Hi all, I just replaced the bearings on my Beaver 4800 6" jointer cutter head. I noticed that once I got the new bearings installed on the cutter head, then put the bearing housings back on each end and bolted it back to the jointer, the cutter head had room to move laterally almost 1/4". It almost seems the bearings are pushed on the end of the cutter head too far, but I just pushed them down until they hit the stop. With the cutter head installed, and with the cutter head moved all the way to the left or the right, the bearing on the opposite end seems to only be about half way inside the bearing housing. Has anyone else run into this when replacing he bearings? It doesn't seem to me that the cutter head should be able to move laterally with such freedom.
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Beaver 4800 Bearings