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My son recently bought a used mortiser, as he will be building several railings for his log home. The seller told him not to leave the machine running when not actually cutting mortises, as it WILL heat up. Also, we noticed a bit of a squeal when the bit is turning in the chisel. So, a question for all you woodworkers with experience in using these machines.... Should there be some kind of lube applied to the chisel/bit? And if so, what is safe to use that will not interfere with the finish? John
I need some help, guys. With the passing of my mother earlier this year I, now, have total dominion over the garage space. This allowed me to do a little remodeling, rearranging, and creation of some much needed storage off of the floor. This created a lot of open usable floor space. So, I have moved my Delta 40-690 20" (DeWalt 788) from its home in the garden shed into the garage space to live with my other tools. Now, for the help. The saw was purchased second hand. I acquired it from a retired vet, who was selling everything and moving to Panama. He used it to scroll out service branch plaques. It is in excellent shape but I have no maintenance history on it. Although I have used it a lot, it needs some TLC and it could use a PM on the internals. There is an excellent tutorial on R&R of the bearing, bushing and lubrication of the essential points, that was published in 2014 by Gwinette Woodworkers. In the four part video there was a reference to a bushing parts list and associated bearing numbers. However, the published link for the information no longer exists. The bushing are no problem and were all ordered yesterday. However, the bearings are different story. They aren't listed in the parts breakdowns and since the Gwinette list no longer exists I have no means of ID ing the bearings short of tearing apart the saw. I don't what to do that until I have the parts on hand. Experience dictates, that, I don't leave pieces and parts lying around waiting for replacement parts...use your imagination on that... So, by any chance, do any of you have experience or bearing numbers? If I can ID the bearings I'll just go order them...I'd rather have and not need, than need and not have. Bill
Elvis has an old song, with these words," Did you ever have one of those days when nothing goes right from morning till night? I still have one occasionally, they don't have the serious effect now that I am retired, but still aggravate the heck out of me. I started with an idea about a Christmas tree ornament using the manufactured wood that is layered with contrasting colors. It all went bad after that. I just got started and for some reason my chuck became very stiff. I really don't know why, except that the dust may have gotten in the mechanical moving parts, combined with sloppy splashes of finishes. I disassembled cleaned and lubed with dry teflon spray. At last I am ready to go. NO, a honey dos pop up. Gotter done. Got it set up and bingo, tare out due to a soft place. You can see how this day was going to go and it did. One thing I am is persistent. Thru all the interruptions, miscues, and aggravations.............I remain kinda calm and am determined to make something out of this piece (pieces) Late in the afternoon I have it where I want it and part of it flies off to never never land. I will find the piece and I will take a picture and .......or.......I may throw it as far as I can.
Today I pondered another question we often ask ourselves but rarely get an intelligent answer from ourselves. Maybe, collectively, we can solve this ponderation. With the front end moving parts in mind: Do you lubricate them? If you do, what do you lubricate with? If you don't, why not? Just a few questions to get us started. For me, I use white silicon grease (sparingly of course) on the bushings/bearings AFTER a good cleaning.