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kdc68

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565 days ago

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Asking advice for the best lubricate to use that won’t attract saw dust. While I wait for the correct legs to come from Grizzly (forum topic – New meaning to “not having a leg to stand on” with Grizzly), I thought I’d dry lube everything. The manual says white lithium grease and that’s fine. I’ve used it for a long time for other tools. But is there something better. Does Boeshield T-9 work good?
Items to lube:
Trunnion slides
Tilt leadscrew
Bevel Gears
Elevation Leadscrew and rail

I’d appreciate an opinion
Thank you

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once


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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 565 days ago

The screws and gears need NO lubrication, and just a squirt of oil in the bushings is enough. You really don’t think you could wear out those gears by cranking the tilt and elevation… just sayin’...

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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kdc68

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#2 posted 565 days ago

HorizontalMike – Well no I don’t think I’d wear them out. They appear heavy duty and I’m sure I will wear out before they do. The concern is more about to keep them running smoothly and prevent rust

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#3 posted 565 days ago

Graphite is used in place of grease and many woodworking applications .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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kdc68

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#4 posted 565 days ago

a1Jim – Thanks. I’ll look into it

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 565 days ago

You can find it in a automotive parts house as speedometer cable lube or Through a woodworking supply as a router bearing lube .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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kdc68

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#6 posted 565 days ago

a1Jim – Yeah, router bearing lube…I may still have some Bostik bearing lubricate. Wonder if that would work?
Thanks again

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#7 posted 565 days ago

I would advise the lube that grizzly recommends. It is not always important to use something that doesn’t attract dust. The design of the machine accounts for this. Use their recommendation. I have used the recommended high temp grease on all those parts on my unisaw and it runs great.IMO

-- Who is John Galt?

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kdc68

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#8 posted 565 days ago

joeyinsouthaustin and Rick L – thank you for your advice and the link

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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HorizontalMike

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#9 posted 565 days ago

Wow Rick, that looks like a replacement for Bostik DriKote that I have been spraying on my TS blades and drill bits. I sure do not like paying nearly $20/can for the DriKote. I wonder if I could find it locally because shipping changes the game and the cost.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#10 posted 565 days ago

HM and bostik just changed and re packaged the Drikote. Not sure if it is the sprayway stuff.
Found on amazon for 8.25 with free shipping. So there you go.

-- Who is John Galt?

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kdc68

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#11 posted 565 days ago

HorizontalMike – FYI shipping from emisupply is just over $10. So about $17 or $18 for Sprayway with shipping

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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HorizontalMike

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#12 posted 565 days ago

Joey,
I am not finding that same deal on Amazon. +$10/can and almost that in shipping. Got a better link for me?

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dautomotive&field-keywords=Dricote+&rh=n%3A15684181%2Ck%3ADricote+

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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HorizontalMike

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#13 posted 565 days ago

KDC68,
Just found the same. Looks like going to the local WC is not a bad deal after all.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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kdc68

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#14 posted 565 days ago

HorizontalMike – Yep..get it when you want without waiting for UPS to drop it at your doorstep

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#15 posted 565 days ago

Sorry may have been misleading. It is a case price. but works out to that. It was listed as free shipping for prime members. but not now??

look here.

-- Who is John Galt?

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