Tiger Tool 11001 Axle Shaft Removal Tool
Wondering if anyone out here in the HD truck market that could give their opinion on the Tiger Tool 11001 Axle Removal Tool . From what I have experienced in the past Tiger Tool products have been great, but I have not had the opportunity to use this one yet.... Is it worth the cost? .... Or just a fancy way to smack the axle flange with a hammer? .... In particular looking for a more time effective and safer way in dealing with those nasty tapered cones that rust, and seize onto the axle flange, and stud.
It takes toooo much time to put it on and it don't work so easy as in their video. We have one in shop and by time you set it on axle I would have mine out with hammer. Yes, hammer leave it's print on but time wise it's quicker.
Thanks for the reply Roland... Can definitely see where your coming from as far as setup time, a quick smack with a well placed hammer many times does the job.. How did you find it to be as far as effectiveness in loosening up those flanges that use the seized tapered cones?
Kano Aerokroil Penetrating Oil and Knipex pliers do the job each time.
Roland, thanks a lot for your input, sound like the tool may not be quite worth the cost.
Had one in the shop at my last position. It's great on axles that have never been out and the cones are corroded to the point of unrecognizable. With that said I may of used it on 1 out of every 40 jobs requiring hub removal. The main con is the time required to set up, like others have said. I would not of spent money on it but since it was there I used it a couple times on the highly corroded…