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Posted on ABEC bearings for a planer. Are they worth it?

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#1 posted 02-20-2011 05:52 PM

The planer is about 30 yrs old but with some TLC, I’m hoping it will easily get another 30 before having to tear it down again.

I didn’t think it would make a noticeable difference, but I read of some other woodworkers who replaced their jointer and planer bearings with ABEC 7’s so that’s why I asked.

VXB also has some sealed NACHI bearings which I presume are of better quality than the $2 ones, but still very affordable at $6. Still cheaper than what eReplacementParts wants for the oem replacement ($14).

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