THESE ARE THE “RECOMMENDED OILS” IN THE BRIDGEPORT FACTORY MANUAL.
For some time I’ve been selling lathe and machine tool oils, and thought it was well past time to put together a specific package for the Bridgeport mill. Nothing is more crucial to keep your machine working smoothly and accurately throughout its lifespan than the proper lubricants. Mobil oils are about the best in the business, and Lubriplate certainly needs no introduction. This kit contains all the grease and oil that will keep your Bridgeport milling machine (M head, J head, 2J, or 2J2 and E shaper head) running smooth for years. The kit includes:
16 ounces of: Mobile Velocite #10 spindle lubricant. This will be used in the spindle quill bearings on the 2J and 2J2 mills.
16 ounces of: Mobil DTE Heavy/Medium (ISO 68), which will be used to lubricate the spindle downfeed, drawbar spines, pulley cam, and spindle bearings (on the J and M head).
16 ounces of: Mobil Vactra #2 Way Oil, which will be used to lubricate the sliding Way surfaces of the mill, (The X, Y, and Z ways, and axis screws.
A tube of Lubriplate B105 grease (1 3/4 OZ) for the bull gear shift mechanism. This should get about a half a teaspoon squirt of grease every six months. I would guess this tube should last 2 or 3 years. The “B” in the B105 is Lubriplate’s designation for the formulation for the Bridgeport. The story (as told by Lubriplate), is that Bridgeport printed Lubriplate 107 on the lubrication plate on the side of the machines, and decided to let the mistake go. If you call Lubriplate looking for 107, this is what they will recommend. I’ve gotten this story from two different souces in the business, and thats good enough for me.
You can download the FACTORY BRIDGEPORT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE MANUAL here: bluechipmachineshop.com/bc_blog/?p=1257 It will give you the specifics on which lubricants apply to your machine far better than I can, and has loads of info that you will find very useful. The Factory Manual is available on the blog for FREE DOWNLOAD also. Please look around.
These kits are EXACTLY what the Bridgeport Factory Manual recommends, and in the quantities that my customers have been asking for. Theres no need to buy either a Gallon, or a Five Gallon pail of each oil; I’ve already done that. You will receive a THREE pints of oil, and one tube of grease, which will keep the average Home Shop Machinist going for quite a while. They will ship in a USPS Medium Flat Rate Box ( I can fit two kits in a MFR Box) within 24 hours of checkout. PLEASE Email me for larger quantities. I am very happy to ship to INTERNATIONAL buyers at the prevailing rates VIA Priority Mail. Thanks for looking.
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