How to Measure a Bearing
Most of the bearings at Arrow are metric in size – but they can also be in Imperial. Keep in mind that most bearing sizes are inch sizes or full mm e.g. 19.05mm would be 3/4 inch. Each bearing has an Inside Diameter (d), Outside Diameter (D) and Width Diameter (B).
You can search and narrow down the results for a bearing using our search criteria boxes on the left hand side of a page – e.g. using the d or D as a reference. Once you have correctly identified a bearings size you may need to find out whether it comes complete with shield/s or seal/s – known as the suffix in the bearing reference.
Insert the outer anvils of the caliper into the bore of the bearing as demonstrated in the picture and open the Vernier caliper until there is a good fit with each other. This will give you the bore size of the bearing.
Place the jaws of the calliper around the outside of the bearing until it's a good fit, this will give you the outer diameter size of a bearing.
As you have done previously, measure the width of the bearing by placing the jaws of the calliper around the width making sure it's a good fit.