Having wrestled with a large vice, blocks of wood and threaded rod, etc. anyone got one they're looking to part with?
Just belt it with a massive hammer!
A vice should do it. Are you trying to do both cups at the same time?
Make one, it's probably the cheapest option
Love this forum. Three replies all ignoring what you're asking for and telling you the (three different) right ways to do it.
I borrowed one from a friend, a block of wood and a hammer was more useful.
To borrow or buy?
Love this forum
Love this forum
Right, thank you all.
Not in order, was looking to buy rather than borrow, have a sledge hammer (well, two, and an axe) so might try that, didn’t occur to me to use the vice to press in one cup at a time (but the massive Record vice is fixed to the top of a bench so it’s a bit awkward in a tiny shed), the home made one I’ve cross threaded so maybe a beefier bit of threaded rod.
If I lived further West I could maybe look out for one of these...
...in the meantime will keep searching :)
One cup at a time is the way. With two cups you've got two wobbly slidy things just waiting to f up your alignment. I use a woodworking vice.
Well, now that makes sense. And so blinding obvious that it confirms I have very limited common sense. Also have a (really) big wood working vice so I’ll try that out next weekend. Far too cold today to be outside banging my thumbnail with a mallet.
You can make cheap ones with some threaded rod and nut and washers all in any DIY store
Can I recommend a rubber mallet?
I bought a cheap LifeLine. Was really simple and worked first time flawlessly.
As someone who’s used hammers and wood before, the proper tool just made it so much easier.
For the headset or my thumb?
Buy/make the tool. Makes it so much easier.
Both tbh, but mostly for the headset
Are you still looking for a solution?
I think I may have a spare kit (nylon discs, washers, threaded rod and nuts) I bought from ebay and never used it.
You can have it for postage.
I’ve used a similar method tons of times without any problems; one cup at a time.
That sounds very reasonable, pm with details?
Sure; let me dig it out tomorrow and I’ll be in touch.
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