I know this has been discussed before. I have a large number of Industrial machinery in my wood shop
including a two head 15 HP CNC Router. The grease I use for them is a heavy machinery type, black in color and nasty to get on your hands. It will drip off the rails of the router on occasion. My Omtech 60W Laser had a tube of grease included that is like heavy glue. Impossible to apply evenly, it is white. I have developed a problem that shows it’s ugly face every so often: The head relocates about three quarters of the way through some pieces, usually to the left as much as five inches, then continues to run the remainder of the file offset those five inches. I load my work in different areas of the Honeycomb to help keep it clean. This always happens on the “X” axis. Anyone had this happen? Did you re-lubricate your guide rails? I would like to use my shop grease, really don’t want any of it dripping onto the work piece. I am not going to use oil. To me, that is a disaster waiting to happen.
I am in the office and don’t have access to the work with the offset at the moment. If you would like a photo of one of them I can get that when I go to the shop.
Appreciate any ideas.