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Posted in response to Cleaning a Lortone LS-14 Slab Saw from Ken Dinneen on June 23, 2011 at 00:06:32:

Re: Cleaning a Lortone LS-14 Slab Saw

The issue is similar for LS12 and LS10, although they weight a bit less.

I generally lift each edge out of the pan and slip in a slat of wood. I let the saw sit over the pan to drip off. Sometime I wipe oil with a spackle tool.

I get someone to help me sit the saw in a cheap plastic tub (like the black plastic tub mortar or cement can be mixed in - small child's swimming pool works too)

Even with two people, lifting the pan and pouring out the oil is prone to spilling. I pour into paper bags in a top bucket with holes for clean oil to drain into a (nested) bottom bucket. Takes a week or two for the oil to completely filter trough.

I am currently building a system that sucks the oil into the bag. You need a container with 2 hoses - one form container to saw pan, and one form container to vacuum source (i.e., a shop vac). The bag is supported with a cage made of hardware cloth that sits a bit off the bottom of the container so oil can filter down.

Folks have described these made with a 5 gal bucket, and once the oil/sludge is pulled into the bucket, it can be easily dumped into one or more 2-bucket filter systems (depending on how much oil.) Mine will be able to hold 6 gal so I can clean my LS10 and LS12 on the same day.

Won't be done until late next week, but I could post a pic.

From Daniel - June 24, 2011 at 08:02:19

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