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KP bearing staking in aileron brackets

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On the Pitts S-1S aileron slave strut attach point there is a KP 3 bearing that goes in the upper aileron bracket. mine is becoming worn out a little and I will eventually replace it. Does anyone have any advice on removing the bearing and then re-staking the bearing ? The plans call for a roll stake. I have looked on line for tools in the usual places but come up with nothing. I can find places online that sell tools for the helicopter and big aviation industry but my bet is this tool is expensive. Does any one have a better way of doing this or a place where I can buy or rent the tool?
 

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