Now, I know a *real* blacksmith would never use one, but luckily, I don't have too many pretentions in that regard.
Here's the question, and I suspect it's simple enough- I've got an old electric Stanley Unishear, and the gear box is dry. So, I need to put some oil in it, but don't have a manual for it.
Any thoughts on what I can fill this up with? My inclination would be to use some regular 5w-30 motor oil, but there may be something I'm not aware of that would be better- or there may be a problem with using it. Never hurts to get a second opinion or two, and a half a pint of just about any kind of oil ought to fit into my budget, so it may as well be the correct stuff.