br-15-logoa banner-blue-blue1
Home | About Us | Events | Meetings | Education | Babbitt Pouring Class | Buy a Blade | Wolf Iron Works | Join Us | Contact Us |

Branch 15 Saturday Classes

Babbitt Pouring - February 22, 2014

br-15-class-2-22-14-2

 

 

br-15-class-2-22-14-1
br-15-class-2-22-14-3
br-15-class-2-22-14-6
br-15-class-2-22-14-12
br-15-class-2-22-14-11
br-15-class-2-22-14-13
br-15-class-2-22-14-15
br-15-class-2-22-14-16
babbitt-pouring1
babbitt-pouring3
babbitt-pouring6
babbitt-pouring8
babbitt-pouring9
babbitt-pouring11
babbitt-pouring12

Babbitt is a soft metal similar to lead, that is easily melted and poured by most any handyman. Babbitt has special additives that allows it to stand up to heavy use as a bearing material. There are several grades or formulas that are used depending on the load on a bearing. It is used in many places in our old equipment such as bearings in a pump jack, main and rod bearings in an engine and even used on the axles and shafts in the trolley cars. It can quite often be used to renew the bearings without disassembling the machine. Unlike a machined bearing, it will flow around a shaft and often eliminate machining the shaft to a specific size. Babbit flows like water when it is hot and it conforms to what ever it needs to, to make things fit. So if you have every thing prepared right you can have a new bearing in a matter of minutes.

Home | About Us | Events | Meetings | Education | Babbitt Pouring Class | Buy a Blade | Wolf Iron Works | Join Us | Contact Us |