Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Black & Decker Workmate as Motorcycle Tire Changing Stand

For some reason, after years of using a milk crate, I finally realized my Workmate might make a good tire changing stand!

I have a vintage Workmate 79-001 Type 2 (WM625) with replaced jaws.
I bought a 12" long piece of 1/2" stainless steel round bar, and I filed a small V in one side of the jaws:

 Poof! Instant tire changing stand!

 Getting ready to mount a tire:

Success: the mounted tire. The stand worked great!

I realized my wheel was scrapping the workmate's wood surface. Not such a big deal, but it's nice to be able to easily rotate the wheel and i wouldn't want to scrape up some of the fancier wheels. I've seen some wheel changers have a big plastic / nylon disks... so I took a jigsaw and drill to one of our old cutting boards:


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