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Old 10-03-2009, 09:43 PM
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How not to freeze

what can i use in my horizontal saw for a cutting/cooling lube that won't freeze on me this winter. It has a 5 gal. coolant tank, I almost bought some cutting/cooling fluid that you mix with water, but the guy didn't know anything about it's anti-freeze-up characteristics. This holds 5 gallons/ located in Mn.

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what can i use in my horizontal saw for a cutting/cooling lube that won't freeze on me this winter. It has a 5 gal. coolant tank, I almost bought some cutting/cooling fluid that you mix with water, but the guy didn't know anything about it's anti-freeze-up characteristics. This holds 5 gallons/ located in Mn.
Living in CA, when it hit 50 degrees we call that freezing. I know several friends of mine in the cold areas use a synthetic fluid. Here is what they are using. Hope this helps.
http://www.grizzly.com/products/H9238
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I use RV antifreeze (alcohol) in my crank grinder. Some soluble oils will get gummy tho.
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Just a thought...since you've already got an appropriate lube for the saw and you just want it to stay liquid and suitable for lubrication purposes.

Hit up a feed store or farm supply for a water trough heater. It's like a fish tank heater, but made bigger to keep large (100's of gallons) farm sized water troughs from freezing in the winter. It should work to keep your coolant/lubricant warm enough to lube the saw in the wintertime.
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Put a heavy duty truck type battery heater or two on the tank. Works well and shuts itself off when not needed.
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We have a big band saw with the coolant tank and had the same concerns. We just use the cheapest anti freeze we can buy and mix at a 50-50 mix. We have been using it for quite a few years now with no problem.
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I use Varsol, its universal and cheap...leaves a nice clean cut too. Probably the best cutting lubricant you can use in a bandsaw especially for aluminum.

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