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Posted in response to Re: Slab saw Lubricate from Bob Keller on July 05, 2013 at 00:18:22:

Re: Re: Slab saw Lubricate


I have been using kerosene ( increasing the flash point with the addition of 30-grade engine oil (1 quart to 5 gals) since 1985) ..28 years..( Sheesh!! Has it been that long ?? ..Have to get married or something !!)

No overheating of saw blades (24"/16") and /or reservoir oil is allowed. Mineral oil in Jamaica is six times as expensive. Saw area is well ventilated...and I wear a mask when opening the cover. As I cut a lot of local agate ..which is quite hard.. sparks DO fly.. I've never had / allowed an ignition incident to occur.

Of course, some folks have allergies to this oil ... buy a water blade or use mineral.. All the pictures of local agate on this site have been "kerosened".

Sincerely, tony..

From tony goffe - August 19, 2013 at 23:10:51

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