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PatriciaPf

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Now that I have two of these delightful hand crank sms, I need to know if the cranks should be oiled or greased, and if there is any little trick I should be aware of to do it properly.  Suggestions are welcome.  [smile]
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Patrica,

The one I have, a copy of the Singer HC, has both oil holes for the main shaft and uses grease for the gears.

I use normal sewing machine oil for the shaft and a heavier automotive grease for the gears.

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Thank you, Joe.


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I just use sewing machine oil on mine, both shaves and gears.

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I have the green manual booklet for my 201K, and it calls for oil on the hand crank, no mention of grease. Even the three set of cork screw meshing gears are to be oiled. It's only the 201-2 that requires oil in connection with the gear driven motor. The same for the very old type hand cranks on other brands, where the hand wheel is large and heavy, and you can see one or two cogs turn inside it.
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My vintage hand crank dealer said oil.
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Her is a video showing the oil points on a singer hand crank. I assume it's working now. I made a mess and posted it on the QB forum :- |
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As the majority say "oil" I'll go with that.  My latest machine is the same as the one Lizzie is showing in her demo and which I was lucky enough to acquire from Hilltophomesteader a few months ago.  So delighted to be in such good company!
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