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Lubricant in Dusty Environment


What is the best lubricant to use on machinery and vises so that they work freely and sawdust does not clog up the mechanisms?—Myrl Phelps


Bob Oswald replies: I use Bostik Lubricants. Aerosol can application is easy and the lubricant drys, leaving a lubricating film that won’t attract dust. Available from Woodcraft, Rockler, etc.

Peter James replies: I like a bicycle chain lube called White Lightning. It lubricates without attracting the dirt and dust. You can get it at most bike shops.

Bruce Wedlock replies: Try WD-40 Specialist Dirt & Dust Resistant Dry Lube Spray. It works great on tablesaw gears, etc. Available from

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