I have an old 14" no-name Taiwanese bandsaw that I am rebuilding. I
want to change the wheel bearings. I got the bearing out of the upper
14" wheel by heating the wheel in the oven (it's aluminum) and then
swapping out the bearing while the wheel was hot.
The bottom wheel has been tough. I slid the wheel off it's shaft. The
shaft rides on two bearings that are pressed in the inside and outside
of the frame casting (FYI - this is the drive shaft that also takes a
pulley) I manged to removed the shaft and one bearing by knocking the
shaft out with a 2x4. One bearing stayed on the shaft and came out with
it, but I can't get the other bearing out. It is firmly lodged in the
casting. There is only a small hole through the casting for the shaft,
so I can't stick something through the back and push it out.
How is this normally done? Since all of these saws are similar, I'm
hoping someone has done this. I tried a search, but all posts on
"bandsaw bearings" talk about blade guides.