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Boca Bearings Fishing Newsletter: Issue 7
Holder, J. (2012, January 02)

I've had many people ask if ceramic bearings are really worth the extra cost when it comes to fishing reels? In this article we are going to help answer that question for you and explain exactly why and when is it best to use ceramic bearings or steel bearings.

Ceramic balls can be used to replace steel in ball bearings. Their higher hardness means they are much less susceptible to wear and can offer more than triple lifetimes. They also deform less under load, meaning they have less contact with the bearing retainer walls and can roll faster. In very high speed applications, heat from friction during rolling can cause problems for metal bearings, which are reduced by the use of ceramics. Ceramics are also more chemically resistant and can be used in wet environments where steel bearings would rust. In some cases, their electricity-insulating properties may also be valuable in bearings. The two major drawbacks to using ceramics are a significantly higher cost and susceptibility to damage under shock loads.

Because ceramic is a glass like surface it has an extremely low coefficient of friction and is ideal for applications seeking to reduce friction.. more
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Ceramic Lightning Fishing Reel Bearing kits are an upgrade replacement to stock fishing reel bearings. These ABEC #5 bearings have ceramic balls with stainless steel races, retainers and shields. Ceramic will never corrode, has less rolling resistance and is lighter and than steel. As a result ceramic bearings last longer and cast longer. All Ceramic Lightning fishing reel bearings are supplied dry, without grease or oil. Lubrication can be added...more

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Q: Are the seals fixed or held in place by c-clips?

A: On the removable shields there are c-clips to hold them in place.
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