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71234Re: [atlas_craftsman] Re: timken oil cup wont hold oil on atlas 12

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  • Andy Howell
    Nov 1, 2011
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      On 11/01/2011 09:07 AM, steve_beard16 wrote:
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      > --- In atlas_craftsman@yahoogroups.com <mailto:atlas_craftsman%40yahoogroups.com>, Scott
      > Henion <shenion@...> wrote:
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      >> On 10/31/2011 10:41 PM, steve_beard16 wrote:
      >> > Just bought my first lathe a atlas 12 went through and degreased everything then
      > relubed the lathe. the left timken oil cup will not hold any oil it just drains straight
      > through and leaks out the bottom of the lathe. Before I tear into it any ideas on what it
      > might be also anything else I should should do or check before i start running the lathe?
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      >> > Thanks, Steve Beard
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      >> Sounds normal. There should be a felt wick in the cup that slowly drips
      >> oil on the bearing.
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      >> Without them it will just fall into the bearing race, fill it up and
      >> overflow.
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      >> Mine are near dry everytime i use the lathe. Add enough to soak the wick
      >> and then use the lathe. the manual says oil them on every use.
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      >> Yes, it will drip out. There is no bearing seal, just a dust cover.
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      >> Scott G. Henion
      >> Craftsman 12x36 lathe:
      >> http://shdesigns.org/Craftsman12x36
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      > I didnt originally think that it was sealed but when i filled the timken bearing cup for
      > the right timken bearing it hold the oil and doesn't flow through. Looks like I could have
      > a problem with that one as it keeps a constant level, maybe it is clogged.
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      > Do you know where I can buy the wicks, or make some? are they susposed to be used for
      > every cup or only timken bearing cups
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      Steve,

      I don't know if it is normal, but my QC54 leaks like that. The left side baring does not
      hold oil, just as you described. The right is ok.

      Andy
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