Removing SKF Speedi-Sleeve
SKF Speedi-Sleeve can be removed by applying heat to the sleeve with an electric heat blower, which will expand it enough to let it slide off the shaft without causing any damage to the shaft.
Alternatively, the sleeve can be removed in any of the following ways, always using care not to damage the shaft surface:
- by relieving the press-fit tension using a small hammer to peen across the full width of the sleeve
- by using a cold chisel to cut through the sleeve
- by using a pair of wire cutters starting at or near the flange and applying a twisting motion
Please note that SKF Speedi-Sleeve cannot be reused.