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Forum topic by newwoodbutcher posted 01-20-2017 08:17 PM 972 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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newwoodbutcher

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01-20-2017 08:17 PM

I have had the Grizzly 16” Bandsaw Model G1073 for decades. It’s been a great saw and a cast iron beast. The lower wheel bearings are sounding pretty rough and I think need replacing. Grizzly doesn’t make the parts any longer so I need an alternative supplier. I don’t know jack about bearings, specifying, sizing, removing and replacing although removal seems pretty straight forward using a bearing puller. I would like to get the replacement bearings in house before I take the saw apart to minimize down time. Can anyone advise me where to get replacement bearings and how to get the right size? I’m thinking I’ll replace all the upper and lower wheel bearings while I’m at it.

-- Ken


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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 01-20-2017 08:30 PM

Do you have the parts manual and does it specify the bearing size? My suggestion is to remove the easiest one and Google it.

I’ve had great luck talking with the technical guys at Grizzly. I was looking for a 2 HP to replace my 1 Hp motor on my GO555 No exact fits.

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WhyMe

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#2 posted 01-20-2017 08:31 PM

Unless the parts diagram list the bearing number, you may need to remove them to see the bearing number. Once you have the bearing number google it to see what you find. I just purchased some bearings for an old craftsman jointer from vxb.com.

These should be the bearings … 6202-2RS & 6204-2RS

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#3 posted 01-20-2017 08:37 PM

Most bearings are simply sold by size… Height (OD), hole size (ID), and thickness, as well as an ABEC rating relating to how the balls fit the races. If there’s no ABEC rating stamped on the bearing, you can use an ABEC 1. As the numbers go up, they get tighter, but that might not be better for your application.

You could try the usual places like Grainger, but there are specialists like Boca Bearing

Try the “dimension search” on the Boca site for yours. I’m sure they’re metric…

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#4 posted 01-20-2017 08:45 PM

I would try Napa or similar auto parts store first. Might as well replace the thrust bearings while your at it.

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#5 posted 01-20-2017 08:50 PM

The lower wheel bearings are sounding pretty rough and I think need replacing. Grizzly doesn’t make the parts any longer so I need an alternative supplier.

Grizzly never made those bearings… and if you tried to get them from Grizzly, they would charge you significantly more than what you could get them for from any reputable bearing supplier. Same deal with any ‘machine specific’ bearing sold by an aftermarket supplier. Bearings are off the shelf standard maintenance items.

Yank them to see what you got, then give Lynne a call over at Accurate bearing and she will hook you up.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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newwoodbutcher

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#6 posted 01-22-2017 02:30 AM

Thank you all.
The parts manual says “Lower Wheel Bearing”. I didn’t know the number would be on the bearing, that’s very helpful.

Here’s my plan:
Get the bearing number from either from the bearing or the Tec guys at Grizzly and order it through one of the bearing companies. Why me, I’ll let you know if you got the number right.
Thanks again

-- Ken

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#7 posted 01-22-2017 02:42 AM

According to the manual, those are the correct bearings… but it’s always a good idea to yank them and verify before ordering. I’ve seen, on more than one occasion, where what is there isn’t what the parts list said it should be. Just saying :)

Cheers,
Brad

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

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WhyMe

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#8 posted 01-22-2017 04:00 PM

6202-2RS is upper and 6204-2RS is lower. Those numbers come right from the parts list for the Grizzly Model G1073. Pages 33 & 34, list page 39.
http://cdn0.grizzly.com/manuals/g1073z_m.pdf

But getting the number off the bearing is the sure fired way to make sure you get the correct bearing.

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newwoodbutcher

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#9 posted 01-22-2017 06:47 PM

Why Me,
Thank you. My version of the parts list doesn’t have those parts numbers listed. They are on order

-- Ken

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#10 posted 01-22-2017 08:30 PM

All you need is the bearing number that should be on it. Or ID,OD and height. Accurate are the best. Highly recommended from the old woodworking machine site and I’ve used them. (note i would not go there and ask about bearings though for a grizz you will get the rath of gods upon your head) Good luck.

http://www.accuratebearing.com/

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