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    I was contacted by the yacht club to cut a large circle in the ice on Delavan Lake and I am wondering do I use bar oil ( I assume veggie oil) or do I not need it? Anybody have experience with this?

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    IDK, but use Canola routinely, and would suggest canola over none. Water will lubricate some, but...


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    I doubt you need oil
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    You shouldn't be fighting heat build-up.

    Seems worth a test run, at home, if a lake is far.
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    After you make the cut, what do you do next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanKroll View Post
    IDK, but use Canola routinely, and would suggest canola over none. Water will lubricate some, but...


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    how big a hole?
    36' in diameter

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterBlaster View Post
    After you make the cut, what do you do next?
    They wanna make an ice carousel for a party they are having on the lake. Trolling motor lights and what not but I am just cutting ice the rest is all them.

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    You don't have to remove what you'll cut? Just leave it in the water?

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    The boys use chainsaws for cutting ice holes all the time.


    I think they just use bar oil......but something else might be better....like vegetable oil.
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    Ah hell, just use bar oil. If someone asks about the oil slick on the water just tell them that it’s a natural accumulation of oil that seeps out of the lake bed and gets trapped beneath the ice in winter time...
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