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32416Re: [mill_drill] Harbor Freight Mill/Drill 33686 Bearing ?

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  • Guenther Paul
    Feb 25, 2013
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      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 bearing

      From: olds7d442 <olds7d442@...>
      To: mill_drill@yahoogroups.com
      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: http://www.ebay.com/itm/7207CYP4-Nachi-Angular-Contact-35x72x17-Abec-7-35mm-72mm-17mm-Ball-Ball-Bearings-/400241206925?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d303c268d

      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 application.
      3)Has anyone ever done this on this machine before?
      Any and all answers are greatly appreciated.


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