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Lube oil for Technics SL 1200

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navinsinha

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I am planning to lubricate the spindle of my Technics SL 1200 Mk2. I understand that it is recommended to use SFO 010 for these Technics. Any idea, where to get it in India please?
 

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Here are some nuggets of info gleaned from the various fora over the years

SFW010 is no longer being made or sold by Matsushita, but it turns out
that it is the same as Anderol 465

Correct viscosity and for Technics is iso 46 full synthetic. The thing
with the Technics bearing is it is fully open at the bottom so a too thin
oil will quickly flow away, but a too thick oil will feed down from the
top easily when reoiling

The only issue with sewing machine oil is nothing to do
with it collecting dust, but it is far too thin. Sewing machine oil is
sae 5w and the original oil is sae 20w which is iso68. Iso46 is also in
the sae 20w range (odd but true) but the original oil is iso68 which is
slightly thicker

Use compressor oil iso 68 synthetic or iso 46. Compressor oil is like the
original, being detergent and emulsifying agents free and has similar
properties. Apply 2 or 3 drops every 2000 hours of operation.
 
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