Could someone provide a brief outline (or point out a resource on the
web) of the different types of oils and their uses.
I'm confused by the differences (and interchangeability) of different
oils: oil that goes in your car, oil that goes into your table saw
motor, oil that you rub on the table saw surface to preserve it, 2-cycle
oil, compressor oil, etc.
In particular, what's the best kind of oil to rub on the table saw surface?
Thanks in advance,
I'm in a pretty humid environment, too (central Indiana). But my shop is in
the basement, where I run dehumidifiers year-round. Paste wax is quite enough
to keep my tools from rusting. No way would that be sufficient if my shop was
in the garage instead. It all depends on what the conditions are _at the saw_.
If it's in a climate-controlled environment, wax will do the job. If not, you
need something better.
What part of "none" did you misunderstand? DON'T PUT OIL ON YOUR TABLE SAW.
If wax won't do the job, use one of the other two products I mentioned.
I've done a lot of factory repair and maintenance in my life and have done
it right. This is for products people send into a factory repair facility.
We use "factory service manuals" and repair things properly per factory
With that said, some mechanical products might call for 10 different types
of grease, oil, or lubricants. They ARE all quite different! And the
specifications for these lubricants would be outlined in factory service
manuals which anyone can purchase from the manufacturer or distributor of a
product (ask). But many people have never seen one of these books.
(Also some auto parts stores will say certain lubricants will work for
anything! If that is true, then why does the vehicle factory service manual
call for a specific lubricant for a specific location? Go by the service
manual for best results.)
Then here is a good source of information...
"Aaron Fude" wrote in message
Use lamb fat on your saw blade and tools.
Car oil is motor oil. 2 cycle oil is marked as such. Compressor oil can
be motor oil or marked compressor oil. Hydraulic oil is marked as such.
Table saw motor? Gas or electric? Motor oil, marvel mystery oil or 3 in
1 oil for electric. Motor oil for gas unless it's 2 cycle. Then 2 cycle
oil in the gas if it don't have a separate 2 cycle oil reservoir.
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