@3D guys --Lube LM10UU bearings?
April 20, 2012
I think this is directed to Bird, Tin or Geir,
Did you guys have any issues with your LM8UU bearings? My LM10UU bearings showed up yesterday (identical to "standard" reprap linear bearings but 10mm instead of 8mm) and of course, I quickly had them on my drill rods to start playing with them. They are chunky and simply don't slide all that well. I have found I can rotate them around the drill rod and find a "sweet spot" but what ever I do, the are just not that friction-free feeling I was expecting.
I don't know (and can't seem to find) solid information on if these guys should be lubed, if they are lubed etc. My assumption is that if indeed I were to add some goop to them, it would be white lithium grease, but I am wondering if I am going to make a mess of things.