Re: Lathe Bearings *LINK*
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Lathe Bearings ()

Craig Daymon
I replaced the bearings on my JET mini about 10 years back. (Really not the best lathe for doing eccentric turning at unsafe speeds.)

I would not use bearings with plastic or rubber parts. The heat from turning may cause those parts to melt, which is sure to make the bearing fail.

I would suggest going to the McMaster-Carr site. They certainly have bearings that will suit your needs, but they also have excellent documentation on the items they carry. I would get heavy duty bearings. Better than what the JET came with. (I have that lathe as well as the mini.) I'm not a bearing expert, but I think you should be able to find some good information at the link below, and follow it to what McMaster-Carr has that will work for you.

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