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Bandsaw mill blade solution freezing during the winter1/7
We are currently running a bandsaw mill outside in the cold.
We are using windshield washer fluid to lubricate the blades with 2 water to 1 windshield washer fluid ratio.
However, the solution is freezing up.
What is the best solution to use during the winter for cutting hardwoods?
I have had the same problem for years until I switched to diesel and completely solved the problem. Steve C.
use it straight not blended
Check out this site, don't use the salt.
What species are you milling? Unless sap build-up is an issue, I mill dry, and never had a problem with heat build-up.
On my TimberHarvester mill, my air cooled engine directs the cooling air over the drip tank (which is built into the head framing). This keeps the lubricants warm enough to drip. Maybe you can find a way to direct the engine exhaust toward your drip tank?
Windshield washer fluid