32956RE: [mill_drill] Covering up ball oiler ports
- May 1, 2013See attached pics, of my 1340 Smithy. Maybe something like this will work on
I made spacers for the scale to move it away from the table, and a 90 degree
adapter for the port. I got the threaded ball oiler from McMaster
Carr.....and the 1/4"-32 tap.
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Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 9:31 AM
Subject: Re: [mill_drill] Covering up ball oiler ports
Have you considered installing a one shot oiling system?
I have a TM45FG and I am about to fit just such a system to it. I purchased
most of the lines, fittings and pump from Arc Euro Trade in the UK and the
cost was nominal. I am also using some push type fittings that I found on
eBay to complete the system. I plan on making my own distribution block for
the X&Y axis though.
I also fitted my DRO scale to the front of the table. I am fortunate in that
the scale fit without interfering with the axis locks or the T-Slot stops. I
still need to fit a sturdy cover over the scale though.
I have some pics of the DRO install on my site at www.trumpy.net and I will
add pics of the oiling system install when I get around to fitting it as
> I am in the process of installing Ditron glass scales on my RF-45------------------------------------
> clone nill-drill. The obvious place to mount the long x-axis scale is
> on the back side of the table, with the optical head bolted to the
> Y-axis saddle. Unfortunately, the scale completely covers the ball
> oiler port on the back side for the x-axis motion. Spacing the scale
> off the table is a non-starter, since it already eats up an inch of
> the y motion by limiting travel back to the square column.
> How much of an issue is not being able to use the back ball oiler port?
> I can manually brush some way oil on the underside of the ways
> periodically--will that be good enough?
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