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« on: August 19, 2009, 07:22:17 am »

Hi everyone. I have been using pella oil for a long time now. I really dont like the stuff. Is there another oil that is better, less toxic. I cut a lot of hard material,  agate etc. Any suggestions? Thanks, Eric.
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2009, 08:43:38 am »

I use Shell Diala Oil Ax. I have been very happy with it. No bad smell. Hope this helps...


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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2009, 10:39:49 am »

I use a food grade mineral oil that has no smell or toxicity.  It has a high flashpoint and works great in my 14" Covington slab saw.  Covington Rock Hound oil $79 per 5 gal bucket.  Diamond Pacific Roc Oil is another food grade mineral oil with no smell or toxicity.  Its like $115 per 4 gal or $30 per gal.  I use the Covington on everything and it never smells even after long use.

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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2009, 10:45:50 am »

I've heard of some people getting the mineral oil at a tractor supply store rather cheaply. I'm using some surplus refrigeration oil that I got a number of years ago.
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2009, 06:14:18 pm »

Our only rock shop in the area sells an ISO 32 weight oil for $25 per 2.5 gals. So, I broke down and bought a five gal bucket of ISO 32 hydraulic oil at Autozone, and have been using that for maybe a year and half, and seem to have no problem in my 12" lortone. The blade still cuts super smooth. In the winter I had to thin it down with marvel mystery oil (gets cold in the shop).
We use the mystery oil in our concrete plants and it has greatly extended the life of the pneumatic solenoids, and rams,etc.
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2009, 09:31:13 pm »

Thanks for all your suggestions! I will have to investigate the options. Eric.
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2009, 09:41:24 pm »

I use technical grade mineral oil from an oil supply warehouse.
My cost is $6.45 per gallon plus whatever the bucket  or barrel costs.
If I bring my own container in they will fill it for me and there is no bucket/barrel charge.
I get mine from a place called United Oil. It is a warehouse that sells only oil and oil products mostly to gas stations, industrial companies, co-ops and such.

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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2009, 10:15:32 pm »

A friend who I went to check on some equipment from yesterday mentioned a Chevron Neutral 100. I don't know anything about it except that apparently it is like a mineral oil.

Comes in larger 10 and even 55 gallon. If I remember right he said that the 10 gallon containers ran about 10 bucks.

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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2009, 10:50:34 pm »

Wow, if you can get cutting oil for $1 a gallon, that is a steal!!



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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2009, 01:51:36 am »

Wow, if you can get cutting oil for $1 a gallon, that is a steal!!



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I will give him a call today and get the correct and exact details..
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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2009, 07:22:16 am »

I need to find a local supply so i don't have to pay a big shipping charge on top of the oil.  Seems like its around $100 for 5 gallons of oil and shipping.  I would like to find a non toxic mineral oil that i can get locally.  I would change my oil more often, and use the drained oil for my Chinese cooking.  Only kidding, I don't use it to cook, just lick it off my fingers while slabbing.

Mark of Maine Tourmaline (my new name after I find a multimillion dollar super Tourmaline on Matrix), formerly Mark of Mass.
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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2009, 09:35:28 am »

https://www.cbest.chevron.com/msdsServer/controller?module=com.chevron.lubes.msds.bus.BusMSDSDetail&msdsNumber=6986&docNumber=276850&docDataId=278786&docFormat=HTML&isLoginPage=true&region=NA

It's the base they use to blend other oils/fluids

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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2009, 09:49:00 am »

That was a terrific MSDS but it still didn't say what it tastes like. I've always faulted the MSDS protocols on this important point.
It looks to be a very innocuous material. Might be a good cure for constipation as well as a saw coolant.
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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2009, 09:57:53 am »

That was a terrific MSDS but it still didn't say what it tastes like. I've always faulted the MSDS protocols on this important point.
It looks to be a very innocuous material. Might be a good cure for constipation as well as a saw coolant.
Bob

You are sooooo right!!! Taste is an important part of slab saw oil!  ;) :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

I'd like to get a chocolate flavor myself.

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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2009, 09:59:02 am »

On second thought, the temptation to lick my fingers would be too great!  :P

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