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Of course you know, you're only allowed to use it at 2am with the shop door open.
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Yep. Right before I drag my floor jack down the street to really piss off the neighbors.
 

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Same but mine is Lock-N-Lube brand

Love mine. Good investment. Now i actually like to grease things instead of dreading it.

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Got a pickle fork attachment and some other attachments for the air hammer today. Didn’t plan on it, a balljoint install wasn’t going well :banghead:
Ball joints can make you say words you didn't even know...
 

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BFH should be your first tool of choice on ball joints and tie rod ends. @idahovette wasn't kidding. There's actually a method to using the hammer not just start whacking on things. 99% of times a hammer and pry bar is all I need. The bad thing about making a pickle fork your first choice,instead of your last choice is they usually destroy the boots. NBD if you're replacing the ends/ball joints anyways,but if you are reusing them you don't want torn up boots. I've taken pics before of where to smack to pop Ball Joints and tie rod ends, I'll try to find them. Just realized I'm on my old phone,don't have my pics. Found a pic on the internet but no painted area like my pics to show you where to strike. Anyways,you aren't trying to drive it out,smack it from the side between the boot and the head of the tie rod end. You are actual going to hit the steering knuckle not tie rod end it's self. Smack it hard a couple of times if it doesn't pop use a pry bar,to apply pressure,like you were trying to pry it out,while applying pressure whack the steering knuckle with the hammer.
 

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BFH should be your first tool of choice on ball joints and tie rod ends. @idahovette wasn't kidding. There's actually a method to using the hammer not just start whacking on things. 99% of times a hammer and pry bar is all I need. The bad thing about making a pickle fork your first choice,instead of your last choice is they usually destroy the boots. NBD if you're replacing the ends/ball joints anyways,but if you are reusing them you don't want torn up boots. I've taken pics before of where to smack to pop Ball Joints and tie rod ends, I'll try to find them. Just realized I'm on my old phone,don't have my pics. Found a pic on the internet but no painted area like my pics to show you where to strike. Anyways,you aren't trying to drive it out,smack it from the side between the boot and the head of the tie rod end. You are actual going to hit the steering knuckle not tie rod end it's self. Smack it hard a couple of times if it doesn't pop use a pry bar,to apply pressure,like you were trying to pry it out,while applying pressure whack the steering knuckle with the hammer.
Oh I know, done many, many suspension overhauls. This one was just a 20yr old, original balljoint that was one with the spindle at this point lol. Pickle fork was a Hail Mary that didn’t pay off. It finally just gave way with enough beating and some penetrating oil
 

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Got these today... 50 and it makes the perfect addition to my magnet drill press. Now I can drill some 5/8 holes in my welding table.
 

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I got these today. Haven't tried them yet... safety glasses, and hearing protection that I can hear my music... what's not to like.
 

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