|1/2" Bushing Tool|
Then I started getting requests for a tool. I had already made a simple "plug" type tool for my own personal use. But then I got serious and made a couple of prototypes. I subjected the prototypes to some good old functional testing. Testing revealed a few short comings. First, the need to hold the Bushing in position while getting set up for installation. So I added the o-ring to acomplish this task. Then I added the o-ring to the foot to hold that in place during installation.
During the design of the tool I followed the Bushing Manufacture's guidlines for correct installation. The 1/2" Bushing Tool is now made from 300 series stainless steel. The 12mm Bushing Tool is still made from 6061-T6 Aluminum and black anodized. I will be changing the 12mm Bushing Tool to 300 series stainless steel on the next order.
|12MM Bushing Tool|
Here is a great thread on mtbr that shows the Bushing Tool in action. http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=396481
If you would like to purchase one of my Bushing Tools or some DU Bushings then check mtbr classifieds. I am also a well-regarded seller on Ebay. Check out my reviews: http://myworld.ebay.com/mtnbiker4life/