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Old 01-20-23, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by t2p View Post
paper towels shredding ?

what brands ? are you wiping a chain saw chain ?

we use Bounty paper towels - never have a problem with shredding

typically dispose of used paper towels quickly (especially towels with lubricants / solvents ) - often in a sealed container that sits outside (away from the house)

typically donít keep rags in the garage or basement - can be a fire hazard
Wrong kind of oil to be a fire hazard. Drying oils like linseed oil produce heat during the oxidative curing process that canít be shed quickly. The heat can build up to the point where the material the oil in on can self-combust. They shouldnít be stored ďin a sealed containerĒ for disposal but, rather, should be either stored in a sealed can under water or spread out to dry on a noncombustible surface.

Oils used for lubrication donít self-combust because they donít auto-oxidize. Having a lubricating oil that is susceptible to oxidation and chemical cross linking would be detrimental to their use as a lubricant.
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I prefer cloth, I think discarded t-shirts work best, but I try to keep a roll of blue paper shop rags around for times when there are no discarded t-shirts. The blue paper shop rags don't shred like a standard paper towel from the kitchen. Maybe a bit wasteful, but effective.

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