- Jun 24, 2012
Yes, it will work on the small bearings.
I had a similar problem with a pinion bearing on a 4 wheeler. I cut an angle like I described earlier, on both sides almost through. then I struck the race ,backed up by a piece of railroad track, with a hammer the inner race broke cleanly across the cut line. Remember safety glasses, and a face shield when working with anything that has the possibility to shatter, or fragment!
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As long as we are spilling our guts, another trick we used was for removing taper bearing cups from machine parts without having or being able to use pullers is to take the mig or stick welder and weld a bead around the face of the cup, let it cool, and you can remove it with your fingers or a very light pry.
High jacked from another thread.
Thanks to everyone for their advice! Since I was going to have to buy a $30 gear puller anyway, and a Harbor Freight bearing separator and puller was on sale for $42.99, AND I have a couple dozen 20% off coupons, (my wife tears them out of every magazine she reads for me; I save them 'til I need them), I bought a proper bearing separator/puller for under $35 plus tax. Wow... what a difference having the right tool makes. I had both bearings off in 15 minutes. Ray was right; this was the better way to go, and I have it for the next time. The photo shows the puller ready to remove the second bearing.
Thanks again for everyone's suggestions!
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