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Forum topic by WhiskeyWaters posted 08-07-2011 03:45 AM 1186 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-07-2011 03:45 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer refurbing power tools press fit bearings

I received a 50s/60s era 6” jointer recently. after rehabbing the body somewhat and getting the bed moving again, I made the mistake of breaking the pressfit bearings on the blade shaft. I don’t think I can get the big drum removed (I think it would have done something before this point if I could) I’m stuck with a busted jointer right now.


Do I figure out a way to replace pressfit bearings (which is what this post is really asking: how do you put on pressfit stuff without an arbor press) or chuck the machine?


-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#1 posted 08-07-2011 04:51 AM

I’d recommend making friends with some local car or motorcycle guys.

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#2 posted 08-07-2011 06:50 PM

The bearing puller idea of rick3ddd should remove the pulley easily, then put the jointer blade set up in the
freezer, this shrinks the shaft, then put the bearing in the hot sun, this expands the bearing without any
worry of overheating the bearing. After about an hour, the bearing should just slip over the shaft with
just a gentle tap.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 08-09-2011 03:04 AM



-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#4 posted 08-09-2011 04:59 AM

replace both bearings (other end of shaft also). Go with ricks suggestion.

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