View Full Version : Low-price High Precision Bearings

11-13-2007, 11:54 PM
Does anyone out there have a reference for really good deals on high-precision angular contact bearings, for a Bridgeport spindle or K.O. Lee
tool and cutter grinder spindle. Class 5 or higher. Are there any discount,
overstock, good import, etc., sources anyone knows of? Please e-mail

Forrest Addy
11-14-2007, 12:42 AM
Only if you're lucky. High precision bearings may seem to be over priced but what can you do? Shop wisely.

11-14-2007, 12:56 AM
Sent you a PM,also might checkout these folks,no relation just a happy customer-


11-14-2007, 01:05 AM
Sooo, you don't want the high priced low precision bearings from NAPA huh?

11-14-2007, 02:35 AM
If you know exactly what you need, and dont need them right now, huge discounts can be found on eBay. I needed precision duplex angular contact bearings for my Rockwell mill, about $240 from my local supplier for Barden or Fafnir. I bought them, but figured I could do better, so took a chance on eBay, immediately found exact same Fafnir part # for $90, and returned the first set. Three years after that, keeping my eye on the 'Bay, I picked up three more sets (2 Fafnir, 1 Barden) for a total outlay of about $50! I couldn't pass them up, so now I'm swimming in spindle bearings.


11-14-2007, 08:50 AM
These seem like a good deal. 8 ABEC5 bearings for $99 plus 8 5" magnesium wheels suitable for use as machine handles.


Oh yeah, some weird sandals too.

11-14-2007, 09:25 AM
I've considered using those ABEC rated skateboard bearings in home shop projects, but I doubt very much that they're really ABEC-5 or ABEC-7. It's not like the skateboarders are going to take them apart and measure the runout :)

By the way Hans, a set of the Bridgeport 7207 duplex angular contact bearings run around $200 a set for ABEC-7, and $400 set for ABEC-9.