I use mineral oil for slabbing lapidary materials, I have a 14’ drop
down slabbing saw… It isn’t the most inexpensive but it is the safest
by far… and AND it has no odor to speak of. Always wear a
respirator… lipid pneumonia comes from from inhaling vapourized oils.
When trimming on my 6" saw I use WATER lots of water… yes I have
to clean up after every session and apply some spray on wd40 to
everything to keep the corrosion off…good idea to clean up
everytime any way :>) and the water is really cheap hehehehehehe
Again I wear an organic respirator when trimming even with
water…for that matter I wear eye and ear protection as well…
Being a musician and a visual artist means taking care of the parts
Your query should generate more than a few opinions…use your
own best judgement and be careful out there.
All the best in all things
With my server finally back online and screamin fast!!! YIPPEE