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Forum topic by confederatemule posted 03-20-2018 09:18 PM 374 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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confederatemule

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03-20-2018 09:18 PM

I have a Skil model 825 saw, 8 1/4 inch super duty saw. Type 9, serial no. C-115275. I am trying to figure out what oil to use in it. For that particular saw an owner’s manual and parts list would make repairs easier.
BTW… I did not buy this saw new and I don’t remember where I got it, but I have had it at least 40 years. My parents had an antique/resale shop, it may have come from there.

Thanks for any help
Mule

-- "I ain't got nowher to go, nothin to do when I git there, and if'n I'da been in a hurry, I'da started yesterdy"...Mule


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caboxmaker

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#1 posted 03-20-2018 10:33 PM

It would seem like Loren could answer this question. Or, one of the old timers on the site. We’ve got a lot of them.

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#2 posted 03-20-2018 11:38 PM

I’ve got 3 in the shop. The rare time I’ve changed the oil in one(or had to top up), I’ve always used plain old gear oil 80W90.
A couple of these worm drives are pushing 25 years of daily use, no problems so far.
I think you can buy ‘skil oil’ if I remember correctly? Or you used to be able to….but I’m pretty sure it’s just gear oil that you pay more for.

I’m not old either….

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confederatemule

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#3 posted 03-21-2018 12:39 AM

My reason for replacing the oil is because the saw seemed to get too warm/hot in the gearbox area, the last time I used it. I used it recently, the first time in over 10 years. BTW… It sure is a lot heavier than it use to be. LOL

Mule

-- "I ain't got nowher to go, nothin to do when I git there, and if'n I'da been in a hurry, I'da started yesterdy"...Mule

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