the lathe has numerous metal-to-metal sliding
surfaces that require regular lubrication to main-
tain smooth movement and ensure long-lasting
other than the lubrication points covered in this
section, all other bearings are internally lubricated
and sealed at the factory. simply leave them
alone unless they need to be replaced.
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important: Before adding lubricant to ball oilers
and grease fittings, clean off entry points to pre-
vent contamination of lubricant.
use the schedule and information in the chart
below as a daily guide for lubrication tasks.
We recommend using grizzly Model t23962 or
t23963 lubricants (see Accessories, page 50) for
most of the lubrication tasks.
leadscrew & Carriage
the recommended lubrication is based on
light-to-medium usage. Keeping in mind
that lubrication helps to protect the value
and operation of the lathe, these lubrication
tasks may need to be performed more fre-
quently than recommended here, depend-
ing on usage.
failure to follow reasonable lubrication
practices as instructed in this manual could
lead to premature failure of lathe compo-
nents and will void the warranty.
oil type .... grizzly t23962 or iso 68 equivalent
reservoir Capacity .................................. 1 Quart
Check/Add Frequency ................................. daily
Change Frequency ................................ Annually
Checking Oil Level
the gearbox reservoir has the proper amount of
oil when the oil level in the sight glass is approxi-
full. the oil sight glass is located below
the gearbox control dials, as shown in figure 77.
gearbox Fil plug
figure 77. headstock oil level sight glass.
After break-in, change the oil in the gearbox, then
again after three months. Afterwards, change
the oil on an annual basis or more frequently if
extreme machine use requires it.
use an 8mm hex wrench to remove the gearbox
fill plug (see figure 77), then add the oil until the
level is approximately
figure 78. location of the quick-change gearbox
remove the fill plug (figure 77), place a catch
pan under the quick-change gearbox drain plug
(see figure 78). use an 8mm hex wrench to
loosen the drain plug, remove it, then allow the
reservoir to empty. re-install the drain plug.
Model G0602/G0752 (Mfg. Since 11/12)
full in the oil sight glass.