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Planer cutterhead bearing replacement #3: UPDATE: IT’S ALL FIXED!! HOORAY!

12-28-2015 04:53 AM by lightweightladylefty | 7 comments »

Most important: Thank you to the helpful woodworkers who were kind enough to guide me on this endeavor. You are the ones who gave me the courage to attempt this. I received the order of the bearings last Monday afternoon and proceeded to get them installed without any major problems. I made several jigs to hold things in place while I pressed and pounded the bearings onto the shaft. Here are the bearing pads I first used. I made them to fit on either side and hold the shaft at the exact center of the opening. It was a good idea, but not perfect. I was not able to get the drive side to stay centered front-to-back, but by tightening each clamp equally, I was able to seat the opp...

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