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Oil for your tool 920

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,299
Oil for your tool
« on: December 30, 2018, 05:23:29 PM »
 :climber:

So as you may know I carry my trusty Spirit everyday. I guess almost two years now and still going strong.

Lately my scissors have been sticking so my question to you all is what oil do you use for scissors and the various pivot points on your tools and knives?

Picture for reasons.


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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2018, 05:25:56 PM »
That question has been asked and debated many times here.  The two common answers: WD-40 and Mineral Oil.
Most manufacturers (including Victorinox) use Mineral Oil at the factory.

- Steve
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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2018, 05:27:01 PM »
Quick Release!     :tu:

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2018, 05:53:34 PM »
Mineral oil, although I have used “gun oil” on MT’s with sucess

~CsB
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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2018, 06:17:25 PM »
Mineral oil for lubing 
And WD40 for cleaning  :salute:

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2018, 06:27:51 PM »
Mineral oil for lubing 
And WD40 for cleaning  :salute:

+1    :iagree:
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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2018, 06:29:00 PM »

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2018, 07:39:24 PM »
Mineral oil for lubing 
And WD40 for cleaning  :salute:

+1    :iagree:
+2 :iagree:
:iagree:
Though in my case, so far, cleaning with WD-40 has been restricted to fixing stuff that is literally rusted shut.  :oops:

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2018, 07:55:32 PM »
I'll agree both of the above are wonderfull and I use both regularly.  I just want to add that for cleaning Hoppies #9 is an unbeatable cleaning penetrant and if you're and avid gun enthusieast (in the US at least) you probably already have some and it has a wonderfull aroma.  Just be sure to wipe down good and lube with mineral oil when done because it REMOVES all the old lube along with the grime.  Word of caution I have not tried this with celedor scales so I have non idea what if anything it would do to them.

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2018, 08:21:06 PM »
That question has been asked and debated many times here.  The two common answers: WD-40 and Mineral Oil.
Most manufacturers (including Victorinox) use Mineral Oil at the factory.


What he said  :tu:
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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2018, 10:58:52 PM »
The original Vic oil is used on my most beloved tools and knives.
It's a thick mineral oil that works miracles!

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2018, 11:44:02 PM »
Like Douglas said above, this is a Canadian tin predating the metric system so 40years and counting, it's getting low but it doesn't take much to do the trick, also I've had no problems with Cellidor  :tu:

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2018, 03:38:20 AM »
I use ballistol for a general wipe over and nano oil on any pivot points.
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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2018, 12:05:02 PM »

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2018, 12:13:45 PM »

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2018, 11:26:08 PM »
Birchwood Casey gun oil. Nothing works better, but it's toxic and smells awful. 3-in-1 works fine for general use. Just Birchwood Casey does well at lubricating knives that have rarely been lubed and are stiff, not to mention, in many cases never used; and in that case, it helps expel old, hardened oil.
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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2019, 04:24:09 AM »
Hmm didn’t think about 3 in 1 oil. My Dad swore by the stuff.

What brand Mineral Oil you guys go with?

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Handyman, Pocket Tool Chest

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2019, 05:44:16 AM »
What brand Mineral Oil you guys go with?
The store brand in the drug store.

- Steve
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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2019, 06:05:07 AM »
 :iagree:
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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2019, 07:32:51 AM »
Been using zoom spout oil for many years, but I'm noticing some debris in the bottom of the tube, used it 100's of times and its still 2/3 full but getting old. I found a good deal on ebay for Vic oil for about $5 with shipping so gonna try that out next.

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2019, 10:14:47 AM »
:iagree:
Same here. One bottle of baby oil goes a long way!

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2019, 12:17:41 PM »
Would this be good ?...

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2019, 02:08:57 PM »
:iagree:
Same here. One bottle of baby oil goes a long way!

Not baby oil, it is scented.  Just plain mineral oil .
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 44,500
Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2019, 02:12:12 PM »
I thought baby oil is for putting on your skin  :think:
Not for lubing knives or metal parts  :dunno:

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2019, 02:15:04 PM »
:iagree:

 :iagree: :iagree: It's a lot cheaper from a chemists... quite often called Liquid Paraffin and sold to make you poop... among other things. 

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2019, 02:16:19 PM »
I thought baby oil is for putting on your skin  :think:
Not for lubing knives or metal parts  :dunno:

It's almost the same thing... same base.

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2019, 02:21:33 PM »
I thought baby oil is for putting on your skin  :think:
Not for lubing knives or metal parts  :dunno:

It's almost the same thing... same base.

Also excellent for wood as it doesn't go rancid like linseed oil etc... and food safe etc...

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2019, 02:43:26 PM »
Good to know  :tu: :like:

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2019, 03:17:38 AM »
I use Gibb's Lube for all my needs.


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