uses them as well. Although Chinese bearings have come a long way, coming from a mechanical/machinist background, I still prefer American-made bearings.
From experience, I feel the "china" grease may be a culprit in a lot of situations (Dexter uses a good grade of grease they tell me).
Case-in-hand on grease: I bought a Harbor Freight lathe/mill combo. After a few years, the bearings got really LOUD. I replaced them. But what I found in tear-down was the china grease had become "rocks"...no lubricity what so ever. If they had been properly lubed, I'm sure the original bearings would still be running.
Originally Posted by Packdaddy
The bearings I took out were indeed made inChina. They were in good shape,but want to be safe than sorry
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