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  • Lubrication for Milwaukee 2H Vert Mill ?

    So I'm thinking TrueEdge/Hangsterfers way oil - comparable in viscosity to Vactra #2 for the ways and a non-detergent 30 weight for the spindle?

    Sound good, or do I need something else? (I don't have a manual and I can't find any lubrication rec. plates)

  • #2
    I've been using farm store ISO-68 hydraulic oil in the head & column. Vactra2 for the ways.

    You may find this write-up on adjusting the spindle bearing interesting ... or not.

    http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/blog.php?b=43

    I have the manuals somewhere I can't find them right now. I can copy them.
    Jon Bohlander
    My PM Blog

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    • #3
      Found the manual. It calls for SAE 30, Viscosity 300-325 Saybolt aat 100 degrees for knee, cloumn and head.

      In this chart, that comes close to ISO 68


      http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/visc.html

      The manual also emphatically calls for draining the oil, pouring in kerosene, and idling the mill for five minutes, and refilling every 4 months. I did that when I first got it and haven't done it since at the rate I use it. It obviously hadn't been changed in a long time by the sludge I found.

      It doesn't call out a specific way oil.
      Jon Bohlander
      My PM Blog

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      • #4
        Awsome! Thanks a bunch for that info. I'll be sure to get several gallons of kerosene, because I'm guessing this has not been cleaned in a long, long time ...

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