The PowerDyne Bearing Puller/Press is a great tool to have in your bag. This tool allows you to switch out your bearings very easily. Try it once and you will want one in your bag. You can switch out your bearings in record time and get back on the track quicker than your average hand tool.
PowerDyne directions on how to use this tool, ”
To use the puller, start with the handle up and the long pin down (sideways). Then put the wheel on the outside, push the handle down and it pulls the bearing out. Repeat to pull out the other bearing.
To use the press, stand the pin up and put a bearing down on the pin. Next put the wheel with the outside of the wheel (usually the printed side) facing up and put another bearing on the pin. Tip the pin down (sideways) and carefully pull the handle down. You may have to guide the bearings a bit to get started. The aluminum hub wheels may be a bit trickier than the nylon hub or no hub wheels. Do not use excessive force. A very small amount of silicone oil around the outside of the bearing usually helps ease them into the aluminum hub wheels. “.