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Factors to Consider for Band Saw Lubricants

March 24, 2021

Band saw lubricants are required for the thorough maintenance of band saw machines. Band saw lubricants are oil-based fluids meant to keep rust and excessive friction at bay. As you can tell, this is crucial for smooth band saw operations, keeping your machines efficient while reducing the possibility of downtime and repair costs.

There are many different kinds of lubricant products to choose from. It is important to choose the right type for your applications, as usage of the wrong lubricant can spell disaster for your machines.

When choosing a band saw lubricant, there are several factors to consider.

These factors include the style of dispensing and the formula of the fluid.

Spray Mists

Spray mists are one of the more popular options for applying lubricant, specifically for instances where only small quantities of lubricant are needed. A special spray mist unit is used to dispense lubricant in a spray form, reducing lubricant consumption. At Industrial Bandsaw Services, we supply the CLEAN LUBE V4000 and CLEAN LUBE 3000 minimum quantity lubricant spray mists, which are capable of dispensing eight ounces of lubricant. Spray mists can be used on both ferrous and non-ferrous materials and can easily replace flood coolants.

Then, there is the matter of the type of fluid.

Semi-Synthetic Oil

Semi-synthetic oils consists of a mixture of mineral and synthetic oils. Synthetic oil is used to improve the viscosity and lubrication properties of mineral oil while still keeping the cost of the lubricant relatively low. Industrial Bandsaw Services supplies the SEMITECH GS lubricant, ideal to be used with ferrous metals, stainless steels, and most types of aluminum, as well as for automatic or CNC machining equipment. We also supply a low-oil semi-synthetic lubricant, the SEMITECH 650. This is a medium-duty fluid that is formulated to be diluted with water. 

Vegetable-Based Oil

Our CLEAN LUBE V2000 product is a vegetable-based fluid that is dispensed via spray mist. Vegetable-based lubricants are made from oils derived from seeds, grains, or nuts. It is an environmentally-friendly option that is gentler on the materials it works with, making it especially ideal for aluminum and titanium. 

Choosing the right lubricant depends on a variety of factors, which is why the experts at Industrial Bandsaw Services look to offer the best advice. Contact us today to learn more about the products we supply.