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Nick Taylor 210/07/2017 20:05:03
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Evening all,

I've submitted this question on the colchester yahoo group but that place seems pretty dead to me so I thought I would try to improve my chances a little and post here as well!

On the chipmaster headstock is the sight glass a level glass or should it show a flow of oil etc when the spindle is running?

Planning to change the oil soon as I can, but cant actually find any instructions on how to fill it, i.e if the sight glass isn't a 'level' then how do I know how much to put in?

Many thanks,


oldvelo10/07/2017 22:21:18
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Hi Nick

Almost all lathes mills etc the sight glass is the oil level read with the machine stopped and the level halfway up the glass.

"" then how do I know how much to put in?"" With oil half up the sight glass (Top Up if necessary) then drain into a container an measure that amount.


Hope this helps


Edited By oldvelo on 10/07/2017 22:29:19

Peter_H17/10/2019 13:27:10
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The clue is in the line. Level sight gauges have a fill line, flow sight gauges don't.

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