Let's hear it for the humble Rawlbolt

If you are removing a stubborn bearing or similar and do not have good access to the rear outer race of it in order to drift it out, a good tool to use is the humble Rawlbolt, of a suitable size; this is in effect an expanding mandrel that can be inserted into the bore of the inner race and then tightened up so that it jams into the race bore. Once it is suitably tightened it can either be drifted out from the rear or levered or pulled out from the front. Of course use of heat and easing oil are always a good help. Hope that this helps.
Apologies if this has been posted on a previous thread.

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