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Brett Hurt
10-23-2009, 11:14 PM
I have a Grezzly g3617 milling machine and the say to use iso 68 or 20w nondegerent oil. So what should I use, ps is wayoil a option on this. Brett

Ken_Shea
10-23-2009, 11:18 PM
Brett,
If it's under warranty use what they recommend, along with proof of purchase, if not, my take is there is way (pun intended) toooooo much emphasis on what is best, just coat the damn thing with what ever you have, keep an eye on it and be done with it.

Black_Moons
10-24-2009, 01:08 AM
Use iso 68 hydrolic oil :) lots of places should have it.

oldtiffie
10-24-2009, 02:19 AM
I have a Grezzly g3617 milling machine and the say to use iso 68 or 20w nondegerent oil. So what should I use, ps is wayoil a option on this. Brett

Thanks Brett.

Here's your machine:
http://www.grizzly.com/products/g3617

My supplier recommends this:
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/oldtiffie/Lubrication/Machine_lub_oil1.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/oldtiffie/Lubrication/Machine_lub_oil2.jpg

I use it in my gear-boxes, lead-screws and slides/guides etc. on my mills, lathes and grinders etc. as well as accessories. They all work fine. I clean my machines when I have finished with them for the day and wipe them with fresh oil. I wipe-off and re-oil at the start of the next day/session.

I don't have auto-oilers as I rely on "feel" to tell me if the machine or accessory needs more oil - but that rarely happens.

Others will have recommendations that suit them - and all may be valid.