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Old 07-17-2019, 09:03 AM
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You might be confusing Mcmaster with Grainger. I have a Mcmaster account
and only get emails when I place an order, never anything else, ever.

Grainger on the other hand is a PITA!!!
Same here. McMaster isn't usually the cheapest, but prices are acceptable for the most part. The ridiculously prompt shipping is nice, and I never get any spam from them.
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:09 AM
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Same here. McMaster isn't usually the cheapest, but prices are acceptable for the most part. The ridiculously prompt shipping is nice, and I never get any spam from them.


This has been my experience too.


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Old 07-17-2019, 09:32 AM
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Same here. McMaster isn't usually the cheapest, but prices are acceptable for the most part. The ridiculously prompt shipping is nice, and I never get any spam from them.
Yeah, but they have it in stock, 99.9% of the time and ship either same day or next day... Generally I have it in one day via UPS!
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"Ropey" is what I always hear when discussing "good old grease"
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How about Lucas Red N Tacky grease? Seems to have a pretty high dropping point of 540 F. They also have an X-TRA Heavy Duty Grease. Seems widely available and priced around $4 - $6 a tube.

https://lucasoil.com/pdf/TDS_Red-Tacky-Grease.pdf

https://www.amazon.com/Lucas-Oil-100...omotive&sr=1-2

https://www.amazon.com/Lucas-Oil-103...YBX81REMM9DPE6
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:12 AM
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How about Lucas Red N Tacky grease? Seems to have a pretty high dropping point of 540 F.
Not busting on you Dick.

It's a Lithium complex grease. I have to call bullshit on a 540°F dropping point.

I have always considered most of Lucas' product to be closely related to snake oil...
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:16 AM
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"Ropey" is what I always hear when discussing "good old grease"
The structure of the grease is dependent on the thickener type.
Ropey or stringy is not good or bad but just a characteristic.
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:37 AM
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The structure of the grease is dependent on the thickener type.
Ropey or stringy is not good or bad but just a characteristic.
Yup, we always thought "ropey" meant it stuck around better.
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:51 AM
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Yup, we always thought "ropey" meant it stuck around better.
Not so much... but I bet a marketing wizard said it...
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Yeah, but they have it in stock, 99.9% of the time and ship either same day or next day... Generally I have it in one day via UPS!
Even I have ordered the odd thing from McMaster on rare occasions with no grief whatsoever. The local Grainger will not even sell to me over the counter without a "business license" or a state tax number.
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