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Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) => Slab Saws, Trim Saws, Blades & Lubricants For Both / General Operating => Topic started by: Hansel on May 25, 2020, 04:22:01 pm



Title: What material should I use to make a gasket for a small saw?
Post by: Hansel on May 25, 2020, 04:22:01 pm
I have a Star Diamond saw, model 10-PF.  They are no longer in business.  I need to make a gasket that goes between the top plated and the tank that holds the lubricating oil.  It is a rectangular shaped gasket.

What type of  material should I used to make the gasket?   

I have tried both cork and bicycle inner tube material, but both of these materials fail after some use.

Thank you



Title: Re: What material should I use to make a gasket for a small saw?
Post by: catmandewe on September 15, 2020, 09:08:42 am
I have a Star Diamond saw, model 10-PF.  They are no longer in business.  I need to make a gasket that goes between the top plated and the tank that holds the lubricating oil.  It is a rectangular shaped gasket.

What type of  material should I used to make the gasket?   

I have tried both cork and bicycle inner tube material, but both of these materials fail after some use.

Thank you



I like to use cork but it needs to be sealed if you want it to last. After you cut the gasket out then coat it with silicone on both sides, put a sheet of saran wrap  on both sides and put it in the saw to cure, finger tighten the top on but don't crank it down, let it cure for a day or two, then pull the saran wrap off and you should have a gasket that is good for a few years.

Tony