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Default Replacement bearings for Bosch 1617EVS

I have a Bosch 1617EVS router that I use as the spindle on my CNC mill. I need to replace a bearing and I figure that I might as well replace them both while I'm at it. Since low run-out is extremely important for a CNC router, I want to replace the bearings with the highest quality replacements I can. I'm no expert on bearings, but I hear this might involve ceramic bearings (whatever they are). Since I can't specify these things on my own, could someone please recommend some replacements (including part numbers) for me?
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Mark, there is no need to vary from the factory bearings. Bosch has been involved in CNC routing for many years in the optical industry. The Bosch 1617 family of routers are industrial quality and will perform well as long as you blow out any accumulated dust with compresed air. I suggest you stick with factory parts.

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