Adding thrust bearings to your press removes friction making the pressing action dramatically smoother.
Our thrust bearings are sold in pairs. Each thrust bearing comes as five parts; the ball bearings themselves are held in a brass cage, a hardened race is installed either side, and then a washer is added outside of the races to provide strength and support.
The thrust bearings can be used with any of our presses, including our frame and hub presses, bottom bracket presses and headset cup press. They can be used with the T-bar handles or the simple nuts, and can even be combined with our Press Extensions!
Ourtools can be selected either by the bearing size or by the bearing's standard reference code.
Standard references take the form of a three or four digit number, such as 688, or 6902 for example. These codes are often moulded onto the bearing's seal. You might see something like 6902-2RS on the seal. The first digits are the standard reference. The second part (2RS in this case) refers to the seal type and doesn't matter for tool selection.
Alternatively, tools can be selected by their inside (ID) and outside (OD) diameters and width.
Note that each tool is specific to one bearing size and can’t be used on bearings with different dimensions.
If you need any help then please feel free to email us.