I would like to replace the rear bearing from a Dewalt DWS520 Type 1. I am not getting the armature removed. I did remove the yellow cover, but the armature is still stuck in the body of the saw. Can someone tell me how to remove the armature, so I can replace the rear bearing? Should I be able to pull him lose (tried that already, but it seems really stuck), or should I first open the gearcase on the backside and replace the gasket afterwards?

Many thanks for your answer!

Best regards, Peter

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    That nut right over there, that's the one. dewalt.com/support
    – Alaska Man
    May 5, 2019 at 19:32
  • Hi Alaska man, Thanks for your response. Sorry, but I don't understand exactly what you mean. what nut do you mean? If I look at the Dewalt Spare image for the saw, I don't see a nut at the armature. May 5, 2019 at 21:31
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    I was making a sarcastic remark to illustrate that we can not see what you are looking at. so let me be more clear. We can not see the armature or any other part of the unit you are working on. You did not provide a link to a photo or a schematic drawing of the saw or a link to the repair manual so it is difficult to help you. I could spend an hour researching how to do it but i think you should be doing that. so i provided a link to Dewalt customer support.
    – Alaska Man
    May 5, 2019 at 21:52

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I looked at an exploded view of that saw, and there are bearings listed as replacement parts (part No's 66 and 68), which is usually the tell-tale sign that they are replaceable. That may however be difficult if you don't have the right tools and skill sets, such as a bearing puller and a press to re-install them. I would call DeWalt.

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