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Ultradog MN

11-18-2020 17:10:44

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Playing with an old machine here.
Manual says to use:

"Socony-Vacuum, Vactra Oil, Light or equal"

What is a modern equivalent or what is recommended.

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11-21-2020 00:37:04

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 Re: TOH in reply to Ultradog MN, 11-18-2020 17:10:44  
Mobil Velocite 10 is an oil designed for open spindle bearings. I use it on my Bridgeport clone and Wells Index 847 vertical mill. I bought quart bottles of Vactra 2 and Velocite 10 off ebay, where it is available in smaller quantities.

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11-19-2020 09:02:44

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 Re: TOH in reply to Ultradog MN, 11-18-2020 17:10:44  
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Vactra is an inexpensive circulating oil that is commonly used for slideways and open gearing on metalworking machines. I think Vactra Light is now sold as Vactra No. 1. Unfortunately MSC and all of the others I found only sell Vactra No. 1 in 5 gallon pails. It is an ISO 32 grade oil and any similar oil in that viscosity grade will work fine. I would suggest Mobil DTE 24 which they do sell in gallons. That is what I use in my machines although I buy it in 5 gallon pails. Bottom line is these oils are intended for single use applications - they run off quickly and are lost so "inexpensive" is their main selling point.


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11-18-2020 17:33:09

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 Re: TOH in reply to Ultradog MN, 11-18-2020 17:10:44  
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Socony-Vacuum is now known as Mobil Oil. Vactra is a family of circulating oils commonly used in machine tools and still available today:


What is the spplication?


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Ultradog MN

11-19-2020 06:39:05

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 Re: TOH in reply to TheOldHokie, 11-18-2020 17:33:09  
I sent you an email.
It's for the open faced spindle bearings on an old vertical mill.

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11-19-2020 08:22:42

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 Re: TOH in reply to Ultradog MN, 11-19-2020 06:39:05  
Hmmmm THIS OLD ULTRADOG?!?!?! :-) :-)

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