I am trying to remove the spindle on my series 1 2hp J head vari speed cnc bridgeport.
I have removed the set screw and the nose and can easily tap the spindle out to just a little more than one bearing. After that nothing budges. I even tried locking the spindle in the table vise and dropping the table, but the quill wants to come with it. (I hope I didn't destroy anything doing that)
Now I am at a loss. According to the manual that came with the machine and the searches on this site I have done everything necessary. The spindle should be falling out at this point, but it hits a brick wall and will not move any further.