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Posted on How do you change a drive belt on a walker turner lathe

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#1 posted 11-17-2017 03:30 PM

You should not need a press. Lathe spindles are usually designed so they can be pretty easily removed, so you can replace the bearings in them. Looks like your is such a beast based on the parts diagram. The problem is that you have to press it through those bearings, which are a pretty tight machined fit. Any little bit of dirt, grime or gunk will make it a bear.

Once you remove the end plates, and I’m guessing a set screw or two on the pulley (not shown in the diagram), it should just tap out. Use a soft faced hammer or block of wood to protect the spindle nose while tapping it out. If you are not comfortable with the brute force method using a hammer, you can fabricate a puller of sorts with some all thread – such as this one I made:

It’s just some all thread, some scrap plywood and a couple nuts and washers. Only other thing you will need is an appropriate sized socket or pipe that fits over the spindle end.


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