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Dry Lubricates for New Table Saw

by kdc68
posted 01-09-2013 11:48 PM


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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 01-10-2013 12:08 AM

The screws and gears need NO lubrication, and just a squirt of oil in the bushings is enough. You really don’t think you could wear out those gears by cranking the tilt and elevation… just sayin’...

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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kdc68

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#2 posted 01-10-2013 12:34 AM

HorizontalMike – Well no I don’t think I’d wear them out. They appear heavy duty and I’m sure I will wear out before they do. The concern is more about to keep them running smoothly and prevent rust

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 01-10-2013 12:41 AM

Graphite is used in place of grease and many woodworking applications .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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kdc68

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#4 posted 01-10-2013 12:50 AM

a1Jim – Thanks. I’ll look into it

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 01-10-2013 12:56 AM

You can find it in a automotive parts house as speedometer cable lube or Through a woodworking supply as a router bearing lube .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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kdc68

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#6 posted 01-10-2013 01:18 AM

a1Jim – Yeah, router bearing lube…I may still have some Bostik bearing lubricate. Wonder if that would work?
Thanks again

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#7 posted 01-10-2013 01:22 AM

I would advise the lube that grizzly recommends. It is not always important to use something that doesn’t attract dust. The design of the machine accounts for this. Use their recommendation. I have used the recommended high temp grease on all those parts on my unisaw and it runs great.IMO

-- Who is John Galt?

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kdc68

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#8 posted 01-10-2013 01:29 AM

joeyinsouthaustin and Rick L – thank you for your advice and the link

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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HorizontalMike

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#9 posted 01-10-2013 01:31 AM

Wow Rick, that looks like a replacement for Bostik DriKote that I have been spraying on my TS blades and drill bits. I sure do not like paying nearly $20/can for the DriKote. I wonder if I could find it locally because shipping changes the game and the cost.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#10 posted 01-10-2013 01:36 AM

HM and bostik just changed and re packaged the Drikote. Not sure if it is the sprayway stuff.
Found on amazon for 8.25 with free shipping. So there you go.

-- Who is John Galt?

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kdc68

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#11 posted 01-10-2013 01:47 AM

HorizontalMike – FYI shipping from emisupply is just over $10. So about $17 or $18 for Sprayway with shipping

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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HorizontalMike

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#12 posted 01-10-2013 01:57 AM

Joey,
I am not finding that same deal on Amazon. +$10/can and almost that in shipping. Got a better link for me?

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dautomotive&field-keywords=Dricote+&rh=n%3A15684181%2Ck%3ADricote+

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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HorizontalMike

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#13 posted 01-10-2013 01:59 AM

KDC68,
Just found the same. Looks like going to the local WC is not a bad deal after all.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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kdc68

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#14 posted 01-10-2013 02:02 AM

HorizontalMike – Yep..get it when you want without waiting for UPS to drop it at your doorstep

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#15 posted 01-10-2013 02:13 AM

Sorry may have been misleading. It is a case price. but works out to that. It was listed as free shipping for prime members. but not now??

look here.

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#16 posted 01-10-2013 03:47 PM

kdc68, I use paraffin wax. It seems to make thing move easier and dust doesn’t stick to it. Old candles work too and might be softer. -Jack

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HorizontalMike

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#17 posted 01-10-2013 04:06 PM

I get the point Rick, but shipping for us hobbiests makes this same product just as expensive as Dricote. I do not know what I would do with a full dozen cans of this stuff. Sure, I would use more, but THAT much more?... probably not.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#18 posted 01-10-2013 07:40 PM

I personally like dry-molykote.
It excel at reducing friction/torque
http://www.dowcorning.com/content/publishedlit/80-3384.pdf

I do not know what it would do for finishing on wood, like silicon which prevent any finish to work.

-- Bert

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#19 posted 01-10-2013 07:51 PM

I’ve have personal experience where all a students projects where having fish eye top to bottom on a book shelf only to find out she had just waxed her table saw with a wax that had silicone in it. I have also heard where a spray both had to be torn down because of silicone could not be removed from it and everything shot in it would fish eye. seems likealot more than a half truth to me Rick

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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NiteWalker

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#20 posted 01-10-2013 08:49 PM

I use paste wax. Very little is needed and it doesn’t attract sawdust. I learned it from kelly mehler’s table saw book. It works so I haven’t looked for anything else.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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HarveyMelvinRichards

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#21 posted 01-10-2013 09:16 PM

I also use paste wax, it’s worked fine for me for 35 years. I use an old toothbrush to apply it to the under the table parts. I use cheese cloth for the top, rails, and the flat parts of my jointer and planer. The flat surfaces I then buff off.

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runswithscissors

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#22 posted 01-10-2013 10:08 PM

I’ve had good luck with Dry Lube. Don’t know whether it contains silicone, but haven’t had any of the problems described by a1Jim.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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b2rtch

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#23 posted 01-10-2013 10:56 PM

I get the point Rick, but shipping for us hobbiests makes this same product just as expensive as Dricote.
Sure, I would use more, but THAT much I do not know what I would do with a full dozen cans of this stuff. more?... probably not.

Mike, just an idea, you could give 1/2 of it.Free shipping of course

-- Bert

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kdc68

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#24 posted 01-10-2013 10:57 PM

IrreverentJack - yes to paraffin wax. I read somewhere, maybe here, that you can drop some in mineral spririts to disolve it into a liquid. Then apply to your surface and the mineral spirits will evaporate leaving a waxy film.

a1Jim – yes to silicone free waxes. I remember my high school shop teacher from 27 or 28 years ago warning us of fish eye in our finish from silicone.

b2rtch -dry-molykote…I’ll look into it

Everyone else -thanks for the tips

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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