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Pro Axle Press


Straightening the Axles

Note: You must first remove the burrs under the axle head and any crimp marks on the axle stem before performing this procedure; otherwise you will damage the Pro-Axle Press.

 

Figure 1  (Pro-Axle Press (Open)

                To use the Pro-Axle Press shown in Figure 1:

1)       With a marking pen, make a mark on the edge of the axle head.

2)       Fully insert the axle, point first, into the Pro-Axle Press and rotate the axle head such that the mark is located at the top (12 o'clock) position and close the press as shown in figure 2.

Figure 2

Pro-Axle Press with Axle in 12 o’ clock Position

3)       Place the Pro-Axle Press on a solid surface, hold it in place, and strike the top of the press 4-6 times with a hammer as shown in figure 3.  Don't strike too hard, medium strikes are sufficient.

Figure 3

Striking Pro-Axle Press with Hammer

Axle in 12 o’clock Position 

4)       Open the press and repeat steps 2 and 3 with the mark at the 4 o'clock position as shown in figure 4.

Figure 4

Striking Pro-Axle Press with Hammer

Axle in 4 o’clock Position

5)       Open the press and repeat steps 2 and 3 with the mark at the 8 o'clock position.

6)       After the last strike at the 8 o'clock position, lay the press on its back (axle head upward) as shown in figure 5 and strike the axle head 3-4 times.  This insures that the axle head is square to the axle stem.

Figure 5

Squaring Axle Head to Axle Stem

7)       Repeat for the other axles.

 

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