Haven’t been able to get much work done due to other commitments. However, I was able to gently pry the bearing housing from each bearing without much difficulty. Then with the HF bearing puller, each bearing was removed. The process of using the pullers, does damage the bearing. I decided to replace the bearings anyway. Locally, bearings were going to be $14 & $17. Crazy. Online, with shipping, $8.47. They should arrive today. In the meantime, I soaked the cutterhead overnight in Evapo-Rust which worked really well.
I will finish cleaning up the small amount of corrosion I couldn’t remove with my wire brush. A dremel tool should do the trick. Next, will have to figure out way to press the bearings on. May have to take them to work and see if can use a press there but that will be last resort. Kind of funny about employees using their equipment.
Update: Only one of the bearings I received was usable. Click Here to read the review of that supplier.
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