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Old 01-19-2013, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default Lisle tools: Pickle fork kit?

Thinking of picking up this kit, anyone got experience with this set?

http://www.lislecorp.com/divisions/p...n=1&category=2
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: Lisle tools: Pickle fork kit?

I am on my second set now. The first one lasted about 6 years of good use. I lent it out to a co-worker and he brought it back with the threads destroyed. The second set is a stepped set and is hanging in there. Cheaper than buying 3 different fixed forks.

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Old 01-19-2013, 02:56 PM   #3
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Default Re: Lisle tools: Pickle fork kit?

Mine has been working great for a couple of years now. I've used it solely with my long air hammer, and has been great! Worth every penny.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:59 PM   #4
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I have it also. I got it after I broke my elcheapo that I had since I was a kid. I use it with a bfh, it works good. I got mine at sears.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:20 PM   #5
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I've never used the step design before but I have the same kit non-stepped that I bought about 10 years ago and it works great. I could see the step design coming in handy. I don't use my kit much anymore since I bought a few different ball joint and tie rod pullers. Work better without damaging the boots. But if I'm replacing the part and it's being stubborn I'll get the lisle kit out with the air hammer.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:27 PM   #6
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I keep that set in my Bronco for trail repairs. I've had it for I dunno, 10 -12 years perhaps. It doesn't get used a whole lot but works well when needed
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:06 PM   #7
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I have the non stepped kit and it has been great. I only use it sparingly over the 15 years I have owned it but it has done the job every time.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:22 PM   #8
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Thinking of picking up this kit, anyone got experience with this set?

http://www.lislecorp.com/divisions/p...n=1&category=2
In all honesty, if you are doing frontend work where you don't want to destroy the boot or the balljoint/tierod end like getting to the struts on a newer dodge ram then you need one of these kits http://m.grainger.com/mobile/details/?R=2HLG3 or something similar. I have one to do my own repairs here at the house and it has worked 99% of the time. Rarely do I need the old pickle forks anymore
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:05 PM   #9
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Default Re: Lisle tools: Pickle fork kit?

I do some light suspension work, and i'm not concerned with saving the boots since most of the time they are being replaced. Thanks for the input guys.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:13 PM   #10
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I work in a truck shop. I have a MAC branded set that is identical to this one. It works very well for me everyday to split ball joints/knuckles, tie rods and steering shafts. Like prev said , it works very well with an air hammer or a BFH
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I have had one for years and it's paid for itself time and time again
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I concur as well, good stuff.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:16 AM   #13
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Good set, just make sure shaft is screwed on tight. As previous poster said, threads can be damaged if not .
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I also have the non stepped kit. No issues but I make sure the forked are fully threaded in as I use them. I've had a few different fork kits over time and this one has been the best so far.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:56 AM   #15
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When I first got it, I was worried that I would be hammering against the threads, but that isn't the case. The threads are loose and it catches the back.

It is great, and I would buy it again.
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great set have used a shop where i am a bus mechanic h\i have shattered one of the forks and have had it warranted
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Default Re: Lisle tools: Pickle fork kit?

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In all honesty, if you are doing frontend work where you don't want to destroy the boot or the balljoint/tierod end like getting to the struts on a newer dodge ram then you need one of these kits http://m.grainger.com/mobile/details/?R=2HLG3 or something similar. I have one to do my own repairs here at the house and it has worked 99% of the time. Rarely do I need the old pickle forks anymore
This looks like the same kit for less $$$$.

http://www.amazon.com/Danaher-Tool-G...nd+service+kit


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