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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    Thanks for that. Given I'll be only using it occasionally sounds like engine oil will be fine for my application.

    Appreciate the offer Steve, I'll go with engine oil I think.
    No worries.
    Hydraulic oil in ISO46 or 68 grade would be fine too. For an occasional use machine just keeping it clean and oiled is more important than a specific oil IMO.

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    Several manufacturers make a specific 'slideway oil'.
    Designed to stay in place (it's tacky), designed to reduce stick-slip, designed to mix OK with coolant. Typically only available in 20litre drums.

    Hydraulic/motor oil is better than nothing but the correct oil would possibly be better.

    Found a supplier in Bayswater who has it in 5litre containers. Also chasing up the oil blender I deal with (also in Bayswater) to see if they make it and can supply in small quantities.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Several manufacturers make a specific 'slideway oil'.
    Designed to stay in place (it's tacky), designed to reduce stick-slip, designed to mix OK with coolant. Typically only available in 20litre drums.

    Hydraulic/motor oil is better than nothing but the correct oil would possibly be better.

    Found a supplier in Bayswater who has it in 5litre containers. Also chasing up the oil blender I deal with (also in Bayswater) to see if they make it and can supply in small quantities.



    Colin
    If you can get it in anything between a 32 and 68 I'll buy some off you. I use an iso 46 synthetic compressor oil, but always wanted to try a dedicated slideway oil.

    I seem to recall there was a place on the East coast that sells slideway oil to model makers in 1L bottles, but do you think I can find it now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradC View Post
    If you can get it in anything between a 32 and 68 I'll buy some off you. I use an iso 46 synthetic compressor oil, but always wanted to try a dedicated slideway oil.

    I seem to recall there was a place on the East coast that sells slideway oil to model makers in 1L bottles, but do you think I can find it now?
    Problem is that freight makes it expensive.
    This is the company in QLD that blend it (there are probably others) Slideway 68
    Might be worth contacting them to see if they supply anyone in the West.

    These guys also list it in 5 litre SLIDEWAY OIL 68 - Ultralube

    Never sure about buying this sort of product from Ebay......LATHE MILL MAINTENANCE SPINDLE MACHINE SLIDEWAY OIL HERCUS MYFORD BRIDGEPORT ML7 | eBay


    Colin
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Never sure about buying this sort of product from Ebay......LATHE MILL MAINTENANCE SPINDLE MACHINE SLIDEWAY OIL HERCUS MYFORD BRIDGEPORT ML7 | eBay


    Colin
    Im guessing its mixed by these guys, thats what brand the ad says
    http://bridgeport.net.au/

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRJim View Post
    Im guessing its mixed by these guys, thats what brand the ad says
    Bridgeport Energy | A New Hope Group Company

    Cheers
    I think they are referring to Bridgeport milling machines Bridgeport (machine tool brand) - Wikipedia


    Colin
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    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
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    '95 Defender Tanami
    '60 SII 109 ute (gone)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    I think they are referring to Bridgeport milling machines Bridgeport (machine tool brand) - Wikipedia


    Colin
    Ahh yeah I see now, I didn't notice the other brands in the headline either.
    Wouldnt hurt to ask where it comes from still, its "aussie made"

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    Prolude do a slideway 68 in 5L. I purchased some last year for the Lathe bed and a Shaper I am about to recondition.

    Slideway oil has additives to make the oil stick better to the bed. Do not use Slideway for bearings. On the headstock bearings I use an ISO 46 Hydraulic oil. Specification is actually and ISO 32 Hydraulic oil, but was advised that the ISO 46 was fine, had access to large quatities at the time as where I worked it was used on steam turbines.

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    Turns out I can get 5 litres from the blender I deal with in Bayswater.
    Good price but I have to wait till they are making it (they are not going to mix up 5 litre specially for me).

    I also found details of an oil company in Dandenong that carry it. Seems a lot of specialist shops and blenders will supply in smaller quantities.


    Colin
    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '60 SII 109 ute (gone)
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

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