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Offline SRSemenza

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Grease for MFT feet?
« on: June 30, 2012, 01:08 AM »
What is the right type of grease for the MFT adjustable foot?


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Re: Grease for MFT feet?
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2012, 01:23 AM »
Toe Jam? [eek]
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Re: Grease for MFT feet?
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2012, 01:30 AM »
I suggest you call Festool service.  The number is below your signature.  [tongue]

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Re: Grease for MFT feet?
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2012, 01:36 AM »
Seth,

My suggestion is to clean off all of the old grease from both parts and coat them with inexpensive wheel bearing grease.  It's a thick enough grease that the foot won't fall off, yet still allow the foot to turn.  The foot doesn't need any special grease since it's not under pressure or extreme conditions.

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Re: Grease for MFT feet?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2012, 01:41 AM »
I suggest you call Festool service.  The number is below your signature.  [tongue]

I could  but what fun would that be  [tongue]




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Re: Grease for MFT feet?
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2012, 01:42 AM »
Seth,

My suggestion is to clean off all of the old grease from both parts and coat them with inexpensive wheel bearing grease.  It's a thick enough grease that the foot won't fall off, yet still allow the foot to turn.  The foot doesn't need any special grease since it's not under pressure or extreme conditions.



Nope, adding another adjustable.


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Re: Grease for MFT feet?
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2012, 01:48 AM »
Seth,

My suggestion is to clean off all of the old grease from both parts and coat them with inexpensive wheel bearing grease.  It's a thick enough grease that the foot won't fall off, yet still allow the foot to turn.  The foot doesn't need any special grease since it's not under pressure or extreme conditions.



Nope, adding another adjustable.


Seth

Ahhhh.

An MFT is considered a tool by Festool and you're modifying a tool.  Shame on you!  [big grin]
Good luck!

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Re: Grease for MFT feet?
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2012, 11:17 PM »
I like PARK brand bearing grease -- made for bicycles and it is either a blue or green color to boot.

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Re: Re: Grease for MFT feet?
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2012, 06:48 PM »
Or you could try Phil Wood grease (another bicycle bearing grease). Also green in color (although not as bright as our favorite shade) .:)
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Re: Re: Grease for MFT feet?
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2012, 08:02 PM »
Or you could try Phil Wood grease (another bicycle bearing grease). Also green in color (although not as bright as our favorite shade) .:)

Phil Wood grease is also water proof and will not wash out even under high pressure. Phil is a great guy and now lives 14 miles from the farm I grew up on.

I use his grease for many things. The adjustable foot would be a place I would use it.

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Steve
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Re: Re: Grease for MFT feet?
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2012, 10:08 PM »
Cool to hear that! I'm still running a set of Phil hubs on a set of wheels I built in the early '90s on a town bike of mine. His products have always represented the highest quality and craftsmanship.

Btw, sorry for the thread drift! :)
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Re: Grease for MFT feet?
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2012, 10:04 AM »
According to our service department manager, the recommendation is white lithium grease.

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Re: Grease for MFT feet?
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2012, 11:44 AM »
Thanks for all the replies. Several good possibilities.


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Re: Grease for MFT feet?
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2012, 08:49 PM »
According to our service department manager, the recommendation is white lithium grease.

Okay that makes sense. WLG was what was used in bike wheel hubs prior to Phil Woods recipe advances. WLG is cheaper than Phil's stuff. Save the money. Bike bearing run much faster and hotter than any MFT adjustable leg... so a bit of over kill. [big grin]

Cheers,
Steve
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