I just acquired an old Rockwell Delta Heavy Duty Shaper. The spindle
cartridge is a bit dry inside. What is the recommended way of reviving them?
I couldn't find anything in the manual or on a Google search. I can soak the
whole cartridge but what type of grease it is supposed to end up with? TIA.
The 1/2" and 3/4" arbors will both fit in the 1/2" cartridge, to use the 1"
arbor you need a 1" bore spindle cartridge, which I am currently watching
ebay for. I've got the spindle moving freely and soaking in oil, but I want
to make sure it's correctly lubricated before using it in the shaper.
Well there must be some high speed bearing lubricant at an auto shop? I
don't worry about mine because I don't use it. Ha! I hope it turns
next time I turn it on, it has been a while. I have a later model
shaper. I use it to keep my basement floor from floating away.
Some folks drill and install a ZERK fitting so they use a grease gun
to inject a quality grease into the bearing areas. Procede at your
own risk, you CAN screw things up if you dont' procede with this
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