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  • anyone in ontario canada know where to get tapered roller bearings locally?

    The nearest bearing place says they import them from somewhere far away and it will take a few weeks to get here - so where can i get these things locally over the counter? I need them for a toolpost grinder ...

  • #2
    Try Kinecor, they are a larger distributor throughout Canada.

    www.kinecor.com

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    • #3
      That depends what quality you want. You can buy automotive grade tapered roller bearings at C Tire as trailer wheel bearing kits and at just about any automotive parts store such as NAPA. They aren't rated to high enough rpm though for a proper tool post grinder.
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      • #4
        TPG + Norton

        I think that Evan is right.

        But it depends on whether the TPG is for outside grinding with a say 2">4" wheel or an internal grinder with say small "points" or say 1">2" wheels - or a combination of any of all of these.

        If it were me I'd either check/use a bearing manufacturers hard-copy or on-line technical catalogue or a "real person" Technical Representative.

        The quality of the bearings will be an issue - as quality increases so does cost - but cost increases exponentially.

        A lot of the design for use of bearings has to do with required performance over varying lengths of time. A HSM-er will or may need a lesser quality bearing over a lot lesser number of hours than a full-on grinding shop where the bearings may be under constant or regular use.

        Probably the best performance per $ is the wheel itself as TPG wheels are only dressed and not balanced on the job, so getting as good a wheel as you can consistent with your real requirements is good business and common sense.

        You will not do better than "Norton" in that regard and anything less is false economy.

        "Norton" is now owned by a French corporation - Saint Gobain - but its tops here in OZ.

        http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&sour...853260b5d57d75

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        • #5
          Tiffie why in the world would anyone balance a wheel 4 inches or less in diameter?
          St Gobain is Swiss, not French.

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          • #6
            try canada bearings they got tons

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            • #7
              generally, its nice if you put your location in your profile - Ontario's bigger than lots of countries - whats local? There are lots of bearing sellers in the GTA and most of the manufacturers have their warehouses here so the dealer can get them quick if the bearing is in stock in Canada - If your out of town these dealers will ship

              for a TPG you should consider using a high enough grade of bearing (abec 7 or ISO 4) .....you might want the wait - gives one enough time to save up to pay for 'em
              Last edited by Mcgyver; 06-11-2010, 12:22 AM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by tdmidget
                Tiffie why in the world would anyone balance a wheel 4 inches or less in diameter?
                St Gobain is Swiss, not French.
                td, i think the benefit of balancing wheel is inversely proportional to the rigidty/weight of the machine. I can imagine a small TPG being quite light weight and might benefit from balancing. I know you wouldn't do so on a big cinci T&CG, but one of my grinders, a small benchtop model did better after i balanced the cup wheel(which was a fair bit out, stupid Triumph wheels )
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                • #9
                  A relatively cheap way to buy abec 5 bearings is to look for a pair of all terrain skates on sale. Those are roller skates with really big 5" wheels and they are usually equipped with high quality bearings. It doesn't make the slightest difference what grade of bearings they have but it's like billet aluminum. If they have abec 5 bearings they make you go faster so they all have abec 5 bearings or better. You can get 8 bearings for 99 bucks usually and then you have 8 handy 5" wheels to use for something else.
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                  • #10
                    The SKF distributors in Ontario

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                    • #11
                      Maybe not

                      Originally Posted by tdmidget
                      Tiffie why in the world would anyone balance a wheel 4 inches or less in diameter?
                      Short answer is that in most cases it isn't done on these "small" wheels because it can't be done either on a balancing hub and fixture/tool on the test bench or on the grinder as it is somewhere between very difficult and all but impossible so the manufactured balance is or should be excellent - which Norton/Saint-Gobain are. This is important and is somewhere between very nice to have and need to have.

                      St Gobain is Swiss, not French.
                      Perhaps it is - but this item seems to suggest that S-G is French:
                      Chairman and Chief Executive Officer: Pierre-André de Chalendar

                      Management team

                      Head office:

                      Compagnie de Saint-Gobain
                      Tour Les Miroirs
                      18, avenue d'Alsace
                      92 096 La Défense cedexFrance
                      Tél. : +33 (0) 1 47 62 30 00
                      www.saint-gobain.com
                      at:
                      http://www.saint-gobain.com/en/press/saintgobain-glance

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                      • #12
                        Surprise

                        Here is the heading of the original post (OP):
                        anyone in ontario canada know where to get tapered roller bearings locally?
                        Here is the text:
                        Originally posted by Elninio
                        The nearest bearing place says they import them from somewhere far away and it will take a few weeks to get here - so where can i get these things locally over the counter? I need them for a toolpost grinder ...
                        I'm surprised that (only??) "tapered roller bearings" are used.

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                        • #13
                          Canadian Bearings-----705-726-3030 in Barrie, Ont---and they are going to be an import!!! We don't make bearings in Canada.
                          Brian Rupnow

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                          • #14
                            Brian, I'm really curious as to why you're using tapered roller bearings instead of angular contact?

                            Just curious, folks - not trying to start a flame war!

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                            • #15
                              Tapered rollers are not a bad choice. They are used in some commercial drill presses and milling machines and have much higher side load capability than any type of ball bearing. They are also used in live centres and in a number of lathe headstocks. I also use them in the equatorial axis of my telescope mount because they provide extremely smooth rotation with minimal preload.
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