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KWIL21/10/2019 11:28:52
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I use Rocol X5 slideway oil, but you can buy Millers, Millway 68 for £60 for 20 litres from Cutwel, just need a few friends if the £60 is too much to bear!

JA21/10/2019 11:56:08
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Engine oil should be avoided. New oil contains a lot of additives about which you know nothing. Old oil will contain even more rubbish.

Use the correct stuff which is meant to stick to ways etc. It is cheap and can be bought on the internet. I usually buy my oil direct from Morris. Since they did not sell a slideway oil I ask them where I could get some and was pointed at Premier Oils & Lubricants at Stoke. At this moment they can supply you with 5 Litres of Sideway 68 for £19.20 (incl. VAT) plus the delivery charge.

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Hopper21/10/2019 12:30:41
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Posted by JA on 21/10/2019 11:56:08:

Engine oil should be avoided. New oil contains a lot of additives about which you know nothing.

None of which will do your lathe one bit of harm. It's worked just fine for me for half a century. Same lathe. Still going.

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