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#1 Jeff Fischl

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 09:15 PM

Was wondering what is a good puller and press to buy. I have both 1/24 &1/32 scale cars. Hudy seems to be the most versatile but a little price , don't mind if it's worth it.

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 09:20 PM

They're worth it!


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Posted 28 September 2014 - 07:38 PM

I use a Lucky Bob's press. The Hudy is a good puller but the Parma works well also.


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Posted 28 September 2014 - 09:46 PM

All true. But what you get for the higher price is the only press that will press beyond the end of the shaft and a puller that will pull gears closer to the bushing/bearing than any other and one made from harder steel so the pin doesn't mushroom and stick in the pinion.

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 03:35 PM

When I do use a press on gear, (which is VERY rarely, ) I use a pair of medium (10 - 12") channel locks.


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Posted 20 October 2014 - 04:07 PM

All steel pinions should be soldered on and off....then will never damage any pinion.   Brass pinions stretch and are fine to press on/off.


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Posted 20 October 2014 - 07:38 PM

I just broke a JK will get a Hudy puller next time.

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 08:39 PM

I find that most presses won't fit the motor shafts I need to place the pinion onto. Most times, I just use a bench vise with a countersink hole drilled into a piece of aluminum. Place the pinion in the hole, fit the shaft into the pinion, and crank the vise slowly and gently.

 

Maybe not the best-engineered solution, but it works.

 

Does anyone make a longer pinion press to avoid such ingenuity?


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Posted 20 October 2014 - 08:44 PM

Some of the pullers, presses, & other hand tools sold under the JK label were made by Hudy. :roflmao:

 

Parma did, maybe still does, sell a pinion press made from a modified C-clamp. I saw them regularily on ebay, but I don't know what they fit. I stopped using press-on pinions about 15 yrs. ago, but if I do come across a press-on pinion, I ream it out to 2mm & solder it on.


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