yesterday I took delivery of a new grizzly mill and lathe the first time I have had to move and setup machines that are so heavy anyway this is all new to me I got them wired up and found out break cleaner works great on the packing grease and the paint also oops :( I switched to WD40 got them all clean now I don't know what to lube them with to put it bluntly the manuals SUCK!!! the one on the lathe sucks less it does say to use some sort of mobile oil in the gear head but that is about all. both machines have little oil holes with balls in them.
so what sort of oil should I squirt in the wholes? what should I apply to the ways? and what would you recommend in the gear box? and last what should I apply to the table and other exposed machined surfaces? I could call grizzly tech support but I would rather have advise from people who use this type of equipment daily.
it should not matter but the models are mill G3016lathe G4016