Way oil, also known as slide oil, is a type of hydraulic oil
with a tackifier, an addictive that makes it stick to surfaces.
Way lube is ideal for vertical surfaces and anywhere where
machine parts are moving over the top of each other. It’s commonly used as a lubricating oil for slideways used in planers,
drills, saws, grinders, milling machines and others.
Way lube holds in place, so slides are lubricated, reducing
friction. Without the tackifier, hydraulic oil will either run off
(such as with a machine positioned up and down) or stick to
one side of the machine (such as where machine parts move
over the top of the other) and then run off.
The Wrong Lube Costs You More
The best lube for any application is the one that works best
with the least amount. The goal is to get the right product, but
not too much of it. This approach helps you save money, preserves the machine parts and lowers waste disposal costs.
Don´t Waylay Your Machine
Tools with the Wrong Way
Lube Lubricating Oil
By Mark Copeland, Key Account Manager, Acculube
Oils are as varied as the machines they lubricate. The old mantra “oil
is oil” is just that, old. But all the options can create confusion when it
comes to purchasing oils, such as for hydraulics and way lubes.