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Selecting the right bearing for your application is the first step to getting the results you are looking for.

It’s unrealistic to expect a bearing to last forever and continue to spin extremely freely whilst withstanding all kinds of dirt, dust, water and other contaminants.

For over 99% of hobby applications a standard Abec 1 bearing will suffice. Using higher precision bearings like Abec 7 will make no difference to your hobby applications.

You will often find high precision Abec 5 and Abec 7 bearings being promoted for hobby applications like fishing reels, skating and remote control. The sites promoting high precision bearings for these applications are simply riding the current wave of misinformation. Don't fall for it. Save your money.

High precision bearings are used in applications such as dental handpieces, surgical instruments, aircraft instruments, tape guides and precision sound recording and editing equipment.

Most hobby applications damage bearings very quickly. Hobby applications are generally rough, vibratory and often dirty.

Two Simple Rules

  • If you want longer life from your bearings, use grease filled rubber sealed bearings.
  • If you want more freely spinning bearings, use oil filled metal shielded (or open) bearings.

See the online Skate Bearing FAQ for answers to the many questions we get asked regarding use of Abec 7 bearings in skating and other hobby application.

For a huge range of bearings online please visit the Bearing Shop Online website.

The Small Parts and Bearings website has a much larger range of engineering supplies.

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.

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Hobby and Engineering Supplies offers 2317 products in 225 categories including spare parts for remote control cars, assortment kits, kites, styrene, depron, ceramic and ceramic hybrid bearings, bearings, tools, belts and adhesives - see the full listing in the Online Catalogue. We have excellent Freight Rates within Australia and worldwide. We offer a choice of delivery with a signature required, or cheaper options with no signature required. The no signature required options are at the customer’s risk once the goods leave our store.

Using the links throughout this site you will find extensive information including catalogues, technical data, and other product specific information. We sell our products worldwide through our online store and our overseas freight rates are competitive for fully traceable courier delivery.

Hobby and Engineering Supplies is part of MBA Group offering a select range from the MBA Group catalogue.

Hobby and Engineering Supplies products are not authorised for sale into the USA or Canada due to the reluctance of Australian insurers to provide product liability insurance into those two countries.

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