This press works very well, except I noticed that cups are slipping out from pressing surface. May be that an issue just for large 1 1/2 inch cups. Other that the tool is great. Fairly strong & gets the job done. Well worth what I paid for it
Park makes excellent tools in the USA. I have to downgrade them this time due to a quality issue: there was a bead of solder that attached itself to the threads during the manufacturing process. I didn't have the time to return it and wait until a new one was shipped to me. Thus, out came the hammer, clamps and other equipment to break the solder off of the threads. It took about an hour, but it finally yielded without destroying the remaining good threads. Secondly, I had a tough time aligning the cups so they went in square into the tube at both ends at the same time. It took awhile, it it finally happened. Thought it would be easier.
Summed up: Not sure if I can recommend this particular item, especially given its cost.
January 07, 2011
reviewed by: klcoll
I picked up the Park HHP-3 as part of my new effort to use the correct tools when working on my own bikes. I thought it would be "stripped down" from the pro shop tool to the point of being unusable, but I was wrong - it's very well built. I used it to press Chris King cups in to my new frame and they went in straight and smooth using the HHP-3. Definitely glad I bought it.
I am aware that a DIY cup press isn't difficult to make, but for the less-handy among us this is a perfect solution.