- Apr 30, 2015
I just rebuilt an old 4x6 bandsaw with integrated gearbox, spent bunches of hours. New bearings and the gears are in good shape. Should I spend $ and get expensive oil like Royal Purple or Mobil SHC 634 or would a garden variety non-detergent oil work fine? It has a brass worm gear and I've heard about the possible problem with GL5 oils attacking the brass, but other people say that it's not likely to happen for many years and a bandsaw is not a highly stressed application. I've also seen cars with brass distributor gears that use regular oil without issue. So I can't decide. What are you all using?