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Old 03-10-2003, 04:49 PM   #1
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I just bought an Eagle V mod lathe and was wondering do i need to oil the V block when running the lathe to minimize wear???i was thinking of using Tamiya anti wear grease.Any tips and tricks on using a lathe as i'm a first time user??
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I just bought an Eagle V mod lathe and was wondering do i need to oil the V block when running the lathe to minimize wear???i was thinking of using Tamiya anti wear grease.Any tips and tricks on using a lathe as i'm a first time user??
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Jive' Using a slight bit of Oil on the V area would be a good idea... ...as far as tips for cutting the com.?? Well I can tell you how I do mine. ... I start by cleaning the Com first , second I use a larger Black Permanent marker to color the com and then I make very light passes untill all of the Black is of the com ..also by using the permanent marker it helps act as a light lubricant when cutting.... Most of the Local Japanese Guys do it this way at my Track so this is how I learned

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Ya use any light oil on the blocks, do't use the berrings the "hop" will not let you get a perfect round cut. Also you a sharpie on the comm, It acts like luband gives it a nice finish. Also don't cut with to high a speed like 3 volts I found works preaty good.
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I've worked with Cobra on updating its lathe instructions and they recommend not using a Sharpie or black marking pen on the comm. Rather, use comm lathe lubricating fluid. This means you need a good eye to see the cut, of course.
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i have yet to cut any com yet...but my guess with sharpie would be it's easier to see whether u have an even cut..will try both ways but what do i need to use as a cutting fluid??
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I've worked with Cobra on updating its lathe instructions and they recommend not using a Sharpie or black marking pen on the comm. Rather, use comm lathe lubricating fluid. This means you need a good eye to see the cut, of course.
They dont happen to make this lathe lub fluid do they?

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I would just use the make too. I honestly havnt ever seen anyone cut a comm with anything other than a sharpie for lube. It works fine, and its easier to see. Unless cobra gives you a good reason not to use a marker, other than our comm cutting fluid it the best, then I wouldnt pay any attention to them.
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