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As some of you will remember, I bought a vintage Sears Craftsman planer. Well I'm in the middle of rebuilding it. Took it completely apart, cleaned it, sanded and painted. Bought new bearings for head and new knives. After I get some of it back together (head assembly back together.) I'm going to take apart the motor and change the bearing in it.

My question, as I go back together with it, what would be the best lubricant/grease to use on the screw that lifts the table, and the slideways of the machine. I think regular grease or oil would just attract the wood chips.
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Lee.. good stuff!!!

http://www.amazon.com/WD-40-Speciali.../dp/B00CMT9QJ8

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dry lube w/ PTFE....
I'm partial to TriFlow...
it has never let me down...

Tri-Flow Superior Foam Lubricant :: PTFE Lubricant :: Tri-Flow®

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Blows the smoke off his barrel.......

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Blows the smoke off his barrel.......
that plural I'll have you know...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Nice looking machine Lee. Dry silicone or graphite similar to what Stick suggested. Anything that doesn't go on and dry up will attract dust.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Thanks Bill & Stick! I see my local Auto Zone carries the WD 40 Specialist spray. Sounds just what I was looking for!! I will pick up some later in the morning!
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Thanks Bill & Stick! I see my local Auto Zone carries the WD 40 Specialist spray. Sounds just what I was looking for!! I will pick up some later in the morning!
stay away from WD...
the con lists is far longer than the pro list..

the big boxes and sporting goods stores carry TriFlow..

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stuff I use comes out of Grainger. Simply called "dry lube". admit having no experience with the WD product..

here we go....
CRC dry moly lube

used it on large air handler outside air dampers for several years now. works great. no build up to speak of.

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CRC dry molly lube is THE stuff for this application. Just a very light coating. It will
Also help in the prevention of rust. Clean the parts to be coated. It will flake off if
There is any oily film present.

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