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post #1 of 8 Old 12-22-2012, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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What do y'all use to lubricate the gears in your table saw?
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Any oil is going to make mud in the gears. I normally use graphite lubricant.
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I think there was a thread on this a few months ago.

You want to use a dry lubricant so it will not mix with the dust.

Steve mentioned graphite. I think this should work.

I use the DuPont Teflon Multi-Use Lubricant. If it works for motorcycle chains, it should work for the table saw gears.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/motor...chain-lube.htm

I expect many other potential options. Do not use regular grease, this will mix with the dust and may cause the gears to be jammed.
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I use dry moly lube with graphite. I think it's called DriSlide.
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Another one for graphite. I got some at Ace Hdw. and IIRC it's called LockEase. Comes in a spray can with flexible nozzle and around $5.00.
Clean the gears with mineral spirits, then spray the graphite. Should last a good while, 6 months or so.

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A second for the DuPont Teflon Multilube. I have been using it since it came out. It doesn't attract dust, seals things up to prevent rust, last the whole year between major cleanings, and would probably last for years.

You can get it from Amazon.
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ive used grease in the past. the 1st time i was worried about gunking up of grease and saw dust but it worked fine. was i just lucky ? should i switch to the dry that youre all talking about ?

build it right or not at all
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I think there was a thread on this a few months ago.

You want to use a dry lubricant so it will not mix with the dust.

Steve mentioned graphite. I think this should work.

I use the DuPont Teflon Multi-Use Lubricant. If it works for motorcycle chains, it should work for the table saw gears.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/motor...chain-lube.htm

I expect many other potential options. Do not use regular grease, this will mix with the dust and may cause the gears to be jammed.
Thanks. I use the DuPont product on my motorcycle chain but did not relate its use to the table saw. I'll give it a try.
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