Bearing Packer

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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
 
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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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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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Jim,

One like this would be better. It is sold by Sears but made by Lisle. Maybe you can find a source in the UK. It's US $20.

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http://www.sears.com/sr/product/det...RS&prod_id=00947069000&fromAuto=null&bidsite=

The seal installation tool on the site you posted might be a good tool to have. :G

-B-
 

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