drnewton wrote:well, I tried using a screw extractor and I do believe I made it worse. What can I do short of replacing the entire jointer!?
You can order a new "Cutter Head Assembly" part # 517363. After a few tears, (monetary ones) I did! One of the bearings on the cutter head shaft got jammed and I did not notice, until the shaft got worn down. The price seems high, but it comes with new blades, screws and wedges. The old part now sits on my bench in case I can figure out a way to fix it.
Anyway, now the tears are dry (along with the spilled milk) and my jointer is now running again at precision levels.
P.S. The Cutter Head Assembly also comes with new bearings and bearing housings. Really, this assembly is a good buy, when you consider the housings alone are about $50.
Octogenarian's have an earned right to be a curmudgeon.
Chuck in Lancaster, CA