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#1 posted 04-03-2013 07:42 PM

Shielded bearinbgs should be fine for a band saw. The secret to longer bearing life is keep the lubricant in or be able to add lubricant. That is the bes but not possible on my saw. I have seen farm equipment that used sealed bearing because of the dust. The outer shield was drilled and and the bearing was totally filled with grease from a gun using a needle type device. This made the bearings last longer in the dirt when filled and left open that the ones put in with no additional grease. I found this interesting. A good shielded bearing should do a good job on a band saw. We usually get what we pay for.

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