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Question For The Machinists On The Forum

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RVTECH, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I am a 'novice' machinist and I am doing some overdue maintenance on my Lathe (1929 South Bend 9X48) and I was wondering what is the proper lube for the exposed gears IE. the back gears, slides shaft gears etc. Previously I greased them but they picked up a lot of foreign material over the years. They do need some kind of lube so what is the best for them? Thanks.
     
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    Kurly Puget Sound Member

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  3. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I always thought the exposed gears would require something 'heavier' but I guess not. I guess I should crack my own South Bend book occasionally!
     
  4. Kurly

    Kurly Puget Sound Member

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    You bet, Good for all the bearings too.