- Jan 27, 2021
What oil should I apply to my Derbyshire hard headstock cone bearings? In 2003, Archie Perkins ("The Modern Watchmakers Lathe and How to Use It") wrote Nye® lathe oil is the best but also listed Nyoil® or a good grade of clock oil can be used. I think Nye® lathe oil and Nyoil® can still be acquired. I have a large bottle of D5 (doesn't everybody?) if that's a good lubricant for the job.