Grumpy Old Git.
- Dec 6, 2013
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- York, North Yorkshire
Hi Danuzzo, Guys,As to the chuck, it is in very good condition. It is also very accurate. That is why I would like new jaws for it, as opposed to another chuck. The soft jaws idea may be a worthwhile option that I will research further. Thank's BaronJ and Norman.
As to the grease on the spindle bearings, that is what I will continue with because it appears that this lathe was designed with that in mind. The overheating could have been due (I guess) to all the old gummed up grease around the bearings. We will see.
As to the Logan 816 lathe, I just looked at some photos, and there is a similarity in appearance. Thanks, David. I will certainly delve into this deeper.
As to the link, BaronJ, I checked that out before I bought the lathe, and it helped sway me into buying it. Thanks.
Please try and find out what the manufacturer intended about lubrication for that spindle bearing. I don't see any venting for allowing grease to escape, so pumping grease in will eventually fill the voids, and with nowhere for it to escape it will cause the bearing to rapidly heat up.
While high temperature grease is normally used on taper roller bearings used on motor vehicle wheels, there are also strictly allowable amounts and grades of grease that are applied.