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55fossil

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$6 a gallon saw oil cutting oil research, sort of
« on: April 17, 2018, 08:02:19 AM »

   I just got a 55 gallon drum of what is called Deep Well Drip Oil, ISO 32. Last year I used this heavily for 6 months in an 18 inch Frantom saw and it performed great. ISO 32 is the equivalent of 10 weight motor oil. This oil is considered a heavy machine oil for high power and hydraulic equipment. It has many excellent properties, anti-foam, anti-rust, constant viscosity at low to medium temperatures. It was under $7 / gallon delivered. This oil is very clear and has no smell I can detect!
    Here is a link to some similar oil so you can read the characteristics of the Drip Oil.  http://www.lsc-online.com/deep-well-antiwear-pump-oil/
    This drip oil stays very fluid even in cold weather. It still worked well on the hot days but it never got over 80 degrees here in sunny northwest Oregon....  Recycling the oil was easy. The rock particles separated to the bottom of the saw and formed a hard mat of guck. Most oil was recovered during draining. The rest was easily filtered using paper bags.
   There are many ISO 32 oils on the market and each one is different. You need to check the additive list!!!  The oil I found has no toxic additives, many of them do. You can even order some types of ISO 32 oil at WalMart for $6 a gallon. This is not a recommendation, just information. Due diligence and some help with any other info from other members would be appreciated.

PS:   Mineral oils like this are highly refined petroleum oils and are still considered hazardous. Unless the oil is marked "Food Grade Oil, safe for consumption" you should consider it is not meant to be put in the landfill. Call your waste pick-up folks and ask them as it can vary in different areas. Mineral oil is still hazardous / toxic waste.  VEGETABLE Oil or canola oils are different and not considered hazardous waste.
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Re: $6 a gallon saw oil cutting oil research, sort of
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2018, 08:17:01 PM »

Good to hear you like this oil. Did you buy it from a distributor near you, or from an online source?

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Re: $6 a gallon saw oil cutting oil research, sort of
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2018, 07:08:31 AM »

    Had a friend bring it up from a Bend, OR distributor. Distributor was listed as Klamath Falls. Mostly just wondered if anyone else has tried this oil.

   This oil is clear, has no smell and is listed as essentially non-toxic for additives. At under $7 a gallon... The label still lists all normal precautions as it is an oil based product. I really enjoy using this oil. I have used a lot of oil cutting tons of rock for 20 years and this stuff is great IMO. I will do more research on who manufactured this stuff when I get some time.
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Re: $6 a gallon saw oil cutting oil research, sort of
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2018, 08:21:50 AM »

Certainly beats the cheapest I can find for the vet mineral oil (about 11.50 a gallon). 
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Re: $6 a gallon saw oil cutting oil research, sort of
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2018, 08:23:56 AM »

I checked the link.  I think this statement really confirms it should be safe to handle and use:

>General lubrication for use in processing plants when applied where incidental contact with food may occur<

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Re: $6 a gallon saw oil cutting oil research, sort of
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2018, 01:06:55 PM »

    Yep, it looks safe but I do not want anyone getting ill and dragging my broke ass into it because I said it was safe. I really like this stuff and think any ISO 32 would be great BUT read the damn fine print on the label. Every manufacturer has different uses for similar oils. Mine does not even say whether it is a Sunoco or Texaco or who manufactured it....  But even Wal Mart will supply it in gallons at a cheap rate. I have not read their fine print about uses and additives.
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Re: $6 a gallon saw oil cutting oil research, sort of
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2018, 05:43:51 PM »

I will have to check with my local oil distributor when I get low.
The last drum of rock oil I bought was $14.00 a gal. The drum before that was $8.50
I share it with a friend of mine
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