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PaulM
Has anyone replaced the oilite bronze bearings that support the saw back plate on the Langdon / MF boxes?  I have a set that is worn down, and am wondering if there are replacements available.  For now I am just using a different set of saw guides. 

Thanks

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Glen
I have never seen nor heard of replacements. However, they can be knocked in further to present more bearing surface. But I don't know how to knock them back out again if they go in too far...
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PaulM
ended up easier than I thought.  Just punch out the bearing and reinstall backwards, or rotated.  There are probably 6 or 8 uses (fresh sides) for the bearing.  See pic for how little of the bearing is actually worn.  

Hint:  use a shim, equivalent to the saw blade thickness, in the saw guide slot when punching the bearing back in, otherwise is tough to get the right depth. I had to reset the first bearing twice before I thought of this. I wonder how much I may have deformed the bearing driving it out a few times, it went in pretty easy the last time. 

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Glen
Oh sweet!
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