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Thread: Bearings for a Jet mini lathe

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    Bearings for a Jet mini lathe

    Looks like (actually sounds like!) I need to replace the bearings in my Jet JML-1014I. Anyone have experience with a reliable vendor or tips to share? Appreciate it.

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    Boca Bearing in Florida . They are friendly and fast.

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    I have bought from
    https://www.vxb.com/default.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Rutherford View Post
    Good company. Get RS bearings not shielded for a woodshop.
    Bil lD.

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    Thanks guys. Appreciate you sharing your expertise and taking the time to respond. Cheers, Dave

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    almost every small city has at least one bearing shop. Take the old bearings in and let them measure. Tell them what for and that you want better bearing s than original. The guys at bearings shops are amazing. 40 years ago I needed new bearings for an Italian motorcycle. Dealership want $50 a pair, special ordered, paid in advance and 3 months to ship. . Got better ones for $7.00 a pair at the bearing shop.

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    Perry is spot on. There are many local bearing shops. If you can afford to be down for a few days you could also order off of ebay. I've used VXB and NSK and I think that they're both good companies.

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    Thanks again guys. To complete the story, I had found a website via a google search that sold the two bearings for a total of $70 plus shipping. That was before I posted the question. Based on the advice above I called VXB; they had the bearings for $5.50 each; expedited shipping was $10 so for $20 I had the bearings in hand a day and a half later. Looked at a tutorial on You Tube and tackled the replacement a few minutes ago. Hardest part was getting the set screws loose! In my case there wasn't a c-ring to deal with so the whole deal took less than 20 minutes and $20 (plus a grease spot on one of my favorite tee shirts!). Would have spent a lot more without you guys so like I said, thanks again. Cheers, Dave

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