A few years ago my Scag Tiger Cub caught fire and was pretty much completely destroyed. With some help from a donor mower that had been in a highway wreck I rebuilt the burned mower. Between the 2 of them I have accumulated a fair collection of spare parts. I am currently going through the mower spindles originally on the burned mower. One spindle was OK but on the other 2 the bearings were toast. It is nearly impossible to spin the shafts. I have read the threads in here about how it is not worth rebuilding the spindles as new ones are not that much. Still I could not see tossing these heavy duty OEM spindles because of some seals and bearings. So I am trying my hand a rebuilding them. If this works I will end up with some usable spares instead of some junk that just takes up space. I am planning on using just hand tools as I don't have a press. Will report back how things go.