Tools and items needed to repair a typical headstock
People who buy my repair videos often ask me what tools and things they may need to tackle the job themselves. A certain number of these items are required for every headstock job, but some I only use a few times a year. But here is a photo tour of the tools and items I use the most. Note how beat up some of them are! I replace some items they get so worn out. I have also made a few custom items to make life easier for me as well.
12 ton floor size bearing presses, definitely essential.
Snap ring (retaining ring) pliers
Other gear pullers/bearing pullers. On the left is my motor spring compressor.
Punches, rollpin punches, bench anvil and vise, wire brushes, capacitor tester. A couple of the punches are custom mods by me.
Electrical testers, terminal cleaner, liquid electrical insulation, wiring pliers.
I often need to replace wires or extend them, replace terminals, cover cracked insulation, etc.
Once in a while I need to drill and tap, or clean up threads, so I have various taps and dies, this is one big set.
Files, rotary file, dremel multipurpose tool mostly used for cutting off or reslotting a stripped screwhead.
Air duster, super glue (occasionally need epoxy too), lock tight, bearing mount, wood putty, penetrating oil, shaft lubing oil.Automobile grease, needle grease gun.