Headstock Lubrication Fiasco

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Re: Headstock Lubrication Fiasco

Post by rmac » Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:42 am

Just to close the loop, I got some proper oil and added it until the sight glasses were nearly full. The level went down the first time I ran the lathe after filling (I suppose as the oil found its way into the bearings), but it seems to have stabilized nicely in the time since.

As a bonus, with the now-clean cavities behind the sight glasses and the brand new oil, the little holes behind the sight glasses are visible. So no more guessing about what's going on there.

-- Russell Mac

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