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Old 04-25-2006, 07:25 PM   #1
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just wondering if anyone had ever used any of the u-joint presses that look like this, and if so, how did it work, did you like it?
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:33 PM   #2
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Works fine. I would recommend using an impact though, makes things easier and quicker. Otherwise it can be hard to hang onto if you're getting into it.
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:35 PM   #3
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zach, i take it you have one, what brand?
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Old 04-25-2006, 08:38 PM   #4
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did my upper ball joint easter sunday in 10 min. of course using the impact.
how many times would use this a year? will it make up that $150.00
to $200.00 from mac & snap on tools to buy it.

i left a deposit at auto zone of $125.00 on got it back.
so i payed nada, freebee. my .2 cents it not worth buying it.
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When it comes to u-joints, I've found that a hammer works best/fastest. A press becomes a pain in the *****.
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the only problem owning one is that you become the local loaner tool man.
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I dont own one, but have used a Harbor Frieght one a couple times. I think they have them on sale right now for a pretty good price.
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Old 04-26-2006, 11:38 AM   #11
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I use to have one of those from harbor freight. I never used it and have seemed to have misplased it
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i have a kit like that and love it . ball joints easy and u-joints are very simple a great 39.95 investment.
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