Lubricant for Z-Screw

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Lubricant for Z-Screw

Postby Robert » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:55 pm

Hey guys,

So I asked the Reify folks for suggested lubricants and they did tell me a brand, but it was impossible to get in Europe, let alone the UK.

Just wanted to say, I have been using Magnalube which is pretty widely available in Europe. It's very, very thin and you use barely any at a time. The tubes are expensive, but will last a lifetime. I'm finding it's helped keep movement smooth on both my FORM2 and the Solus that we use here.

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Re: Lubricant for Z-Screw

Postby M-Williams » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:25 pm

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Re: Lubricant for Z-Screw

Postby Jewelermdt » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:46 am

White lithium grease is what's recommended.
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Re: Lubricant for Z-Screw

Postby Messerbr » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:24 pm

How often do you guys reapply lubricant?
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Re: Lubricant for Z-Screw

Postby mongerdesigns » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:49 pm

Every 6 months but I print ALOT.
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Re: Lubricant for Z-Screw

Postby Robert » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:00 pm

Every 4-6 months. I run the printer around 14-16 hours a day usually.
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Re: Lubricant for Z-Screw

Postby Robert » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:03 pm

Also I searched for White Lithium Grease and couldn't find anything in the UK...
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Re: Lubricant for Z-Screw

Postby mongerdesigns » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:57 pm

Robert wrote:Also I searched for White Lithium Grease and couldn't find anything in the UK...


One quick search on google and this

https://www.amazon.co.uk/MG-Chemicals-L ... 005T8OBP8/
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Re: Lubricant for Z-Screw

Postby Jewelermdt » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:47 am

Guess I've been stretching my luck. had mine 2 years now and haven't lubed mine. I have thought about it, but fail to do it. Prints are great. I don't print as mush as some of you. I have increased the last few months. So it's time.
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Re: Lubricant for Z-Screw

Postby Jack_Row » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:53 pm

Robert wrote:Also I searched for White Lithium Grease and couldn't find anything in the UK...

I got a massive tub from Wilkinsons/Wilko.

http://www.wilko.com/car-maintenance-pr ... vt/0039759

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