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Old 04-20-2013, 08:29 AM   #1
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I have new scissor jacks and upon first deployment I could feel a little bit of hesitation or "catch" in a couple of them. I have a spray can of grease that comes out in a white spray. Would that be the recommended treatment? Thanks.
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That will work fine. A more permanent solution would be to use some bearing grease on all the screws
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I don't use anything that stays wet when it comes to things that are exposed to dirt and debris. I use a dry silicone or graphite that ends up as a film/dry.
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That will work fine. A more permanent solution would be to use some bearing grease on all the screws
Thank you for a prompt and helpful response.
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Even if I do have to reapply regularly.
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I don't use anything that stays wet when it comes to things that are exposed to dirt and debris. I use a dry silicone or graphite that ends up as a film/dry.
I see your point. Eventually grease would gunk-up the works, I guess.
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I see your point. Eventually grease would gunk-up the works, I guess.
That's my take- but many people do use grease and don't want to switch. Different strokes and all that jazz.
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I own heavy equipment and have always used grease. If you want very good grease then use high pressure lithium. Dry lube works well on some things too. If you like the spray application then that is ok too. One thing is for sure you will someday need to clean it all of and start again.
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I own heavy equipment and have always used grease. If you want very good grease then use high pressure lithium. Dry lube works well on some things too. If you like the spray application then that is ok too. One thing is for sure you will someday need to clean it all of and start again.
And a pressure washer makes short work of cleaning them. Not a major problem regardless of the lube you use. Use whatever you feel comfortable with. Farmers and folks like Linkage have been using grease for years and years with no problems on dozers, tractors, etc.
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All very good points. Thanks to all of you. Yes, I couldn't think of the name until Lynkage mentioned it, but lithium grease is what I have in the spray can. Easy application. I guess anything is better than running them dry.
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