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  1. #1
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    Default Backgear Chatter

    Do lathes in general make more noise on the backgears? Just a general impression .....

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    Smile

    useally if open head stock.

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    Yep, if you want to have the gears run quiet try using an open gear lube. It looks like tar and comes in a tube that you put in a caulking gun. Just don't get it on you or your clothes.

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    Default Open Gear Noise

    I use 80 90 rearend lube and just pour it all over the gears. Seems to protect and quiet em down a bit

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    Yep
    I use a little STP, it seems to stay on well.

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    Don't some of those back geared lathes have a method of adjustment? I have a vague memory of a back gear shaft mounted in eccentric bushings that could be rotated to adjust the clearnce between the gears.

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