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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-15-2019, 08:44 PM
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Ok, so after hunting for replacement bushings, no one carries them. Not even a company that has sold bushings for 75 years. A local machinist said that to make new oil impregnated bushings will be around $100-200 for the time. So, rather than replacing parts, I'm just going to upgrade. A rather big upgrade. I'm looking at the powermatic 31a 1 Phase belt sander. It's quite a bit different from what I currently have, but I think in the long run, the power and reliability will pay off in speed/performance and maintenance.

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I can beat that.
https://www.harborfreight.com/6-in-x...der-61750.html
They also have a 4" model that is $70.
I'm surprised Herb didn't mention that one. Go HF.

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I wonder if the machinist could machine the housing to hold a sealed bearing? If you are replacing and working it several hours every day then I agree with Stick, spend a little more and you'll get something that can take it. And be repairable too.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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