View Full Version : What kind of grease to use?

01-05-2010, 10:59 PM
I just picked up what looks like a never used bench mill but totally disassembled. What kind of grease should I use one parts like the table screw? Is regular moly grease ok to use?

01-05-2010, 11:17 PM
I may be wrong, but i don't think you use grease. Try way oil maybe

01-05-2010, 11:20 PM
I'd use way oil. Grease tends to keep particles together and ends up using it as a sort of lapping compound. If you had a can of chain lube, you could probably use that.

01-05-2010, 11:56 PM
Use Vactra 2 way oil instead.

01-06-2010, 12:41 AM
Ass wax is a proven winner. Better than Vactra.


01-06-2010, 03:36 AM
Use way oil over everything.. I only slather grease on my lathe parts that I don't want rusting but probley won't rub against anything, like the 'sides' of the ways in the bed, or the side of the rack, or my tailstock offset adjustment. Oh, and the change gears, I greased those. some generic moly lube..