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Forum topic by Harryn posted 07-30-2018 04:17 PM 733 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-30-2018 04:17 PM

Will using dry lube on my lunch box planer affect the later finishing?


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#1 posted 07-30-2018 04:31 PM

Johnson’s paste wax

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#2 posted 07-30-2018 04:33 PM



Johnson s paste wax

- lew


+1

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#3 posted 07-30-2018 04:42 PM

Yes. Paste wax.
Be sure you don’t put anything on it that contains silicone.

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#4 posted 07-31-2018 01:29 AM

I use Renaissance Wax. A bit pricey but a little goes a long way. It will reduce friction and leave behind virtually no residue whatsoever.

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#5 posted 08-02-2018 08:24 PM



Johnson s paste wax

- lew

+2 It’s what I use for a few tools.

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#6 posted 08-02-2018 08:45 PM

I’m not asking what to use, I want to know if dry lube spray is OK to use.

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#7 posted 08-02-2018 08:51 PM

As long as it doesn’t contain silicone. Most modern spray on dry-lubes are Teflon based, which is fine.

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#8 posted 08-02-2018 10:07 PM

Stay away from any dry lubes that use molybdenum disulfide, which is actually black grey metal dust.
Transfers everywhere easily, hard to clean, and interferes with paint adhesion.
Teflon based dry lube is normally transparent white color, if it is grey beware it could be moly/teflon blend.

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#9 posted 08-02-2018 10:50 PM

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#10 posted 08-02-2018 11:02 PM


I m not asking what to use, I want to know if dry lube spray is OK to use.

- Harryn

Why do you want to use dry lube spray? Is it to reduce friction on the planer bed?

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#11 posted 08-03-2018 12:27 AM

I think the answer is no if it has any silicone in it.

The most often recommended is Johnson’s paste wax or any wax with no silicone in it.

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#12 posted 08-03-2018 01:47 AM

I’ve used dry lube often, and experienced no problems.

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