Lubrication test

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Lubrication test

Postby PATCsawyer » October 27th, 2011, 2:14 pm

I did this a couple years ago, though it would be of interest. Bottom line, whatever you put on your saws is better than nothing. I was surprised by how long the lubricants protected the saw blade.
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Re: Lubrication test

Postby sumnergeo » October 27th, 2011, 7:11 pm

Wonderful! It would appear that any and all worked the same.
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Re: Lubrication test

Postby Ernest Becker » October 27th, 2011, 7:14 pm

I've been wondering what is best to use for storage. Thanks for doing the test and sharing the results.
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Re: Lubrication test

Postby PATCsawyer » October 28th, 2011, 3:35 am

Some people have their own magic formula and swear by them. I thought I would just run a practical experiment and let the results speak for themselves. The true (and expected) result is what happens if you don't put anything on the blade.
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Re: Lubrication test

Postby SalmonCreek » January 22nd, 2012, 8:11 pm

Not a good idea: I used 30 weight motor oil on some saws I had hanging on my newly paint shop wall, couple weeks later I had oil drip lines on the wall, from the saw teeth to the floor......... so I use gear oil now.

Good test, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Lubrication test

Postby dayle1960 » April 20th, 2016, 5:31 pm

Just wanted to bump this because it is becoming summertime and maybe it will help in keeping the rust off of saws. One thing I can add is that I have about four saws hanging from a nail in my shop(all without handles) and from time to time I look at them. The only rust I have found is fingerprint marks.

Now I'm trying to remember what I used to abate the rust and all that comes to mind is I either used wax polish or some type of oil. Maybe I did both, wax first then oil. I don't know.

But I thought this was a good experiment, anyway.
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