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What are you using for Lathe Way Oil?

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Graham Wharton02/06/2019 21:06:59
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Just be aware that some oil additives can corrode brass, bronze and copper. Thats why i would use an oil designed for machines where yellow metals are abundant not one designed for modern engines/gearboxes where yellow metals are no seen as much. I dont understand why people use engine/gearbox oils with all the nasty additives and detergents when slideway oils are readily available and no more expensive.



Edited By Graham Wharton on 02/06/2019 21:34:12

Blue Heeler03/06/2019 00:33:07
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Cheers for all the replies.


Martin W03/06/2019 01:39:08
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I oil when the slideways start to lose their film of oil and use Mobil Vactra No 2 Slideway oil. To date the beds have never shown any signs of rust/corrosion and a litre lasts for well over a year.


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