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  • Which lubricant do you prefer?

    Which lubricant do you prefer to use for maintaining your tools?
    A) WD-40
    B) 3-In-1 Oil
    C) Silicone Spray
    D) Liquid Wrench
    E) Plumber's Grease
    Marcus Rinaldi<BR>Service Tech<BR>F&W Heating & Cooling

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    Marcus,
    Thanks for the survey ideas. We used the above survey for our current posted survey. Please tell me if you want the pin up calendar or the decal set. Also send me your mailing address.

    Please send this info to.
    jsooy@ridgid.com

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    • #3
      Re: Which lubricant do you prefer?

      i like wd-40

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      • #4
        Re: Which lubricant do you prefer?

        i like pb blaster my self but it is now listed
        9/11/01, never forget.

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          Re: Which lubricant do you prefer?

          I won't post it, ...oh what the hey! ....I probably will get booted for this
          but ......I just cant resist. ....No better not!

          Ah…. Are we talking, what kind of lubricant we use on
          our Ridged tools here tools here or what?

          Last edited by Davet; 03-17-2007, 02:44 PM.

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          • #6
            Re: Which lubricant do you prefer?

            Originally posted by Davet View Post
            Ridged tools



            to funny, i almost feel as if i am still in the second grade
            9/11/01, never forget.

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            • #7
              Re: Which lubricant do you prefer?

              JB 80, I don't know if its the best out there, but it is better than WD 40.
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              http://www.contractorspub.com

              A good climbing rope will last you 3 to 5 years, a bad climbing rope will last you a life time !!!

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              • #8
                Re: Which lubricant do you prefer?

                For the surface of my tools, I use a spray product called Top Coat. It dries fast and you wipe it off and it's very slick and compatable with all paint products. I used to use car wax and even tried Armorall. They were slick but if any sticks to the wood, the finish will "fisheye". A real mess!!

                Mark
                Congratulations to Mr. "the sky is falling" Al Gore, nominated the new Village Idiot!

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                • #9
                  Re: Which lubricant do you prefer?

                  For woodworking tools you want to stay away from products containing silicone - since the silicone will end up on your projects and when it comes time to apply your finish, you will be screwed...

                  I use WD40 for cleaning and protecting most of my hand tools.
                  Last edited by Newman; 03-17-2007, 07:07 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Which lubricant do you prefer?

                    Astroglide isn't an option?

                    Second to that is WD-40

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                    • #11
                      Re: Which lubricant do you prefer?

                      John Lucas of Woodshopdemos.com recommends Table-Top Lubricant
                      Cheers! - Jim
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                      All truth passes through three stages: First it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. - Schopenhauer

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                      • #12
                        Re: Which lubricant do you prefer?

                        paraffin wax is very useful also...

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                        • #13
                          Re: Which lubricant do you prefer?

                          Nose grease is always handy.
                          www.TheWoodCellar.com

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                          • #14
                            Re: Which lubricant do you prefer?

                            Talking about lubricants, and not moisture protection, I use a variety of lubricants and probably don't have a particular favorite as every lubricant has it's particular advantages and disadvantages.

                            Probably the most used is "3 in 1" oil.

                            - Parafin wax on runners, slides, etc.

                            - 30 wt oil for coating heavier threads, not subject to saw dust

                            - WD-40 for moisture or condensate exposed threads, nuts, etc. and also for cleaning.

                            - Light mineral oil for fine threads, small motor bronze bearings, etc.

                            - Lithium Grease for heavier applications and weather exposed parts

                            - Dry graphite and other dry-type lubricants for woodworking mechanisms that are exposed to sawdust.

                            CWS

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                            • #15
                              Re: Which lubricant do you prefer?

                              I'll ditto CWSmith on the types but my most often used is WD-40.
                              I buy my WD-40 by the gallon and use it both by oil can and a spray bottle. Can't stand the price of the aerosols altho I have one can for the real tight spots. A gallon will last me several years.
                              Go
                              Practicing at practical wood working

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