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10 Next, press the new bearings on the carrier. We've seen guys hammer bearings on with success, but it's hard to guarantee they will seat properly. It's a really good idea to have a selection of short lengths of tubing on hand to aid pressing the bearings on without damaging them. In a pinch, you can wallow out the inside of the old bearings with a die grinder (to relieve the press-fit) and use them to guide the new bearings in place. This isn't rocket science--just press the bearing on until the shop press starts to bind. Any more and you risk shooting stuff across the garage.10 Next, press the new bearings on the carrier. We've seen guys hammer bearings on with success, but it's hard to guarantee they will seat properly. It's a really good idea to have a selection of short lengths of tubing on hand to aid pressing the bearings on without damaging them. In a pinch, you can wallow out the inside of the old bearings with a die grinder (to relieve the press-fit) and use them to guide the new bearings in place. This isn't rocket science--just press the bearing on until the shop press starts to bind. Any more and you risk shooting stuff across the garage.

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