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    DIY Bearing Removal Technique

    If you don't have a puller handy, this technique may allow you to remove a bearing in some circumstances. I had to remove bearings from a rusty gate wheel. Don't have a puller, but this technique worked well for me. (And it was free!)




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    - Piece of steel wire (coat hanger)

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    Nice ! I use a half curved punch. Made for this. But i think i like your idea if there is space.

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    Sweet, not what I expected, used easily available materials, solved the problem completely.

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    You call that jammed in there?
    You ain’t seen nothing yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radioman View Post
    You call that jammed in there?
    You ain’t seen nothing yet.
    Truly. My favorites are where I have to take them out with the angle grinder and chisel. And with gate wheel bearings you don't even want to think of what the dogs have done to it over the years. That ain't just rust coming off of there. In way of full disclosure, I had to re-video the removal segment four times so by the time I finally got past 1) bad focus, 2) neighbor drowning out sound, 3) phone ringing it was pretty loose. Murphy is always looking over my shoulder when I try to video these home projects!

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    There is a good alternative to the very complicated expander tool made for that purpose which needs time to action, yours is a lot faster and easier, the limit can be the resistance of the all parts, but I want to try when this problem comes.

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    Thanks tsbrownie! We've added your Bearing Removal Tool to our Automotive category,
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    Congratulations tsbrownie - your Bearing Removal Tool is the Homemade Tool of the Week!

    Tough week to win, especially with a section of a coat hanger! But this one hit on three of our favorite homemade tool characteristics: clever, simple, and free.

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    tsbrownie - we've added your tool entry to our All Homemade Tool of the Week winners post. And, you'll now notice the wrench-on-pedestal award in the awards showcase in your postbit, visible beneath your username:



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