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Downwindtracker2

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Re: Slab saw oil
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2020, 01:27:55 PM »

For my wife's saws we picked up some pails of Stella at Quartzite. That mineral oil is kind of nice, orange scented no less. For food grade mineral oil they use vitamin E as a stabilizer. Stella had that in it as well. For the clubs saws we picked  up four pails of bulk from a local rock shop. He had bought a barrel. It was cheaper than buying pails of food grade mineral oil from oil distributor. 
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Re: Slab saw oil
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2020, 11:39:27 AM »

 I use used ATF transmission oil in my 14" Highland Park saw, seems to work just fine. I was a Porsche mechanic now retired but I saved a lot of it when I was working. Stuff I got was pretty fresh, drained out for warranty work on low mileage cars. Don't used old ATF from a burned out automatic trans, it stinks and it's viscosity has been compromised. I do use veterinarian grade mineral oil in my 10" saws and have a stash of old pella oil I got with my 18" saw and I use it in that saw but it is stinky and irritates the skin if overexposed to it.
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Re: Slab saw oil
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2020, 09:52:34 AM »

I don't know about ATF, but as millwright I have been exposed to hydraulic oil over the years. Some guys have gotten rashes from it.
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