Wilson Foosball Table Bearings Needed

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Wilson Foosball Table Bearings Needed
« on: January 22, 2018, 07:49:29 PM »
Hi, new to the forum.

Got an older model Wilson foosball table that needs new bearings. Otherwise, the table is in great shape, is built like a tank, and getting a new table of similar quality would cost more than I have. From the best I can tell, the table holes are about 1-3/8" diameter and the sidewall thickness is nearly 1-1/2". Otherwise, these are standard 5/8" rods. Searching the web has not been fruitful as it seems almost all bearings are meant for 1" table holes and 1" sidewall thickness. I found some bearings on ebay that almost fit (literally like 1/16" too wide). So this is getting very distressing.

Am I just out of luck? Or, can replacement bearings be found for this table? I hate to think this table can't be spruced up. Thanks so much!

EDIT: On a side note, could I put bearings for 1" holes in the table? My thought is this wouldn't work because the bearings need the support of the surrounding wall. But since the bearing screws into the table via three small screws maybe it doesn't matter?
« Last Edit: January 22, 2018, 07:52:30 PM by LottaLove »

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Re: Wilson Foosball Table Bearings Needed
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 08:10:15 AM »
Back in the late 70ís or so I worked for a company that supplied bearing (nylon,roller, etc) to factories. Lots of guys came in for individual parts. If you can get the old one out and find a source - you can find a replacement. Not as likely to find it looking for Wilson Foosball Parts. Just my best guess.

Re: Wilson Foosball Table Bearings Needed
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 12:30:24 PM »
May be a good use case for 3D printing. A lot of local libraries are adding 3D printers. I 3D printed a foosball table bearing wrench and it worked perfectly. There are also 3D scanners, so you could take the bearing out, scan it, then print it out. Or record dimensions and design it in 3d software. The other unlikely case is that someone else 3d printed this and the 3d printing file is online for download.