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#628835 - 07/31/03 08:12 PM plastic key bushings
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I'm going to replace my key bushings with felt, but was wondering if anyone has ever used those plastic bushings that they sell in Schaff?

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#628836 - 07/31/03 08:36 PM Re: plastic key bushings
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There are very noisey and are prone to knock.
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#628837 - 08/01/03 09:28 AM Re: plastic key bushings
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Just like teflon bushings ;\)
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#628838 - 08/01/03 10:16 AM Re: plastic key bushings
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Let's put it this way: I keep about 10 sizes of bushing felt to assure a precision fit in holes which are quite variable. The plastic inserts are "one size fits all". So that gives you about a 1 in 10 chance they will be a good fit.

I consider them to be for quick emergency repairs only.

OTOH, I have never seen a good regular felt bushing job done by a beginner. In some cases the plastic inserts probably would have actually been better.

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