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Antique Clock Oiling Tips

* NOTE: Many Master Clock Smiths and Hobbyists used many different oils and as many different techniques.
* It is only good sense to use only the best in quality when selecting clock oils and grease. A number of fine oils are made especially for clocks. The oil used should stay in place and not evaporate easily and have no tendency to gum or get sticky as it ages. Most clock oils meet these standards. [CAUTION: Never consider using non-clock lubricants, as they tend to not really work well in clocks. Some are too light and cause unnecessary bushings wear, while others are too thick or can evaporate, over time will gum up and stop the clock prematurely.]

Oiling Procedures
-Main-springs are oiled after cleaning and before they are recoiled.
-Teeth and pinions are never oiled.
-Normally, the dial train of gears, hour wheel, minute wheel and minute wheel post are not oiled. However, oil is used between the center shaft and cannon pinion where slip friction is present in setting the hands.
-All points of friction such as train wheel pivots to bushings are oiled. Verge faces are oiled directly.
-Oil is always used sparingly and should never run all over the plates.

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where are oiling points for janome 8002d serger

Find the Owners Manual, either in a drawer or online. It should give you all the oiling points, type of oil recommended, frequency. If not, look for small holes near the bearing journals and slides. Gotta have a little mechanical aptitude here. Sometimes you will have to purchase, bribe, blackmail, trade, or barter for this skill/expertise, but usually one eye and half sense will suffice. It ain't that hard. Open the covers, turn it over, rotate the hand wheel, look for moving parts that "touch" other non-moving parts. ALL of them. When in doubt: oil. Just a drop or two will do. Excess will get slung off, or drip on your knees.

First try on Google: http://content.janome.com/userfiles/file/Inst%20book%208002D(Eng).pdf

You might notice that it runs much quieter with a little oil!!

Jun 25, 2014 | SewShop.com Janome 8002D Serger

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sounds as if the trimmer is on but not with full power, is not able to cut hair?

Your clippers probably just need to be cleaned and oiled.

Unplug the clippers, then use a philips screwdriver to take off the clipper plate and reciprocating blade, and then thoroughly clean out all the hair residue from inside. Q-Tips seem to work fine for this job.

Here is one short Youtube video that demonsrates the basic process:


I just use light mineral oil from the drug store to lubricate mine and it seems to work fine. Normally you are only supposed to use a few drops of oil when you put it back together, but you can really use as much as you like on the blade / plate area, just try not to get any down inside the body of the unit. Then just be sure let it run for 10 seconds or so and then wipe off the excess oil with a paper towel prior to using it next time.

I hope that was helpful to you, good luck.

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Jun 01, 2011 | Vacuums

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I got a FREE old but lightly used Oreck XL 8300 xtended life commercial. 120V 60 Hz. After cleaning brush etc. is there anywhere to add oil to the electric motor? Is it necessary? Is this machine worth the time?


I don't believe that the bearings have a place to oil them. As for the machine being worth the time, I think yes. Orecks are used extensively by hotels, and are noted for their reliability, longevity and weight.
Best regards, --W/D--

Feb 19, 2011 | Oreck Vacuums

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my wife has a 910 Babylock Surger and I'd like to clean and oil it, where do I put a drop of machine oil?

Remove the covers as far as you are able to and oil every point where two or more pieces move against each other. It's frankly better to over-oil a sewing machine than to let it starve for lubrication.

If you're using the machine a lot you should oil it daily. If you're not using it that much you should oil it each time you use it. Tri-flow brand oil is very good stuff, if a little spendy- a firearms shop should have it. Any 10W30 synthetic motor oil will also be excellent, if nothing else 3in1 oil is good.


Feb 06, 2011 | Vacuums

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my on vacume it on juice on carpet and now it is not turning on

Remove the bottom plate under the vacuum and check the brush assembly for being stuck. Remove the belt from the motor and try to start the machine--does the motor spin and have vacuum? This machine is not a wet-pickup type vacuum. If the motor now runs, remove the brush assembly and remove the end bearings. Clean the brush in hot water and dry off. Clean the outer bearing interiors with a Q tip swab wet with hot water, then another to dry them out. Use a third to apply a small amount of light machine oil (3in1, or sewing machine oil) to the brush ends and the bearing interiors. Reinstall the belt and turn the machine on--hopefully, this will get it working again. Good luck!

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