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  • Ridgid Wormdrive Oil? Anyone?

    Does anyone have any idea where the oil for the Ridgid Wormdrive saw can be purchased? The manual says it takes, Mobil SHC 636 Oil but only .5 oz, So a quart should last me ABOUT 10 YEARS!!

    I tried Home Depot, because it is the place the SELLS THEM. But NO IDEA, GO FIGURE.

    I tried a Napa (car parts store) and they cant do anything for me, They tried to send me to Home Depot.

    I tried Amazon and Ebay and haven't found a match.

    Tomorrow I will try my local Ace and keep my fingers crossed.

    I don't mind buying online if someone finds it. Thanks in advance

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    Re: Ridgid Wormdrive Oil? Anyone?

    Found a Lubriplate cross ref sheet that shows Mobil SHC 636 as a 680 viscocity gear oil.

    Lubriplate has SynLube 680, and you can just google 680 gear oil and a bunch of products show up. I just dont know where to get them, but you might be able to go back to the auto places and ask for a 680 gear oil. Pretty sure I saw that Valvoline makes one, so it might be easier to come by.

    -Chris

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    • #3
      Re: Ridgid Wormdrive Oil? Anyone?

      Originally posted by chrisexv6 View Post
      Found a Lubriplate cross ref sheet that shows Mobil SHC 636 as a 680 viscocity gear oil.

      Lubriplate has SynLube 680, and you can just google 680 gear oil and a bunch of products show up. I just dont know where to get them, but you might be able to go back to the auto places and ask for a 680 gear oil. Pretty sure I saw that Valvoline makes one, so it might be easier to come by.

      -Chris
      Thanks where did you find the cross ref sheet? I really want to be sure to put the right oil in the saw.

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      • #4
        Re: Ridgid Wormdrive Oil? Anyone?

        Originally posted by MikeD22 View Post
        Thanks where did you find the cross ref sheet? I really want to be sure to put the right oil in the saw.
        Googled Mobil SHC 636, this was the 2nd or 3rd hit:

        http://www.lubriplate.com/pdf/ads-ca...FluidsFlyr.pdf

        The ISO Vis Grade column is probably the most helpful because then you can just find any other product with the same viscocity. The Lubriplate prods are also shown, I just dont know how easy or hard it is for you to find them locally (impossible around my area).

        -Chris

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        • #5
          Re: Ridgid Wormdrive Oil? Anyone?

          I would probably jsut use either the bosh or skill oil in it, it comes in an 8 oz tube, and is usually not that hard to find, (the bosh and skill is used interchangeably in the bosh manual
          Bosch lubricant: WD7LUB or Skil 80111)
          http://www.google.com/products?sourc...=1&sa=N&tab=wf


          and if you look on the luberplate cross reference, http://www.lubriplate.com/pdf/ads-ca...FluidsFlyr.pdf
          If I was between a rock and a hard spot, I would get a quart of 140w synthetic rear end oil and us it, (oh by the way I have), in my skill 77 saw, yes the spec, of the mobile oil is a little heaver than 140w but when you need some thing to work It is close.
          here is 634, jsut a little lighter, in viscosity, one step lighter, jsut a little more than 140W
          http://www.kvmtools.us/product_info....ducts_id=38184
          here is another 634, which Granger is calling 140w,
          http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/6Y785
          http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/ite...icants-_-4ZF30
          I have not seen any 636 either, and from what I can see it is not in parts sheet,
          here is a Amsoil product that is fairly close to the specs, http://www.amsoil.com/StoreFront/srt.aspx
          Last edited by BHD; 11-28-2008, 09:34 PM.
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            Re: Ridgid Wormdrive Oil? Anyone?

            I wonder if the SKil/Bosch lube can be had at a Bosch/Skil service center?

            I can find it on Amazon from 3rd party sellers but the shipping kills it. I would assume a service center would have something like this.

            And while on the subject.....should a thinner oil be used for cold weather use? Ive been using my Bosch worm drive outdoors in the cold lately (subfloor for my bathroom remodel), and I can tell its a little "stiff" after sitting unused in the cold.

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            • #7
              Re: Ridgid Wormdrive Oil? Anyone?

              I think you would be safe with the SKIL oil which comes in 8 Oz. tubes with threaded cap. This place sells it for $5.00 per tube and depending on your location shipping shouldn't be that bad. Figure in what it costs you to drive to a power tool dealer or service center and back home.

              http://www.toolbarn.com/product/skil/80111/

              For me in MD near Wash, DC shipping by Priority Mail is $5.30 for 1 tube and $7.70 for 2 tubes. One tube should be plenty for a good while.

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              • #8
                Re: Ridgid Wormdrive Oil? Anyone?

                I just talked to Mobil's distributor hotline. They pointed me to a company here in Los Angeles that buys 5 gallon and 55 gallon barrels directly from Mobil. They will sell me a 5 gallon barrel/drum/tub for $380. Yes, $380... far more than I paid for my fantastic Ridgid R3210. If we split the cost almost 100 ways, it could be a group purchase....

                I'd really like to use whatever Ridgid recommends, but if this Mobil SHC636 is impossible to find, I'll just use the Skil lube available in tubes at HomeDepot.

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