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  #31  
Old Sun 01 May 2011, 19:34
Red_boards
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Melbourne
Australia
Jim,
About 3 months ago. Very efficient and cost effective, but I don't remember the $$
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  #32  
Old Thu 29 December 2011, 14:27
WTI
Just call me: James
 
Detroit (Michigan)
United States of America
GW3 = $15.95
BX3 = $3.81

as of 12-15-2011
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  #33  
Old Wed 18 January 2012, 07:04
boblee
Just call me: Bob
 
Fort Fairfield Me.
United States of America
how many eccentrics are required?

Hi as a general practice how many eccentric bushings are required ?
Should I put one on every wheel or on just half of them to take up slack on one side ? Whats the best way to do it if I money isn't an issue.
Thanks
Bob
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  #34  
Old Wed 18 January 2012, 12:46
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Bob - the answer is (6) six.
all for the z axis. You can get by with (3) if needed, but not as much wiggle room on errors
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  #35  
Old Sun 11 August 2013, 01:16
silverdog
Just call me: Sergio #70
 
Rome
Italy
Well just for the records ... I ordered 10 BX3 bushings ... you need 4 of them in the skate for rail making ... yes you can use those 4 later in the Z axis so 6 are necessary but I thought it was better to have 4 more if for some reason I had to work again on the rail.
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  #36  
Old Mon 04 May 2015, 11:43
Afpa
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Lille
France
Hi everyone, I got a kind answer from Rick :

GW3 = $18.11 each 14pcs = $253.54
B3X = $3.98 each

"I can now also a less expensive Guide Wheel option. We sell an import wheel, GW3X-SMS = $12.89 each" do you think the import weel is suitable for the machmate ?
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  #37  
Old Fri 08 May 2015, 07:58
Afpa
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Lille
France
No answer can either mean "quality comes at a price" , or "none of us would try the cheap ones" .
I'll go with the originals GW3 then ...
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  #38  
Old Sat 09 May 2015, 20:37
james burrus
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new jersey
United States of America
You are so right
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  #39  
Old Sat 09 May 2015, 23:38
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Afpa, you did not give enough information and your question could not be answered.

The statement ""I can now also a less expensive Guide Wheel option. We sell an import wheel, GW3X-SMS = $12.89 each" does not mean anything. The word "import" says nothing.

You talk about GW3 bearings . . . . .these have no seals. You should buy at least GW3X (the X indicates seals)

Ask Rick to explain what he means by an "import" bearing being cheaper. (As far as I know, his bearings have always been imported). I will have no problems with "imported" bearings if Rick decides they are good enough to sell under his name.

A couple of us have made our own bearings and this is generally not an area with special problems.
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  #40  
Old Sun 10 May 2015, 01:16
KenC
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Klang
Malaysia
Import bearings from china are always cheaper than our local produce.
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  #41  
Old Wed 13 May 2015, 19:19
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Send Rick the question, I am certain he will verify the source.
His office is across the street from the Timken Bearing plant, so he sources and supplies many things for the manufacturing in Akron, Ohio. My assumption is if he has a lower cost version of the Bishop bearing, then it might be of lower tolerance or lesser grade bearing/seal and/or metal quality. Just ask...he will verify. I have seen a number of the "lower" quality vee bearings recently that were labeled "material handling - no precision" which I realized after measuring that they had 030 difference in size and the grind on them very coarse. Just ask for details if your moving away from his "standard" mechmate provision package.
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  #42  
Old Thu 14 May 2015, 07:17
Afpa
Just call me: Afpa
 
Lille
France
Thank you all for your replies,

I asked Rick and answered very rapidly :
"Both bearings are made to the same spec. You will not see a difference in fit/function. The standard product has a metal shield, the lower cost product has a rubber seal ..."

I will go for the GW3 X SMS then.
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  #43  
Old Sat 23 May 2015, 00:13
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
In the sawdust environment, go for the rubber seal.
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  #44  
Old Sun 14 June 2015, 02:44
Afpa
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Lille
France
Thank you for the advice Gerald, I recieved the sealed one a few days ago,
plus a 85€ tax for France. Everything is well packed and in good shape.
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  #45  
Old Sun 14 June 2015, 19:55
RifRaf
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NSW
Australia
need 10 x B3X to Australia please. Can anyone here supply them? have tried to contact superior bearings without luck so far, the info@ email bounces. I guess just making them on the lathe from brass would be ok? have 3d printed a few for now, need to grind rails though soon and will need real ones.
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  #46  
Old Wed 01 July 2015, 22:56
YardMaster
Just call me: YardMaster
 
Western Australia
Australia
RifRaf, Today I received 14 B3X v rollers ex Wuxi Ambition Bearing Co in China. I found them on Alibaba. Total cost (including 3 day delivery to Perth by DHL) was $116.60USD. I was a bit concerned by their use of Hotmail and checked their credentials through emailing the company direct. I used PayPal to make the payment. Contact details are: saadiya2013@hotmail.com. Very good customer service.
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