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Forum topic by JillB posted 06-28-2009 11:41 AM 1861 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JillB

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06-28-2009 11:41 AM

I have a 10inch cabinet saw ( like the older Delta units), and I would like to lubricate the sliding bearing of the arbor mechanism shown in the attached photos. Can anyone advise the best way to do this, as I cannot locate any grease nipples.

I was thinking of applying a dry lubricant, like CRC Dry Glide, but don’t know if this would be suitable for this type of bearing and the weight associated with it.

The other problem is making sure that all the bearing mating surfaces are covered with the dry lubricant, but this is difficult as there are some sections of the bearings that are never exposed, unless you dismantle the whole arbor :(

You can see the arbor mechanism with the bearings indicated here

A close up of the front arbor bearing is shown here

I would welcome any informed comments and expert technical opinions , please

regards,
Jill


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Splinterman

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#1 posted 06-28-2009 01:33 PM

Try using a large medical seringe filled with powdered graphite….....it will penetrate right down the slides.

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#2 posted 06-28-2009 01:39 PM

I’ve used CRC Dry Glide on my table saw adyustment screws with great success.

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#3 posted 06-28-2009 08:39 PM

I’ve had good luck using LPS Dry Moly Lubricant. It sprays on and runs into the slides then dries. Sawdust won’t stick to it once dry

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#4 posted 06-29-2009 06:54 AM

Thanks everyone, I feel a lot more confident using Dry Glide on the trunnion bearings now
regards,
Jill

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