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Forum topic by ChuckV posted 10-06-2018 09:51 PM 338 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ChuckV

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10-06-2018 09:51 PM

I have a Rockwell 46-111 lathe. It was manufactured in 1974. I bought it in 2013. Here is the motor label:

At the bottom is says “Relubricate every 10 years of normal service.” I have not done so in the last five years and have no idea when or if it was ever done.

Since there are no oil holes on the outside of the motor, I guess that it has bearings and not bushings. In that case “relubricate” means to grease the bearings.

Does this make sense?

Thanks!

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters


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Richard Lee

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#1 posted 10-07-2018 12:35 AM

You will have to pull the endbells off to access the bearings, if there are ne provisions for external greasing.
Most of those motors had open bearings and it should be easy.

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#2 posted 10-07-2018 01:26 PM

great lathe and YES grease them on the ones with oil caps I’m sure it says oil every ? years :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#3 posted 10-07-2018 01:50 PM

Thanks.

Interestingly, there are places on the outside of the motor housing that look like oil holes that were never drilled out. Perhaps the same motor housing was used on two different versions of the motor, one with external oil holes and one without.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#4 posted 10-07-2018 05:12 PM



Thanks.

Interestingly, there are places on the outside of the motor housing that look like oil holes that were never drilled out. Perhaps the same motor housing was used on two different versions of the motor, one with external oil holes and one without.

- ChuckV

Maybe then it has sealed bearings.

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