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Offline esteadle

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Re: Diesel in lube tank
« Reply #40 on: November 29, 2016, 11:03:39 AM »
Along the same lines as roguespears comments, I used diesel one season, and it worked fine as a lubricant. But a year later, I found myself replacing a lot of rubber parts.... the bandwheel tires, my drive belts, fuel lines, and a couple of hydraulic hoses. I can't say for sure that it was the diesel, but after that I've not used it again, and haven't replaced any of those things since. Now, I use water with a little bit of laundry detergent, or, if sawing pine, some pine-sol. Or I saw dry in the winter if it's too cold for lube.
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Re: Diesel in lube tank
« Reply #41 on: November 30, 2016, 06:37:47 PM »
I guess I must be crazy as I only use straight water. Mostly sawing cedar though. Nice and easy to cut.

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Re: Diesel in lube tank
« Reply #42 on: November 30, 2016, 07:50:13 PM »
I guess I must be crazy as I only use straight water. Mostly sawing cedar though. Nice and easy to cut.

Straight water doesn't work for the sappy SYP I saw.

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Re: Diesel in lube tank
« Reply #43 on: December 25, 2016, 01:52:47 PM »
i use diesel in my tk 2200 all the time works from plus 30 down to minus 30 never had a problem cleans bands lubes great,5 gals lasts for months need very little.

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Re: Diesel in lube tank
« Reply #44 on: December 25, 2016, 02:42:41 PM »
I use water pinesole 1 cup in 1 gallon add windshield washer antifreeze as needed according to temperature works well is cheap and yes I saw a lot of eastern wine and red pine I did use diesel on the  heartwood double cut though and was happy with outcome .
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