Just curious if anyone has any experience in taking apart the Handy for a proper cleaning and republication? I tried adding some food grade antiseize but it’s still quite noisy. The noise and clunky sounds have grown over the past few weeks. I was hoping someone had some experience with getting to the guts to clean and lube without breaking the case.
My issue was a scratching/screwing/scrapping like sound at higher speeds so I figured the bearing at the top was the issue. Turns out the bearing was fine but the lead screw was slightly thinner at the top (was more noticeable when spinning). Don’t know if it is meant to be like that or shaved down over time… Either way because it was slightly smaller, it wouldn’t catch the bearing at higher speeds and would just rub against it. I put some PTFE/Teflon tape on the end which fixed the noise issue.
Disassembly and Reassembly was easy; but I do like taking things apart to see how they work and putting things back together.
So I finally had the opportunity to take the handy apart over the weekend. Cleaned thoroughly and lubricated. I used a product called Lucas Red n Tacky. It is a spray grease that when the solvent evaporates it leaves a grease that is well…… tacky. I’m hoping that it quiets down the handy a bit and the grease will adhere to the parts longer. At this point I’m not sure if this is the hot setup or a mistake. I will report back tomorrow
Early results are in…. Handy is much quieter with using the above mentioned grease. The handy did
get a little warmer than normal, guessing because of the stickiness of the grease causing a little more drag. I have not noticed a speed reduction but I’m sure
It exists. But if quiet is your goal, this did wonders for mind. Your results may vary.