How do you lube your tool ?? :D

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I'm talking about a multi tool .... :)

I have gotten some Militec Conditioner and Militec Grease which I hear are the best things to use - but how do I apply them, and which one of the two do I use ?

I have my well used and trusty SwissTool and a fairly new LM Charge to take care of !!
 
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I just clean it out with wd40 once in a while. It's works ok. I've been known to use some special greese for stuff like this. I don't know what it is though
 
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Tuf-glide works well, as does white lightninig (Buck). I haven't tried Militec, but you are suppose to warm up the surfaces and reapply a few times to get the full effect. Do a search, I've seen militec instructions before.. militec page and here on BF.
 
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I usually don't because I'm a mechanic by trade it see's a lot of lube on its own.
 
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I pretty much use whatever is close by...WD40, 3 in 1, or 10W-30. If I'm not mistaken, Leatherman mentions WD40 in their care and cleaning instructions. ;)
 
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As i tend to spend alot of my time on the beach i tend not to lube my multitools up too much as this can attract too much sand so i brush off any dirt with a small brush like the ones you get with electric shavers then spray with wd40 .
 
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Pro Gold PG2000. This stuff is made for woodworking tools (for example, to slicken the surfaces on a table saw so the the wood doesn't drag), among other applications. Only a light spritz or drop is needed at each joint -- it is penetrating; it leaves a very fine, thin film that yields very good lubrication and protects against corrsion. It contains no silicone and you don't get oil or grease on your hands every time you open the tool, nor does it attract dust and dirt. ;-)

sh
 
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I liberally spray the tool with WD40 and then wipe it down - especially if I am around salt water. It also seems to wash out any grit that was in there.

That all being said, if I was concerned about the grit, I would lube with one of the spray on dry lubes in the tool joints. Any bike shop has them.

J
 
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How Do I Lube My Tool?? Veeerrrryyyyyy Carefully!!! :p ;)

J/K, I like 3-in-1 oil the best. Just takes a little drop...
 
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JohnJ80 said:
I liberally spray the tool with WD40 and then wipe it down - especially if I am around salt water. It also seems to wash out any grit that was in there.

That all being said, if I was concerned about the grit, I would lube with one of the spray on dry lubes in the tool joints. Any bike shop has them.

J

If you use it often, it works well, but WD40 has a tendency to evaporate.

sh
 
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If mine is really dirty I wash it in soap and hot water, scrub with a small brush and use WD40 or pure alcohol to drive the moisture out. Militec-1 oil is GREAT stuff but you need to heat the area up with a hair drier (careful with plastic parts) before applying a small amount to the joints.
 
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basjoo said:
If mine is really dirty I wash it in soap and hot water, scrub with a small brush and use WD40 or pure alcohol to drive the moisture out. Militec-1 oil is GREAT stuff but you need to heat the area up with a hair drier (careful with plastic parts) before applying a small amount to the joints.

WD40 was invented to drive out moisture -- hence the namem which stands for Water Displacement - 40th version of the formula. It doesn't have very good sheer strength and is high in aromatics, so it doesn't have much staying power on moving parts. Great for freeing up crudded parts or wet parts, good for door locks.

Militec-1 sounds like work ;)

But anything fluid will work as a lubricant on a multitool for as long as the wetness lasts. :D

regards,
sh
 
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I have been useing BreakFree for the past 10 years on my Firearms and Knives /Multi tools and it works good.
 
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Powdered graphite - does not leave a sticky residue. for dirt and grime to stick to like some of the spray products leave. Spray products get down in between the blades and make a mess in my opinion.

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FP 10 (firearms clp type product from MPC), tried militec (good lube, zero corrosion protection, but has a tendency to "skitter" instead of slide smoothly on some knives) I noticed the skitter thing on my older knives, usually slipjoints with brass liners. Breakfree, which is really good stuff, but I don't like solid bearing lubes. FP10 uses the same type of lubricant as militec but it works better on all my knives, instead of that militec "skitter" it glides smoothly.
 
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I use silicon spray. You squirt it on, then you blow on it while moving the joint. I learned this building boy scout derby cars. This is how you make the axle/wheel slick. Gets some more speed out of the car.
 
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I have use WD-40, works fine but I'm interested on using the Militec I heard that they offer free samples. does any one know how to get a free sample to try!
 
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