Several years ago a customer recommended we try a new Teflon-based grease on our machines. He had found that it really improved the performance and ease of use on his Sherline mill. We tried some and found he was right. We purchased a large bucket of a synthetic grease called Super Lube with Syncolon® and have been lubricating all our new machines with it. Since then we have had many requests for the name and source of the lubricant we use. We are now able to offer both the synthetic grease and a dry spray version as part of our accessory line to allow you to order it along with other Sherline products. Aside from lubricating the moving parts of your Sherline machines, you will also find many uses for these lubricants around the house or shop.
The dry spray contains PTFE. The propellant from the spray can evaporates almost immediately, leaving behind a thin, dry layer of PTFE or Teflon, one of the slipperiest substances known to man. The dry spray is excellent for use on machine slides because it doesn’t tend to cause chips stick to it. It can also be used on leadscrews, locks, linkages, cables, pumps, small gears and garage door chain or screw drives.
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and more data about the lubricants can be found on the Super Lube web site at www.super-lube.com.