Anybody know anybody really good at identifying and getting replacement bearings

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Forum topic by rlrobinhood posted 03-29-2011 06:25 AM 1235 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-29-2011 06:25 AM

Hi all,

I recently purchased a couple of old used saws. One was a Powr Kraft 10” radial arm saw. I took it completely apart, degreased, re-lubed, and reassembled everything. While doing this, I found some bearings that need to be replaced. They are the bearings that allow the carriage to slide back and forth across the arm. I know this is a dated saw without much after market support.

But, I think bearings are pretty universal and I should be able to find replacements. Stamped on the bearings are, “PET 10-59”. I literally live in the middle of nowhere. North central Montana. For example, the nearest Home Depot is over 100 miles away! As such, I’m pretty limited on sources for hard to find or odd items. This is one of those items.

So, if anyone can point me in the direction of a person or business who really knows bearings, I’d greatly appreciate it.

Thanks and have a great week!

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#1 posted 03-29-2011 06:31 AM

Do you have a decent pair of calipers? Measure the bearing, and just buy the same size, in this application, you dont have any heavy load, or speed requirements, so size should be enough. generally woodworking machines use double sealed bearings to keep dust away from grease.

As far as an online supplier, I like McMaster-Carr, just because they have everything you could imagine, and good customer service. their prices are pretty average, you can certainly find most things cheaper if you search around, but I find that I’d rather spend the extra $.50 on a bearing and get it through a real parts supplier than someone on ebay or amazon. I know they have their specs right, and if there is a problem they know how to deal with it.

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#2 posted 03-29-2011 06:38 AM

In my area there is a company called Bearing King

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#3 posted 03-29-2011 06:41 AM

I always take my bearing questions to my local electric motor shop or Auto Value. When I had my bearings on my porter cable router two weeks ago replaced at the electric motor shop he said if I were to buy bearings on my own make sure to get ones with the plastic seals on the sides, not metal. Evidently they seal much better to keep dust and debris out.


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#4 posted 03-29-2011 06:43 AM

is n central montana farm country if so there are farm equipment business in the area they will have access to bearings. mcmaster_carr will get what you need to you fast. home depot will not be any use. phil

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#6 posted 03-29-2011 06:46 AM

i use bearing headquarters here in st louis mo, they have matched every thing i given them

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#7 posted 03-29-2011 07:21 AM

If you are close enough, Motion Industries has a store in Missoula, MO. Motion Industries is one of the largest bearing distributors in the world. Check

-- Doug, Bakersfield, CA - I measured twice, cut it twice, and it is still too short!

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#8 posted 03-29-2011 09:25 AM

+1 on Accurate Bearings. They are one of the preferred suppliers at Lynn knew exactly which bearings my vintage machines needed. Reasonable prices, quick delivery.

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