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    I知 working on cleaning up my Pratt and Whitney branch lathe. I知 starting to put the cross slide back together. I was wondering if way oil would be ok to use on the work gears. Or should I be looking for a different product. Any help would be appreciated
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    Worm gears?

    ? Isn't it just a steel screw passing through a Bronze nut?

    Way oil would be fine

    Or...do you have a radius cutting attachment instead of a cross slide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnoder View Post
    Worm gears?

    ? Isn't it just a steel screw passing through a Bronze nut?

    Way oil would be fine

    Or...do you have a radius cutting attachment instead of a cross slide?
    Yes it is. Just not sure of the brass nut I can稚 see it. At first it reminded me of a automotive steering box worm gear. But. Now that I look at it it is a screw. It is a cross slide


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