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Van Norman 777S: How to get cutter head and shaft out?


Feb 15, 2006
Republic of Texas
777S Some 40 years ago I replaced several parts, hi/lo cluster gear, scroll, bearings.
Broke one of the main jaws/catspaws. The cutter head and shaft need to be removed to be able to replace the jaws.
Forgotten how I got it apart before. Service manual has disappeared and haven't found one online.
shaft and head move about an eighth of an inch, then stops. Seems to be hitting something internally. Parts manual has a cut away picture. Doesn't show any obvious interfering part.
Can anyone enlighten me as to how to get head/shaft out?
Thanks in advance.