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X-Tools Workshop Headset Press Tool

A workshop quality headset press that will fit both 1" and 1 1/8" headsets. This headset press will give you perfect alignment of top and bottom cups every time.
  • Colour: Blue - Black
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 25 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Built to last. Easy to use. Excellent installation. Very robust tool. Has an integrated thrust bearing to facilitate the compression of the headset cups into the frame. I did my first headset installation this afternoon, and this tool made the installation very straight forward - the headset cups went in smoothly, first time, completely aligned. If you have a work bench with a vice, this tool can be used by one person. However, if (like me) you don't, you'll need a friend with a 16mm spanner to hold the spindle, while you turn the handles. 16 March 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cant ask for anything more really! 18 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Solid + Works Well As others have said, an extremely well made item. Seems very robust - hard to think of its wearing out or breaking. No instructions in the box - but it's easy once you realise that the top handle can be unscrewed on the (heavy duty) thread on the main shaft. You then get everything in position (there is a simple locking clip device on the non-handle end of the item that can be set on the appropriate "step" on the non-handle end of the main shaft) so that the bearings are lined up with the head tube. You then turn the main handle clockwise, driving the handle assembly back down the main shaft - this drives the bearing in as there's nowhere else for it to go! For those like me who do not possess that immediate mechanical intelligence that some are lucky enough to have, some simple diagrams would have made an excellent product perfect. 31 July 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superb piece of kit Made my first headset installation a breeze. Can't see what the, twice as expensive Park Tool tool, could do any different. Highly recommended!! 18 June 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by great tool also used this press for 1.5" headset. only need two thick washers to adapt this press to 1.5 headset. i got the washers made in local machine shop for $25. 19 October 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by No vale para semi-integradas He comprado esta herramienta recientemente y me he quedado decepcionado pues no vale para instalar direcciones semi-integradas, o al menos no vale para mi dirección FSA. He tenido que encargarle a un tornero un par de piezas adaptadas para poder utilizar la herramienta. por lo demás es de buena calidad. 19 August 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Solid piece of kit that should last and save cash I bought this along with an M:part headset and Xtools headset remover and it's a pretty robust item. Combine it with the Xtools headset remover and you've got a formidable pair of tools that are a must if you like tinkering. If the only tools you use are the ones in your pack then don't bother with either but knowing that I will be using this tool for years to come and it will still be going strong when I pack it all in, for me it gets top marks. 09 November 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by For the money, excellent Not a mechanic, but build up and take apart a lot of bikes. In recent months, used properly, this tool has been indispensible. Compared to alternatives (e.g. Park Tools) this is well priced for such as substantial feeling workshop tool. Has just about paid for itself, based on quotes from LBS for pressing in headsets to some of my frames. 03 November 2009
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Would it work pressing Bottom Bracket?

I have a bb30 bottom bracket, PF30, and bbright? I have the tools to remove them but looking for something that would work to press the bearings without going w/ the expensive park tool.
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You can certainly use the X-Tools headset press to install BB30 bearings, PF30 bottom bracket cups and a bbright.
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Will this fit a semi-integrated headset?

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This tool will press most headsets which are compatible with a 1" or 1 1/8" steerer including 'Semi-Integrated'.
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Can the X-tool headset press be used for bb86 bottom bracket installation.
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The outer diameter on the largest spacer on this tool is 50mm, and the shell diameter on a BB86 is only 41mm so you should be able to use this to press in a bottom bracket as well, yes. You may need to create a temporary spacer to help get a good purchase on the BB86 cups, but it should work ok.
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