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  • DSL Power
    started a topic Cutting fluid that won't freeze?

    Cutting fluid that won't freeze?

    I am looking at buying a cheap 8in bandsaw with a cooling oil setup on. My question is is there a water soluble cutting oil that I can use that won't freeze? Or something I can do to the cutting oil that will make it not freeze?

  • arc
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    surfside
    I've been using C 2000 Semi-Synthetic Coolant and heat my shop when I'm in it.
    Is truck antifreeze different from car antifreeze?
    What about small tank heater?
    technical anti freeze is the mostly the same when it comes freezing points.

    and yes a pan heater works great. see my post above for what i use on my saw.

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  • surfside
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    I've been using C 2000 Semi-Synthetic Coolant and heat my shop when I'm in it.
    Is truck antifreeze different from car antifreeze?
    What about small tank heater?

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  • mikesystem
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    Cutting fluid that won't freeze?

    Windshield washer works just fine just get the blue stuff not the rain x stuff mix and go

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  • arc
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    as for the pan heater working in the cold its kept the fluid warm in -40 Celsius.

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  • DSL Power
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    At what point will the RV antifreeze start to jell up? It's gonna be - 20 again here tonight?

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  • brentnic
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    Cutting fluid that won't freeze?

    I m having the same thoughts about freezing I just got a 7x12 band saw and 6 lengths of 2.25 inch round and 7 lengths of 1.5 inch round. It's been -7to -14 here and I soon got to cut my steel to fill my order.
    I was thinking about mixing wind sheld washer fluid and water until it has a freezing point of -16 then adding my Walter cool cut and retesting it to keep it around the -16 freezing point

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  • snoeproe
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    RV antifreeze will gel if it gets cold enough. It wont freeze solid but it will gel and you dont want that with a band saw.

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  • burlybrute
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    Cutting fluid that won't freeze?

    Does the pan heater work in extreme cold? It's been around 0 and below with the windchill.

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  • arc
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    i use MOBILCUT 102 in our saw and for most drilling applications. the tank on the saw holds about 3-4 gallons.

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  • burlybrute
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    Cutting fluid that won't freeze?

    Arc, how big is your coolant tank? This is a very good thread, because I'm sure there are plenty of us that only heat our shops when we work in them. What brand-type of coolant do you use?

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  • DSL Power
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    I was thinking about that but I would have to let a generator run 24x7 to power it. I don't have the luxury of a shop with power or heat either.

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  • arc
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    can pick up a pan heater for a car. they are magnetic and work really well just put on the out side of the tank and your good to go.

    heres what i use on my hydmech 20

    https://www.acklandsgrainger.com/AGI...de=TMR340-0017

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  • DSL Power
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    This saw needs it. The manufacturer just replied and told me to put it in a heated shop. I will only have a non heated trailer for it to live in. I will try the rv antifreeze idea if it hasn't been a problem for you guys. What ratio should I run it at with soluble oil?

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  • Country Metals
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    I just stir it from time to time, it never has done me wrong.

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