The tailstock on my Grizzly G0632 lathe has been getting harder and harder to turn lately. Didn't know what the problem might be. And, I'm one who is reluctant to take stuff apart without really knowing what I'm getting into. So, using my toll free Magic Jack telephone, I called Grizzly tech support. As usual, got a nice guy who knew what he was talking about.
He advised me that disassembly wasn't a big deal. Loosen one screw, take guts out, when done put back and tighten screw.
So, I disassembled found an almost gross yuckky mess.
The inside of the works was filled with a Chinese rust preventative gunk that resembled WWII cosmoline. I had cleaned a lot of this off when I first unpacked the lathe but didn't think to look inside the tailstock.
Half a can of spray carburetor cleaner (used outside) and a bunch of paper towels, it was clean. I lubed with a thin, spray white grease and reassembled.
Works slicker than fresh manure on a flat rock.
Thanks Griz tech guy.