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DaveInDenver
01-04-2008, 08:58 AM
If you were going to buy a slide hammer, which of these two would you go with? The smaller kits (OTC 7947) is around $100~$125 less than the bigger (OTC 7948). I already have an OTC 1062 bar puller and an OTC 1035 2-arm puller, so I guess I'm asking primarily do any the extra pullers in the bigger kit look particularly useful? I mean ideally I would just opt for the extra tools, but call it maturity, call it the 3 shots of whiskey I had for breakfast, but maybe I don't really need the extra tools.

Rezarf
01-04-2008, 09:03 AM
Dave how much more is the bigger set?

Drew

DaveInDenver
01-04-2008, 09:11 AM
Dave how much more is the bigger set?
The smaller kit is about $125 at most places and the bigger kit goes for about $225 typically.

Romer
01-04-2008, 09:23 AM
Do you have something that needs that now? Would the extra tools be useful? Do you expect to need them later?

60wag
01-04-2008, 10:13 AM
I'd get the bigger one. The extra assortment of bearing pullers would come in handy for doing a tranny.

DaveInDenver
01-04-2008, 10:29 AM
Do you have something that needs that now? Would the extra tools be useful? Do you expect to need them later?
I've got some body work to do and both have the dent pulling contraption. As far as your second question, well that's why I'm asking. Do any of them look like something familiar to maybe something anyone used on an axle or transmission bearing or something? Probably going with the bigger kit, never a bad thing to have more tools, although saving $100 is still saving a $100. I tend to buy a tool specifically when I need one, which is how I ended up with the couple of pullers I have, doing something drivetrain related.

rover67
01-04-2008, 02:08 PM
i have one similar to the one on the left and have been able to do most everything on my cruiser with it except for pull the steering wheel off.