Hi everyone ,
Question on what to use as a good oil for my Lathe. Ive heard different opinions on what is a good lubricant for using to oil down my machine and keep lubed up.Question is (Is one better than the other) I used some air tool oil I had laying around on the ways and spindle and genetally whipped down the hole machine with it she had been sitting for awhile before I bought her.Should I invest in some machine oil or is the air tool oil ok for the job. Also what does everyone else use as a cutting oil and for lube when machining general I was at harbor freight and came across a couple different oils .
1. Air tool oil.
2. Hydrolic Oil.
3. Compressor Oil.
Any thoughts , Suggestions, Advice, on which would be best as an all purpose oil for my Lathe .