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Re: [TowerTalk] Thrust bearing thread

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Thrust bearing thread
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 09:51:11 -0400 (EDT)
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In a message dated 10/14/2011 12:01:01 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  It has been interesting seeing all the posts about this.  The real 
question is why would you ever use a TB3 or TB4 at $161 and $185  (from 3Star) 
when you can have a REAL bearing for only $30.98???? Made with  REAL steel, 
seals and a zerk fitting? 

    Because it's not designed for years of outdoor  use? The fatal flaw in 
these machine shop type pillow blocks is that the only  thing holding the 
mast is an Allen screw which WILL rust and then you have to  cut off the TB 
since you can't remove the screw easily any more.  

Steve     K7LXC


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