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Offline Steven Owen

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Alternative to T9 Boeshield
« on: July 30, 2018, 03:27 PM »
There's been a lot of criticism of T9 Boeshield on the web as of late.  It doesn't seem to perform as well as it used too; plus they keep shrinking the bottle.  Now you're paying a pretty penny for 4 oz cans.

 Ex: A lot of people have used T9 on the shaft of Festool router with limited success.  I've used it for year to lubricate the top of my table saw, planer and jointer. 

What are some of the alternatives you're using for T9?
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Re: Alternative to T9 Boeshield
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2018, 05:00 PM »
I hope it isn't different. I still have a half can from years ago but will run out eventually. It has worked well for a non-oily protectant on hand tools and driver bits.

Most alternatives that I see suggested are for things that leave wet oil, grease, whatever on the tool. WD40 , brake fluid, hydro fluid, used motor oil, you name it. Certainly will protect against rust , but I don't need any of that non- drying stuff on my tools and then getting on everything else.

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Offline justaguy

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Re: Alternative to T9 Boeshield
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2018, 05:27 PM »
I just use good old Johnson Paste wax on the cast iron tools and plunge router shafts. I apply a couple of coats at the start and end of summer. That combined with tool covers that don't trap condensation are working ok for me.

I also purchased some rechargeable gel desiccant packets that I keep in the systainers. I only have to recharge them once or twice a year.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Alternative to T9 Boeshield
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2018, 05:33 PM »
I use Boeshield as a dry protectant for surfaces and Dyna Glyde as a dry lubricant for sliding surfaces. So Boeshield on cast iron and Dyna Glyde on router posts. Dyna Glyde dries within 30 seconds.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Alternative to T9 Boeshield
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2018, 06:01 PM »
For rust protection: CRC 3-36 or fluid film, in addition to T9. Moovit for hand tools.


Offline Alanbach

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Re: Alternative to T9 Boeshield
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2018, 08:10 PM »
The other popular one is Bostik’s “Glide Cote”. I don’t like it quite as much as T9 because I find it harder to build a heavy coat with Glide Cote and the result can sometimes be the need to reapply more often but it works and it dries quickly and completely. BTW, I have not noticed any changes in the T9 myself. I just started a new can recently but I have had it sitting on my shelf for a while so if this is a recent formulation change it might not have hit my shop yet. Also, I checked and the 12 oz. cans still appear to be readily available on Amazon.

Offline rvieceli

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Re: Alternative to T9 Boeshield
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2018, 08:13 PM »
Good old Johnson’s paste wax has been good enough for me and thousands of other folks for a long time.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Alternative to T9 Boeshield
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2018, 10:29 PM »
Good old Johnson’s paste wax has been good enough for me and thousands of other folks for a long time.

Paste wax is good for me too. Boeshield and other “dry” lubes I’ve tried don’t dry hard and rub off too easilly.

Offline hdv

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Re: Alternative to T9 Boeshield
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2018, 01:40 PM »
Apart from my Festool addiction/collection I am quite fond of Felder's machines. With one of them I got 2 bottles of fluids. One is called Metall Siegel (translated from German that would be Metal Seal) and the other Holz Gleit (Wood Glide or something like that). Both do their job to my satisfaction and are easy to use. No stains, no greasy hands after wiping, no trouble with finishing afterward either. So I haven't had a need to go looking for something else. Unless I learn of a better alternative here I might go with these products again when these bottles get empty sometime in the future.