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  • Camlocks, lube and finickyness

    Is a lube generally recommended for camlock cam surfaces? It seems to me that an "ideal lube" would render the system useless. Should the studs and mating parts be dry or is a light film of oil ok?

    How much torque is needed on a typical D1-4 spindle?

    A link to general guidelines would be great if anyone has one.

    Den

  • #2
    Good question,I have mostly D1-8 at work,always have run them dry.Torque in my experience is as much as you can get.
    I just need one more tool,just one!

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    • #3
      Just a thought....I would think dry would be the way to go, you want the friction to help drive the chuck
      Walt

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      • #4
        I just put a light coat of oil or grease on the pins so they don't gall (Sides too). The torque you put on the cams is translated to lift on the pins. The pins are tuff but the chuck may be cast iron or "semi-steel". Too much and you might pull the pins out of the chuck--threads and all. Put all you can get but don't use an extention.

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