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    Milwaukee Portaband Guide Bearings

    Anyone found a source for the little roller bearings in the blade guides? Seems silly to buy new blade guides every time a roller bearing goes out, and the newer style with the skinny bearings doubled up does not hold up as well as the old style that had one wide bearing. I found "PEER 6942 CHINA" printed on them but no luck Googling it.
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    Re: Milwaukee Portaband Guide Bearings

    I was just looking through the parts list today. It seems the bearings were available separately.

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    Re: Milwaukee Portaband Guide Bearings

    I have always purchased them separately from my local repair shop. Though may be available from a bearing distributor as I purchase my larger guide bearing from my local bearing distributor..

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    Re: Milwaukee Portaband Guide Bearings

    6942 is a regular ball bearing 4x11x4 mm


    You can get em' online in qty. 1's or more... unless yours measures different???

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Qty-10-KML-...EAAOSwnCxaxlyw

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    Re: Milwaukee Portaband Guide Bearings

    My one an only portaband is a Makita that I bought used. I checked the bearings and half of them were not ok, so I bought a bunch out of Aliexpress and replace them all.

    The sparte parts diagram should give you the infor needed to find the generic part (bearings are bearings after all). If not, take one of the blade guides appart, measure it and done...

    Now I need to find the wheel tires just in case (a bit loose right now).

    Mikel

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    Re: Milwaukee Portaband Guide Bearings

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikel_24 View Post
    Now I need to find the wheel tires just in case (a bit loose right now).
    Yeah, the tires on my Milwaukee Portaband were cracking all to hell within 6 months of when I bought it new I meant to call Milwaukee, but forgot.

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    Re: Milwaukee Portaband Guide Bearings

    Does not apply, but it was curious to me that the bearings I recently changed in my John Deere mower deck spindles were made by Peer.

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    Re: Milwaukee Portaband Guide Bearings

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelvin View Post
    Yeah, the tires on my Milwaukee Portaband were cracking all to hell within 6 months of when I bought it new I meant to call Milwaukee, but forgot.
    Funny when I bought this particular Portaband a few years ago the tires were slightly worn so I ordered new ones. The new ones cracked all to hell in a short time and were on the verge of splitting when I swapped the originals back on which are holding out fine. I have another older Portaband with the original tires still in great shape. China?
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    Miller Thunderbolt AC/DC 225/150
    Miller Maxstar 150 STL
    Victor 100C
    Victor Journeyman
    Oxweld OA
    Harris O/A
    Smith O/A little torch

    No, that's not my car.

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    Re: Milwaukee Portaband Guide Bearings

    Yep. Somebody has figured out the formula that cut the life span by two-thirds. I have never had one crack. Mine usually wear thin, get impregnated with metal, and begin to slip. Perhaps since newer saws have clutches the needed a new formula to keep folk buying parts.

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