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Lubricating a Delta 31-396 Oscillating Edge Sander

by BCL
posted 08-07-2017 12:25 AM

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#1 posted 08-23-2017 09:44 PM

Well, no replies yet, but here’s an update:

Delta has been of little to no help. Evidently, they moved recently and only 1 member of the tech staff decided to move also.

I bought a new grease gun and was able to grease the fittings, although the grease went in reluctantly on a couple zerks. I used Mobilith grease, which is a mineral based lithium complex grease.

I still have not heard whether I can use automotive 80W-90 gear oil in the gear box. Still waiting on Delta to reply.

And the oil ports are still a complete mystery. They are too small to be a grease fitting, and a standard pump oil can will not mate either.

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#2 posted 08-23-2017 09:51 PM

I use outboard motor oil in gearboxes. I
think I saw it recommended in a manual
for a machine I owned. YMMV.

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