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Offline Gary M.

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Main Shaft Grease
« on: February 22, 2012, 03:11:14 pm »
Hello, New Tormek T7 user here. Been getting acquainted with my machine by sharpening some old knives and scissors which had some rust on them. I noticed that some of the rusty water dripped down between the collar and micro threads and decided to start a colony. That's a no-no so I decided to disassemble the machine and give the inside of the collars and the micro threads a cleaning and spritz of WD-40. Then I noticed that the main shaft grease that the stone mounts to is dry.

So my question is, should I wipe the dry stuff off and apply some fresh? If so, what type grease is recommended? Will any petroleum based lube work?

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Gary

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Re: Main Shaft Grease
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 03:45:11 am »
I'm new too, so I'm just throwing another comment on the table.  I recently took the shaft out of my T7 and lubed the nylon bearings with Super Lube Synthetic Grease (after cleaning them up well).  I recently became familiar with this grease and am adopting it for virtually all the applications in my house that require grease.  It's cheap, clear, waterproof, and the perfect thickness & viscosity in my opinion.
Mike

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Re: Main Shaft Grease
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 06:05:15 am »
Hi Mike,  Where do you buy Super Lube?

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Re: Main Shaft Grease
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 02:14:11 am »
Hi Gary, just go to Amazon.com and search for "super lube synthetic grease."  I like having the 3oz. tube and the 1/2oz. tube around for different things, but they package it in every other typical grease container too.

Again, I'm still a Tormek newbie myself so I'm not the expert on this - but I'm very happy with the Super Lube for this and many other applications too.
Mike

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Re: Main Shaft Grease
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 03:10:29 am »
Hello, just check my post on the chatter marks I left previously. The lubrication is extensively treated.
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Re: Main Shaft Grease
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 01:28:58 am »
I remember a comment Bob Vaughn made at a jointer/planer repair class.  He said the presence of lubrication is more important the the particular kind of lubrication. 

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Re: Main Shaft Grease
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 12:30:34 pm »
Thanks for the feedback gentlemen. Much appreciated.

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Gary