horizonal/vertical metal cutting saw
I have a Central Machinery Horizonal/Vertical Metal Cutting Saw, model 93762. It was originally purchased from Harbor Freight, and I picked it up used from someone needing some money. I noticed the pully with the worm gear and gear shaft seemed a little hard to turn by hand. I also noticed the blade seemed to pulsate as it was cutting.
After I pulled the cover off of the worm gear I noticed the gear oil was so think it was almost like putty. It was also very sticky like molasses. It says to replace it with 140 weight gear oil.
My question is about getting the old oil out. Can I use brake fluid or kerosene to clean it out? I don't see where it would be a problem, but I am concerned about any seals that the cleaners might destroy.
Has anyone ever dealt with this before? I could just clean it and hope for the best, but I thought would ask here before cleaning this tomorrow.
Thanks for the advice,