Bearing components, tools, and accessories include a range of products used to protect bearings and ensure smooth bearing operation. Bearing and gear pullers extract bearings so machinery on which they are mounted can be inspected. These scissor-like hand tools come in a variety of sizes for both household and industrial use. Bearing shields prolong bearing life by keeping lubricant inside the bearing’s raceways and sealing out harmful contaminants like dust and chemicals. Shields do not have as high a resistance to chemicals as bearing seals, but their slimmer profile allows for faster bearing operating speeds. Ball and roller bearing cages evenly space the bearing’s rolling elements, reduce friction, and prevent bearing failure. The cage itself does not support any loads but is essential to a functional bearing.