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Re: I'm Believer - Diesel To Cut Pitch
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2018, 12:26:20 PM »
I run a Norwood Lumbermate 2000 that I bought new in 2002. I mill mostly hardwoods and the blade doesn't heat up or get loaded with sap so a couple of years ago I stopped using lube completely. I run my blades dry and have had no problems.

A couple of months ago I was cutting some white pine and right away noticed a buildup on the blade. I used a squirt bottle filled with diesel and just before entering the cut, with the blade spinning Id shoot 2 shots on the blade. Works great. Nice shiny blade with no build up and you don't need a special delivery system.

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Re: I'm Believer - Diesel To Cut Pitch
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2018, 04:43:54 PM »
I use the pinesol/WW. I find new blades need no lube, used blades seem to need lube.
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Re: I'm Believer - Diesel To Cut Pitch
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2018, 07:39:07 PM »
I apply diesel to the blade as needed with a shop oil pump (squirt can) via a plastic tube. 


  

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« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2018, 07:41:09 PM »
Six, I like that!👍
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Re: I'm Believer - Diesel To Cut Pitch
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2018, 08:54:51 PM »
My Cook MP32 mill came with a tiny tank for diesel with a gravity feed.  Just have to set it for a drop every couple seconds, and it keeps everything clean, lubed, and no hot blades.  I smelled the wood, as the enviro nuts seem to think wood contains diesel fuel, and seems all the diesel is in the sawdust pile.  The local people who handle burn permits will not allow you to burn any lumber, just brush piles.

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« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2018, 06:10:53 AM »
Are you using the same lube tank?  Just wondering how that stands up to the fuel.  
Yes sir.  I put it right into the lube mizer tank.  So far, no problems.  I have read where people have questioned doing this.  To me, I dont see it much different from soap and water.  And, the DF will help keep every thing lubed in the lubemizer system.  Not sure about the seals in the pump, but if they are good enough for the chemicals in soap, I figure they are good enough for DF.

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Re: I'm Believer - Diesel To Cut Pitch
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2018, 07:31:03 AM »
If anyone is anal about the diesel smell buy a gallon of unscented kerosene or lamp oil. Diesel is the best and what everything else is compared to. If applied with a wick or felt no drips and a gallon will last a long time. Frank C.
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