R8 or 1/2" Wheelchair Bearings Removal and installation Tool Kit

$49.99

This kit includes R8 or 1/2" Blind Bearing Puller, Pin Punch, and R8 or 1/2" bearing press which allows you to remove and replace R8 or 1/2" bearings found in your wheelchair's rear wheel hub, and for some wheelchairs, also in the front fork.

Product Information

  • Easy to Use
  • Cost Effective
  • Right Tool for the Job
  • Less Risk of Damage
  • Specialized Design

Description

If you want your wheelchair to move faster, go farther and smoother, then you have to maintain your wheelchair’s bearings.  Your wheelchair has bearings in three places: front caster, front fork and rear wheels.  Most wheelchair manufacturers say you need to re-grease or change your front caster bearings yearly, and the forks and rear bearings as needed.  With the right tools, this is easy to do.  This kit includes R8 or 1/2" Blind Bearing Puller, Pin Punch, and R8 or 1/2" bearing press which allows you to remove and replace R8 or 1/2" bearings found in your wheelchair's rear wheel hub, and for some wheelchairs, also in the front fork.

Features

  1. Easy to use - this tool is designed specifically to remove bearings from wheelchair rear hubs or front forks
  2. Cost-effective - you don’t have to buy an entire set of tools just for one or two sizes
  3. Right tool for the job - most bearing tools are designed for bicycles or cars, not wheelchairs, so you have to make them work, which can damage your gear
  4. Less risk of damage - specialized tool reduces risk of damaging hub or front fork as compared to using a flat head screwdriver
  5. Specialized design - designed to accommodate recessed hub for rear wheelchair wheels

Problems this product solves:

Problem 1:  Automotive bearing pullers pull from the lip of the inside ring of the bearing, but a wheelchair hub axle sleeve can prevent the puller from grabbing the ring

 

Problem 2:  Bicycle bearing pullers are very expensive and do not come in imperial sizes.  Most US wheelchair rear wheels are 1/2” and some front forks are 1/2”

 

Problem 3: Rear wheelchair wheels have a recessed bearing on one side to accommodate the quick release axle.  Most bearing pullers are not long enough to use a wrench.

Used with the follow wheelchair products:

  1. TiLite Shadow rear wheels
  2. Spinergy SPOX rear wheels
  3. Spinergy LX rear wheels
  4. Spinergy Carbon Blade rear wheels
  5. X-Core Mag rear wheels
  6. Numerous wheelchair forks that use an R8 or 1/2" bearing

Warnings:

  1. Improper removal or installation of bearings can permanently damage casters, rear wheel hubs or caster stems.  Please use caution when using brute force.
  2. Make sure you know the size and types of bearings on your wheelchair and buy the right sizes.
  3. If you have questions or if we can help please contact us.

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