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Richrd

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Any guide lines about llubing work? I get the WD on aluminum, but what about turning steel or stainless?

Also lubing steady rest points .


Any tips on what and when to lube on the machine.
Thanks
 

ddickey

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I've only ever used water soluble cutting oil. I can mix it how I want or need it and simply squirt it on with a squirt bottle. I just bought a mister so that is what I will be using from now on.
 

4ssss

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Used to be white lithium grease on centers and steady rests, but I don't think it's available any more.
 

Tony Pisano

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When I was in trade school, we used white-lead. White lithium grease is readily available. There is also "never seez" and other brand extreme pressure lubricants for steady rests and dead centers
 

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Oops, that's what I meant, the white lead. The Alzeimers is kicking in.
 
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