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Hf Ball Joint Tool?

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by wheelie, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Aug 5, 2017
    Mcruff

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    Anytime you want to press something with a C clamp it should have ACME threads, never fine threads or V threads in general. I've always tightened the clamp on the hand press and then smacked them with a hammer to shock it loose.
    C clamps do not have much clamping force, it's why machinist generally use Kant Twists, they have 3-4x the clamping power.
     
  2. Aug 5, 2017
    termin8ed

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    That's what i usually end up doing also.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2017
    GeoffreyL

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    The main chain parts stores have free rentals.. Just use them no cost. That's what I do.
     
  4. Aug 5, 2017
    PeteL

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    o_Oo_Oo_O
     
  5. Aug 5, 2017
    GeoffreyL

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    You pay for tool, use tool, bring tool back, get all money back. Basically free as long as you bring it back.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2017
    47v6

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    I ended up having to do that when my HF one became useless
     
  7. Aug 6, 2017
    wheelie

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    Smack it, turn the clamp in a little, smack it again gets you a little farther, turn the clamp a little, and after a little while, the stuck piece is free.

    But then I have to go out into public twice. :shock:o_O
     
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  8. Aug 6, 2017
    tarry99

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    Yep that and maybe a few seconds of Heat with the Oxy/acyt torch.......................had this cheap HF set for years.......taken off more ball joints than I care to remember & still going strong............
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Aug 7, 2017
    Keys5a

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    That set looks WAY better than the pos my neighbor was using by a few weeks back!
    -Donny
     
  10. Aug 7, 2017
    tarry99

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    Came from our favorite place of hate and discontent..........I even use my 1/2" drive titanium IR impact on it.......good for 800 ft lbs......put a little anti seize on the threads and let the impact eat........
     
  11. Aug 8, 2017
    wheelie

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    Welp. There you have it then. Now, where'd I put that coupon?
     

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