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    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
    [email protected].

  • #2
    Only if you're lucky. High precision bearings may seem to be over priced but what can you do? Shop wisely.


    • #3
      Sent you a PM,also might checkout these folks,no relation just a happy customer-
      I just need one more tool,just one!


      • #4
        Sooo, you don't want the high priced low precision bearings from NAPA huh?
        It's only ink and paper


        • #5
          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.



          • #6
            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.
            Free software for calculating bolt circles and similar: Click Here


            • #7
              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.
              "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."