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Lubrication

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Lubrication and Assembly
The following series of photos illustrates what components to lubricate during normal tooling maintenance and assembly. For this example, the UniPunch 8AJ-1 ½ unit is shown. 

Slide 1: Disassemble unit. Clean and inspect internal components.

Slide 2: Externally lubricate outside diameter of guide body. Type GN metal assembly paste or die grease is recommended.

Slide 3: Reassembly of UniPunch unit. Place conical lifter spring over outside of guide body.

Slide 4: Reassemble guide body with lifter spring into holder guide bore.

Slide 5: Align guide flat with retainer flat in holder.

Slide 6: Secure retainer and guide with fastener.

Slide 7: Insert punch body into stripping spring.

Slide 8: Externally lubricate punch body with Molykote GN metal assembly paste.

Slide 9: Align punch flat with retainer pin hole in guide. Insert punch retainer pin.

Slide 10: Tighten die fastener with hex key wrench.

Slide 11: Check pilot pin die adapter fastener, securing it to holder.

Slide 12: Wipe all debris from bottom of unit machine surface before mounting.