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Bearing Packer

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Jim_Phillips, May 9, 2003.

  1. Jim_Phillips

    Jim_Phillips

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    Whenever I do a job myself I like to buy a tool with some of the money I've saved. I'm thinking of buying a bearing packer and was wondering whether it is worth it. Can anyone who owns one say whether it is worthwhile. Pros / cons?

    Cheers, Jim
     
  2. cruiserman

    cruiserman

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    I bought one at Sears, and I use it occasionally. It works pretty well.
     
  3. bjowett

    bjowett Supporting Vendor

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    They make properly packing a bearing easy... I can't think of any downsides off hand. Store it in a plastic zip lock bag to keep it clean.
     
  4. Hltoppr

    Hltoppr SILVER Star

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    I've got a cheapo plastic bearing packer that has lasted for years. Well worth the $10 (about $6L for you...) as it makes repacking the bearings much easier than the old grease in the hand method.

    -H-
     
  5. Beowulf

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    Jim,

    I want one too and will buy one before the next wheel bearing repack.

    If you're going to reward yourself, don't do it with a $10 bearing backer. Get yourself one of those new Snap-On IM61 impacts and a set of impact swivel sockets. :G

    Be GOOD to yourself!

    -B-
     
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    Nah - I like being all greasy :D Grease is good. :G
     
  7. Jim_Phillips

    Jim_Phillips

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    I know this is not the most exciting topic - however, advice is much needed. Before I spend my $15, would someone who knows a little about bearing packers mind looking at this link:

    http://www.premiertools.co.uk/cat763_1.htm

    Does this look like the right tool for the job?

    -B- I know it's not what you have in mind, but that sort of investment just won't wash... :(

    Cheers, Jim :beer:
     
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    I've got two bearing packers--one right-hand and one left-hand. Like Junk, I like to be greasey...mmmmm...grease...good... ::), and I've not lost one yet! (though come close a few times with table saw)

    Tom
     
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