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Default OT: Plastic Igus Drylin bearings can be cut?

Leon Fisk wrote:

John Doe wrote:

In case anybody knows...

Can those be cut to make shorter?

I would think so. It's polymer plastic or whatever, plastic.

Try reading the Amazon reviews. Sounds like they are brittle, sometimes
they are even broken upon receipt...

Yes, I saw that. Hadn't considered them bring brittle, interesting
possibility. Makes sense.

But... Wouldn't the claim they are supposed to be pressed into a
sleeve/block in order to slightly reduce the inner diameter suggest
they are not brittle?

Then again, maybe they are talking about two different products, one of
them a knockoff. Amazon proper sells them for full price, like on the Igus
website. Other sellers are about half price. Would be nice if Amazon would
at least tout their own sales as LEGITIMATE products. No telling where the
others come from.

Years ago when I serviced printers... GE used what we called graphite
bearings on their dot matrix print carriages. No lube at all. Worked
well but were very brittle. If you happened to drop one on the floor it
would break