I pulled my new Pro Hub Tool out of the package the other night to start work on the wheels, and I think I ruined a matched set of #12 mold wheels.
I was having difficulty getting the wheels to slide onto the shaft on the flat-sided end. Thinking that I just had a tight wheel bore, I proceeded to twist and turn to get it onto the shaft and ream out the bore. Did this to all 4 wheels, and all 4 were very tight in one spot but loose in another, which seemed odd to me. I tried some spare unmatched wheels on the other shaft (the concave sided one), and they were loose, but when I then tried them on the flat-sided shaft, they were very tight, just like the #12s. I took a close look at the shaft, and it is bent slightly!
I haven't dropped it on concrete or anything like that (did that to the old one, hence getting the new one), so I am surprised that this was bent right out of the bag. Has anyone else noticed this on their PHT? I can't do squat on the wheels now without fear of reaming the bores unevenly, and I have no idea what that will do when trying to use the Wheel Shaver XT2.
I also measured the dia. of the shaft, and it is .0965", while the undamaged shaft on my old one (bought last year) is .0945."
Last Edit: Jan 29, 2009 23:51:51 GMT -6 by roosclan
Wow, talk about fast replacement! The new Pro Hub Tool arrived today. Just in time for a really warm weekend, so we can work on the wheels in the garage instead of the house (keeps the pinewood widow happy). Thanks!