Thread: What oil for ballnuts?
I have the plumbing ready, 4mm nylon pipes to the nuts, but what do I squirt down them?
Tempted to use Castrol GTX, reasons...
1: I have lots
2: It is cheap
3: It is designed for high pressure bearings
4: It maintains the film even when cold
5: It's a bit gloopy so it won't escape too quick
Tempted to fit a perstaltic pump and program in a twist every hour or so, or is that being ridiculous :naughty:
I use Mobil Vactra on my lathe and mill. Be careful with motor oils as they can contain additives that corrode/erode bronze.
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