Ok, with past entries and wisdom from LJ pros I was able to get the jointer I could afford. I located a older Craftsman contractor jointer for a good price on-line and brought my new tool home to set it up. The tool was well taken care of but the blades were rusted to the blade chuck so, with every unsuccessful effort to remove the blades with directions found in the manual I had to disassemble the part. This means taking out the arbor and bearings. Quite the job!
Now that I have everything to reassemble the tools insides I have found that the arbor is not fitting thru the bearings.
So here is my question: Do I need to have the bearings (bearings are factor specification) pressed on or should I sand down the arbor for a slide on fit?
I hope someone can give me a idea. Thanks.