17 May '16, 2pm

Beyond WD-40: Lubes for the Home Shop

Beyond WD-40: Lubes for the Home Shop

If your shop is anything like mine, you’ve got a large selection of colorful cans claiming to contain the best and absolutely only lubricant you’ll ever need. I’ve been sucked in by the marketing more times than I care to admit, hoping that the next product will really set itself apart from the others and magically unstick all the stuck stuff in my mechanical life. It never happens, though, and in the end I generally find myself reaching for the familiar blue and yellow can of WD-40 for just about every job. But that’s the easy way out, and it’s not always – or often – the best choice. With that in mind, I wanted to explore what exactly lubricants are and how they work, to enable more informed decisions on which lube to choose. Keep it Separated Asperities. Source: USS Bearings So why do we even need lubricants in the first place? Why can’t two pieces of metal ground and p...

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