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    Default Bearing Help - which Lube?

    Hi All,

    I am helping a friend work out details on a 1970’s~ Martin shaper. The machine uses FAG 6212-TB-P5 oil bath bearings and the machine manufacturer requests the user to use their special oil....only available via shipping from Germany.

    I can’t find any specs on what lube to use, so any insights would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

    Brian

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    Thousands of "ball type" bearings in machine tools thrive on such as Mobil DTE Heavy Medium (ISO 68), Medium (ISO 46) and Light (ISO 32) - depending on operating speeds

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    Hi John,

    Thanks for the response, sounds like an excellent choice. The operating RPM is 9000. I presume lighter fit higher speeds, am I correct?

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    That is on up there - might go for such as Mobil Velocite 6 which is ISO 10. Need a way to check running temperature of oil bath - even if it is just the palm of your hand on the case.

    I'd guess that if you cannot do a hands-on for any length of time (due to HOT) that you really do need the stuff from the Father Land

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    9,000 rpm on a shaper ?

    Regards Tyrone.

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    A wood shaper, Tyrone.

    Thanks, John!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BHolcombe View Post
    A wood shaper, Tyrone.

    Thanks, John!
    Are the bearings literally just in a pool of oil? If so, that must generate a lot of heat during operation at that speed.

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    No, they have a pump that circulates the oil through a coil and reservoir.


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