I'm in it deep. My drive drum is crowned (1987-88 model). I've soaked the idler drum bushings with 5W turbine oil and they're starting to spin freely. I don't think I'll disassemble the idler drum. Instead I'll add a zerk fitting and let the new grease displace the old gunked up lube.
- Anyone do the zerk fitting mod? I'm going to give it a try. Any tips are appreciated.
- When folks machine the crown off, do they remove the rubber tyre, machine it flat, then install a new tyre? Or to they just machine the rubber tyre flat?
Drive drum bearings are shielded and starting to fail, I've ordered new ones. My bearing puller kit from Harbor Freight is proving it's worth. $40 with coupon!
1986 510, jointer, bandsaw, belt sander, scroll saw, jigsaw and lots of accessories. Shopsmith woodworking bench too!