Forget "they don't make them like they used to," sometimes they just don't make what you need anymore. If you have a piece of old equipment it's increasingly likely that the manual specifies an oil or grease that isn't in production. We walk through some of our steps and examples on how to find a suitable crossover oil to serve as a modern equivalent to old oils.
AA-14 Monarch Lathe - A Story
An old lathe was in need of some new oil. The manual had an SAE standard, so here's how we specified a machine oil.