22 - Skate - Hobby
Skate Bearings - Question 22
What is the best way to get more speed out of your bearings?
The most significant increase in speed will be obtained by using a quality oil lubricant. Bearings are not meant to be opened and re-lubricated as the different types of lubricant may be incompatible and it also leads to the possibility of letting in contaminants. So if you want to try oiled bearings, you should use bearings that come ready lubricated with oil from the factory. It is important to note that oiled bearings will become damaged much more quickly than greased bearings.
We sell various types of greased or oiled bearings in our Online Catalogue pages.
If you would like to ignore the warnings and experiment with your own lubricants, we sell packs of 608 bearings with snap in non contact seals and no lubricant (factory clean).
Some suggestions to try
- Most types of water dispersant sprays such as WD40.
- INOX spray.
- Sewing machine oil
You can purchase online at Bearing Shop Online.
The Small Parts and Bearings website has a much larger range of engineering supplies.
Hobby and Engineering Supplies lists a smaller range of products and only the most popular items in each range. They also list many additional hobby specific categories.
For the best range of miniature and small bearings please try the Miniature Bearings Australia website. Miniature Bearings Australia also list a large variety of miniature engineering products.
Extra information for Hobby - Skate
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