I'm in the middle of doing my first build which i will hopefully sort a build log out for as soon as i sort the digi camera out. It dawn on me whilst assembling the X axis what i should be using to lube the linear round bar slide bearings with? Grease or oil? I have these mounted on plain steel. whats your thoughts?
i'v been using some Lithium 2 Grease:
A Premium quality mineral oil, lithium thickened lubricating grease suitable for general purpose applications in plain and anti-friction bearings.
Conforms to leading bearing manufacturers specifications for general purpose industrial and automotive grease.
Cant remember what the price was for a tube, ill find out tomoz and let you know.
Cant be much more the £3-4 :nope:.Me
thats a great help already, my thoughts were white grease which is low viscosity. Thanks again.
Seems to work fine. Be aware though it does introduce quite a bit of drag or "stiction" if you are Irving. Not too bad once the machine has warmed up but noticable when cold.
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Didnt get a chance today but will get a price tomoz. Anyone else need anything while im at it ?.Me
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"Don't worry, about a thing cos every little thing is gonna be alright" to let me know about the grease.....LOL!!!:heehee: