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10-26-2005, 02:59 PM
Quick few questions for you all. I try searching but didn't find what I was looking for. A friend and myself are making our own anvils, and wheels, does any one have advise on bearings. I am also looking for part numbers and brands if available. I am very familiar with BCA/National, but didn't know what others are using, thinking of using 1/2"o.d. rod on 3”o.d. lower anvils, and 3/4"o.d. on 9"o.d. upper wheel. Any help is much appreciated.
10-26-2005, 03:05 PM
Tell them what you want. I found them about 3 years back and passed them on to Joe Andrews who was SO grateful he made me an upper wheel (at his insistence) and said he still came out way ahead on costs.
10-26-2005, 04:59 PM
I'd stick with 3/4" bearings top and bottom as a minimum. They'll handle the load better. Use sealed bearings to keep the dirt and dust out. That is unless you plan to have grease fittings.
10-26-2005, 05:59 PM
I used 6203FF bearings. They are used in alternaters and cost about $2.00 to $3.00 apiece. They have worked well for me. I think I also used 3 inch or 3.25 diameter for the small wheels.
10-27-2005, 10:18 AM
Enco has shielded ball bearings currently on sale for $2.39 ea. for 1/2" i.d. and $3.29 ea. for 5/8 i.d. Trade numbers R8 and R10 respectively. I used 5/8 i.d. for the lowers, they work fine with 3" diameter X 3" wide anvils.
10-27-2005, 11:42 AM
I agree with Joe about the anvil axle. I believe 1/2" is fine. The axle is in shear and there is not that much load on the bearings. We've sold well over 1000 of Joe's anvils and, to my knowledge, have not had a single bearing failure. As Joe stated, you can get into the bearing pocket pretty fast with larger bearings and aggressive profiles.
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