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Gear lube option for Hendey

skipd1

Aluminum
Joined
Jan 6, 2010
Location
Bismarck, ND
Now I have this lathe up and operating I am wondering what is the best option for lubricating the spur gears on the Hendey 12x30 Gearhead lathe.
My old South Bend lathe was lubricated with a gear grease (Lubriplate) which worked well and as the gears were enclosed from any swarf and they show little wear in the 12 years I have has it.
Now with this Hendey the gears are also enclosed and I don't really see any automatic oiling, except for some of the gear shafts. What would be a good choice for these gears?

Thanks

Skipd1

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Peroni

Cast Iron
Joined
May 18, 2007
Location
Yadkinville, NC
Best thing I have found for open gears is Lubrication Engineers Pyroshield 5180. This is the aerosol version, they also have it in tubes, buckets and barrels. My dad used it on his Bucyrus Erie cable hoe and front shovel with great success. I've been using it on the open gearing on my hit miss engines and machine tools, has also worked great on the trailer gooseneck ball. Stays where you put it, will not run or melt. There are a lot of open gear greases/oils but this stuff if by far the best I've ever used.
 

ramsay1

Stainless
Joined
Aug 19, 2003
Location
port allen, louisiana usa
Best thing I have found for open gears is Lubrication Engineers Pyroshield 5180. This is the aerosol version, they also have it in tubes, buckets and barrels. My dad used it on his Bucyrus Erie cable hoe and front shovel with great success. I've been using it on the open gearing on my hit miss engines and machine tools, has also worked great on the trailer gooseneck ball. Stays where you put it, will not run or melt. There are a lot of open gear greases/oils but this stuff if by far the best I've ever used.

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