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Posted on Powematic 60 8" Jointer, Good deal? [EDIT] It's mine! Check out the thread for photos and video.

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#1 posted 11-10-2012 12:48 AM

The seals were rubber with a steel ring inside, so I was able to pry them out fairly easily. I was a little nervous at first pulling on the outside rim, but I figured that the forces are still relatively minimal. What really damages bearings is impact. Worst case I have to replace the bearings with new ones and I wasted a few hours and a 15 cents worth of grease :)

Did you actually remove the tables from your jointer to clean and lubricate them? I was debating doing it myself but everyone seems to advise against it. If you did remove them, did you have to re-level them? I’d like to take mine apart and do a full restore, but I don’t want to spend the next year of weekends doing it.

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