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Skateboarding Accessory Review:FKD Bearing Press

FKD Bearing Press Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review 5 star rating

Manufacturer: FKD
Released: ??
Rating: 5 Stars

As invaluable as an $8.00 skate tool is, spending the bucks for a real bearing tool is well worth it. Every good shop has one of these things fastened to a bench, but don't think of it as a luxury only for skate shops. If you frequently set up new decks or replace your bearings frequently, this tool will let you effortlessly do it right EVERY time.

How many times have you set a bearing by pressing it into place with a cheap skate tool? And how many times did the wheel wobble slightly until you put some more weight into it? Several, if you're new to the technique. If you're replacing bearings, how many skate tools have a reliable (aka - useable) bearing remover? Damn few. And who hasn't ruined a wheel trying the ever-popular "hammer & screwdriver combo" technique?

Setting bearings is a snap with FKD's press. Simply slide on the two bearings, one wheel and give the handle a firm squeeze. Done. Perfect rotation, no wobbles and no broken parts. Removing a bearing is just as easy - just use the other end of the press. Hook the bearing on the end, pull the handle and presto - your old bearings are out.

Owning a bearing press is more than just a cool-factor. Its about using the right tool for the job. On the other hand, your cool-factor will definitely rise when your pals see this baby bolted to your bench. It give off the notion of "I know what the hell I'm doing" - even if ya don't.

Pros & Cons:


  • Inserts and removes bearings
  • Precision insertion - no wobbles
  • Sturdy professional design
  • Compact size - just right to get the job done WELL!


  • Not very portable
  • Must be mounted to a sturdy surface
  • Expensive


Ignore the price... Go buy one.

FKD Bearing Press

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