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Machine screw/threaded on one end & ball bearing swivel on the other?

Machine screw/threaded on one end & ball bearing swivel on the other?

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Old 02-21-12, 08:23 AM
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Machine screw/threaded on one end & ball bearing swivel on the other?

I've seen these before but I cannot find them for sale anywhere. They looked like a fishing tackle ball bearing swivel was cut in half and had a machine screw's threaded end...

Anyone have any clue what these are called? I can't even find a picture of them.

Looking for any fastener that can screw securely into a static piece and have a head that swivels freely.
 
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Old 02-21-12, 10:08 AM
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Something like this?



Do a Google search for ball bearing rod end.
 
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Old 02-21-12, 10:12 AM
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Close but the axis of the bearing should be on the same axis as the rod end. So the eye would be looking up on that one thats standing up. Not sure if that makes sense...

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These, except minus whatever is on the right side.

 
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Old 02-21-12, 10:20 AM
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Hmmmm I think I know what you mean. I swear I have something with that kind of fitting. Maybe a bird feeder or similar. I'll have to look around the garage. It has a cable crimped in to the swiveling side. Not as fancy as the Heim joint kinda things Furd shows.

Like a swivel snap hook only with a thread instead of the snap.

Maybe that would work? Put in an eyebolt then use a swivel snap?
 
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Old 02-21-12, 10:22 AM
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tinypic won't work here, sorry.... I see what you mean though.
 
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Hrm I can't post an image?

I found what I've seen before. It was for a jump rope. On Amazon:


$13 for the pair. I have to buy 10 of these...

I need the left half of that image.

I was thinking of using an eyehook and a ball bearing swivel thats used for fishing line. That's too many "bending points" though. Need the base to be solid to the static piece.
 
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Do either of these look like what you want?



 
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Old 02-22-12, 10:55 AM
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Thanks for the reply. Those are similar to the ones Furd suggested. Very similar concept. Bearing is on the wrong axis though. Need the axis of the bearing to be on the same axis of the screw.
 
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I'm afraid I don't understand what you are looking for short of sticking a bolt through a bearing.
 
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Old 02-23-12, 07:54 AM
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I'm looking for the left half of these:


The bolt and "cone" are one piece and I believe it's crimped around a bearing which holds that small eyelet.

The bolt screws into a handle which is static and the eyelet rotates freely.
 
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Old 02-23-12, 01:55 PM
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Not knowing what size you are looking for, try these google/yahoo search terms: "swivel eye bolt machine thread" or "swivel hoist ring". They deliver what you describe but the hardware may be too large for your purposes.

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