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Old Nov 26, 2010, 03:57 PM
Scrim
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Does Good Vactra No.2 Slideway Oil Stink or Not?

I bought a litre of Mobil Vactra No.2 Slideway Oil for my Mini Lathe but I
was surprised to find it really stinks of smoke. I think it's probably
called a sulphurous smell too. I've Google around and it seems some say
their oil stinks and others say theirs has virtually no smell, but I can't
see more than one opinion of the same batch of oil, so I can't tell if it's
the oil or the users that come in two varieties! Either way, I can't use
what I bought because it will stink my home out! I was looking forward to it
dealing with the 'stick & slip' problem it's supposed to be so good for. Can
anyone clear up the mystery?

Scrim
Old Nov 27, 2010, 12:05 AM
Bob Minchin
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Re: Does Good Vactra No.2 Slideway Oil Stink or Not?

Scrim wrote:

> I bought a litre of Mobil Vactra No.2 Slideway Oil for my Mini Lathe but
> I was surprised to find it really stinks of smoke. I think it's probably
> called a sulphurous smell too. I've Google around and it seems some say
> their oil stinks and others say theirs has virtually no smell, but I
> can't see more than one opinion of the same batch of oil, so I can't
> tell if it's the oil or the users that come in two varieties! Either
> way, I can't use what I bought because it will stink my home out! I was
> looking forward to it dealing with the 'stick & slip' problem it's
> supposed to be so good for. Can anyone clear up the mystery?
>
> Scrim

You could try chainsaw oil instead. I get the stuff from Toolstation and
have not been aware of an significant smell from it.

Bob
Old Nov 27, 2010, 01:39 AM
Cliff Coggin
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Re: Does Good Vactra No.2 Slideway Oil Stink or Not?

"Scrim" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
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>I bought a litre of Mobil Vactra No.2 Slideway Oil for my Mini Lathe but I
>was surprised to find it really stinks of smoke. I think it's probably
>called a sulphurous smell too. I've Google around and it seems some say
>their oil stinks and others say theirs has virtually no smell, but I can't
>see more than one opinion of the same batch of oil, so I can't tell if it's
>the oil or the users that come in two varieties! Either way, I can't use
>what I bought because it will stink my home out! I was looking forward to
>it dealing with the 'stick & slip' problem it's supposed to be so good for.
>Can anyone clear up the mystery?
>
> Scrim


Try a peg over the nostrils.

Cliff Coggin.
Old Nov 27, 2010, 04:55 AM
jackary
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Re: Does Good Vactra No.2 Slideway Oil Stink or Not?

On Nov 27, 7:39 am, "Cliff Coggin" <clifford.cog...@virgin.net> wrote:

> "Scrim" <nos...@nospam.com> wrote in message
>
> news:t3WHo.150500$3q3.106864@newsfe19.ams2...
>

> >I bought a litre of Mobil Vactra No.2 Slideway Oil for my Mini Lathe but I
> >was surprised to find it really stinks of smoke. I think it's probably
> >called a sulphurous smell too. I've Google around  and it seems some say
> >their oil stinks and others say theirs has virtually no smell, but I can't
> >see more than one opinion of the same batch of oil, so I can't tell if it's
> >the oil or the users that come in two varieties! Either way, I can't use
> >what I bought because it will stink my home out! I was looking forward to
> >it dealing with the 'stick & slip' problem it's supposed to be so good for.
> >Can anyone clear up the mystery?

>

> > Scrim

>
> Try a peg over the nostrils.
>
> Cliff Coggin.


A lot of people say that my machining stinks, but now you mention it I
reckon its the slideway oil.
Alan
Old Nov 27, 2010, 05:38 AM
Scrim
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Re: Does Good Vactra No.2 Slideway Oil Stink or Not?

I contacted the supplier who said they'd bought several large containers of
Vactra No.2 over the years and it always smelt the same, so it sounds like
it's not a case of different batches of oil smelling different.
He added that he could understand that my finding the smell from a freshly
opened tin strong, but he reckoned I wouldn't notice much from the small
amount used on a lathes slideways. I guess I'll try leaving some in an open
container for a few days and see how it smells after that.

Chainsaw oil sounds very interesting, but does it have the the required
properties for slideway lubrication?

Scrim
 


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