|Forum topic by LucasinBC||posted 06-25-2011 11:53 PM||5878 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
06-25-2011 11:53 PM
Sorry for this post but I am really stuck here and I need help! I am trying to replace the thrust bearing on my bandsaw and I am having trouble taking the actual bearing off the post/rod assembly that it is on.
I have zero experience in working with machines / bearings, so this is not my forte. I have many replacement bearings of the exact same size, but now I am wondering if the shaft/rod thing is permanently attached to the bearing and the whole thing needs to be replaced.
There was a similar post here http://lumberjocks.com/topics/14528 but in that one the problem was solved by un-screwing the rod assembly…mine has no screws whatsoever.
I attached to two pics for clarification. My last resort is to take a dowell or something like that, put it in a vise, and bang the hell out of it with a mallet, but I fear that may break the entire assembly. Any hints?
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