How in the h&^* do you get axle bearings off? I have a rather sturdy home made press and just bought a bearing separator. I put the separator under the bearing (between it and the retainer plate after removing the retainer studs). The bearing broke in half and shot ball bearings all over. The inner race is still on the shaft as well as the locking spacer that was just behind it. I now have the separator under the lock but it won't budge. I've used penetrating oil and a torch to heat it but the little 4 ton bottle jack won't work. Do I need a larger jack? 20 ton maybe? Also some threads I've seen at other web sites say the locking ring is not re-usable and to cut it off with a cut off wheel. Is that right? I was sure hoping to use one because one of the 2 rings that came with the bearings I just bought has a 2 mm smaller diameter than the hole in the bearing and won't slip onto the axle. The other lock will.
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