Help lubricating Rockwell 11-280 Drill Press Motor

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Forum topic by Camper posted 11-15-2010 02:32 AM 4282 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-15-2010 02:32 AM

Topic tags/keywords: drill press lubrication

As I am slowly (the operative word) cleaning up the Rockwell 11-280 DP I have, I noticed the following notice on the motor:

“LUBRICATION:After 2 years of normal operation add annually 1/2 teaspoon electric motor oil OR SAE 10 to each BRG.”

I am not sure what exactly BRG stands for but I am assuming “bearing” maybe? In addition can anyone tell me how I could get to the “BRGs”. Can I also assume that the SAE 10 oil is the motor oil we use in our cars? Ids there some other oil I should/could use thats better for it?

Here is a picture of the motor from the bottom, thats where the notice was and the next picture is from the side.

Thanks in advance for all the help which can point me in the right direction.

-- Tampa-FL

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#1 posted 11-16-2010 11:26 PM

hmm, I think I will give this a bump in case someone has the answer and just missed it

-- Tampa-FL

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#2 posted 11-16-2010 11:46 PM

I believe the bearings are located 1 under the pulleys, and one on the opposite side of the motor (the shaft is riding in their centers). as for OILs, different oils have different viscosities and properties that are suited for their intended use. Use motor Oil as specified. you can find it at the local BORG, and hardware stores.

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