Took the entire arbor bracket assy into work today and one of our maintenance mechanics helped me take it apart on the press.
The Spanner Nut was a peculiar piece of hardware that didn’t match up with any of the various spanner wrenches they had in their chest. So he put a torch to it and then it broke free with just a tap on a drift pin held at an angle. New mechanic, who I had never met before…very nice guy…. so I made a new friend in the process.
One bearing is “OK” the other is definitely “crunchy”.
I’ve found VXB bearings to be economical and easy to use…. so I broke the bank and ordered them at $2.35/ea :^) This is a pretty common size bearing and I hate to spend more on shipping than product, so I ordered a few extras for my next nutty professor project.
Progress = success
-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!