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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 542 days ago 4708 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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542 days ago

Glad to get all the responses about paraffin wax.

Now the question is what is paraffin oil used for?

Have you ever used it? Can it be used as a tool lub like on TS and Joiners?

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#1 posted 541 days ago

Depends on where you are. In the UK, they they use the name paraffin to name what we call kerosene. That is the only oil related paraffin that I am aware of.

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#2 posted 541 days ago

Paraffin oil could be one of several different things from actual paraffin to mineral oil, or Kerosene. It depends on context. The only thing I use it for is to burn in oil lamps.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraffin#Liquids
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-paraffin-oil.htm

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#3 posted 541 days ago

In the UK they call mineral oil liquid paraffin. It’s primary use in the market is as a laxative but woodworkers use it for a popular food safe finish on cutting boards. I buy it in 55 galon drums to treat colicy horses! There are various consistencies from very thin to barely liquid.

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