I have had some PMs asking about the Stevens Front Axle Tool. So I thought I would post a picture of one so people would know what it is. Once you use one or have an Axle fixed by one, you see that it is the best way to do it.
So here is what one is.
Here is one in the box they came in.
The first picture is one of Jack's repro frames and my tooling. The second one is an original one that went to Aust. Dan
Do you have a copy of the instructions, too?
Thomas: Yes, PM me and I will send you a copy. Anyone else that wants a copy do the same. Dan
Dan, what is the washer for. I think I know, But Ill still ask...
Thrust washer, goes on the shaft of the reamer and the reamer/tap. If you do not use it the reamer or tap will cut into your frame. Dan
Here is an original Steven's advertisement for their axle repair tool. I too get the same question "What does it do?"