Yabe/Reber Grinder and its 'Oil Bath'

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Yabe/Reber Grinder and its 'Oil Bath'

Post by WillAmi » Mon Sep 29, 2014 22:07

I have recently purchased (because it seemed like a bargain) a No.22 3/4 hp. Reber grinder.
I believe that these are also marketed under the names of 'Yabe' and 'Ircem'.
From the limited info that I can find online, I believe that the gearbox is referred to as an 'oil-bath' and designed to contain (what they call) 'longlife oil'. However, it appears that what has been there is (old) grease.
I've removed the gearbox from the motor and replaced a noisy bearing and would now like to refill/relubricate correctly.
I have located just one site that sells 'Reber Gear Oil/Lube', but this is the only site I can find, and it's a long long way from me in New Zealand.
http://www.consiglioskitchenware.com/st ... 4p3380.htm
Is this very similar to anything else, more generic? Perhaps, if a Toronto-based member of the forum sees this post they might be kind enough to phone them and see exactly what this oil is.
Does anyone have an 'Operators Manual' for this model and/or know exactly what is recommended for lubrication?

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Will
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Post by Gulyás » Mon Sep 29, 2014 22:28

Hi Will,

They like to generate more business, and that's about the only reason they recommend their own brand. If you read any Sears catalog, you know what I mean.
So just use any gear oil/lubricant, even outboard ones.

Tell them Joe sad so, because Joe used to be an oil man too.


Ps.........If you use synthetic, it will last for the rest of your life.
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Post by Butterbean » Mon Sep 29, 2014 22:34

Did some googling and indirectly came across this from a link in a link.

http://www.hardwareandtools.com/crc-ind ... -9675.html

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Post by WillAmi » Mon Sep 29, 2014 22:36

Gulyás wrote:Hi Will,

They like to generate more business, and that's about the only reason they recommend their own brand. If you read any Sears catalog, you know what I mean.
So just use any gear oil/lubricant, even outboard ones.

Tell them Joe sad so, because Joe used to be an oil man too.
Thanks Joe!

I'm too old and battered not to have suspected a slight commercial ploy.
Is my best-bet a really thick gear-oil, you think?
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Post by Gulyás » Mon Sep 29, 2014 22:41

The thick gear-oils are used for slow turning gears, and the lighter ones for fast ones, because the time it takes for the flow. It also depends on the viscosity of the lubricant.

In the mean time I also added this......"Ps.........If you use synthetic, it will last for the rest of your life."
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