinder to slim it down before I could use it.

Like everybody of course I use the Pickle Fork most time where the joint is getting replaced anyway For anybody buying one for the first time always go for one with a long handle , easier to use and saves hammer rash but very handy to lever the ball pin out of the socket.

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09 Sep 2019 07:39 - 09 Sep 2019 07:41 #33505 by Andy.MacFadyen
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On Car Brake Pipe Flairing Tools

For years I used a puka Sykes-Picavant bench tool for making brake pipes it produced beautiful results but more an more engine bays offering poorer access I found I was having to splice in new sections of brake pipe working on car. This was the answer it produces very nice flares on both steel Bundy and Kunifer pipe and is easy and quick to use in confined spaces. Mine was UK made and branded "Power Hand" but it is available under different brands on eBay and Amazon DIN and SAE are separate tools other versions are also sold for other larger pipe sizes.








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