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tonyH

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Machine oil
« on: July 07, 2017, 04:11:08 PM »

Hi All,

I'm refurbishing a second hand Unimat 3 (Austrian built) for the odd job such as gun barrels.
All is straight and tidy, with very little wear. Motor runs smoothly and the brushes are virtually new.
Can someone recommend a suitable oil for the slides and for the odd plain bearings and also a lightweight grease for the gearbox drive to the power feed.
The earlier thread referred to a company 'Chronos' but they seem to have disappeared.

Thanks

Tony
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Re: Machine oil
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 05:02:15 PM »

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Re: Machine oil
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2017, 05:06:51 PM »

Chronos's website is still up, here:

https://www.chronos.ltd.uk/

You might like to check these websites which have loads of stuff about your lathe and other lathes in general.

http://unimat.homestead.com/techtip.html

http://lathes.co.uk/

If memory serves either of these will do for lubricating your lathe

Trent S32. ISO 32

Castrol Magna BD68
They are both easy to find on fleabay.
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Re: Machine oil
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2017, 06:47:43 PM »

Cheers Chaps,

I tried the Chronos link from the earlier thread but got the '404' message.

I've never used a lathe before so it's all part of the learning curve!

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Re: Machine oil
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2017, 09:07:39 PM »

I use Light oil on my old EW lathe which seems to do the trick.
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Re: Machine oil
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2017, 09:22:52 PM »

SAE 30 monograde for my Myford. nemesis
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