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Rock Oil for Slab Saw

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« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2009, 08:51:42 pm »

Hey Chuck,
The oil stays in the saw until it becomes too filled with solids and needs to be drained and cleaned. Depending on how often you use your saws could be anywhere from a monthly to a yearly thing. The oil keeps everything from rusting, also.
With the number of saws you said you have you may need to get a 55 gal drum of it. I get my oil in the drum for around $385 per drum.

Animal mineral oil is food grade mineral oil, used to cure colic and constipation in horses.
You can also go to Walmart and buy mineral oil in the pet section or the baby section, baby oil is mineral oil with perfume in it. The perfume wears out pretty fast in a rock saw. This would be fine for a little 10" saw or a trim saw, but if you need oil for larger saws, you would be better off finding a larger supplier.

I know one guy who uses reclaimed antifreeze in his saws. I personally wouldn't do it, but he has been doing it for years and he cuts quite a lot of material.

Have a great day.............Tony
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