EBC bearings any good?

Hi all,
After Charles's suggestion of trying eBay for bearings for my rock
tumbler, I tracked down these 0.5" pillow block bearings:
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He says they're made by EBC and S&H for four will be $27 surface mail to
England. Looks like a pretty good deal and not much over the £20 I
wanted to spend. They aren't self-aligning but I'm not sure I really
need it. What do people think? Are EBC okay?
Best wishes,
Chris
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Christopher Tidy
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Chris - Caution - we tend to pay rather more in =A3=A3=A3 than our US friends pay in $$$, once customs and VAT kick in. You will have to pay their charges, plus a "handling charge" by Parcelforce or whatever. You will also have to visit the depot to pick up your package. I speak from bitter, bitter experience.
All the best, Charles
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charadam
Thanks for the warning. I got caught out like this before when I bought a special cast iron handwheel from the States. The cost of the bearings is actually under the £18 limit, so I shouldn't have to pay any duty or handling charges, but I'm still tempted to look for a neater solution. Especially since the pillow blocks are 5" long.
Best wishes,
Chris
Reply to
Christopher Tidy
Had you seen these?
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Charles
Reply to
charadam
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Yes, unfortunately they're too big. I need something around the 0.5" mark. Also the pillow blocks can't afford to be too long, or I won't be able to position the shafts close enough together. What I really need is a bearing fitted inside an eye bolt, or a bronze bush inside a rod end, something like that. I'll figure something out.
Best wishes,
Chris
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Christopher Tidy

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