It's time for a metal v-wheel

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Re: It's time for a metal v-wheel

Post by WillAdams » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:55 pm

Still useful for allowing one to use other extrusions, or to double up wheels on a piece of MakerSlide (would that be useful?).
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Re: It's time for a metal v-wheel

Post by veng1 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:03 am

VXB carries them but they are not cheap and may not be the size you want. ... d=10897361

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Re: It's time for a metal v-wheel

Post by DanMc » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:46 pm

There are a few for sale at the makerslide store, way cheaper than VXB ... ucts_id=75

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Re: It's time for a metal v-wheel

Post by Will Winder » Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:17 pm

VXB's web store seems to be much cheaper than their eBay store:
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Re: It's time for a metal v-wheel

Post by northbear » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:14 pm

northbear wrote:Looks like Openbuilds is no longer supplying the metal v-wheel. It is no longer on their website and when I asked about carrying them in the future they said
We are on the fence about this but as of right now, we are not offering them.
Thought I would post this just FYI.
Looks like they decided to keep selling them as they are back for sale on their website.
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Re: It's time for a metal v-wheel

Post by Mudshark » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:51 pm

I just got 4 of the metal v wheel kits shipped to me.
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Re: It's time for a metal v-wheel

Post by Llamas » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:40 am

I'm swapping out my delrin wheels with the steel wheels from openbuilds. The fit of the bearings is extremely tight. It's likely that though the dimensions are identical, the steel doesn't give like the delrin. While getting the hang of seating the bearings (reused from my current wheels), I managed to crunch several. The ones that turn smoothly don't turn as freely as the delrin wheels, and those with compromised bearings vary from workable-but-not-smooth to unservicable. Was I too optimistic in my reuse of the bearings from the delrin wheels?

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