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I'm trying to replace the cutterhead bearings on my Makita 2040 planer. The sealed bearings seem to be pressed into the heavy aluminum head casting (Main Frame) with no obvious way to remove them. Has anyone ever replaced these bearings and have experience to offer? Here's the parts diagram:

Makita 2040 Parts List and Diagram : eReplacementParts.com

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I couldn't tell from the diagram but I'm guessing that you can use the cutter head to drive one bearing out, possibly both once you get one out and put it back in and drive it the other way. Or use a long rod. You have to be careful not to mushroom the end of the shaft. If one end has a bolt in it I would tap on it.

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Figured it out! Charles was right, the entire drum just came out the end of the head. Then I was able to pull the bearings off the shaft. Thanks.

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