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Forum topic by JRsgarage posted 07-23-2017 11:13 PM 507 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JRsgarage

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07-23-2017 11:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: general canada general lathe general 160

i was actually looking for a bed extension for my jet 1014 to turn some bats for my nephew but ran across this general 160-2…i had to get it. i’ll eventually do a complete overhaul but right now everything seems to run smoothly so i’ll leave it until i can research this particular model and it’s reeves drive system.

curious to know what others are using for their choice of grease and where else to lubricate other than the grease nipple..thanks

-- Two is One, One is None


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#1 posted 07-24-2017 12:02 PM

Think will find many answers to your question on grease or lubricant for your reeves drive, but no brand name product. You might be better off contacting General International and ask what they recommend. They no longer make that lathe but might offer little help. Last time called those folks (early-mid 1990’s) neither lady nor man spoke to spoke English. Got call back and spoke to guy that spoke english with slight accent and very helpful.

http://general.ca/contact.html

-- Bill

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#2 posted 07-25-2017 11:59 AM

thanks Bill. i will try giving General a call. i was surprised the manual i was able to locate has no mention of type of grease, nor the grease nipple. if i get any definitive answer, i’ll post back.

-- Two is One, One is None

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#3 posted 09-02-2017 02:31 PM

the folks at General were helpful and friendly. the tech said just to use high quality bearing grease and that there is only one grease nipple in this particular model.

-- Two is One, One is None

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