this is a list of all the bearings i have ever come across while working on reels. it you service reels in a shop or as a hobby, print out this list and consider maintaining a minimum inventory of each of these sizes. if you are working on a reel and you need a bearing, you an always go to penn, shimano, daiwa, okuma, etc., for a bearing specific to that reel. you can also go to anyone of several places like boca or smooth drag and order them up. just as a point of reference, i've listed metric and inch bearings by ID x OD x TH, then the boca bearings part #, then the ABEC rating, and then the boca bearings price. if there is no abec number listed, then assume that it is ABEC-1. all of the bearings are stainless steel. the "ZZ" indicates that the bearing has stainless steel shields.

ceramic bearings - you all probably know that i am not a big fan of ceramic bearings. before you toss your stainless steel abec-5's, i would recommend cleaning your stainless bearings with carb cleaner and compressed air, then lube them with your performance grade lube of choice, and them see how they perform. if the performance is not up to snuff, consider another bearing. once you get your stainless steel abec-5's clean out and properly lubed, i think you will find them to be just as fast, and much quieter.

abec 7 bearings - sometimes you can have too much of a good thing, and tighter tolerances are not always good. i consider that to be the case with abec-7 bearings. i prefer the looser tolerances and lower prices of stainless steel abec-5 bearings.

avet bearings - special mention should be made here. avet buys a very inexpensive bearing for their reels and passes on that savings to their customers. bearings are generally $5 each. that is good and, um, bad. if you burn through bearings quickly, stick with avet bearings and save some money. if you keep your reels well maintained, consider upgrading your bearings with something a little higher in quality. the last time i ordered a dozen bearings from avet. every one of them had some damage to then. i still have that bag for display purposes.

here's the list.

metric

3 x 8 x 4 SMR693-ZZ #5 $9

3 x 10 x 4 SMR103-ZZ #5 $8

4 x 7 x 2.5 SMR74-ZZ #5 $9

4 x 8 x 3 SMR84-ZZ #5 $12

4 x 10 x 4 SMR104-ZZ #5 $8

4 x 11 x 4 SMR694-ZZ #5 $12

5 x 8 x 2.5 SMR85-ZZ #7 $8

5 x 9 x 3 SMR95-ZZ #5 $9

5 x 10 x 4 SMR105-ZZ #5 $9

5 x 11 x 3 SMR685 #1 OPEN $7

5 x 11 x 4 SMR115-ZZ #5 $9

5 x 11 x 5 SMR685-ZZ #5 $8

6 x 10 x 3 SMR106-ZZ $7

6 x 12 x 4 SMR126-ZZ #5 $9

6 x 13 x 3.5 SMR686 #5 $9

6 x 13 x 5 SMR686-ZZ #5 $12

6 x 15 x 5 SMR696-ZZ #1 $9

6 x 17 x 6 SMR606-ZZ #1 $11

6 x 19 x 6 SMR626-ZZ $12 avet

7 x 13 x 4 SMR137-ZZ #5 $9

7 x 14 x 3.5 SMR147 #1 $12

7 x 14 x 5 SMR697-ZZ #5 $12

7 x 17 x 5 SMR697-ZZ #5 $12

7 x 19 x 6 SMR607-ZZ #3 $14

7 x 22 x 7 SMR627-ZZ #1 $12

8 x 12 x 2.5 SMR128(X) $9

8 x 12 x 3.5 SMR128-ZZ #5 $9

8 x 13 x 4 SMR138-ZZ #5 $12

8 x 14 x 3.5 SMR148 $9

8 x 14 x 4 SMR148-ZZ #5 $9

8 x 16 x 5 SMR688-ZZ #5 $9 avet

8 x 19 x 6 SMR698-ZZ #1 $11

8 x 22 x 7 SMR608-ZZ #5 $22

9 x 17 x 4 SMR689 #1 $12

9 x 17 x 5 SMR689-ZZ #5 $12

9 x 20 x 6 SMR699-ZZ #3 $13

10 x 15 x 3 No Boca Number $14

10 x 15 x 4 SMR6700-ZZ #3 $14

10 x 19 x 5 SMR6800-ZZ $16

10 x 20 x 5 SMR2010-ZZ $18

10 x 22 x 6 SMR6900-ZZ #1 $17

10 x 26 x 8 SMR6000-ZZ #1 $20

12 x 18 x 4 SMR6701C-YZZ AF2 $10

12 x 21 x 5 SMR6801-ZZ #3 $22 avet

12 x 22 x 5 Daiwa #B18-1601 $15

inch

0.125 x 0.250 x 0.1094 SR144ZZ #7 $8

0.125 x 0.375 x 0.156 SR2-ZZ #3 $7

0.125 x 0.500 x 0.172 SR2A-ZZ #1 $7

0.1875 x 0.3125 x 0.125 SR156-ZZ #7 $8 avet

0.1875 x 0.375 x 0.125 SR166-ZZ #7 $8

0.1875 x 0.500 x 0.196 SR3-ZZ #3 $7.25

0.1875 x 0.6875 x 0.250 SR1601-2RS LGF $10

0.250 x 0.625 x 0.196 SR4-ZZ #3 $8

0.312 x 0.500 x 0.1562 SR1810-ZZ #3 $9 avet

0.375 x 0.625 x 0.1562 SR1038-ZZ #3 $11 avet

0.375 x 0.875 x 0.2188 SR6 #3 $12

0.375 x 0.875 x 0.2188 SR6-ZZ $7 Avet

0.500 x 0.875 x 0.2812 No Boca Number $17

0.500 x 0.875 x 0.3125 SR6-5ZZ#3 $17

0.500 x 1.125 x 0.3125 SR8-ZZ #1 $20