PutnamEco Posted June 4, 2012 Report Share Posted June 4, 2012 After the discusion over in power tools, I wonder if you all are into good lubricants, and what goo and spray you use to keep things going.A few goods one that I have found are.DuPonts Krytox Is absolutely the best lubricant out there. It is inert, non flamable, very little change in viscosity due to temperature. withstands heat. The only problem is it is silly expensive. If you have something that you life depends on being lubricated, this is the stuff you want to use.Now back to what works in real life and is affordable for daily use.Stihls high-performance gear lubricant is what I like to use on my power tools gearcases and my string trimmer for that matter too. I find it withstands the stresses put upon it well, it lasts a fairly long time and can withstand a pretty hot working environment that a typical tools gearcase is, and it cleans up well when it is time to be cleaned out.Hondas moly paste. Is an exceptional light grease that can be found at any Honda dealer. I use this for all my low speed grease applications such as pivot points and to lubricate ratcheting mechanismsB'laster The Dry Lube and the very similar product by DuPont Multi-Use Lubricant is my first choice in spray lubricants, I use this for things like the pinion gears on my tablesaws and other places that I want lubricated and don't want sawdust to stick to as well. These lubes also work well on chains. Beware, this lube WILL effect some wood finishes adversly.AGSs Lock-Ease is my preferred graphite spray lubricant. More and more I have been using B'lasters dry lube on locks and I've been having very good success with it.When I really need a lot of dry graphite I head down to my John Deere dealer and pick up a container of their Powdered Graphite which is probably more than most people will use in a lifetime, for about $5, a lot better deal than those silly little tubes you can get in the hardware store. (it is normally used on round balers and occasionally on seed drills)Triflow is a medium weight oil that I use when I want a little more staying power than a light oilLily White sewing machine oil is a really good light machine oil, available in larger quantities at a better price than the local hardware stores for those that need itI trust you all know to use WD-40 as a water displacement cleaner as it is NOT a very long lasting lubricant. 3-In-One oil works better as a lubricant, I can't really recommend it for any specific purpose, but it does work when nothing else is at hand.I use Mobil Rarus 427 oil in my compressors.Bel-Ray H1-R is the best oil to use in you two stroke engines as it has a low carbon content and makes cleaning your engine up for a rebuilt a piece of cake, as well is keeping it running for a long time before you need to rebuild it. I have found stuck rings to be a frequent cause of engine malfunctions and this oil helps to keep the rings free. If your really adventurous and know our way around engines well enough to adjust the jetting on your engine to suit a new oil ratio, it can be mixed and run at 100:1 with little to no adverse affects.My cutting oil of choice is Monroes Astro-Cut synthetic 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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