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JohnD

Anyone have any tips or tricks for removing the caps off the front spindles?  I removed one recently from a chipper.  I pulled it with a large pair of channel locks but it got a bit mangled.  I'm looking for a better way. 

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pullstart

The plastic ones?  Maybe a rag between you channel locks?  They pop off by hand for my usually...

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peter lena

johnD , agree with pullstart on the dust cap removal, usually just pull off, unless yours are metal , channel locks will still work with a side to side rocking action,  if you are going into the bearing area , get some 3/4"  ID  thin washers at your local h/w store in the small pull out drawer section. use them to firm up that bearing play, (   if you want to ) , pete

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lynnmor

Tap a thin pry bar in behind the cap, channel lock pliers is what our fine state inspection stations use to destroy the caps.

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squonk

Dust cap removal tool:

 

VIM Tools Dust Cap Plier-VIMV216 - The Home Depot

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JohnD

Well look at that.  38 years old and they still pop off by hand like their brand new.  Thank you WH! 

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