Another round column mill spindle bearing question

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Sftyvlv
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Another round column mill spindle bearing question

Post by Sftyvlv » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:45 pm

I see alot of guys changing spindle bearings out. Is this because of necessity or just because?
Do many still use the stock bearings/lube and have you had issues?
Thanks

armscor 1
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Re: Another round column mill spindle bearing question

Post by armscor 1 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:09 pm

Running at prolonged high speed cooks the bearings, changed mine only once over 12 years, avoid high speed at long intervals let the bearings cool.

Sftyvlv
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Re: Another round column mill spindle bearing question

Post by Sftyvlv » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:28 am

Thanks Armscor.

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