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TheGermanJoiner

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11-29-2015 02:54 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question drill press

So I’m in a quandary. I have to replace the spindle bearings on my old rockwell drill press and I can’t seem to find where to by them. One bearing has a model number on it. The other does not but i have calipers to measure it. Any suggestions on where I might go to buy these bearings or a website you’ve dealt with successfully in the past? Thanks in advance guy and gals

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#1 posted 11-29-2015 02:58 AM

Accurate bearing.

See this: Ordering Bearings From Accurate Bearing - Please Read

Great prices, quality bearings and fast shipping. Favorite of the OWWM crowd for their vintage machines. Ask for Lynne (see document above).

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 11-29-2015 03:06 AM

I’ve gotten bearing for my old C’man jointer at Fastenal.

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#3 posted 11-29-2015 03:11 AM



Accurate bearing.

See this: Ordering Bearings From Accurate Bearing - Please Read

Great prices, quality bearings and fast shipping. Favorite of the OWWM crowd for their vintage machines. Ask for Lynne (see document above).

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Ditto

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#4 posted 11-29-2015 03:27 AM

Great bearings free shipping and no minimum order. WWW.JBSGREATBEARINGS.COM.

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#5 posted 11-29-2015 12:39 PM

If I’m in a hurry I go to one of 2 bearing supply houses in the area, they are both national (maybe regional) chains, one is Bearings, Inc., the other Applied Industrial Technologies. One thing about using them is you carry the bearings in and they match them up. But if have time and know exactly what I’m after any of the internet and/or mail order firms are good…and usually cheaper. You could also check for “power transmission services” in the phone book for nearby locations. Accurate Bearings (above) gets a lot of great press over at OWWM, and they are good. They did ask those guys to 1: not call on Monday, and 2: have the stuff ready with measurements when you do call.

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#6 posted 11-29-2015 01:48 PM

I buy mine from a local motor repair place. Ordered some once from Accurate – good service.

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#7 posted 11-29-2015 02:25 PM

Local auto parts store like NAPA.

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#8 posted 11-29-2015 03:37 PM

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#9 posted 11-29-2015 03:48 PM

I’ve bought mostly from Applied Industrial Technologies or Motion Industries.

These companies can supply most bearings but may not be able to get specialty bearings.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#10 posted 11-29-2015 04:27 PM

I go to a local bearing shop with the old bearing in hand. Considering how infrequently I need to replace (usually when I refurb a used machine) I value their expertise more than the added cost.

-- Just a Duffer

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#11 posted 11-29-2015 05:44 PM

Thanks everyone for all the replies. I’ll start my search with your suggestions.

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