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JimmieS24/01/2018 20:52:22
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Have just come across a 'lost' Myford branded 4" three jaw chuck (Toolmex made in Poland) which I had totally forgotten about. There is what would appear to be an oiling point - recess with ball in centre on the front face. Am I correct and if so what grade/ type of oil should be used?

Any one able to give a price guide as, after doing without I probably do not need it. It is complete with key, seem to have had little use and is undamaged save for some very light surface rust acquired in 'storage'. The jaws move smoothly.

David Standing 124/01/2018 20:54:01
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Price guide? A photograph would help.

JimmieS24/01/2018 21:23:58
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True. Will try tomorrow night.

Jim

Neil Wyatt24/01/2018 22:06:02
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Same as you use for the slideways will be fine.

JohnF24/01/2018 23:41:53
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JimmieS you might find this interesting its a previous post on this forum, regarding oil I would use a thicker oil that will be retained better when the chuck is in use. I have some Shell Toner R -- no longer available in the same grade, it is very "sticky" as a matter of interest I have seen it suggested that chain saw chain oil is good for this application as well as change wheel lubrication - same reasons.

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Ed Dinning 125/01/2018 02:40:54
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Hi Gents, I have with success used PTFE spray as it is non sticky so no swarf pick up and it leaves a very fine film.

Ed

roy entwistle25/01/2018 09:14:19
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Ed How are you going to spray through an oiling point with ball bearing in the middle? ( see original post )

Roy thinking

Stub Mandrel25/01/2018 09:21:07
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The oil needs to be fluid enough to spread through the chuck from the oiling point.

Neil Wyatt25/01/2018 10:09:38
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Oi! Mandrel, who rattled your cage?

N.

Bill Davies 225/01/2018 10:50:23
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Out of hibernation?

Bill

Robbo25/01/2018 14:38:38
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When you've given the chuck a few squirts with the oil gun, put it n the lathe and give it a spin to throw out surplus oil.

Being prepared with a cloth held in front of the chuck will save your shirt front from unwanted lubrication.frown

David Standing 125/01/2018 15:06:48
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 25/01/2018 10:09:38:

Oi! Mandrel, who rattled your cage?

N.

The voices in your head are talking to each other in public!

Scary.......cheeky

NJH25/01/2018 16:20:15
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Neil

I fear these could be symptoms of D.I.D - I’ll leave it to you to look up. If this is not the case maybe there ARE two of you and both are contributing to ME discussion -either way maybe a case for a wage increase ?

Norman

Ed Dinning 126/01/2018 02:59:08
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Hi Gents, should have made it clearer, PTFE spray works best is chuck is stripped, but works pretty well if the jaws are simply wound out to expose the scroll.

Ed

JimmieS26/01/2018 12:59:04
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As suggested.img_1420.jpg

David Standing 126/01/2018 13:46:39
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It looks in nice unabused condition.

Doog has an almost identical one on eBay at the moment at £75.....but no bids and it finishes in two days.

Supply and demand - there's plenty of them around, so it's a buyers market.

Value probably in the £60-£80 range.

I would whip the jaws out and give it a good clean first, start at £80 and drop it £5 to £10 every time you have to relist it!

JimmieS26/01/2018 22:21:10
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David, many thanks for you advice. Much appreciated.

Jim

peak427/01/2018 00:20:23
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Posted by Robbo on 25/01/2018 14:38:38:

When you've given the chuck a few squirts with the oil gun, put it n the lathe and give it a spin to throw out surplus oil.

Being prepared with a cloth held in front of the chuck will save your shirt front from unwanted lubrication.frown

Hmm, I'm not a trained engineer, well not mechanical anyway, but I'd suggest a soft paper towel, rather than a cloth if it's going near any moving bits like spinning chucks.

Bill

Chris Trice27/01/2018 01:40:31
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I might be worth that if it has both sets of jaws.

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