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86970Re: [atlas_craftsman] Re: Backgear countershaft lubrication

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  • wa5cab
    Apr 9, 2014
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      Can you repeat the model number of your lathe?  For some reason I though you had a cabinet (under drive) model.  I may be confusing you with someone else.

      Robert Downs - Houston
      wa5cab dot com (Web Store)
      MVPA 9480

      In a message dated 04/09/2014 10:22:17 AM Central Daylight Time, love@... writes:
      What diameter is the ball and spring oiler and at what position is it when the back gear is engaged?  disengaged? 
      I think I'll have to drill a hole in the eccentric and install an oiler myself.  I hate to have that shaft run dry.  I looked at the history of the lathe and it looks like that before there was an under cabinet drive, the back gear shaft was lubricated by a plug in the center of the shaft lengthwise.  I wonder if squirting oil in one end is really sufficient to get oil to the bushings.

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