Re: Harbor Freight Mill/Drill 33686 Bearing ?
- 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 was actually made. I do agree, an American made bearing is the way to go, but I'm sure even more money.
--- In email@example.com, 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@...>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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 steel plate. It makes for very quick angle set-ups on the mill and
will bolt down to many of my other fixtures.