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Rock Oil for Slab Saw

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« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2009, 06:17:27 pm »

  I have been using B100 biodiesel for about two years now.  It is cheap.  It has a high flash point.  It is biodegradable.   It is almost nontoxic.  It has a low vapor pressure.  The downside is that it is made stable by flocculation with lye.  The trace amount of lye remaining makes it a pretty good paint remover.  Other than stripping my saws, it has performed admirably.   Just to add to the plusses, dish soaps are formulated to clean just this thing.  I have found no references that would confirm my results so you are on your own using this, but I am sold.  If you can find it, an even better oil would be biobased transformer oil.  It is formulated to conduct heat.
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