View Full Version : Grease or Oil?

11-25-2002, 07:03 PM
Hello again,

Another quick question, should I cover my leadscrew and cross table screw with some sort of grease or should I just brush on some oil?


Mike in Whitby

11-25-2002, 07:33 PM
I've used both; I think the general recommendation is oil (probably way oil would be appropriate), but I've tried molybdynm-fortified grease to see if it would make any startling difference (it didn't).

Maybe some of the other folks have better data. I doubt, in that application, it matters a whole lot. For some things, like precision bearings, using the correct oil DOES matter greatly, but that's not the case here.

Forrest Addy
11-25-2002, 07:37 PM
Oil. Grease collects chips. Oil drips off carrying chips with it.

11-25-2002, 11:16 PM

Only use greas if the thing is bagged and you have no other choice. Way oil (ISO68) is the best choice nearly all the time.