Office Chair Seat Plate Protector Gas Spring Pneumatic Cylinder Removal Separator Tool... This is a unique tool to assist in the separation / removal of the Gas Spring Spindle Cylinder from the Seat plate / Mechanism. The design is intended to transfer the shock wave from the hammer strikes close to where the taper is. Click on detailed description tap for HOW TO USE.
How To Use The CRT-1 OFFICE CHAIR CYLINDER REMOVAL TOOL
Tools needed: 1 hammer and 1 flat head screw driver. WD-40 is optional and will help.
#1 Turn chair upside down.
#2 Hold one of the legs in 1 hand and apply some pressure as if you are removing the base.
#3 Use hammer to strike the area around the RIM. DO NOT STRIKE IN CENTER WHERE CLIP IS. Rotate where you are striking until base comes off. Some will be easier than others, as it depends on your weight and how long you've been using chair.
#4 Insert flat head screw driver on the upper portion of clip as shown in picture.
#5 Twist screw driver until you see the upper portion of the clip is raised over the shaft.
#6 With other hand push clip in opposite direction using your finger until clip slides out.
#7 Slide column out being careful as washers and ball bearing might fall out as you slide column out. In some instances, some of this hardware might get stuck inside the column.
#8 Remove any hardware from the gas spring.
#9 Slide the CRT-1 Cylinder Removal Tool onto the Gas Spring as pictured
#10 Make sure the CRT-1 Cylinder removal Tool is now resting on the Mechanism.
#11 Using the hammer, strike the flange part of the CRT-1. Rotate where you are striking. After several strikes, feel the Gas Spring to see if it has been dislodged. Continue striking until Gas Spring comes off. Some are harder than others. It all depends on how much you weight. How old is the chair and how often it was used.
Please note, that the CRT-1 might show the signs of dents from the hammer strikes. That’s the whole idea, so you don't see those dent marks on your mechanism. We cannot guarantee how many times you will be able to use this tool. as long as the structure of the tool is sound, you should be able to use several times.