Have you had this happen to you?
I bought a replacement input shaft for a gear box. A little 19-1 gearbox that handles 0.50 HP. Not a paticularly big one. I call GBS and Motion Canada. They both can get me the part. GBS could get the part one day sooner. So GBS it is.
Pick up the shaft, check the diameter of the shaft landing and OOPS. It is an oddball size? We all measure, and the manager tells me,
"Nope, we don't have that bearing, and i have never seen it!"
What? Call the supplier and the tell us it is even smaller then the bearing we think it is.
To be exact. The outside of the bearing was 1.875. The inner race measured 0.787 (20 mm). Well the shaft measured 0.800 (20.32). The supplier said it was a 0.669 (17mm).
Drive back to my shop and machine off 0.012. Here i was thinking i was getting a replacement part. A little frustrating. If i had had everything delivered directly to my customer i would have looked like an idiot trying to press this all together.
Has stuff like this happened you?