The Schley Tools 18100 Ball Joint Press Tool Master Set with Cups is a comprehensive and versatile kit designed to simplify the removal and installation of ball joints and other press-fit parts in a wide range of vehicles. This master set includes an array of specialized cups and adapters that cater to various ball joint sizes and applications, making it an indispensable tool for automotive professionals and DIY enthusiasts.
The patented 18100 Ball Joint Press Tool is designed to remove and install most press-in type ball joints equipped on late model Ford and Dodge/Ram 2500/3500/4500/5500 series trucks, as well as 4500/5500 series GM trucks and other vehicles equipped with steering knuckles and ball joints. The game changing design of this specialty tool is a complete departure from traditional C-frame based kits. The 18100 utilizes patented technology that incorporates tenacious 2:1 pivoting action with durable forged alloy steel construction, which increases the effective pressing force of the tool and lowers the operating weight down to approximately 25 pounds.
The included cups and adapters provide a secure fit on the ball joint, minimizing the risk of slippage or damage during removal and installation. This precision not only simplifies the task but also reduces the chances of costly mistakes or the need for expensive replacements.
The tool's design provides 18 tons of force and plenty of clearance between the frame, pivot link and cups, enabling the technician to remove and install ball joints while the vehicle is on a lift or alignment rack. The 18100 can save a technician approximately 6 hours on a stubborn Dodge 3500 ball joint repair, compared to using a C-frame press that takes 8+ hours due to engineering limitations and insufficient force for the task.
In summary, the Schley Tools 18100 Ball Joint Press Tool Master Set with Cups is a must-have for anyone working on ball joints and press-fit components in vehicles. Its precision, durability, and compatibility make it an essential tool for simplifying complex automotive repair tasks and ensuring professional-quality results.
- Our kit includes 10 cup sizes for most pick-up applications, including Ford, Dodge/Ram, Chevrolet, GMC, and others.
- Removes and installs ball joints with pre-fitted straight type grease fittings.
- Design provides ample clearance to service ball joints on the vehicle.
- Forged alloy steel frame members for durability and long life.
- Large diameter, coarse thread jack screw provides extra strength and maximum force.
- Proprietary design keeps cups locked in place during use.
- Weighs approximately 25 pounds fully assembled.
- Press assembly measures approximately 12” W x 10” H x 2.5” D.
- Assembled and ready for use.
- Reduces ball joint removal time by 75%.
- Profit producing tool is a game-charger for the automotive industry.