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Old 06-02-2021, 05:47 PM
KenH KenH is offline
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Best size for Ball bearings in Canister?

Subject line says it all, what is the best general size of 52100 ball bearing to use in canister Damascus? I did one canister with 1/2" 52100 bearings but that seems too large once it was drawn out. I'm "thinking" perhaps 1/4" diameter? They do get smushed out a bit when drawing out billet. Would smaller be better - perhaps 1/8" diameter? 1/8" seems pretty small.

Comments? Ya'll have MUCH more experience than I do.

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