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Table Saw Lubricant

So.....what should I use to lube the trunions of my table saw.....they're starting to move a bit stiff...I sprayed them out with my air compressor, but now what to use on them?
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a dry lubricant would be my choice

Since any petroleum based will attract the dust and clog up, I would usea a spray like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Elmers-E450-Slide-All-Lubricant-4-Ounce/dp/B000BXOESU
http://images.search.yahoo.com/searc...lide+lubricant

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Thats what I was planning on......Thanks for confirming
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I have the same plan as woodnthings but I use a different brand on my Unisaw - http://www.lowes.com/pd_213197-39963...1059839&rpp=32



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I used white lithium grease. It's a nice dry lube that won't attract dust.
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I ran into trouble with white lithium grease on my RAS. As the years went by the stuff hardened and tuned into glue. I had to do a lot of cleaning to get some of the mechanisms to work again.

I have seen some lithium spray lube that may not cause that problem.

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I'll admit I just started using it, so I don't have any long term experience with it in a shop. Seemed to work fine on my car's sunroof(which is why I had the can in the first place).
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I have usedhttp://www.amazon.com/Lps-Labs-00116-Greaseless-Lubricant/dp/B000IEF4PEproduct for years with great results. A little pricey and sometimes hard to find but it's liquid gold for your table saw and other machines.

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I use the same product as dodgeboy77 the Teflon dry lubricant.
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I've never lubricated one. It's always enough for me just to clean the dust out of the trunions.
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I used white lithium grease. It's a nice dry lube that won't attract dust.
That is what Delta told me to use on my UniSaw.

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I've never lubricated one. It's always enough for me just to clean the dust out of the trunions.
Same here
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I love this stuff, use it on most everything. Especially on our RV, greatn lube and does not attract dust or dirt. :)

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I have the same plan as woodnthings but I use a different brand on my Unisaw - http://www.lowes.com/pd_213197-39963...1059839&rpp=32



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I've had good luck using graphite.






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+1 on graphite - I use a spray version:
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/SLI...VK7?Pid=search

Goes on like a spray paint and bonds extremely well to metals. Doesn't attract anything and you almost need to sand it off. Application can get a bit messy but you don't need to apply it very often.
Home Depot also carries a graphite lube by the brand name "Blaster" which I haven't tried. Blaster also has a PTFE based dry lube carried by HD. Less messy but not as durable as the graphite.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Blaster-9...2#.UffFXMco670

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