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Offline Chuck White

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Drum Switch grease
« on: May 17, 2017, 04:06:37 pm »
Just wondering, is Drum Switch grease the same as Dielectric Grease, other than the color and price?
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Re: Drum Switch grease
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 05:20:09 pm »
Have heard dielectric grease to be conductive it could be the same, but it might cause electric arc in your switch dont know.
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Re: Drum Switch grease
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 05:45:17 pm »
Use dielectric grease.

Here's some interesting reading on the subject:

https://www.w8ji.com/dielectric_grease_vs_conductive_grease.htm
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Re: Drum Switch grease
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 05:57:07 pm »
Thanks from myself, Ga Mtn Man ,I was wondering about this myself.
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Offline Chuck White

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Re: Drum Switch grease
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 06:53:49 pm »
Thanks for the responses!   :)
~Chuck~
Retired USAF (1989), Retired School Bus Driver (2012), and now a Mobile Sawyer
1995 Wood-Mizer LT40HDG2425 Kohler - Shingle & LapSider
Cooks Cat Claw Sharpener, 4-foot Logrite cant hook.
Basic mechanical skills are all that's required to maintain the Wood-Mizer.
I LOVE MY SAWMILL

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Re: Drum Switch grease
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 07:17:34 pm »
Thanks for that reference, Ga Mtn Man.  It really clears that up. 
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