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krymis
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Preventative Maintenance Schedule

Postby krymis » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:01 am

Is there a checklist I can look at for daily, weekly, monthly,and yearly maintenance? I am wanting to make my new machine operate the best possible for the longest possible. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Preventative Maintenance Schedule

Postby DXF » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:32 pm

Grind the paint off all surfaces that the bearings ride on as it will come off and cause problems with cutting. Blow out the bearings and Z axis screw with an air gun once a year and spray with Mystery oil (turn them and wipe off excess). Remove the Z and X axis carriage and do the same to all bearings on it. Blow out the racks also. I have used my machine for over 15 years with no problems. I have cut quite a bit and haven't had to replace the bearings.

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Re: Preventative Maintenance Schedule

Postby krymis » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:57 am

Is there anything you do daily before beginning to cut for the day?
Is there a weekly maintenance need?

Thank you for the pointers

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Re: Preventative Maintenance Schedule

Postby DXF » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:23 pm

Before each use of my machine I sand the tip and electrode with 180 grit sandpaper in my lathe. A drill press would work just as well.

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