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Offline b.lindsey

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Miniature Bearing Suppliers
« on: December 31, 2016, 05:02:18 PM »
Given the sticky topic for nuts, bolts, and threaded rod, I am adding one for miniature bearings as well. If you have experience with a good bearing supplier please post the link here in this thread so it can be available for all. I will start with one I have used successfully with reasonable prices and good service:

https://www.bocabearings.com/default.aspx?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=search-brand

This second link was one noted by GailinNM:

http://www.avidrc.com/product/1/bearings/

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Re: Miniature Bearing Suppliers
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2016, 05:04:07 PM »
My first two choices....

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Re: Miniature Bearing Suppliers
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2016, 05:40:55 PM »
I have used these guys several times on the past.
https://bearingsdirect.com/

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Re: Miniature Bearing Suppliers
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2016, 06:48:42 PM »
I haven't used the above suppliers so can't compare. I've had good luck with VXB though. Good supply and, I believe, reasonable prices.

Really nice to have some more choice, thanks.

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Re: Miniature Bearing Suppliers
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2016, 08:01:12 PM »
Satisfied customer of https://www.bearingscanada.com. For those of us in Canada it should provide lower cost shipping.

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Re: Miniature Bearing Suppliers
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2016, 09:15:03 PM »
I am a firm believer in Avid RC which Bill put a link to in the first post.  I have ordered from them many times and they have always had what I wanted in stock.  They are good quality bearings, probably from China,  I have had no problems with them and I have used over 250 bearings from them in the last 8 years wilth no issues.  One of my  "Tiny" hit-n-miss engines has over 1000 hours o n it with them supporting the crank shalt.

The link Bill gave is to the imperial size bearings.  They also have metric.  See the side bar on the left side of the page.

Service is great.  If I order  in the morning they have always shipped the same day by USPS First class mail. Realistic shipping and handling rates and free if the order is over US$40 for US customers.  They do ship internationally but I don't know any thing about that..

Best of all is the prices.  All the small bearings are US$ 1.00 each, even the rubber seal ones I am using on the current Hornsby tractor build.  I am building 2 trctors and it looks like each will have 42-44  bearings in it.  Considering the number of bearings I use,  the difference between US$1.00  and US$ 3 to 6 adds up to a lot of beer tokens. I will still need 36 bearings for the current project so I will probably order them Monday.  I will order a few spares to push me over the free shipping limit.  l will expect to have them by Friday or Saturday with the delays from the New Year holiday thrown in.

Usual disclamer. No relation ship to the company.  I just like them.
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Re: Miniature Bearing Suppliers
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2016, 11:24:50 PM »
I live on the Isle of Man.
For the British Isles and United Kingdom areas I would suggest these people for fast reliable service,great choice of quality and good value.
 Used them a lot over the last 3 years and never had cause for complaint.....OZ.

http://simplybearings.co.uk/shop?gclid=Cj0KEQiAy53DBRCo4en29Zvcla0BEiQAVIDcc2HkVRMv1AiNAugMYjRBdDKNvnBx7IaRYGRlOEs1OD0aAj_Z8P8HAQ

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Re: Miniature Bearing Suppliers
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2017, 12:16:36 AM »
One last note about Avid.
I placed an order for 50 bearings on Friday at 10:15 AM.  Received the usual instant order acknowledgement.  28 minutes later I received the shipping notification and the bearings arrived in the mail box today, Monday, at 1 PM. I only needed 44 bearings but ordered 50 so I had a few to feed the swarf bunnies as bearings were all small.
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Re: Miniature Bearing Suppliers
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2017, 12:40:48 AM »
And a Miniature Bearings Supplier for Australian forum members ......

Miniature Bearings Australia      http://www.minibearings.com.au/

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Re: Miniature Bearing Suppliers
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2017, 01:16:49 AM »
Thanks to all for the additions to the list in your respective areas.

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Re: Miniature Bearing Suppliers
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2017, 11:32:10 AM »
Another UK supplier, used once, prices seem ok.

No connection.

http://www.wychbearings.co.uk/