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We have a Biesse CNC that the auto greaser calls for EP0 grease. I can only find it in 5 gal pails, but I only need 2 qts. anyone have a source for smaller amounts?
I believe that Better Vacuum Cups @ greenbvc.com carries this. Mike (the owner) is a former Biesse tech and if he doesn't have it, he'll tell you where to get it or else what a comparable substitute will be.
thanks for the quick response I will give Mike a call.
Screenshot below is the chart in a Biesse Rover 30 manual depicting the alternate equivalents. Also, there is very little difference between EP0 and EP1 grease, the "1" references the grease is slightly stiffer which can be an advantage on older machines with some wear. The key here is if the machine is under warranty you would always want to use the recommended grease.
I agree, I dont want to take a chance on the auto greaser not being able to push it through the tiny little lines. Then have to go back and clean it all out.
we have it as well, but Mike is also a resource that we purchase from..we also carry the metaflux grease for the spindle
Use only the specified grease. That "being a little stiffer" will clog the small diameter long lines that feed your grease points. It is a huge pain to unclog, I know from personal experience.
Apologies, I should have clarified. Some, machines do not have auto lube pumps nor the associated grease lines. In those instances where the fitting is directly mounted to the bearing the viscosity of the grease is less critical. Rails and bearing manufacturers will typically specify a range of viscosity of grease their bearings will perform with.
1 and 2 are easily available from Zoro in 13.7oz really cheap, which means 1 or 2 quarts (which is like 4 cartridges) isn't that expensive (< 20 bucks)
0 is a bit harder to find. Most cartridges are expensive (15-20 bucks each).
Depending on how much a chance you want to take, you can also often get it from tractor supply houses (because it's used in gearboxes, etc) in quarts.
I found someone on Ebay repackaging it into tubes. Price was reasonable. It would take me decades to go through 5 gal.