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Forum topic by RogR posted 11-10-2016 08:14 PM 427 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-10-2016 08:14 PM

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Greetings fellow LJs,

My 2005 ShopFox 1711 5HP seems to have smoked the arbor bearings (noisy and excess runout). I’ve contacted Woodstock but 48 hrs later .. no response. I tried MCS Direct (listed as a parts retailer) but they won’t sell parts to me unless Woodstock contacts them! Catch 22 and sounds like a long wait.

Given that so many of these saws share parts – can I source the bearings elsewhere? I am of course in the middle of several (paying) projects and don’t have the time to fool around. I am somewhat rural so will be forced to replace them myself … assuming I can get the parts.

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#1 posted 11-10-2016 08:23 PM

Bearings are off the shelf items and you will pay out the nose if you try to source them from the OEM or an aftermarket supplier for your saw. Pull them, see what you got, and then give Lynne a call at Accurate Bearing. You will get better quality bearings for a lot less.


PS: You may also want to consider changing the motor bearings as well… if the arbor bearings are toast, the motor bearings are probably not too far behind. Might as well do them both at the same time since you will have the machine apart already.

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#2 posted 11-11-2016 04:28 AM

Thanks, Brad.

I did some googling and the parts list calls out 6203 bearings which, as it turns out, are some of the most commonly used ball bearings on the planet. And my local Tractor Supply had some in stock. Shocker. Woodstock tech support has yet to even respond to my inquiry.

No-name made in China, but then isn’t most everything nowadays, and time is of the essence. Wish me luck.

I’ve read a few how-to’s on getting them in so .. .fingers crossed.

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