I looked into this when I first saw it. I could buy a bearing that fit on the MEC supplied shoulder bolt for about $4.00.icyclefar said:
Totally unnecessary, and a gross overkill. The MEC bolt, bushing, and roller, are totally sufficient. A MEC roller kit, part #M8735 from Gamaliel will get the job done for $4.95.ranch23 said:I have seen a picture of a bearing on the bar actuator of a Mec press. Any ideas?
This would be a very interesting improvement if only to see if it stopped that gouge from occurring. My only concern is for a bearing to work correctly (rotate) it should be equally loaded on all sides. For that reason it might not work any better then what we have. Plus we would still have a hardened bearing surface pushing against an aluminum face.John Henry said:While you can say it is unnecessary, almost every charge bar I have has a serious gouge from the stock actuator arm, because it doesn't roll smoothly.