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  • Source for R12 imperial sized bearings

    I need an R12 bearing. SKF is so frustrating! Despite it being listed in skf.ca web site, they say its not available. wtf? I'd have thought it a common one...and its in your online catalogue so thanks for wasting my time. I decide to call SKF US. I didn't sound like a problem getting them and as we have an account with skf.ca, they suggested the easiest thing would be for him contact .ca and tell them how to get them.

    I hear back from .ca. There is only one in stock in the world and no future plans to make any. ARG!

    1) can this be true - is something I'd have thought common, an R12, really dissapeared in the US (except for 1)?

    2) if not SKF, who can I get such bearing from? Ideally something high precision.

    thanks
    Last edited by Mcgyver; 12-23-2020, 11:03 AM.
    in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

  • #2
    I always call either Buffalo Bearing or Acme Bearing in Buffalo NY.
    Even though now I live 4 states away.

    -Doozer
    DZER

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    • #3
      I would not have thought it would have been a problem, maybe an issue with SKF?
      I regularly buy R series bearings locally so not sure why the issue.

      A quick look gives me two sources, I'm very sure most power transmission outlets in your area would be be more than able to meet your requirements.

      https://www.motioncanada.ca/products/sku/00039070

      https://www.bearingscanada.com/R12-2...x7-16-inch.htm
      Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
      Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

      Location: British Columbia

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      • #4
        These are my go to guys for bearings and stuff https://peterboroughbearings.com/

        I heard the same story about some R8 bearings a couple years ago when I went in there. "they are hard to find, not a normal item for us, etc..." then the guy went in the back and came back with 8 of them for me lol. SKF too. Might be worth a shot.

        This just reminded me I still haven't finished the project I bought them for

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        • #5
          McMaster Carr, VXB bearing, grainger, etc

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          • #6
            Sounds like Inch discrimination to me.
            I see it all the time.

            -D
            DZER

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            • #7
              here's one source, https://www.amazon.com/R12-2RS-Seale.../dp/B002BBEXJK

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              • #8
                They need to be reasonably good, SKF's (the single one left in the world) is ABEC 1 which is probably ABEC 3. That would probably work. 5 would be ideal. I phoned AST, helpful chap there....apparently R12 ABEC 1 are super common, anything else would need a big minimum order.
                in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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                • #9
                  you mean this?
                  ​​​​​​https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...c&LH_PrefLoc=1

                  or this?
                  ​​​​​​https://bearingsdirect.com/ball-bear...p-99r12-jd9456

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                  • #10
                    I was super satisfied with PGN (penguin) brand R12 bearings on eBay. Shielded. Smoothest Chinese bearing I've ever felt.
                    21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
                    1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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                    • #11
                      Nachi or NTN should be decent choices as long as you get genuine ones.

                      https://www.vxb.com/R12ZZ-Nachi-JAF-...p/kit13678.htm
                      https://www.motionindustries.com/products/sku/00039122
                      Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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                      • #12
                        Mike:

                        How close is Motion Industries to SKF?

                        8-3761 Victoria Park Ave, Scarborough, ON M1W 3S2


                        Motion Industries acquired the Canadian company BC Bearing Engineering LTD in November 2010.

                        BC Bearing was/is a major supplier to the oil industry in Canada.
                        Last edited by bob_s; 12-23-2020, 05:28 PM. Reason: background info

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bob_s View Post
                          How close is Motion Industries to SKF?
                          .
                          We buy and sell with Motion frequently, I'll ask them to quote. They carry various manufacturers. Nachi and NTN are good, but they're still all class 0/ABEC 1......maybe grumpy old Bardon would have something. If not I'll go with big brand ABEC 1. I've had a few bearing engineers tell me with modern manufacturing almost all the ABEC 1's would would qualify as 3's

                          thanks all for the help
                          in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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