- Feb 28, 2017
- Fort Couch!
Ouch! $459Ordered one of these today. It was a toss up between this and Tiger Tool and I spoke to more people with the SO than TT. My entire career I’ve had very little trouble with anchor pins but lately every one I’ve touched has fought and fought. Looking forward to trying it out. https://shop.snapon.com/product/Truck-Brake-Tools/Truck-Anchor-Pin-and-Bushing-Press/TAP1
Thought about buying one, but how many cars unibody FWD/AWD cars use press-in ball joints these days?Cheap compared to a BJP1
Thought about buying one, but how many cars unibody FWD/AWD cars use press-in ball joints these days?
I can only think of 1 car in the last 5 years where a BJ process was needed. Everything else is either part of the control arm or bolt-on (Toyota).No idea. I live in a rural area and 90% of what I service is pickups or body-on-frame SUVs. Press in ball joints are very much alive and well here and I do 99% of u-joint service with a BJ press....and I replace a lot of u-joints.
Does that include beef jerky?Stop buying consumables off tool trucks....
Seriously - those are a waste of money. Amazon can have them to you next-day for a lot less than any tool truck.Small Mac Tools haul today. I’m trying to give them a chance though I’ve sold most of the stuff I’ve bought from them except the pocket pry bars and a few other little things. I haven’t been very impressed by anything I’ve gotten from them but I figure this will be a good chance. But the dealer rarely shows up. But to be fair he is battling a lot of health issues so I don’t fault him completely for it. He has been in this business for longer than I’ve been alive so I know he is a good dealer. I needed a hub cleaning tool. It’s one of those things that not enough people do. Some of my coworkers are like a die grinder will work. Well yeah it will but can’t get up near the studs or nothing like this can. I got some extra cleaning pads for it too. They don’t provide us with any at work. Then a digital tread depth gauge which I hadn’t ever seen such thing before until a few people got one. Our shop provides the manual ones and has tons lol. Even though I’m not an express tech we still are required to fill out a multipoint for every vehicle unless the customer declines it so this is an important tool. The cheap manual ones they provide at work are cheap and often give wrong readings because the gauge moves and gets forced over the part that comes out. Hard to explain lol.
I can only think of 1 car in the last 5 years where a BJ process was needed. Everything else is either part of the control arm or bolt-on (Toyota).
With that said, a smoking deal on a BJP1 literally just popped up...
I can completely understand the convenience factor of having the truck there and needing something just to get you by. But for consumables like that, totally get them from Amazon.Seriously - those are a waste of money. Amazon can have them to you next-day for a lot less than any tool truck.
After seeing you post these, I had to order a set.View attachment 129930
3/8 inch drive low profile impact sockets. These have been out of stock for months, at least the full set, and they just became available. Lower profile than my regular sockets so will also use them with a socket wrench. The best thing about them is the 17mm hex on the back so you can use a 17mm open end, box end or ratcheting box end wrench to get in the tightest places.
I use the BJ press for all sorts of other jobs. I recently did 12 small metal/rubber bushings on a rear suspension with it, took only a couple of min ea.I couldn't survive without a decent BJ press but we operate in different worlds.
I use the BJ press for all sorts of other jobs. I recently did 12 small metal/rubber bushings on a rear suspension with it, took only a couple of min ea.
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Snap-On Tech Angle 5-100ft/lb
EBay find, paid about 1/3 of new cost, has recent calibration sticker and seems to function fine. Of course I will get it checked.
This is my first digital torque wrench and to be honest my initial impressions aren’t good. Seems to be really easy to over shoot the desired value unless you go really slow? Is this something you get a feel for with more use?
I have a 1/2” PI slip beam which I really love and was looking for a smaller 3/8” version when I stubbled on this one. Wondering if I should “trade” this for a split beam or hold out and give it time.