Jas Purba, managing director of ETC Supplies, reviews the range of high grade lubricants that will help to keep your embroidery machine working smoothly
Regular lubrication of your embroidery machine is essential to keep it running smoothly. But what are the best lubricants to use? For many embroiderers that’s an easy one to answer: WD40 (and similar products that are equally cheap and readily available). Wrong! These products are not true lubricants; in fact, they have been designed to displace water and act to protect against rust and dirt. Embroidery machines require a high quality lubricating oil and grease to protect the hardworking parts.
There is a large range of lubricants to choose from, as well as various different dispenser types for easy and clean application. Here are some of the products ETC recommends; however, it’s important to always seek advice from your machine engineer if you’re not sure which product is best for your particular make of machine.