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Posted in response to Re: Highland Park Saws from Lorine Stone on March 14, 2010 at 11:01:22:

Re: Re: Highland Park Saws

Hi You can use almost any cutting oil. Almag or equiv., distributed by Shell etc., has been used in lapidary saws for years. It's smelly, hard to wash off --in my opinion.
I prefer a mineral oil --no smell or misting, easy to clean up with Water. I buy from GC Lubricants in San Carlos Ca--Cool Grind 960--abt $34 for 5 Gal.
Call any local distributor of lubricants for this or equiv. Farm supply places also have bulk and inexpensive mineral oil. Covington, DP, and other folks sell this same stuff for twice this price.
I have a friend that uses kerosine exclusively -has for years-with zero problems. I never have. Need to be in a highly vented area IMO---it also cleans up nicely. Some say its unsafe but I think its highly over blown.[ its very hard to spark ignite].

From LARRY MOORE - March 22, 2010 at 10:49:57

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