As the image on the right
shows, the stator cutter is worn and the water lubricated friction
bearings are worn away in parts.
A new stator cutter was
ordered from Harold Hayles of Yarmouth at a cost of £130.00
and it arrived within 24 hours.
To remove the old cutter
is easy, just undo the two allen screws and the cutter with the
remnants of the anti-friction bearings comes apart.
The images below show the
comparison between old and new, pointing out the badly worn parts of
the stator cutter.