Today, I am going to talk about how to take care of the radial drill machine so that you can use it for years. These strategies will also help safeguard you from any potential breakdowns.
When you use a radial drill machine for any operation, it generates heat and friction, to avoid decrease heat and friction lubrication is a routine requirement.
Here are some basic lubrication tips you should consider.
Make sure you are following the proper method advised by your radial drill machine manufacturer.
Use the right kind of oil to avoid compromising machine quality in the long run.
Apply oil to the gear, elevation mechanism of the radial arm, and drill head.
Always remove chips after drilling operation is done to avoid damage to and hazards from the machine’s moving parts.
Apply a light coat of oil on all non-painted surfaces to prevent rust.
Do not overuse the electric motor.
Keep the workspace is neat and clean with the strictest safety procedures. This will help avoid the likelihood of accidents on persons and accidental damages of tools and feeds.
Here are some more radial drill maintenance tips:
Make your work environment safe.
Do not expose any electrical wires or parts of the machine to a wet environment.
Keep the flammable substances away from the drill machine.
Keep visitors and children away. Do not permit people to be in the immediate work area, especially when the machine parts are rotating.
Do not force the tool to perform an operation for which it was not designed. It can cause sudden breakdowns and accidents.
Wear appropriate clothes and take other protective measures to avoid any sort of health injury.
Maintenance of a radial drill machine is a long-term process whose effect will not be visible overnight. But, if you keep doing it daily, then after a few years when the machine gets old, it will work just like you bought it yesterday. And that will increase your return on investment.
Remember: Nothing extends the useful life of a machine as much as periodic preventive maintenance before it breaks down. Oil and grease are cheap, compared to the resulting repairs due to a lack of same. Lube it before it squeaks, your paycheck is depending on it.