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Re: Woodmizer LT 40 Lubricant Help
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2019, 03:06:29 PM »
I feel dumb asking this but what mix ratio do you guys use for pinesol/dawn with water? I would've thought just wing it dump a little in but wondering if I went too light with it 

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Re: Woodmizer LT 40 Lubricant Help
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2019, 09:09:27 PM »
I have got to ask , we have been dealing with cleanup from hurricane Michael , reading tips on killing mold and mildew by putting peroxide into water and spraying it on . so now I am wondering if we could put peroxide into our blade cleaning water to help with sawed boards to help them with not mildewing . what do yall think , I already know I am a little crazy .

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Re: Woodmizer LT 40 Lubricant Help
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2019, 09:39:22 PM »
I have intentions of putting a Cook's style felt wiper system on my mill. I hate using the water drip lube system unless I am sawing dry wood like cedar or green ash that needs the sawdust knocked down, just because of the mess of wet sawdust that ends up all over. With the felt pads, there is no free dripping diesel, it's just constantly wiping a very thin film of fuel on the blade that keeps anything from sticking to it. I'm speculating, but I think a half cup of diesel would make a whole day of sawing. In another lifetime, I worked on an asphalt paving crew and we had these strap on "shoes" that had a flat felt sole. You would soak these with diesel (very similar the felt track wiper on an LT40) and you could walk on the asphalt for hours without it sticking to the shoes. You don't have to have diesel pouring off of your track wiper to keep pitch from building up on your top rail either, just that film. In my experience, things get bumpy quick when that wiper gets dry as the sawdust and pitch build up on the top rail immediately. Actually spraying the diesel out of the Lube-mizer or drip tank is way too much diesel, IMO. I know with that SYP, a guys gotta do what a guys gotta do but I think it could be accomplished with a lot less. If anyone is interested, look at Cook's wiper system on their website (it's available as a retrofit). If I remember right, it looks like it would hold less than a cup of fuel anyhow.
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Re: Woodmizer LT 40 Lubricant Help
« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2019, 11:01:00 PM »
I feel dumb asking this but what mix ratio do you guys use for pinesol/dawn with water?
The more you put in the better it will work. As an analogy, if you have grease on your hands, and use too little soap, just turning up the water still wonít clean them.  It takes more soap.  So keep adding more until it works.  
Iíve used Diesel with my Lubemizer no problem.  I had it set to lowest, so it only sprayed the band once maybe twice per cut.  Worked great.

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Re: Woodmizer LT 40 Lubricant Help
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2019, 07:20:42 AM »
For sawing Hemlock I dont use anything.
Minuscule build up of any kind
EWP and Ash, Water and Pinesol.
Actually lube is a bit of a misnomer.
You are cleaning the blade and cooling a very little bit as the green sawdust and air mix is a good cooler.
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Re: Woodmizer LT 40 Lubricant Help
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2019, 06:47:13 PM »
Friday was sawing ash mixed  with red oak. Lube didnít do too good on the ash.But the Oak cleaned the band right up.
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