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Hello all, I have been using a Preac thickness sander for many years. Recently I noticed the roller bearings getting quite loud when I operate the machine. I'm thinking they are worn out and need to be replaced. Since Preac is no longer in business, I'm wondering if anyone knows where I can find replacement bearings or a repair service that would fix the problem for me.

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In building these tools Preac would have used standard industrial bearings.  Pop out one of the bearings, take it to your nearest bearing distributor and I bet that they can match it.  Here in Minnesota we have branches of a company named Bearings, Inc but industrial supply houses like Grainger Supply also carry bearings.



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Roger is 100% correct.  I once had the part number - direct from Charlie File's son - when I had to replace a bearing.  Sold the sander and dumped the note but it was a standard bearing.


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And go with a higher end of bearing, don't let a cheap price tag get you.

If you can find a SKF bearing, you will be set for many years to come and make sure it is sealed.

To avoid dust getting into it.


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