|MerLube: Frequently Asked Questions|
The followingMerLube questions have been repeatedly asked over the years. If your question is not among these email us at email@example.com. We will respond to you promptly.
1. What is meant by our phrase “theMerLube system”? 3/16/98
TheMerLube system answers the question how to apply the different forms of
our lubricant most effectively. The liquid requires a metering device while our
solid forms are self contained in different dispensing forms. Our paste is
applied in several ways.
2. How safe are theMerLube family of lubricants? 5/24/98
All MerLubelubricants are non-hazardous! MerLube has always been safe to
use, safe in the environment, and if used or spilled is not hazardous under any
definition of laws governing hazardous products.
3. IsMerLube non carcinogenic? 1/11/99
MerLubeis non-carcinogenic, non-toxic and non-hazardous. 6/28/99
4. What is the cause of smoke when I useMerLube lubricant? 7/7/99
When the quantity of appliedMerLube exceeds its need, MerLube boils off to
a harmless smoke. This is predominately noticeable when too muchMerLube
is being applied. This condition happens because the excess liquid is burned
up by the hot chips where we want the heat to be dissipated. We always
desire to have the tool and part cool. The smoke will be eliminated by
adjusting the consumption rate, usually by a downward adjustment of the size
of drop being sent by the pump. Refer to your Merlicator manual for proper
flow and quantity adjustments or check our website for additional information.
5. Why do I need a Merlicator applicator?4/12/00
The most economical and effective method of applyingMerLube liquid is by
using a Merlicator. It is designed to deliver micro drops of liquid precisely
where it is needed.MerLube can be metered to effectively deliver 1/8 of an
ounce of liquid over an 8 hour period consistently. It is this unique metering
characteristic that has lead to purchases by our customers for other than use
6. Can I applyMerLube liquid other than with a Merlicator? 5/17/00
Yes.MerLube has been applied using a spray bottle, a rag, brushed on with
either a small paint brush or our Merli-brush. The Merlicator represents the
most effective method of applying the liquid from both an application and
7. Why do you have different forms ofMerLube? 10/12/01
We offer portable form ofMerLube for the construction, homeowner, and the
machinist that requireMerLube to be used when it is not convenient or
practical to use a Merlicator.MerLube is effectively applied to screws, keys,
sliding surfaces, portable saws, drills, taps and many other tools for the same
reason that the liquid is used.MerLube reduces friction and heat and allows
the tool to last longer and work more efficiently. It is available in a solid and
paste, as well as a brush in can for the liquid.
8. What is the purpose of the MSDS sheet?12/14/01
MSDS sheets are the means of informing the user how clean and safe it is to
use and store our product. It gives serious attention to medical issues, and
also identifies what to do in case of spills. It also details the governing issues
of the product. Our MSDS sheets are all listed on our website under MSDS.
9. What does SARA pertain to?3/13/02
SARA is the law which requires any manufacture of a product to list the
hazardous ingredients in a product on its label. SinceMerLube does NOT
contain any hazardous ingredients we do not list anything on our label. We
are compliant with the SARA law.
10. Your lubricant doesn’t have warnings listed. Why?3/28/02
Because we have nothing in anyMerLube products that are hazardous,
combustible, or flammable we are not required to make reference to those
issues. We do list on all of our literature and on our website that we arenot
hazardous, flammable, or combustible. We also list that we are biodegradable,
non-toxic, non-carcinogenic and non-hazardous.
11. Why do you have different colors?7/9/02
We use color to identify some of our products. Most of our products are green
so it is important that you identifyMerLube products by their number: 829,
918, 422, 517, 317 etc.
12. WillMerLube work on my miter saw on aluminum? 10/12/02
UsingMerLube on any saw will increase the life of the saw substantially.
MerLubewill also eliminate loading, and reduce burrs on the finish cut to
13. How would you applyMerLube for tapping? 6/12/03
MerLubeand MerTap 317 are all available in a brush-in-can package.
14. WillMerLube work on turning applications? 9/21/04
MerLubecan and does work on turning if care is given in understanding how
the lubricant works.MerLube must always be applied before the cut and be
reapplied before it is consumed in the cut. Contact the factory for more
guidance and information concerning this application.
15. Why would I useMerLube on resin fibre disc? 2/11/05
UsingMerLube on fibre disc will double to triple the life of the disc as well as
improve the finish of the part being sanded. In this application MerLube is
generally applied using the solid form. Contact our specialist for more detailed
16. I have a 6” x 100” belt sander. Can I useMerLube on it? 4/18/05
MerLube, when used sparingly, on abrasive belts will extend the life of the
belt dramatically. We have customers that claim 3 to 5 times belt life when
applied correctly. It is important that you consult with our specialists when
usingMerLube on abrasive belts. Abrasive belt applications represent one of
the biggest potential savings in dollars. UsingMerLube will also improve
finishes and reduce power consumption of the machine because of the
tremendous reduction in power needed.
17. WillMerLube work on coated tools? 8/23/05
Like all tools, coated or uncoated, usingMerLube will enhance tool life,
improve finish and increase the ability to create faster feeds and speeds.
18. Are there size limitations to my face mill?10/21/06
No.MerLube has proven effective on all HS and carbide milling cutters
19. WillMerLube work on all metals? 8/12/07
MerLubeis effective on all metals from the softest to the hardest and
toughest without staining. It also works on plastics.
20. WillMerLube work on sawing wood? 9/13/07
MerLubewill eliminate the pitch build up on band saws when cutting wood.
Care must be given to usage amounts. OurMerLube Slick Stix has shown
exceptional results in extending blade life and straightness of cut when
resawing large pieces of wood on a vertical band saw.
21. What do I need to do if I spillMerLube? 1/12/08
SinceMerLube is non-hazardous no special efforts are required other than
what is safe and prudent within the guidelines of your shop.
22. DoesMerLube work on stamping? 1/16/08
MerLubewill dramatically improve the punch and die life on any stamping
operation.MerLube has been used very effectively on stainless, aluminum
23. Is a Merlicator owner’s manual available to help me with
A user’s manual is included with every Merlicator. It is a detailed manual that
explains the adjustments and setup procedures. It also contains helpful hints
for operation. This manual is also available on our website.
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