blade balancer bearing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by flyboy03, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. flyboy03

    flyboy03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    source for bearing please. several bearing houses have no such animal...looked in the grainger catalog and all bearings listed in millimeters?

    original post:Likestomow
    Senior Member

    Registered: Feb 2000
    Location: Chattanooga, TN
    Posts: 501

    A blade balancer is a device that utilizes ball bearings to allow the blade to turn easily and show which side is more heavily weighted.

    For the past four years I have been using two 5/8" bearings, from a bearing house, with a 1/4" center hole. I have them mounted on a 1/4" lag bolt with a nylon spacer behind them. The spacer allows the bearings to protrude out from the edge of a shelf. I then just slide each blade on the two bearings to check the balance. The cost is less than $3.

    This is an idea I got from Eric Elm and it has been a WONDERFUL tool for me.
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Federal Mogul part number:


    You should be able to cross reference from that number. I got mine locally from a auto parts store.
  3. flyboy03

    flyboy03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    thank you richard martin. for others that may be interested, this may help...i called several auto parts houses to be told it would be a special order and cost around $13.00. i then tried a bearing house and was told the SS in the federal mogul part number meant stainless steel. perhaps the stainless steel version lead to the high cost. the part # that the bearing house had in stock was R4 2RS... cost $1.50... can't wait to check it out against the plastic static cone balancer.:blob1:

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