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hertfordnc

SOme time ago I became obsessed with vintage Skil worm drive saws and acquired more than anyone would ever need.  I have the 127 Beam saw (20 amps) and a few other less common ones. 

Tomorrow i need to use the 825 to cut through a section of tile board.   It is completely out of oil 

 

This is Eastern NC where these beasts are not as popular as they are on the West Coast. local store will not have the right oil. 

I've heard any 90 wt gear oil will work.  I also have synthetic gear oil from my SUbaru.  

Any insight would be appreciated. 

 

dave

 

 

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Bob1774
I'm sure someone will chime in a correct answer, but I wonder if outboard, lower unit lube might work?  At least easy to source about anywhere.  You could then swap it out after your job tomorrow, with the correct Skil oil.  Quick search on the internet says Lowes has Skil oil for their saws.
Bob
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Tgarner01
If it were me I'd use 80-90... Because I have it ðŸ˜ Great saws by the way ðŸ‘
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302w
I've seen people use bar oil. I'm in the middle of cleaning up a blue label Model 77 myself and the oil is some thick stuff.

Skil oil is available on Amazon for $5. It will take a few days though. 

Mild hijack, how much oil does this thing take?
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hertfordnc

I need the saw tomorrow so i went with my synthetic 90 wt. It sounds much better.  I also swapped some parts and got my all metal 77 working. I had forgotten how cool these  things are. 

I'm cutting through 2-3" of layered plywood, linoleum  and hardie board.  

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74HARLEY
I need to get a family picture of my vintage skill saws. I have the 5 1/2, 7 1/4 and the 8 1/2. All from the 50's and still working.
Joe
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Gasman64
I hope this thread will have some pictures of some vintage Skil saws; I'd enjoy seeing them.
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Burnt digits
I have learned much on this site and now I may be able to contribute. GL-5 grade gear oil  contain sulfur compounds which attack brass and bronze worm gears and bushings.
Synthetic gear oil may be bronze friendly but I would check the bottle it may /should  say safe for bronze.
Mil-Spec Ops 0875
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hertfordnc
Very good info.  All these saws need some love so i decided I'll just use the the wrong oil for this job and then clean and replace it after i order the right stuff. 
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hertfordnc

74HARLEY wrote:
I need to get a family picture of my vintage skill saws. I have the 5 1/2, 7 1/4 and the 8 1/2. All from the 50's and still working.

Ever find a blade solution for the 5 1/2 ?  (model 67?) 

I also have the 127 11 5/8 beam saw.  I can only find a 10" blade. 

A 300MM blade would be about 11 7/8" but you need to make the diamond arbor hole.

I tried it by eye with a dremel and got pretty close.  I think with a jig of some sort a smart guy could modify blades for the 127 and 67. 

 

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74HARLEY
I got a blade for the 67 at a local lumber yard. I believe it is an Irwin, pictures coming soon 
Joe
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302w
What are you filling the oil to in these things?
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hertfordnc
A youtube video says to the bootom of the threads on the plug but my plug was stripped so i pulled the cover off and poured it in. 
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302w
hertfordnc wrote:
A youtube video says to the bootom of the threads on the plug but my plug was stripped so i pulled the cover off and poured it in. 


My blue label has a plug on top unfortunately. The HD77s had side plugs.
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Bumpkin 95
I cannot say for sure about the saws. I know a lot of older gear boxes and transmissions used mineral oil. I think because of the bronze as mentioned above. And can be found at most tractor parts stores as most old tractors ran that in the tyranny’s.
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offrink
This is my beam cutter. And a big circular saw too. 
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