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  • #76
    Wurth HHS 2000


    • #77
      Originally posted by Rich Carlstedt View Post
      I don't understand about not buying Waylube
      Here is 5 gallons of the best Waylube on the market for $70
      Sunoco Waylube 1180 is an ISO VG 68 lubricant specially formulated for the lubrication of machine tool ways and slides. It eliminates stick-slip or table chatter by reducing friction between mating surfaces. Where ways are heavily loaded it provides film strength and excellent EP protection.

      They are east Coast suppliers and may not ship west of Chicago

      FYI , The Metal machinery company's making Lathes and Mills after WW II had competition every year and Sunoco won hands down
      Your old Bridgeport manuals and lathe manuals use to specify Sunoco Way Lube
      We bought this and I've been using it for a short while. TBH I forgot I ran out of Vactra. Feels the same to me. Thanks Rich.
      21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
      1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration


      • #78
        I bought a gallon of way oil 20 years ago. Still have a half gallon left. The sticky crap attracts all kind of swarf and dirt to help grind away at sliding surfaces. Then try to clean that mess off after it sets up. I much prefer hydraulic oil in liberal quantities to float the dirt away. Currently I am using left over refrigeration oil that I no longer have a use for. I use the way oil lube wire rope