I'm trying to remove the spindle of my Prolight 2000 (the taper is scored and worn and I want to clean it up). I've removed the shaft collar and the pulley and tried to gently press the spindle out of the bearings. It doesn't budge. Before I firmly press out the spindle, does anyone have any advice for removing this part? There's not some hidden set screw or similar fastener lurking is there?
I own a couple Prolight 2000's and I tried replacing the spindal bearings myself a couple times... both times failed. The bearings got hot and eventually the got noisy. Intelitek used to do this cheaply about a decade ago. The head is easy to remove, but the cost is much greater than I wanted to pay now. What I ended up doing (after spending several hundred dollars messing around on my own) is taking the heads to a spindal shop that is local to my area. The people who run it are totally into any type of spindal repair. Your best bet is to ship your spindal head to them. The spindal has to be run in after the bearings are replaced. They did the entire job of completely rebuilding my spindals (which were getting hot) for what I thought was a very reasonable price. They also tuned the R8 taper. I spent way more trying to do this myself and I just kick my backside for spending all that money when it really takes some very special knowledge and equipment. I can't count the number of bearings I have worked on or replaced but I got a real education about how special spindal bearings are.