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Question #: 14031

Question: What do you suggest for lubrication on the rails of the VLXL?

Current Solution

The X-axis rails on the Vertical Laser XL are the round rails found here:
https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/mechanical-rails-linear-guide-rails-20mm

And use these rail blocks:
https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/mechanical-rails-linear-ball-bearing-block

You want to use lubrication/grease for a couple of reasons.
- The round rail, if subject to moisture, can rust over time. Most oil based lubrication will help prevent this from happening.
- The bearings in the linear guide will be constantly in contact with the round rod of the linear guide. Grease with a NLGI grade 3 specification and one with a good adhesion property so the grease will remain on the surface of the guide for a longer period of time.

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