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Delta 785 bandsaw questions

by tuckhaber
posted 08-15-2016 12:45 PM


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bigblockyeti

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#1 posted 08-15-2016 10:16 PM

Your best bet is to remove the bearings you want to replace and take the ID, OD and width measurements to source the same thing online or take them to a bearing supplier to match them up. Don’t try grinding them down on your belt sander, you’ll never achieve anything close to what you can get from the factory, it might take a while and you have a good chance of destroying and/or contaminating the bearing to where it won’t work anyway.

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tuckhaber

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#2 posted 08-15-2016 11:04 PM



Your best bet is to remove the bearings you want to replace and take the ID, OD and width measurements to source the same thing online or take them to a bearing supplier to match them up. Don t try grinding them down on your belt sander, you ll never achieve anything close to what you can get from the factory, it might take a while and you have a good chance of destroying and/or contaminating the bearing to where it won t
work anyway.

- bigblockyeti

I did all that, but the OD isn’t made at all. I haven’t seen a single bearing that is 1 5/16 OD.

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MrUnix

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#3 posted 08-15-2016 11:21 PM

The bearings for the 785 are made out of unobtainium. If the bearings are in fair shape, you can get by re-packing them. Lots of discussions on trying to find replacements for them over at OWWM, but no real resolution that I have seen, other than re-packing.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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tuckhaber

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#4 posted 08-16-2016 02:54 AM



The bearings for the 785 are made out of unobtainium. If the bearings are in fair shape, you can get by re-packing them. Lots of discussions on trying to find replacements for them over at OWWM, but no real resolution that I have seen, other than re-packing.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Yeah that’s what I’ve found…

I’d love to just repack them, but one of them is ruined…. All I need is one bearing..

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