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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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Thats what I was planning on......Thanks for confirming
 

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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.

Bill
 

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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 used THIS product 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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+1 on graphite - I use a spray version:
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/SLIP-PLATE-Dry-Film-Lubricant-1WVK7?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.:smile:
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-...E-Lubricant-16-TDL-THD/202532762#.UffFXMco670
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