View Full Version : Bearing on flex sander has ceased

12-04-2010, 07:05 PM
First time my bearing has ceased on my sander any hints or tips before i start?

12-04-2010, 07:33 PM
Head bearing or motor bearing?

if it's head bearing, best tool to use is bearing puller, if you dont have one you will need to remove plastic head, get some release agent spray and use small taps with hammer and hope you can get it to un seat itself from it's position enoiugh to use a pair of large grips or mole grips and twist to remove.

Worst case scenario is if its heated up and melted the plastic around it.

give shout back if you have any issues fixing it.

12-04-2010, 09:54 PM
Head bearing. Thanks for the help.

13-04-2010, 07:28 AM
The same happened to me. I sprayed (soaked) some wd40 in and around the bearing area and started it on the slowest setting. Please note I had another that was not so lucky (sitting at the back of my garage still), I hadn't noticed it coming away from the wall and it went altogether. Check your driveshaft as well because mine twisted like hell at the end, although it still worked, but for 20 you might be as well replacing it.