My my, do you eat with that mouth? You obviously never replaced a pressed-in wheel bearing. This type was standard equipment on Toyotas, Fords, Hondas, and older Chrysler products.
I was the suspension and alignment specialist at a very nice family-owned Chrysler dealership. I replaced a lot of pressed-in bearings as well as plenty of bolt-on bearings on trade-ins and crash-repaired vehicles. Those are typically found on GM products and newer Chryslers. I can verify you aren't good enough to simply unbolt a pressed-in bearing and slap in a new one. I developed a faster way to do it that suited my work style, but it still involved using the special tool. On a good day, with plenty of experience, and the right tools at hand, I could replace a pressed-in Chrysler bearing in less than a half hour, with no need to align the vehicle. If you think you're better than that, try it and prove it to yourself. Don't overlook that some are held in with a wire ring that isn't always apparent. On all of them you'll want to replace the grease seal if you have your customer's best interest at heart. That requires another special cone to pound it in evenly and without distorting it.
Your comment about the bearing "falling into place" by tightening the axle nut is pure nonsense, and proves you don't know what you're talking about. The axle nut / outer CV joint holds the bearing together. Nothing about it pulls the bearing into the spindle, even with the easily-replaced bolt-on type of bearing. If you remove the three of four mounting bolts, those are what holds the bearing to the spindle, not the axle nut. With those mounting bolts removed, you can slide the bearing out and bring the half shaft with it. Some outer CV joints are even small enough that you can completely remove the shaft from the vehicle, as though there is any value in doing so.
The fact you felt the need to add to this three-year-old post suggests you were searching through multiple posts to find an answer to a problem you were having, as many people do. If you see a mistake, you can post a reply to add a correction, but we do that without the attitude, especially when you don't know all the specifics or what you're taking about. You're welcome to add helpful hints and information of value, but don't come in here with both guns blazing and try to tell the experts that you're smarter than them. There's always multiple ways to say something, and you managed to find the lowest, most disrespectful way to state your case. You couldn't even be bothered to describe a different or better way to do the job. All you said is "you're stupid; I'm smart" then you ran off to hide.
If you post another reply with the same disrespectful language, you can expect the site owners to delete it. We make a real lot of new friends here every day, and that often starts out with having to explain some really basic stuff. Not all of our visitors are as smart as you, yet we help them get the problem solved without making them feel stupid. Sit back and watch for a few weeks and see how it's done.
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 AT 8:27 PM