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#1

Greeting all,

Couple of unrelated questions:

  1. What is a good, low maintenance lubricant for trim saws to replace
    Petrochemicals like diesel.

  2. With the phasing out of Silicon Carbide (Wet & Dry) paper what are
    people using as a replacement?

Regards,

Mark Webb


#2
  1. What is a good, low maintenance lubricant for trim saws to replace
    Petrochemicals like diesel. A vegetable cooking oil like olive oil or a cheaper one perhaps.
  1. With the phasing out of Silicon Carbide (Wet & Dry) paper what are
    people using as a replacement? Mark Webb

Why are they phasing them out? I hadn’t heard about this.
Charles

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#3

Greeting all,

Couple of unrelated questions:

  1. What is a good, low maintenance lubricant for trim saws to replace
    Petrochemicals like diesel.
  1. With the phasing out of Silicon Carbide (Wet & Dry) paper what are
    people using as a replacement?

Regards,

Mark Webb

Mark: I ran across an article in Rock & Gem here a few months back
saying that anitfreeze is a cheap and perfect solution. Its what I
have in one of my trim saws and I use rubber gloves when cutting. The
antifreeze is water soluble so washes right off. There is also stuff
you can buy called Cool Lube that mixes with water thats maybe less
nasty than antifreeze, you might look for that also. Dave

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#4

CL> 1) What is a good, low maintenance lubricant for trim saws

CL> 2) With the phasing out of Silicon Carbide (Wet & Dry) paper what
are people using as a replacement? Mark Webb

CL> Why are they phasing them out? I hadn’t heard about this. CL>
Charles

Almost any inexpensive easy-flowing low viscosity oil will do -
after all it is only to keep the blade cool. Water tends to
promote rust in the interstices where the tiny diamonds live. If
you want to make the oil flow even more freely, add a little
VEGETABLE turpentine - it’ll make it smell good too! The small
amount you’ll need won’t add too much to the fire hazard, but I’m
sure you take care anyway:-) Don’t you? And wipe the blade when
finished. Don’t you?

We can buy most grades of silcicon carbide wet-and-dry paper in
any DIY tool store. I wouldn’t be surprised if your store
salesperson never heard it called silicon carbide, but did have
some in stock - we suffer from those too!

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