|Forum topic by ScottKaye||posted 12-21-2013 04:07 AM||847 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
12-21-2013 04:07 AM
Im in the process of tuning up my dad’s old Rockwell Super 990 RAS. I built new tables for it and now Im in the cleaning/tuning stage of getting this saw ready for duty. This saw was made in 1963 before lubricants such as dry lubes were readily available. I was reading instructions for a super 900 saw that said “Lubrication – Put a few drops of good grade machine oil on the column, to allow it to move up and down freely…. CAUTION! NEVER OIL THE TRACK” meaning dont oil the carriage track. I get it. But what about using a Dry Lube here such as slip it? The track was pretty well gummed up but I was able to get most of the gunk out with a rag and simple green. The carriage rides pretty smoothly along the track now so maybe I shouldnt even worry about this. What say you?
As a side note, I used a few shots of Slip It on the dovetail ways of my Delta 14-650 mortiser and its operating smoothly now. It worked very well. Before I sprayed it, It required considerable force to get the mortiser head to move.
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