Miniature Bearings Australia Pty Ltd

Hobby

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

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.

Hobby and Engineering Supplies lists a smaller range of products and only the most popular items in each range. They also list many additional hobby specific categories.

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Registered Australian Company: Miniature Bearings Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 94 069 113 800)

Miniature Bearings Australia offers 128084 products in 2100 categories including ball bearings, thrust bearings, ceramic and hybrid bearings, stainless steel bearings, miniature bearings, shafting, couplings, screws, socket cap, dental bearings, magnets, sprockets, timing belts and pulleys, corrosion resistant bearings - 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.

Miniature Bearings Australia is part of MBA Group offering a select range from the MBA Group catalogue.

Information on this website is Copyright Miniature Bearings Australia 1997. All rights reserved.

Freight Rates
Terms and Conditions
Privacy Policy

Registered Australian Company: Miniature Bearings Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 94 069 113 800)

Miniature Bearings Australia offers 128084 products in 2100 categories including ball bearings, thrust bearings, ceramic and hybrid bearings, stainless steel bearings, miniature bearings, shafting, couplings, screws, socket cap, dental bearings, magnets, sprockets, timing belts and pulleys, corrosion resistant bearings - 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.

Miniature Bearings Australia is part of MBA Group offering a select range from the MBA Group catalogue.

Information on this website is Copyright Miniature Bearings Australia 1997. All rights reserved.