- 10 Mar 2013
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- York. Yorkshire
I want it to grip things. ;-) Might just put some wood in the jaws and put it to use!Quite a nice looking thing. Depending on what you want to achieve, you could grease the moving parts and do no more. I’d wire wheel the handle and face too, Or you could strip it entirely and bath it, but I don’t think it needs it really unless cleaning up old metal is your thing
Too much oil can be as bad as not enough. Wipe it down with white spirit to remove the excess.TINY bit of a hijack here - but may I just ask please - what os the appropriate way of lubricating this beast?
I ask as I have one on my bench. It was a bit stiff, but working, so I liberally dosed the thread with WD40.
Now the pesky thing skips when I try to tighten it....
Any ideas please..
You are partially correct, it’s not specifically designed for use as a lubricant, but you can use if for that at a pinch, or on old things where there’s often damp in the dust to get it off the metal that it’s corroding. It’s original use was for aerospace applications, first used to stop corrosion on the Atlas missile casing that was kept pressurised as it was a balloon tank.Too much oil can be as bad as not enough. Wipe it down with white spirit to remove the excess.
WD40 was never intended as a lubricant. The WD stands for Water Dispersant. The 40 is the number of experimental mixtures he went through before finding one that made him a millionaire.
It was designed specifically to spray on old motor engine electrical systems to get them to start after being soaked in the old cars.
A very light wipe with some grease on the moving parts should help your vice grip again.
It stops things sticking, with phenomenal efficacy. So you get a bit on your workpiece, then weeks later there’s an are the polish just keeps looking weird on... that’s the bit of silicone. The worst thing ever is Mr Sheen, once used you are never going to be able to refinish it wellWhat is the issue with silicone?