Lubricant Advice from Benchmade

Lubricant Advice from Benchmade

This is a discussion on Lubricant Advice from Benchmade within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I decided to write in to Benchmade and ask them about an appropriate lubricant for my Griptilian. Here's what occurred, verbatim; ME "Hi, What should ...

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    Lubricant Advice from Benchmade

    I decided to write in to Benchmade and ask them about an appropriate lubricant for my Griptilian.

    Here's what occurred, verbatim;

    ME

    "Hi,

    What should I use to lubricate my Griptilian? I have some EWL Slip 2000 that's used to lubricate AR15s. Is this a good choice?

    What do you recommend?"


    BM

    "I apologize for the delay in getting back to you, pretty much any lubricant is fine, as long as it is not a part solvent. The notable one we do not recommend is WD40, as it is 51% solvent, which the solvent is similar to kerosene.

    Thank you,

    Andrew Wagner
    Customer Service Representative
    Benchmade Knife Company
    Phone: 1-800-800-7427 ext 166"
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    Good to know as I am sure more than one uses WD-40. I just use my Rem oil or Mobile 1 synthetic for pretty much everything from my knives to my 1911's.
    It's not a problem til they make it one!

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    I use synthetic grease, I just disassembled/cleaned/lubed/reassembled and sharpened an older Benchmade for a friend. I lubed it using synthetic wheel bearing grease and it opens with a pretty slick snap now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdog44 View Post
    Good to know as I am sure more than one uses WD-40. I just use my Rem oil or Mobile 1 synthetic for pretty much everything from my knives to my 1911's.
    Unless Rem oil has changed it's formula it contains a solvent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgb View Post
    Unless Rem oil has changed it's formula it contains a solvent.
    Well that throws me right in the bucket with WD -40. Guess I just learned something new. Thanks SGB. I looking for the can now. Guess I might need to rethink this one.
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    Maybe because I'm young (under 30) , I've never been big on WD-40 for use as a lubricant or penetrating oil, and not sure why so many people love it so much. I use WD-40 as a adhesive remover,and cleaner/degreaser for tools, when I used to work in an auto-parts store they sprayed the counters nightly with WD-40 to remove grease from parts.

    For loosing bolts I use PB Blaster, Royal-Purple Max-Film and/or Amsoil MP.

    For general lubrication I use spray white lithium grease or spray silicone. (squeaky hinges, locks, sunroof tracks, works great to keep a lowered car with aftermarket bushings quiet on bumps too)

    My Spyderco EDC folder has white lithium grease as a lubricant. Sprayed some where the bolt that holds the blade is (not sure technical term) and opened/closed it several times, wiped off the excess and moved on,...
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    I like Mil-Tec1 grease for a knife lubricant. It's buttery smooth. I'll have to give Nano-Oil a try as it also has had some rave reviews.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghettokracker71 View Post
    Maybe because I'm young (under 30) , I've never been big on WD-40 for use as a lubricant or penetrating oil, and not sure why so many people love it so much. I use WD-40 as a adhesive remover,and cleaner/degreaser for tools, ...For loosing bolts I use PB Blaster, Royal-Purple Max-Film and/or Amsoil MP.

    For general lubrication I use spray white lithium grease or spray silicone.
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    I also have never been a big fan of WD-40 for guns. As far as lube for your knife goes, benchmade make's a cleaner and lubricant called blue lube. I don't know why the guy at benchmade didn't mention it, it works great.

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    WD-40 is the only product that failed to perform on any of my firearms, and that includes auto, marine, and sewing products.
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    You guys might want to try Frog Lube.

    http://www.froglube.com/

    So far for my knifes and CC glock I have been extremely surprised.

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