Thin gloves, so fingers and bearings are protected from contamination. The gloves should be as thin that they do not interfere with the "fingertip feeling".
Tip: Use disposable gloves
A pad to protect against dirt
Tip: Use a large piece of cardboard, an old writing pad or plastic placemats
Never use a soiled surface. The workplace must be clean!
- The best possible illumination of your workstation to detect soiling
Tip: If daylight is not enough, you can align a desk lamp with your desk.
- Ball bearing grease or oil
Tip: If your lubricant container does not have a narrow applicator, it makes sense to use a small syringe.
- Paper towel
If you use a lubricant other than that in the ball bearing, you must first thoroughly clean the bearings beforehand! Instructions for cleaning ball bearings can be found here.
Instructions for greasing and oiling ball bearings
- You can now remove any excess lubricant with a paper towel.
Hold the bearing in the center, i.e. on the inner ring, while turning it with a movement on the outer ring, so that the lubricant can spread.
Please note: For grease-lubricated bearings, the ball bearing must first be in use for a few hours before optimum lubrication and thus improved smooth running is achieved.