I've used a socket but you need to make sure the inside of the socket does not come in contact with the shaft. it would be easy to score the shaft and cause some damage. I have used PVC pipe sections depending on the size. Also make sure you drive the seal to the right depth. sometimes you can go to deep depending on the application. I do not have the specifics on your particular model so you'll have to find the specs from a service manual or someone will chime in. If you are sliding a seal over a threaded shaft make sure you put some electrical tape over the threads to prevent them from cutting your seal.