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Old 04-01-2015, 01:46 PM   #1
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bearing packing tool

Anyone recommend a bearing packing tool or just by hand?
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Old 04-01-2015, 03:24 PM   #2
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I have a tool like this one Amazon.com: Lisle 65250 Bearing Packer: Automotive that I got 40 years ago when I had a fleet maintenance business. When I repack bearings, I wash them first in a parts washer, inspect them, hand pack the rollers and carriers and then put them on this packer to force more bearing grease throughout the assembly.
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Anyone recommend a bearing packing tool or just by hand?

Mark I have always packed bearings by hand. I think that packing tool is a good idea, plus it's not that expensive. I never purchased one--hard to teach an old dog new tricks.
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Thanks y'all for the info.

It looks like there would be less wasted grease using the packing tool, not just easier cleanup.

Might be worth 10 bucks.
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It looks like there would be less wasted grease using the packing tool, not just easier cleanup.

Might be worth 10 bucks.
I have to agree it is practical and not costly.
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I got one of the packing tools. In trying to use it I found it just as easy and less waste to hand pack,
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I too still like to hand pack. It gives me time after cleaning to really inspect before that 5 minute process.
One other note, never to use compressed air to spin them dry while cleaning.
Dangerous and also easy to ruin the bearings that way.
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I too still like to hand pack. It gives me time after cleaning to really inspect before that 5 minute process.
One other note, never to use compressed air to spin them dry while cleaning.
Dangerous and also easy to ruin the bearings that way.

I never heard that before; why would blowing compressed air on the bearings ruin them?
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I never heard that before; why would blowing compressed air on the bearings ruin them?
They spin way too fast in their jacket, heat up, and distort the carrier.
There's stories of people getting injured when they can "explode" apart with such force.
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