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Clausing Colchester VS13 spindle bearing??

muley

Aluminum
Joined
Feb 22, 2008
Location
Colorado USA
Hello All it has been a while.
I was what I consider lucky I am picking up a Clausing Colchester VS13 (Clausing Colchester 3100 Student)was looking to source headstock bearings for it in the future. Current bearings are Gamet B336-1308 rear and B336-1219 front. According to the parts list. Would any of you swell guys out there have looked up the cross over part numbers for these bearings with like SKF or NKG or another supplier? Gamets are very good and they are very proud of their bearings. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have been trying on the WWW but still looking.

THANKS
 

rklopp

Diamond
Joined
Feb 27, 2001
Location
Redwood City, CA USA
I am not aware Gamet spindle bearings cross-reference to any other manufacturer. They are fairly unique. Are you sure you need new ones? My 1963 Colchester is still on the originals. They are a little noisy, but adequate.


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john.k

Diamond
Joined
Dec 21, 2012
Location
Brisbane Qld Australia
True,no direct crossovers........Now ,if the lathe is otherwise perfect ,I suggest Gamets .....they really do have ZERO runout.......However ,if you have been given a junker,and want a bucks down repair,the gamets can usually be replaced by standard sizes....With a bit of imagination........now here is a warning....IF you pull a Gamet apart,and do not replace the rollers in the same order as before ,it will have similar runout to a standard bearing about half a thou.
 

boslab

Titanium
Joined
Jan 6, 2007
Location
wales.uk
There’s a Colchester video on YouTube, they show the roller assembly, interesting, Colchester, Harrison and gammet is all the same company, 600 group
Mark
 

john.k

Diamond
Joined
Dec 21, 2012
Location
Brisbane Qld Australia
Id dont know if it is still 600....they had a rough patch some years ago when they bought a truck crane maker to replace Hiab.....anyway,Gamet bearings are now made in China....and apparently lotsa Chinese lathes use them.
 








 
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