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#1 KC9KAS OFFLINE  

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Posted April 24, 2014 - 04:47 PM

As promised, I have some photos of my new tire changer in action....Actually still shots as I couldn't video and work on the tire at the same time.

1st let me say I have been looking for a changer for some time, but wanted something with the 3 jaws like this one has. I did have a little trouble keeping the wheel solid and not rotate when I removed the tire.

I was afraid to really crank down on the clamping mechanism as I didn't want to bend the wheel or break the thing the very 1st tire.

I used a vise grip on the wheel solid against one of the jaws and that kept the wheel from spinning.

Any way, this was probably the easiest tire I have ever broke down, and removed, then remounted. I am sure it will get easier as I use it and also mount it on something a little more solid.

Enough rambling, so here are the pictures!

 

 

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Edited by KC9KAS, April 24, 2014 - 07:44 PM.

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Posted April 24, 2014 - 04:58 PM

Mine has a 90* bent bar that slips into base plate on top and then into a mount hole on wheel to hold. It is kinda sloppy and moves some, till it is jambed. Nothing like that on this?  Mine also clamps down in center with big screw down taper clamp too.  Yeah, mount that thing! How can you even work it with-out mounting?  I made mine fit in a trailer hitch on my truck. Kinda loosey, but solid with pressure on it when turning. Can pull down quick, plus use anywhere truck is then. How about a shot of your tools to look at ends? My Mount tool doesn't seem to be that good and wants to slip out easy, would like to compare shape of yours. Also, I see your "Off" tool has flat stock one end?? How is that used?  Is there a page or two from instructions you can post?  PIA, ain't I !! :D



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 05:04 PM

If you don't bolt it down to the floor at least get a half sheet of 3/4 inch plywood to put it on so you don't have to chase it around the shop to use it.



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 05:34 PM

glgrumpy, the instructions were very, very vague...It is a manually operated tool...how much instructions do I need...I'm a man...who needs instructions.

 

UncleWillie, I plan on mounting it to a 2 X 8 or 2 X 10  and drive my truck onto the other end of the board to hold it into place for now.


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Posted April 24, 2014 - 05:50 PM

I have a similar one and have it mounted to a pallet so it sits outside when I am not using it.


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Posted April 24, 2014 - 06:48 PM

Someone who gets that excited about a tire changer, probably isn't using it for what it was intended!


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Posted April 24, 2014 - 06:59 PM

looks way better than a bumper jack :thumbs:


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Posted April 24, 2014 - 07:40 PM

Pictures aernt working for me



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 07:45 PM

Pictures aernt working for me

Working on my Photobucket account....Fixed the photos


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Posted April 24, 2014 - 08:04 PM

Yep thatll work we have the same attachment on top for doing small tires on the machine



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Posted April 25, 2014 - 08:49 PM

glgrumpy, here is a photo of the mount/demount tool.

You use the straight end in the tire to remove, and the 90* bent end to mount the tire.

 

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Edited by KC9KAS, April 26, 2014 - 07:50 AM.

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Posted April 25, 2014 - 09:13 PM

How about a little more info. I'm interested in this. That would be real handy. Brand? Price? Where did you purchase it? Thanks.

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Posted April 26, 2014 - 07:52 AM

Here is the link:

http://www.gregsmith...al-Tire-Changer






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