The bearings are actually made in Japan, and are considered an excellent bearing. The link was more to show the actual type of bearing then where it wasMessage 1 of 70 , Feb 25View SourceThe bearings are actually made in Japan, and are considered an excellent bearing. The link was more to show the actual type of bearing then where it was actually made. I do agree, an American made bearing is the way to go, but I'm sure even more money.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Guenther Paul <paulguenter@...> wrote:
> The bearings you send the link to look like they are made in china and real
> pricey. Check out a local bearing store and compare get a good American made
> Â GP
> From: olds7d442 <olds7d442@...>
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> Sent: Sun, February 24, 2013 10:08:20 PM
> Subject: [mill_drill] Harbor Freight Mill/Drill 33686 Bearing ?
> I have a harbor freight mill/drill and I took out the quill and spindle to check
> the bearings. The grease was old and the bearings are made in China. The
> bearings are a tapered roller bearing part #'s 30206p5 and a 30207p5. I decided
> to just replace them with a quality p5 tapered roller bearing with brand new
> grease and call it a day. Well. I got to thinking, what if I was to replace
> these with an angular contact bearing. The bearings I was looking at have the
> exact same dimensions as the tapered bearings and are a 7206p4 and a 7207p4.
> Here is a link to one of the bearings on ebay:
> The bearings are obviously a lot more expensive then the tapered roller bearing
> and I was just wondering if:
> 1)I was wasting my money with this type of machine.
> 2)Is there a benefit to angular contact over the tapered bearings in my
> 3)Has anyone ever done this on this machine before?
> Any and all answers are greatly appreciated.
I am not sure what your milling table looks like but would you be able to mount your tools on an adapter plate? I have this small vise attached to a 3/8 steelMessage 70 of 70 , Mar 12View SourceI am not sure what your milling table looks like but would you be able to
mount your tools on an adapter plate? I have this small vise attached to a
3/8 steel plate. It makes for very quick angle set-ups on the mill and
will bolt down to many of my other fixtures.