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best bearing/gear pullers?

Anyone have a preference for the best bearing or gear pullers out there? As usual, opinions are all over the map out there on the internet as far as the best product for the price.

I know Spectrum has a blurb and a picture somewhere up on his website about putting some scrap metal plates together to work in conjunction with said pullers such as to save a couple of bucks, but I can't seem to find it on his website.

I recently solved the wonderful world snap ring pliers, also known as "retaining ring" pliers, so now is the time to take on the wonderful world of pullers.
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imho, if its just for basic " home workshop" use, princess auto/harbor freight tools are just fine. if you are pulling bearings on a daily basis.....up the quality, but still be prepared to improvise with whatever you get.

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I needed to pull a pulley hub off my impeller shaft last year. I was going to buy a puller, maybe from Harbor Freight, or something similar.

Then I stopped at an auto parts store on the way home, and borrowed a puller from them, for free. I got to use a better-quality tool, and it cost me $0.

If you're buying the tool to deal with a single problem (at least a just single problem at the moment), you might see if you can borrow a loaner tool.

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I stripped a set of Harbor Freight pullers on an impeller bearing. So if you want a long life tool this isn't it. I used an Auto zone free loaner one and the difference was night and day on the quality. To bad it didn't have the name brand on it. So my advice is don't get the HF set for any heavy duty use.

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Most of the AutoZone stuff is their house brand and it is branded 'OEM'.

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i bought the 3pc harbor freight puller set and love it. only thing i would recommend would be to add locknuts to the bolts
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Like if you srcoll down here?

That is a small 2 /3 jaw from Sears I've had if for 20+ years. It's often used with the impact wrench and is like new. The input nut is 5/8 as I recall.

When I need a bigger reach I have the big 2 jaw from Sears (3/4" input). It knows the impact gun well. It was bought at the same time but Sears has replaced it once for a broken jaw.

Using an impact tool makes it a lot easier since you barely have to hold the item still.
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I had the set from harbor frieght. 2 smaller ones broke in less than 10 uses.
I went out a bought a OTC 6" 2/3 jaw puller. Already used it it 10 times without a single issue. Really heavy duty quality. I believe it was about $50. If your thinking about getting the harbor fright consider the OTC one. Lot less cursing.
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Correct - it's in the General Maintenance section at the very bottom under the heading "Pulling the End Bearing on a UniTrol Transmission".

A basic bearing/gear puller augmented in its task with the addition of the combination of two steels plates sandwiched between two large bolts.
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Using an impact tool makes it a lot easier since you barely have to hold the item still.
That's an interesting point. I hadn't considered using my impact wrench. I was trying to gradually ease into applying more and more force on the pulley, I hadn't considered impact tools along with the puller. That's a good thing to keep in mind, thanks.

I do have a Sears 2-jaw puller that I bought 15 years ago. Now I wish I'd sprung for the 3-jaw at the time, since that would have been more useful to me last year

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