new machine --- cleaning up and which grease to use ...
- Hello everyone ... and happy new year!!!
Just getting into hobby metal working, purchased a Grizzly G4000
lathe and a G0463 mill. Setting up my garage and small workshop and am
about to clean off the packing gunk. I believe I have read that white
lithium grease should be used for bedways, threads, gears etc. for
lube and protection of these areas. My queston is I have bearing and
chassis grease -- green in color -- is this okay for a substitute or
should I just track down the white lithium? Obviously would like to
use the best for the job.
Thanks in advance for the replies... Bob.
- One thing that confuses many people is that WD-40 is NOT a lubricant.
It is a Water Dispersent, hence WD. It is the 40th formula tried, WD-
It does have many other uses such as desolving adhesives, and removing
paint from your hands but it is not good for lubricating.
I hope that this keeps someone from in effect running their machine