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Posted in response to Slab saw Lubricate from Larry Moore on July 04, 2013 at 22:29:23:

Re: Slab saw Lubricate

Yes I do know of a time that Kerosene was ignited in a 36� rock saw. The Fire Dept thought that because he had been cutting slabs for 6 hours with out stopping the temperature of oil was raised to the flash point. The fire was quickly put out by closing the hood on the saw and hosing the saw down with cold water. This is the reason that I use only mineral oil in my saws. The flash point of mineral oil is 300 degrees to 500 degrees, depending up on the grade of oil you use, while the flash pint of Kerosene is 100 to 162 degrees. The autoignation of kerosene is 428 degrees. I hope that helps in answering your questions.

From Joe Davis - July 09, 2013 at 23:16:13
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