On 4/10/11 2:04 PM, Grant Saviers wrote:
> I just rebuilt one of these. Certainly the bearing races and balls need
> cleaned and regreased. A synthetic grease that is TFE loaded is what I
> used - "Superlube" by Synco. The rotator I rebuilt was stored outside
The amount of grease you're using is tiny, so cost or selection isn't a
big factor: use whatever you got.
But, this is a pretty non-rigorous, very light load application..
Probably any grease that's reasonably thick so it doesn't wash off would
work. and it doesn't get very hot. It's not like it's a wheel bearing
or the action for a semi-automatic gun. You could probably lubricate it
with suet or lard and it would work. If you're in a place where it gets
cold, that's probably the big factor.. making sure the grease doesn't
harden up too much.
I think the primary function of the lube in a rotator is making sure the
races and balls don't rust: after all, the "bearing" anti-friction
function is done by the balls and races.
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