VEGA - PRESSFIT BEARING TOOL & SPINNING TOP - BY UQH
Vega is a very unique bearing tool for pressfit / slipfit spinners which can be converted into a spinning top. The Vega Tool is designed to install and remove bearings from R188 and 608 Spinners in a very intuitive and straight forward way. Its body has a very ergonomic shape to help to make the job of installing and removing bearings very comfortable.
The Vega Bearing Tool comes with many parts. Each part serves for a different purpose. Below you will find a description of each one of the parts. Please make sure to watch the Demo Video at the end of this page in order to better understand each part.
• Base: The Base part has a thread connected to it right in the center. You can't remove this thread. The body has some groves around it to help with grip and it's very sturdy and hefty.
• Top: This is the last piece that needs to be assembled in the tool in order to install or remove any bearing. It is also the part that can be converted into a Spinning Top. The body has several groves to help with grip and has a default pronounced part that serves as a R188 installer or remover and it's also the handle of the spinning top once it's converted.
• Delrin: We recommend using the Delrin part for medium sized spinners, tris or bars, such as the Atrium, Arcade and Attic. You can also use it for bigger spinners such as the Atrium XL or even bigger.
• 3D Print: We recommend using the 3D Print part for smaller spinners, tris or bars, such as the Sage or a Cocoon or Bi-Cocoon for example. This part is designed to prevent any potential bending in smaller spinners during the bearing installation or removal. Attention: Do not use the Leather part with this part. Also, do not use the 3D Print part with a Torqbar spinner since they are not compatible, instead use the Delrin.
• 608 Adapter: Use this adapter around the pronounced part of the Top Part, in order to install or remove a 608 Bearing. Do not use the Leather with this part, or it won't work.
• R188 Helper: We highly recommend using this part every time you are working with R188 bearings, either to install or remove them. It makes the job much easier.
• Thrust Bearing: We recommend using the thrust bearing only for bearings that are either hard to remove or hard to install. This should make the torque much easier on the wrist. If you feel the bearing is not too "tight", you don't need to use it.
• Leather: The Leather part works as a cushion for your spinner. Use it only with the Delrin part and when working with R188 bearings. Do not use the Leather with the 3D Print part or with 608 Bearings, it wont work.
• Vega Top A and B and Ceramic and SS Balls: You can covert your Vega Bearing Tool into a Vega Spinning Top. In order to do that, you must attach / screw the Vega Top A into the Top Part and the Vega Top B in the other end of the Top part. Make sure you have one of the two provided balls (SS or Ceramic) inside the Top Part B, before you screw that part in. For reference make sure to check out the end of the video at the end of this page.
VEGA BEARING TOOL SPECS:
Weight: ~370 grams
Material: Stainless Steel
Laser Etched UQH logo
Designed by Unquiet Hands (UQH)
VEGA SPINNING TOP SPECS:
Weight: ~165 grams
Body Material: Stainless Steel
Balls Material: SS or Ceramic (2 balls)
Laser Etched UQH logo
Designed by Unquiet Hands (UQH)
SOME TIPS AND ADVISES:
• Before installing a bearing, always make sure the bearing is positioned perfectly centered and flat on the bearing hole of the spinner. If you feel the bearing is sitting in an angle over the bearing hole, try adjusting the bearing so its parallel with the hole. Do not install the bearing in an angle or it may get stuck.
• The thrust bearing included with the tool is recommended only for bearings that are too hard to install or remove. You don't need to use it all the time (but you can if you wish so).
• We recommend using the Delrin part for spinners of a medium size, such as the Atrium, Attic and Arcade. Use the 3D Print part only for smaller spinners such as the Sage or other small bars and tris. Attention: Do not use the 3D Print part with a Torqbar Spinner. It is not compatible with that spinner and the 3D Part may get stuck in the Torqbar body. If you are working with that spinner, we recommend using the Delrin part instead.
• The Leather is meant to be used with only the Delrin part and not the 3D Print part. Do not use the Leather with your 3D Print part, it won't work. Also, do not use the Leather part to install or remove 608 bearings, but only for R188 bearings.
• Think of the tool like a sandwich with various ingredients that needs to be assembled in a specific order. The order of parts to be assembled in the tool in order to install or remove a bearing will vary a bit according with the type of spinner you are using. It will also depend on which type of bearing you are installing (R188 or 608).
Below are some examples of assembly when working with R188 Bearings:
Installing a R188 Bearing on a Medium / Large size spinner (I.E. Atrium, Attic, Atrium XL, Arcade):
- Base > Delrin > Leather > Spinner > R188 Bearing > R188 Helper > Top Part.
Removing a R188 Bearing of a Medium / Large size spinner (I.E. Atrium, Attic, Atrium XL, Arcade):
- Base > Delrin > Leather > Spinner > R188 Helper > Top Part.
Installing a R188 Bearing on a Smaller sized bar spinner (I.E. Sage):
- Base > 3D Part > Spinner > R188 Bearing > R188 Helper > Top Part.
Removing a R188 Bearing of a Smaller sized bar spinner (I.E. Sage):
- Base > 3D Part > Spinner > R188 Helper > Top Part.