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  • Jet gear oil for HVBS-56M

    I drained the gear oil on my Jet bandsaw.

    The manual says to use Mobil SHC-634.

    What is it comparable to?

    I thought I was going to use some 90 weight gear oil, but now I'm not sure what to buy, or where to find it.

  • #2
    Mobil's SHC-634 is a ISO Viscosity Grade 460 industrial gear lube. A close substitute would be something like Texaco/Cheveron Pinnacle 460, or Royal Purple Synergy 460 but I don't think that's what you're asking. ISO grade 460 that translates to a SAE 140 weight gear oil. If you want the real thing Enco carries SHC-634 in quarts for about $15.


    • #3
      The Mobil SHC 600 series is a heavy synthetic gear oil. SHC-634 is ISO 460 weight, which is equivalent to SAE 140 (i.e., quite a bit thicker than 90W gear oil).

      MSC carries SHC-634. It's about $20/quart, but you use very little of it in a bandsaw and it really quieted my Wilton's worm gearbox.
      Last edited by lazlo; 07-20-2009, 11:38 PM.
      "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."


      • #4
        Grainger's has it also. I use it in my lathe QC Gear box. Product 4ZF30 - $18.00 a quart. Less if you get discount via a Grainer account.
        Last edited by lakeside53; 07-21-2009, 01:34 AM.