Type of grease for zerks?
Type of grease for bevel gears and friction tubes (sash guides)?
Type of oil for babbitt bearings and metal to metal linkages?
Locations to be lubricated include:
Steel Friction Tubes on Fender Posts Guide Sash
This is wood to steel sliding bearing joint that oscillates through a two foot span 100 times per minute when saw is running. Steel friction tubes (guides for sash) on fender posts and wooden slider blocks on sash frame should be coated along entire length with grease applied with a brush at the start of each season. Old grease will gradually accumulate abraided filings and shards (splinters) of steel and should be occasionally scraped off with a putty knife. Avoid getting too much old grease on hands as author experienced some mild pain from shards when he allowed his hands to be covered in grease during scraping. Suggest once a year is an appropriate interval for scraping, given usage of Ledyard saw.
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Rack and pinion gear opens gate on tank
This metal to metal mechanism operates at low speed and infrequently. Apply a coating of grease with brush once every year or so. Application reduces friction and prevents rust.
Bevel gears connecting turbine shaft to saw drive shaft
The gearing is metal to metal contact at 100 rpm when saw is operating. Teeth should be brush coated with grease once per year for lubrication and rust prevention.
Bevel on carriage reverse mechanism
Water tank gate opening gear
The metal to metal bevel gears should be brush coated with grease once per year.
Beneath the lower bevel gear is a pivot bearing which should be oiled with nondetergent oil once per year.
Line shaft babbit pillow blocks
Flywheel to pitman arm connection bearing
Use high viscosity, non-detergent oil for this bearing.
Saw frame to pitman arm coupling
2 zerk nipples on front, 1 behind: use grease gun
Rag wheel spindle ends
Rag wheel or ratchet wheel drives the carriage advancement.
Remove wooden plug and pore in vegetable oil. Replace plug.
Carriage advancement mechanism wood to steel pin joints
Connecting arms from top of saw frame to rocker arm
Rocker arm end sockets
Rocker arm to hinged vertical rocker post
Drive pawl to rag wheel
Pivots at ends of rag wheel axel
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