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Shafts and bearings usually use interference or transition fits - they shouldn't slide and for installation you should use force - some kind of press or clamping tool would be best, eventually if such tools are not available - few gentle hits with a hammer (you shouldn't hit the bearing directly to avoid damage, use something, for example piece of wood, to ...


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Typically you want an interference fit on a bearing ID since the shaft is usually the element that's rotating and whatever the bearing OD goes into will have a looser fit. If your shaft is rotating and has a loose fit with the bearing ID it can start to score and cause a whole bunch of issues. You can typically find undersized dowels which could work in your ...


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Generically called barrel bolts or structural panel fasteners. https://www.grainger.com/product/GRAINGER-APPROVED-Architectural-Bolt-20X885


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