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Old October 1st, 2018, 07:10
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Vise beefy enough for u joints, what do you have?

Hey all,

Looking for recommendations on a bench vise that's stout enough to press out u joints.

Any and all recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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Old October 2nd, 2018, 09:42
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Re: View beefy enough for u joints, what do you have?

Instead of using a vise to remove and replace u-joints, I use an OTC ball joint kit.
It is easier if the driveshaft is clamped in a vise, to hold it still, while punching out the old caps.
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Old October 2nd, 2018, 15:00
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Re: View beefy enough for u joints, what do you have?

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Instead of using a vise to remove and replace u-joints, I use an OTC ball joint kit.
It is easier if the driveshaft is clamped in a vise, to hold it still, while punching out the old caps.
I have the HF version. Definitely my go to for u joints. An impact driver for the screw and your done before you know it. A box end wrench or socket works fine too. On the plus side the case its in slips in the cargo area no problem.
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Re: View beefy enough for u joints, what do you have?

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Instead of using a vise to remove and replace u-joints, I use an OTC ball joint kit.
It is easier if the driveshaft is clamped in a vise, to hold it still, while punching out the old caps.
Yeah I was trying to avoid not acquiring another tool that would hardly be used, the press is deffinetly easier.
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Old October 8th, 2018, 01:38
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Re: View beefy enough for u joints, what do you have?

If you own a jeep and if you wheel a jeep, you will use a ball joint press. Recommend OTC over the HF one. The HF one bends and breaks. Know two guys who have broken them. Make sure to get the 4wd adapters when you get it.

I also recommend one of these.


https://www.amazon.com/Macs-Tie-Down.../dp/B008PPNG2G
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Old October 8th, 2018, 07:36
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View beefy enough for u joints, what do you have?

I used to use my vise for ujoints. But my wife got me this thing tiger tool 10105 ujoint puller. Its amazing and easy to use. About $100 on amazon but there are cheaper knockoffs as well. But mainly for removal.

I have this socket press for installation. Its a knockoff of the tiger tool one.
https://www.amazon.com/OEMTOOLS-2453.../dp/B07887QMNH
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