Universal grease gun for ALL OmniTurnn CNC lathes
The universal grease gun has adapters for both grease fittings making it easy to use on the Omniturn CNC lathe.
LUBRICATING the WAYS and BALL SCREWS
There is a zerk fitting on each of the eight bearing blocks. Three pieces of sheet metal and the accordion bellows must be removed to access the fittings and ball screws. The accordion bellows is removed by lifting each end off its holder, exposing the spindle-end Z-axis fittings. The other Z-axis fittings are exposed by removing the wide piece of sheet metal with the X-axis scale affixed. Two short screws, accessible from the Z-motor side hold this in place. The X-axis covers are held in place by four long all-thread rods and acorn nuts, two on each end of the tooling plate.
With the sheet metal removed, thoroughly grease each bearing block with lithium grease.
A suitable grease gun and cartridge is shipped with each GT75 & GTJr.
Additional grease cartridges are available from McMasters-Carr (p/n 1348K13). The ball screws should be lubricated with a drizzle of Slick-50 over the entire exposed length.