Bont Electronic Bearing Cleaner Kit for 7 or 8mm bearings
Bont Electronic Bearing Cleaner Kit for 7 or 8mm bearings:
Twelve thousand revolutions per minute.
Try shaking a jar at even a tenth that rate — 120 revs per minute — and you will get an idea of what makes Bont's Electronic Bearing Cleaner so effective.
The device spins bearings at 12,600 revolutions per minute. At that speed, it spits dirt and grime out of your bearings with centrifugal force, way beyond anything you could manage with a manual bearing cleaner.
The result is cleaner bearings that are smoother rolling and longer lasting. And in the long run — heck, even in one season — that could save you lots of money on new bearings.
Bont’s device is simple and easy to use, especially if you are familiar with power tools. It's basically a motor, operated by four AA batteries, that spins a tapered axle that protrudes from one end.
To operate, you slide a Bont bearing, or any brand (627, 167, 608 or micro 688) onto the axle and dip it into a jar of solvent. We used mineral spirits. But you can also substitute other solvents, including citrus cleaner or even water. NOTE: Works on 7 or 8mm bearings by changing the shaft. (All inline speed skates are 8mm, quad skates can be 7 or 8mm depending on the skate.)
Then you start the motor by pressing a button and spin the bearings for five to ten seconds.
After a few bearings, the solvent will start to cloud up with dirt and grime. After a full set of 16 bearings, the solvent will start to turn black.
That's it. All that's left to do is to dry the bearings, lube them with a couple drops of racing oil and put them back in your wheels.
The cleaning process takes about 15 minutes — less time than you'll spend trying to find a jar.
Bottom line: If you are comfortable with power tools, you will love the Bont Electronic Bearing Cleaner. It is by far the best thing we’ve found for cleaning skate bearings.