Objects, Collections & Tools
:: In Praise of Kroil
link will take you to the home page of an interesting company called
Kano Labs. I think they're
in Tennessee. They make a range of industrial products, such as
penetrants, lubricants, cleaners, degreasers, etc. In particular,
they make something called Kroil, which is something of a legend
among the mechanics community.
couple months ago I was telling the guy at the welding store about
a old vise I needed to free up, and he said that Kroil was the right
stuff for it. I bought a couple cans on line, read the literature
and have to admit, I was a little skeptical about their claims.
Well, so much for the Doubting Thomas award. The stuff is nothing
short of phenomenal! I shot some onto a few pieces that I had actually
given up on, and true to their claims, it freed up the parts in
a very short time.
I'm not normally one to go hyperbolic in praise over anything (
not much ) but I'll tell you, if you're doing anything with rusted
iron, like a lot of the Richmond Tool Society tribe is doing, you
need to get some of this stuff. It's a little hard not to crow about
it, but it's saved a couple of rare pieces for me, so I'm betting
the farm on it from here on in.
to say, it will far exceed WD 40 and PB Blaster, and I was pretty
impressed with those two. I still use the WD-40 for most of the
day to day stuff, but for the industrial applications, bring on
the Kroil! If all of this sounds a little geeky, well, I won't deny
it, but it's what I like to do, and you can bet it's being taken
up to an art form, along with a lot of other baggage. We'll be posting
more pictures of what Kroil rescued hardware, just in case you're
not comatose by now.