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Blade Guide bearings

Postby rgulley » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:38 pm

I have a 14" Powermatic with riser. Had to replace the tires recently. When I installed them, I noticed several of the blade guide bearings were locked up. I checked on replacements and found two extremes - original equipment grade that ran $6-7 each (there's 10), and the other end was 10 bearings for like $10. I think they were roller skate bearings but were the same size as mine (8x22x7mm). Has anybody had any experience with the cheap bearings?
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Re: Blade Guide bearings

Postby henry » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:31 pm

Not me. Henry
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Re: Blade Guide bearings

Postby sid_matheny » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:54 am

I have ordered mine from VXB.com and they work good for me. Just use the numbers on your old bearings to get what you need.
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Re: Blade Guide bearings

Postby rgulley » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:14 pm

I found a mid-range bearing there ($3/ea), but shipping was prohibitive (over 33% of cost for 10 bearings. I called the bearing place in Tullahoma (thanks for the ph# Southpaw). They didn't have them in stock but could get 10 for $3.35 a copy and $5 freight. Still looking.
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Re: Blade Guide bearings

Postby loyd » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:25 pm

Look on Amazon. I have Prime free shipping on MOST stuff.
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Re: Blade Guide bearings

Postby doylemc » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:07 am

Look at McMaster Carr. they usually have a broad range. You should probably get one with a shield.

https://www.mcmaster.com/standard-ball- ... r-bearings
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Re: Blade Guide bearings

Postby rgulley » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:18 pm

I purchased some roller skate bearings from amazon. 8 in a pack for$9 and change. I got 2 packs. I got the bearings on yesterday and got everything adjusted today per the Carter video. I got good results resawing 7" walnut. Pretty smooth for a 3 tpi blade.
I still have 6 extra bearings if anyone is ever in a bind.
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Re: Blade Guide bearings

Postby sid_matheny » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:00 pm

Richard I have several of those as I also use them in the necklace caddies I make. I only get about 2 years use on the bandsaw with them as they seen to lock up after a while.

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