- All plates using 8mm and 7mm bearings
- Skaters who change their bearings a lot and are tired of struggling with hand sized tools
- Teams, coaches, skate techs...
Not recommended for:
- Skaters who are looking for a small, easy-to-travel-with tool
What is this bearing press/puller for?
With this bearing press/puller, you can.. press your bearings in your wheels and ... pull them out ;) Very quick, too.
While there are very practical small bearing tools, a bearing press/puller is stronger and faster. This one is especially interesting to use on bearings that are really stuck in wheels as the smaller tools might not have the leverage to pull them out. The PowerDyne Bearing press/puller is a bigger than hand sized tools, you don't just throw it in your skate bag or wheel bag or so.
Mounting it on a bench, table or steady surface is not necessary, but is very practical.
How to use this bearing press/puller:
Start with the handle up and the long pin down (sideways/horizontal). Then put the wheel on the outside, push the handle down and it pulls the bearing out. Repeat to pull out the other bearing.
To use the press, stand the pin up and put a bearing down on the pin. Next put the wheel with the outside of the wheel (usually the printed side) facing up and put another bearing on the pin. Tip the pin down (sideways/horizontal) and carefully pull the handle down. You may have to guide the bearings a bit to get started.
The aluminium hub wheels may be a bit trickier than the nylon hub or no hub wheels. Do not use excessive force. A very small amount of silicone oil around the outside of the bearing usually helps ease them into the aluminium hub wheels.
! Do note that the 8mm option is standard, but a 7mm pin is available as well.