Ideal Dry Lubricant for Table Saw Use
Hello to All,
I would like to know what everyone considers as the best table-saw undercarriage lubricant and why
I have had several recommendations such as Lithium grease and Bostik’s NEVER*SEEZ Gel Lube. I no experience with the Bostik product.
I have personally used lithium grease on my 8-inch Delta jointer when I had to reassemble it. What I have noticed since is that the lithium grease has become hard or “caked” and it has attracted shop dust. None of this is a major problem but removing it could be. I believe that that would require some form of degreaser such as carburetor cleaner or something similar. This all sounds very messy and time consuming. I’d prefer not to go that route.
I use Bostik’s “TopCote” quite a bit for all of my metal shop surfaces: TS, jointer, etc. and it works very well. I do not keep a log, but over time all surfaces do need to be re-coated. The good side of “TopCote” is that it contains no petroleum oils or silicones. However, I wonder how well it would work for a TS application.
Doing a little research this evening, I found an ad for “Tri-Flow” which is a lubricant designed for chains and other such applications. It seems to have some very good qualities. From their website ad:
“Tri-Flow Superior Dry Lubricant was specifically designed to lubricate like an oil and stay clean like a wax. Its exclusive formula includes paraffin wax and high grade petroleum oil which penetrates as it quickly sets up and dries, leaving a thin, visible, coating that repels water as it lubricates. Adhesion promoters dramatically reduce shedding, increasing the length of time before reapplication. Special additives displace moisture and eliminate the potential for rust and corrosion, while an inherent anti-static agent works to repel dirt and dust under extremely arid and dry conditions.
• Great for lubricating all pivot points
• Specifically designed for lubricating chains”
As usual, all suggestions and comments are most welcome.
PS. BTW, I have absolutely no financial interest in Tri-Flow products. I have no idea even where to purchase it or what it costs. I have an email in to them for that information.
Edited 11/7/2006 7:22 pm by PhillipB