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    What do you guys think I can use in the Sunnen hone for oil?

    Sunnen oil is apparently vegetable oil with additives to stop it going rancid? My inclination is if its from Sunnen its 5x as much as should be......but maybe there's something super special about it.

    Light weight mineral oil?

    other ideas?

    thanks
    .

  • #2
    Use the Sunnen oil if you can get it. It Really does work. Odd smell but very easy on your skin, which will mean more to you than a couple of bucks.

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    • #3
      I agree Sunnen oil is the best. You will get abetter finish also . It will also clean your hands gets all the grease and grime out of the pores..Spent two days at the hone this week honing about 100 parts.
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      • #4
        Don't use mineral oil, it prevents the hone from cutting.

        Sunnen is probably best, but I have used Wesson.

        Dave
        Last edited by becksmachine; 03-28-2013, 11:32 AM. Reason: can't spell

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        • #5
          thanks for the help - good point on not using something that will rot my hands off.

          any of the Canucks know off hand who distributes this in canada?

          thanks
          .

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          • #6
            Originally posted by becksmachine View Post
            Don't use mineral oil, it prevents the home from cutting.

            Sunnen is probably best, but I have used Wesson.

            Dave
            When I worked for Superior Hone in Bradenton FL we used Sunnen's oil. Sunnen also makes superior honing mandrels and stones, but the Superior Hone machines are more robust.

            As to a Canadian supplier I'd try MSC or Travers Tool.

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