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Neural
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« on: August 09, 2010, 09:59:48 pm »

where do people get arbors, bearings, or even premade arbor units that are basically ready to have the belt put around a motor pulley?
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010, 10:12:52 pm »

Lortone, Kingsley North and other companys sell arbors and parts.  If you are looking I have two used Lortone double arbors without wheels similar to Lortone BA64 for sale.  I have some used wheels and sanding drums also available.  Most major suppliers have all of the parts, but, you may have to call the company for specific parts. Jerry
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 10:26:22 pm »

I found a few members from a club in the city that gave me some great prices on second hand arbors, and lots more.

Any bearing service/repair shop will press off and on your old bearings, and likely will even have them in stock.

 

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 10:32:28 pm »

awesome.  thanks!  will post next question shortly. :D
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2010, 01:18:45 am »

You might give Grizzly.com a look.  Good quality, and good prices.
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2010, 09:41:46 am »

If you want factory check out the Beaver arbors here:
http://www.gravescompany.com/arbors1.htm
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2010, 10:01:20 am »

I was just looking at this Graves Company site and saw the little Rock Raskal unit. I remember when it was priced at $79. Of course that was 45 years ago and all I could do was dream about getting one because I was only making $2.79 an hour at the time and had a mortgage payment and kids. Time really flies!
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2010, 11:33:03 am »

Grizzly.com has what I'm looking for! Thank you! :)

Actually, it turns out that what i"m looking for is called a "bench mandrel"

It's amazing how much faster you find things when you know the proper terms.

The ones on this page are under $50 http://grizzly.com/products/G5548

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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2010, 02:12:09 pm »

I guess I would recommend 5/8 over 1/2 diameter shaft unless you already have somethign with 1/2 in hole.

It says can take upto 1" wheel, but I am unclear why the set screws onthe pillowblock collarc could not be loosened and the pillow blocks mover an inch closer together to permit upto 1.5" wheel on each side?
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2010, 02:23:02 pm »

With a 1/2" 20 thread, I can put a drill chuck on the end of it. 

Now y'all are wondering what the heck I'm making. 

I'm not sayin. :P
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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2010, 05:49:46 pm »

officially intrigued
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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2010, 06:07:11 pm »

Bountifully bewildered.
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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2010, 07:49:57 pm »

Boudaciously Breathless:)
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2010, 09:11:10 pm »

With a 1/2" 20 thread, I can put a drill chuck on the end of it. 

Now y'all are wondering what the heck I'm making. 



I want to guess it is along the lines of a home made preformer ....
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