I’ve been lurking here for some time. Now I am finally in a place where it makes sense to post….yay me!!!!
I just picked up an older General International 50-185 m1. Its in wonderful shape, and the usual contractor saw upgrades are in the works.
The only worrysome issue, is the arbor bearings are beginning to make the tell tale whine of needing replacement.
My problem is, General International, seems unwilling to return calls, or emails regarding this machine. (Or any machine of theirs as far as I can tell). I’m not convinced that this is their Modis operondi, as they have always been referred to as being very responsive.
Regardless, I am in need of a reliable vendor for the replacement bearings for this saw. The 50-185 seems to me, to be a very, very, close clone of the Powermatic ts-64. Does anyone know if parts are at all interchangeable? Is there a good place to buy high quality bearings aside from General International? I would be planing to do this swap myself, but I admit, I’ve never done arbor bearing on a saw before. So any, and I do
-- Banned from the creek......its official!