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    I have bought, for a song, 4 x two-metre lengths of legacy Hiwin LGR20C linear rails.
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    I gather the current 4-row HG-Series replaced this now obsolete 2-row LG-Series in 2008-ish.
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    The bought rails are still in the original if torn plastic wrapping but have some surface rust in some spots, so if I can somehow find bearing blocks, I would spruce the rails up using electrolysis as recommended by <Swarfing> and implemented by <kingcreaky> and described at http://www.mycncuk.com/threads/6166-...uisition/page2
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    However they are useless to me unless I can get hold of some matching bearing blocks.
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    Anyone have any new or used LGH20 or LGW20 blocks they would like to sell?
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    Or know of any place that might still have New Old Stock?
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    Id obviously cover freight from UK to Oz as well.
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    Or am I chasing old technology needlessly.
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    Thanks,
    Andy
    Last edited by AndyGuid; 22-10-2014 at 10:46 AM.

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    Here in the US, Automation Overstock has been selling these legacy items for about 5 years now. I purchased 8 LGW20 blocks about 2 years ago, and they only had a few left then. I just got two 3m lengths of rail delivered yesterday to go with the blocks I have. Unless you can find some on Ebay, I don't think you'll have much luck.

    Looks like someone just sold 4 two weeks ago.
    http://www.befr.ebay.be/itm/HIWIN-LM...item2c8810c4a1
    Gerry
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    Thanks Gerry.
    I found Automation Overstock via googling but, as you suggest, they are all out of stuff for the LG-series although they still have some stuff for the AG-series.
    Am now trying to get LGH20 blocks from China... Maybe not Hiwin original but so long as they work it'll save me a packet.
    I will use these old rails only for the long axis of my build. I notice that the docs reckon that the HG-series better accomodates installation error, so as a novice I hope that I'm not creating problems for myself using the LG-series? My build will be using self-levelling epoxy.
    You are so lucky being in the US... Virtually everything readily available and reasonable postage too! Downunder everything costs the earth!
    Andy
    Last edited by AndyGuid; 23-10-2014 at 03:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyGuid View Post
    .......................... and reasonable postage too!

    I paid $170 shipping for my 3m rails. The price of the two rails was $468 - 35% shipping.
    (This of course was due to the length)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ger21 View Post
    I paid $170 shipping for my 3m rails. The price of the two rails was $468 - 35% shipping.
    (This of course was due to the length)
    Ok, I take that back.

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    Have a look at this link:

    http://tjcsljxpt.machine365.com/General/D5167832.shtml

    It's in Chinese, but there is an 'ask price' button which allows you to send a message.

    Okay, you don't speak/write Chinese, but hey - it's worth a shot dropping them a line in English, surely..? You might get lucky.

    Wal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wal View Post
    Have a look at this link:

    http://tjcsljxpt.machine365.com/General/D5167832.shtml

    It's in Chinese, but there is an 'ask price' button which allows you to send a message.

    Okay, you don't speak/write Chinese, but hey - it's worth a shot dropping them a line in English, surely..? You might get lucky.

    Wal.
    Translated to English; http://translate.google.co.uk/transl...0%26bih%3D1076
    Spelling mistakes are not intentional, I only seem to see them some time after I've posted

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    Ahhhhhhh...

    It's a Silver Slider..!

    Wal.

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    Hi

    I might actually have some of these - let me check and get back to you.....

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