The apron should be drained and flushed with a suitable
solvent after 4000 hours of operation. Do not move
Do not run your lathe until it is thoroughly oiled and
carriage hand wheel while flushing. A 3/4" pipe plug
lubricated in accordance with the instructions on the
drain is located at the bottom of the apron. There are
also two flush type oilers on the front of the apron which
require a few drops of oil weekly. The feed clutches
A good quality oil having SAE 30 rating is recommended
have zerk fittings and should be greased lightly with a
for all lubrication on your lathe. Do not use inferior
good grade of grease weekly.
grades of oil and be sure the oil is free from acid. The
use of a high grade oil will be found the most economical
in the long run.
The carriage cross slide, bed ways, gears and bearings
for the main shaft are lubricated by the pump located in
The headstock of the Model B-40 Lathe is oil tight and is
lubricated by a gear type oil pump which delivers a
On the front of the carriage almost directly underneath
continuous supply of oil to all bearings. The oil is
the crossfeed screw Is a stud which carries the
pumped through a filter located on the back of the
intermediate gear connecting to the crossfeed screw.
The cartridge (C-1110PB) should be
There is an oil hole in the end of this stud, through which
replaced once each year. All gears in the headstock are
the intermediate gear is lubricated. Oil this bearing
generously flooded with oil by a splash system as soon
as the lathe is started.
Flush type oilers are provided for lubricating the bearings
of the cross feed and compound rest screws. The
Sufficient oil should be placed in the headstock to bring
crossfeed bracket at the back of the carriage has a flush
the level to a height of 1/2" on the sight gage located on
type oil fitting to oil the thrust bearings. There is also a
the front of the headstock The headstock may be filled
flush type oiler in the hexagon head of the screw which
by removing the inspection plate in the cover and pouring
connects the cross slide to the crossfeed screw nut; this
the oil through this opening.
oiler lubricates the crossfeed screw and nut A few drops
of oil weekly at these points is sufficient.
It is recommended that the oil be drained and the
headstock flushed with some suitable solvent after 4000
hours of operation. To make a thorough job of this the
The feed transfer case is oil tight and is lubricated by a
cover should be removed and the oil and flushing solvent
splash system. The reservoir is in the bottom of the
drained out through the drain pipe located underneath
case. The oil level should be checked and filled through
the front end of the headstock. Be sure to see than any
the 1/2" pipe plug on the right side of the case.
sediment which may have accumulated in the bottom of
the headstock is carefully flushed out. Change filter
cartridge and refill with fresh oil to the proper level.
The tailstock screw bearing is oiled through a flush type
oiler in the cap on the back end of the tailstock. There is
also a flush type oiler on top of the tailstock through
The gear box is oil tight and is lubricated by a ram
which the spindle and screw are lubricated. A few drops
operated pump. The reservoir is located in the bottom of
of oil each week is sufficient at these points.
the box and should be filled to the proper level as
Every two or three weeks the tailstock spindle should be
indicated by the sight gage on the front of the box. A
screwed forward exposing the greater part of its length.
1/2" pipe plug is located on the top of the box for filling
In this position it should be wiped clean, carefully oiled
purposes. The gear box should be drained and flushed
and then drawn back into its bearing. Before sliding the
after 4000 hours of operation. A 1/2" pipe plug drain is
tailstock either forward or backward be sure to
located on the bottom of the box. An oil hole is located in
thoroughly clean and oil the way surfaces of the lathe
the idler gear hub at the end of the lathe. There are also
bed. Failure of the operator to follow this procedure may
two flush type oil fittings and one cup type oil fitting at the
result in damage to the lathe bed as well as to the
right end of the gear box. A few drops of oil at these
bearing surfaces of the tailstock There is a flush type oil
points weekly is sufficient.
fitting located on the bed moving hand wheel bracket and
two on the end bearing support for the feed rod and lead-
screw. There are also two flush type oil fittings in the
upper bed; one on the front side and one on the back.
the main shafts are lubricated by a cam operated pump.
These supply oil to the slide between the upper and
The reservoir is located in the bottom of the apron and
lower beds. A few drops of oil weekly at these points is
should be filled to the proper level as indicated by the
sight gage on the front of the apron. A 1/2" pipe plug is
located on the front of the apron for fitting purposes.