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    Question Lubrication for Hobby CNC Machine

    I have a DIY CNC router sporting 1605 ball screws, SBR16 round linear rails, and HGR15 profile rails. I would like to use a single grease for all of these if possible.

    This is not a high speed machine and not in continuous use.

    So after some research I'm looking at Mobilith SHC 220 grease. Is this a good choice? Should I go perhaps lower viscosity SHC 100? Or some other product?

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    Re: Lubrication for Hobby CNC Machine

    Mobilux EP1 is cheap, and readily available. It's listed in the Hiwin Lubrication manual.
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    Re: Lubrication for Hobby CNC Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by ger21 View Post
    Mobilux EP1 is cheap, and readily available. It's listed in the Hiwin Lubrication manual.
    Ah perfect.

    https://www.hiwin.com/pdf/lubricating_instructions.pdf

    For some reason some of my research steered me away from EP greases.

    Got to trust the manufacturer in this case.

    Thx!

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    Re: Lubrication for Hobby CNC Machine

    I have always understood that EP or hypoid oils should never be used in gearboxes that used bronze or brass components because the additives can react badly with these metals, I assume this is true of greases as well. Dave

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