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Tos SN32 Spindle Bearing Lubrication

deantooler

Plastic
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May 9, 2022
I want to grease my Tos lathe spindle bearings. It is a 1994 SN32. I removed the access cap on top of the housing but there is not enough room to get grease into the rollers.

Do I need to remove the spindle nose and slide the housing forward on the ways to access the bearings or is there an easier way? Please give all the detail you can if you have performed this service.

I have an owner's manual but it has almost no information other than suggesting appropriate grease and giving a 4000 hour greasing schedule. Mobilux EP 2 is suggested.

Does anyone know why these machines have greased bearings and not oiled?
 
Joined
Apr 19, 2006
Location
Manchester, England
I want to grease my Tos lathe spindle bearings. It is a 1994 SN32. I removed the access cap on top of the housing but there is not enough room to get grease into the rollers.

Do I need to remove the spindle nose and slide the housing forward on the ways to access the bearings or is there an easier way? Please give all the detail you can if you have performed this service.

I have an owner's manual but it has almost no information other than suggesting appropriate grease and giving a 4000 hour greasing schedule. Mobilux EP 2 is suggested.

Does anyone know why these machines have greased bearings and not oiled?

I can’t answer your question but it’s very unusual for a lathe spindle bearings to be greased. I don’t recall another one in my experience.

Regards Tyrone.
 

deantooler

Plastic
Joined
May 9, 2022
Anyone ever greased a Tos SN32 spindle? Anyone ever just fill the housing with oil instead? I hate to ever deviate from any manufacturer's instructions..
 








 
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