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Author Topic: Sealed bearings or greasable bearings on blade guides  (Read 8461 times)

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Re: Sealed bearings or greasable bearings on blade guides
« Reply #40 on: October 30, 2012, 07:56:29 PM »
From the manufacturer's website:

"The felt sealed ball bearing falls within the product category of deep groove ball bearings.  The characteristics of this group are wider inner or outer rings and the original production designs used a metal shield with a felt ring on one or both sides of the bearing.  However, most of the designs in production today have switched to a heavy duty rubber seal to replace the felt."

So probably not what WM is using.
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Re: Sealed bearings or greasable bearings on blade guides
« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2012, 08:28:53 PM »
WM's bearings are regular over the counter sealed beatings.  The felt washers surely protect them from the soapy water lube mixture, etc.
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Re: Sealed bearings or greasable bearings on blade guides
« Reply #42 on: October 31, 2012, 07:51:36 AM »
 The felt washer sounds like a good plan, Larry send me a couple when you get them made.   Steve
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Re: Sealed bearings or greasable bearings on blade guides
« Reply #43 on: October 31, 2012, 08:22:34 AM »
humm,. felt washer, good info !  did not know WM used them.

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