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Bridgeport oiler question.


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Old 06-08-2008, 09:45:33 PM
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Question Bridgeport oiler question.

I have this 1942 bridgeport mill, what does the oiler shown on the head oil?
Also, what type of oil should be in it?

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Default Re: bridgeport oiler question.

system will not allow me to post a pic that I posted in a previous thread.
see Bridgeport tooling thread in this group to view the mill head and oiler.
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Default Re: bridgeport oiler question.

Hi;
The two oil ports on a standard Bridgeport mill head are for oiling the qwill and the power feed. The oil needed would be DTE light oil in both locations. I would suggest lowering the qwill and dropping a few drops in the hole where the drawbar is located. After doing this, turn the mill on and raise and lower the qwill to work this oil down. Also drop a little on the covers visable behind the qwill stop. These are sliding covers and the oil will help keep the qwill nice and loose for those light touch jobs. I been a machinist for 30 years and I hope this helps.
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