Simple Way to install split bearings in tight space

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    geodave
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    I was struggling putting this idler bearing in a design I was working on to upgrade my y-idler plate on my Makerfarm Prusa i3v  and came up with this idea.  It is probably not a new idea, but was new to me. I made a 3d printed M5 plastic shaft the same length as the 2 washers & 2 split bearings & put them together outside the belt tensioning part.  I then slid it into place & pushed the M5 screw thru the hole pushing the plastic shaft out.  Sure made it simple to put that together.  I made a .5mm thick slot the same size as the plastic washers in the part I was sliding into so it was positioned correctly. Here are some photos.

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    Ryan
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    Slick

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