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Posted in response to Re: Re: Newbie question about saw lubricants from Dirk on October 28, 2012 at 23:31:31:

Re: Re: Re: Newbie question about saw lubricants

Just curious Dirk, how deep would you say that your blade sits in your water w/crystalcut additive? If you are not experiencing a very good misting/spray when cutting it could be that you need to add more coolant. The heat that is generated while cutting is tremendous and needs a constant high volume flushing, I repeat, a constant high volume flushing, during the cut time to minimize the possibility of damage to your blade. If the volume of coolant isn't up to where it should be you can bet you will be replacing your blades sooner than you would like. The heat will cause the metal to smear on your blade reducing it's effectiveness creating even more heat and possibly even loss of diamonds in the process, should they become loose. For me, using a 10" saw would definitely dictate using oil. Only on rare occasions would I use water at all in that saw. The material being cut would be the deciding factor for using water w/additive. Certain materials will absorb the oil and cause unwanted discoloring that may not be able to be removed from the material. In cases like that would I ever use water.

From Ward - October 29, 2012 at 22:30:22

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