FLUID POUR & SET
Distant view of a Blanchard showing the saddle
before assembly on which the chuck rides.
Overhead view of the finished Moglice bearings.
The hole marked with a red circle above is where the drive gear was removed prior to molding. Arrows indicate molded bearings. To do this job the bearing surface under the chuck was re-machined. Normally this bearing would have had to of been replaced due to clearance problems. The chuck's bearing and bull-gear are furnished by Blanchard as a one-piece replacement unit. By re-machining the old bearing and building up a low-friction bearing surface in the saddle we were able to get clearance and alignment without the replacement costs of the bearing and bull-gear unit. Total time spent on rebuilding this bearing was 8 hours excluding cure time.