Does anyone know how many ball bearings are used on the spindle of the Shaper Origin CNC router? I ask because of Festool’s involvement with its design. They are known to have sold (and maybe still do), a track-saw for about $1K, that only has one ball bearing at the arbor end of the shaft. The other end runs in a bronze sleeve. I’m wondering if that’s the case here, as they wouldn’t answer the question when I asked this week. That’s a red flag for me. Just how long would it take, for a sleeve to wear enough, that the several thousandths accuracy achievable out of the box, becomes several hundredths?
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