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Oil for your tool 921

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2019, 08:23:10 AM »
Do note mineral oil on wood will not harden (the same property which makes it great for knives), and will therefore have to be renewed now and then. The oil will function as a neutral water displacement, but not harden to a protective coating. It will also not darken (in itself), so the original color of the wood is better preserved.
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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2019, 01:59:58 AM »
Slightly off topic, but for cleaning your tool...

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2019, 02:15:41 AM »
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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2019, 02:46:25 AM »
Lol nice one smiller...

I have had good results with WD40 or Remoil(Preferably) for MTs, and Mineral Oil for SAKs. Swiss Knives have a very low tolerance for any "gooey" lubricant. I have had okay results with 3 in 1 if used sparingly. However Mineral Oil is biodegradable so that's good if you plan on using it for food prep. I dont use my Leathermans for food prep so I can oil with any of the above. Hope this helps.

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2019, 07:49:04 AM »
My Vic oil arrived, lol it's smaller than a bottle of visine eye drops, I'm cool with the $5 shipped price from ebay, but it's $20 on amazon which is nuts(used to be $7-8, but been $20 for a couple of months  ::) )

Really?
« Last Edit: January 04, 2019, 07:56:28 AM by Blackbeard »

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2019, 12:24:00 PM »
That small bottle goes a long way. Trust me ;)

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2019, 01:45:49 PM »
That small bottle goes a long way. Trust me ;)

 I'm sure it will last awhile, it's just a lot bigger looking/blown up in the web listings(cue pftsantos) I've had the bottle on the left at least 7 years, when you're not oiling motors with it, it's impossible to run out, it seems to be breaking down a bit tho. Seems like they start clear, yellow with age and separate later on
« Last Edit: January 04, 2019, 01:59:31 PM by Blackbeard »

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2019, 02:11:20 PM »
Pretty expensive for mineral oil in a vic bottle
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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2019, 01:42:47 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...

Fuzzy are you sure about Linseed oil going bad?
I don't think it  goes bad but it will harden so if you use it on a folding knife don't let it get in to the joints (guess how I know)


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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2019, 02:51:39 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...

Fuzzy are you sure about Linseed oil going bad?
I don't think it  goes bad but it will harden so if you use it on a folding knife don't let it get in to the joints (guess how I know)

Afraid so, it can potentially go rancid after a couple of years. Not sure about the so called "boiled" stuff though. Saying that, I still use it for garden tools n that though... without issue... that might be because of cold, weather etc...  :think:

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2019, 10:23:05 PM »
I ask because I've been using it for ten years, I've also had a 30 or 40 year old bottle and never had a problem
Also I've not seen anyone online report that it's gone rancid  :think:
The only problems I've had have been the tops 'welding themselves' on or it thickening up in the bottom of the tin so much its become unuseable

Maybe it's because the stuff I use is 'boiled'?

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #41 on: January 06, 2019, 01:01:38 AM »
Raw linseed oil can definitely go bad, it goes all sticky and picks up fluff. It can also start to smell like fish.
The boiled stuff's got metallic driers in it that make it set (that could well stop it from going rancid, Iike you were saying), however they're potentially poisonous. For those reasons you can't use either for worktops or food prep stuff etc... not that we were really talking about that anyway.

Saying that, I still like linseed oil... I think for things that get used and handled a lot it's fine, it's things that just sit there and don't do anything, that's when you get problems and it can go off... if that makes sense?  :think:
« Last Edit: January 06, 2019, 01:36:26 AM by Fuzzbucket »

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #42 on: January 06, 2019, 09:37:43 AM »
As you know I love the stuff and put it on everything

Off to the garage later to sniff bottles and tins of stuff...


I use mineral oil on food stuff like chopping boards and for oiling all my knives
The other thing is I used to use olive oil on my cutting boards for maybe 15 years, a little drop twice a year
and I stopped when I learned it too went off but in all that time I never had a problem  :think: :shrug:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,484
Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #43 on: January 06, 2019, 11:35:10 AM »
It's all swings and roundabouts really, like Steiner said, mineral oil washes out after a while etc...

Linseed oil does smell nice.

 :cheers:
« Last Edit: January 06, 2019, 11:36:14 AM by Fuzzbucket »

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,484
Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #44 on: January 10, 2019, 02:40:37 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 [raw] linseed oil etc... and food safe etc...

Right, just clarifying the above.  :whistle:

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #45 on: January 10, 2019, 07:24:21 PM »

 :woohoo: :woohoo:

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #46 on: January 10, 2019, 10:02:52 PM »
I thought baby oil is for putting on your skin  :think:
Not for lubing knives or metal parts  :dunno:
Is it true they make it out of babies?  :think:  :facepalm:

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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #47 on: January 10, 2019, 10:28:22 PM »
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Re: Oil for your tool
« Reply #48 on: January 10, 2019, 10:52:25 PM »
Remoil spray for general oiling , CLP for joints .

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Chris

 

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