Daily Archives: July 6, 2011

Engraver Maintenance: Lubricating the X, Y, and Z-Axis Lead Screws

You should lightly lubricate all three lead screws on your Vision Engraver or Router each month. You should only use a silicone lubricant spray on the lead screws. Using another type of lubricant may become sticky and cause a buildup that could lead to mechanical failure. Simply spray a light coating along the entire screw. A nozzle extender attached to the aerosol spray helps, and may eliminate the need to remove the metal covers on your engraving machine. Continue reading

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