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    Planning on making one of these at work, shouldn't be that hard just need the measurements, Does anyone have the pin diameter and distance between them? Any info would be appreciated

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    Dont even need to make one dude, do what I did.

    Get a G-Clamp, fasten that to the caliper, then get a molegrip and a rag, wrap the moles around the piston and turn the piston as you wind the G-clamp in.

    Works a TREAT EVERY TIME!!!

    Only have to make sure that the G-clamp is fastened straight.

    Can do this with one-person too so no need for one to wind the moles and one to wind the clamp as you can rest the caliper on the disk.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaux-Man-G View Post
    Get a G-Clamp, fasten that to the caliper, then get a molegrip and a rag, wrap the moles around the piston and turn the piston as you wind the G-clamp in.
    Holy smoke!!! One sure way to damage either the piston or pins, possibly both.

    Far safer if you're going to DIY to use long nose pliers and push the piston in as you turn the pliers. At least you have more control than you would with a g clamp as you'll feel any resistance and stop accordingly.

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    I tried the long nose in the past and found that I couldnt get enough force behind it as the pin holes werent deep enough so kept slipping, figured that would probably cause more damage, hence the G-clamp.

    Works well mate, a little bit of patience is all you need.

    Im actually going to get my dad to make me the end with the pins on it so he cna then weld this onto the G-Clamp.

    Home made rewind tool!!!

    Group buy - ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaux-Man-G View Post
    Im actually going to get my dad to make me the end with the pins on it so he cna then weld this onto the G-Clamp. ?
    You would need to ensure the thread of the g clamp matches the thread on the piston though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    You would need to ensure the thread of the g clamp matches the thread on the piston though.
    All im going to ask him to make is a round plate with 2 prongs sticking out of it the same depth as the holes.


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    Already tried that idea in the past and its abit of a pain to be honest, better to have the right tools i rekon. I run a C.N.C machine at work so making this tool will be no problem aslong as i have the right diamentions

    Could always make a few for a couple of quid if anyones interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    You would need to ensure the thread of the g clamp matches the thread on the piston though.
    You wont as the end of the G-Clamp rotates on the end of the screw thread.

    I used to do it the G-clamp way, but everytime I did it i swore i'd buy the correct tool before I did another set of rear pads. Which I did earlier this year.

    Now have a universal brake rewind tool, and for a small outlay, it's so much easier.

    I'll have a measure of the disc and pin diameter and distance btween them when I get home and post them up.

    What CNC machine are you running and what control system?

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    just done my rear pads aswell, G clamp and vice grips. maybe not the best way but done the job fine. just dont go cranking up the clamp silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benholden2010 View Post
    Already tried that idea in the past and its abit of a pain to be honest, better to have the right tools i rekon. I run a C.N.C machine at work so making this tool will be no problem aslong as i have the right diamentions
    Thats what my dad does so a few minutes work on the lathe an voila!!


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