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Forum topic by Be Bliss posted 04-09-2014 07:35 PM 1260 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Be Bliss

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04-09-2014 07:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question gear box maintenance

Got a woodtek 20” planer, ct-508. Decide to do some maintenance to it this season. It was brought used and have had it only for 2 years, mostly collecting dust in the garage. Decide to change the gear box oil along with the blades and oil the machine. Anyhow, manufacture recommends “HD-100, MOBIL GEAR 627, SHELL OMALA 100, ESSO SPARTAN EP-100” as suitable types of oil. Just wondering, if any one know little more about this gear oils and where to get them? I have tried auto parts stores and didn’t have much luck. Will try grainger. While at it, for the grease for chain and worm gear and SAE-30 oil for lubrication of bushing and rollers, any one have any recommendation for that as well?

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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 04-09-2014 08:21 PM

Grainger may well have one or more of them. In my Delta I use Mobil 634 which I got at Grainger (it’s in the same family of lubes as the Mobil 627). Regardless, I think you will do well with any of the quality lubes form the auto store and probably save some bucks. I picked what I did because it had some additive that Delta recommended…but truth be told, none of us hobbyists work these planers very hard at all, and I suspect some of those lubes were spec’d based on a much harder life than they actually see. This question comes up frequently, and all brands/weights/whatever are used, and no reported failures yet.

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#2 posted 04-09-2014 08:22 PM

I believe the gear oil is just that. That looks like 100 weight gear oil. I can usually get that kind of think at an auto parts store but I live in a area with farmers, ranchers and oil field people. My second choice would be an oil distributor. They sell to stations and the public as well. Do you have a tractor place like John Deere or Caterpillar? I almost said oil field pump jacks but you might not be in oil country. The SAE-30 weight might be as difficult. The recommended lubrication for bushings and bearings is usually non detergent oil. That is becoming more difficult to find. Chain oil? try motorcycle shop. I like moly grease or. It is black and slick. It comes in a tube. Can get heavier stuff in a can. Used for packing wheel bearings on a car. Get the good stuff. Good luck

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#3 posted 04-10-2014 01:27 AM

Our auto parts stores sell gear oil as do the tractor dealers.

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Be Bliss

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#4 posted 04-10-2014 09:10 PM

Went to grainger and picked up mobil 80W-90 Hope this is fine. Picked up some grease and SAE-30 oil. Now just have to align the blade and put everthing back in order and hope things will run same or better than before.

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#5 posted 04-10-2014 09:29 PM

You may need a pick of tubing or something to help get the oil into the gearbox, on my Delta they made it almost impossible to reach the fill opening.

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#6 posted 04-12-2014 03:12 AM

I bought the gear oil for my planer at the auto parts store. The chain grease, too.

Both were around 5 bucks.

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