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Sandman north
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way oil

Post by Sandman north » Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:56 am

I have been using hypoid oil for my ways on my standard modern lathe 12 x 30.
It has came to my attention to use way oil and I have found a supplier with way oil from 2o weight - to 5o weight

What weight of oil should I be using ? I do have some wear on the beds if this makes a difference?



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Bill Shields
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Re: way oil

Post by Bill Shields » Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:03 pm

If it is a clunky old lathe...bar and chain oil for chainsaws works quite well.

Is what I use on my severely worn but very usable old South Bend that I cannot justify doing anything with but taking care of and using as required.
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Re: way oil

Post by John Hasler » Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:14 pm

I also use bar & chain oil on my Logan lathe and on my Avey/Burgmaster frankenmill (except on the ways for the knee: there I use spray lithium grease).

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Re: way oil

Post by djjh87 » Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:00 am

I believe Southbend and Monarch called for 20w.

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Re: way oil

Post by ramsay » Fri Feb 18, 2022 4:04 pm

Walmart bar and chain oil.. All the way oil one would ever need.. Cheers from Louisiana; Mike

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