# replacing plastic pulleys

Discussion in 'Workshop Tips and Secrets / Tools' started by Robby, Jun 2, 2010.

1. Jun 2, 2010

### Robby

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Ok, I've looked but with no success.

Anyone know where i can get plastic ( not sure, nylon, Delrin, something - all I know at this point is that they are white !! )
pulleys - 'bout 1 1/4" diameter with ball bearings instead of just a bushing ????
They are used as control cable guides, if that helps.
Can provide pictures if that would help.

Thanks to anyone with information or who can point me in the right direction.

Oh, and if I could get them for less than $1,948,762.00 EACH that would be appreciated as well !! 2. Jun 2, 2010 ### Joe Fisher ### Joe Fisher #### Well-Known Member Joined: Feb 11, 2007 Messages: 1,378 Likes Received: 374 Location: Galesburg, KS South east Kansas 3. Jun 5, 2010 ### Robby ### Robby #### Well-Known Member Joined: Apr 8, 2010 Messages: 123 Likes Received: 3 Location: Texas That was the first place I tried. Also tried Wicks - on to other locations now. Spruce has pulleys but that are on bushings and I would prefer ball bearings . Something will turn up ( the ones I have HAD to come from somewhere !! ) 4. Jun 5, 2010 ### TFF ### TFF #### Well-Known Member Joined: Apr 28, 2010 Messages: 11,551 Likes Received: 3,233 Location: Memphis, TN Places to look, Grainger, MSC, Mcmaster-Carr. 5. Jun 5, 2010 ### Joe Fisher ### Joe Fisher #### Well-Known Member Joined: Feb 11, 2007 Messages: 1,378 Likes Received: 374 Location: Galesburg, KS South east Kansas Hi Robby, The Phenolic Pulleys are ball bearing the MS 24566-1b are 1.24" OD with .19" bore. 6. Jun 5, 2010 ### scuba72 ### scuba72 #### Well-Known Member Joined: Aug 9, 2008 Messages: 125 Likes Received: 3 I'll make you a package deal. 10 pulleys for$1,948,762.00. I'll get out the lathe and start making them as soon as you give me all the dimensions.

No, really, have you tried boat parts places? I seem to remember some pulleys like that on boats.

7. Jun 6, 2010

### wally

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Have you checked the local "big box" lumber store near you?

You could be looking at nylon rollers used on sliding glass doors and screens. Lumber companys usually carry an assortment or individual pieces for making repairs. I have seen several sizes and styles and they look pretty nice.

Wally

8. Jun 7, 2010

### djschwartz

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In nautical terms a pulley is a "sheave" (pronounced "shiv"). Here's the page from the Harken catalog with a sheave that might be useful. West Marine can get it for you if they don't stock it. There may be other online sources as well. Also, Harken is the top of the line for marine rigging. They're not cheap! The 307 "Wire Sheave" is probably what you want. it's not ball bearing but it will be very low friction. Do not use a sheave intended for rope with wire, they will wear out very quickly.

Harkenstore Product Category

9. Jun 8, 2010

### Robby

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Sometime the people on this board just scare me with their 'outside the box' thinking.
Not criticism, envy !!
Wally wins the cigar.
My 'pulleys' are actually replacement rollers for patio screen doors !!!!
The 'originals' have a bushing insert so that they fit a smaller diameter shaft and those insets perfectly fit the new 'pulleys' !!!!!!!
OK, patio screen door 'wheels' for my control cable pulleys !!!
What am I gonna find out next ??
The main spar and ribs came out of an old Erector Set ???!!!!!!
Yikes !!