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Inside Adam Savage's Cave: The Return of Moly Dee!

After his previous video expressing his affection for the copywriting on a vintage bottle of Moly Dee tapping fluid, Adam opens up this viewer mailbag to find a bottle of Molybdenite, the mineral that is the secret sauce behind Moly Dee itself! It's exactly the kind of novel gift that Adam loves and will find its home in the oils cabinet under Adam's workbench.
Adam's original video about his love of the Moly Dee oil can: fitop.info/build/videot/l4eXgdWqrax71Wg
“Turbo Encabulator” video: fitop.info/build/videot/cZyZd5vcsatmp58
Moly Dee today, as Castrol Variocut C: amzn.to/3u8sz1j
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  1. Adam Savage’s Tested

    Adam Savage’s Tested

    21 päivä sitten

    Adam's original video about his love of the Moly Dee oil can: fitop.info/build/videot/l4eXgdWqrax71Wg “Turbo Encabulator” video: fitop.info/build/videot/cZyZd5vcsatmp58 Moly Dee today, as Castrol Variocut C: amzn.to/3u8sz1j Join this channel to support Tested and get access to perks: fitop.info/two/iDJtJKMICpb9B1qf7qjEOA.htmljoin



      21 päivä sitten

      Hi Adam

    • Dreamcat 4

      Dreamcat 4

      21 päivä sitten

      still cannot get hold of this stuff in uk, nor the tapmagic, neither of them. sadface

    • Aimee Kienast

      Aimee Kienast

      21 päivä sitten

      hi hi hi hi

    • Killva /\/\/\

      Killva /\/\/\

      21 päivä sitten


  2. robert kennion

    robert kennion

    5 päivää sitten

    molybdenum is my favourite lube for metal on metal parts

  3. channel view

    channel view

    5 päivää sitten

    I have a pint bottle of Moly Dee from 15 years ago. It is the best, slickest cutting oil I have ever used. Because of the ridiculous cost I only use it for the toughest jobs. I reordered a bottle from MSC last week. In the fashion of the finest business WEASELS, Moly Dee cutting oil NO LONGER CONTAINS ANY MOLY DEE. That's right, zero. Some turds called BP Lubricants bought the rights to the name. It is now a sulphur based cutting oil like we use for pipe. Except the pipe cutting oil is $25/gallon and the "moly Dee" is $50/pint. Don't fall for this scam!

  4. Joshua Gibson

    Joshua Gibson

    7 päivää sitten

    Moly dee is a must for tapping titanium and stainless. Also great for use in draw forming. Castrol sells gallon jugs of it.

  5. Fred Flintstone

    Fred Flintstone

    13 päivää sitten

    Hillary, are you going to get a set of dies to go with that?

  6. Captain Fantastic

    Captain Fantastic

    14 päivää sitten

    Bro trust me, you'll look so much better and younger with your head buzzed!

  7. Mark Nahabedian

    Mark Nahabedian

    16 päivää sitten

    The guy on the AvE FItop channel often notes when he finds molybdenum disulfide lubricant in the transmission of a tool he's testing down.

  8. Lee Bruns

    Lee Bruns

    17 päivää sitten

    I can smell it already. Moly D is really great tapping fluid, but....the smell. Krikey.

  9. David Lawrence

    David Lawrence

    17 päivää sitten

    drinking Bundaberg while ah watchin

  10. Eddy S

    Eddy S

    18 päivää sitten

    I always feel like we've dropped in on him unexpectedly in these videos lol

  11. Paul Wall

    Paul Wall

    18 päivää sitten

    You can Doll it up for your City Slicker crowd (but, ever’one knows it’s Molly B Damn.)

  12. B Blutarsky

    B Blutarsky

    19 päivää sitten

    "Why am I talking about it again though?" Because you have a need to produce meaningless videos so your paid subscribers somehow feel they're getting something for their money?

  13. David Evens

    David Evens

    20 päivää sitten

    Molybdenum Disulphide powder looks like graphite powder because it has a very similar crystal structure and it's the same color. The similar crystal structure is why both make good lubricants: The structure readily breaks down into small flakes. There is also a research area of making Bucky-ball-like structures of the same chemistry to make the substance last longer. (This kind of dry lubricant usually breaks down from the free edges of the flakes. If you could close the surface on itself into something roughly spherical then it wouldn't have those free edges and would last much longer.)

  14. John Alexander

    John Alexander

    20 päivää sitten

    I'm led to believe that you can also paint this stuff on steel, and use a laser cutter to etch the steel....

  15. Daniel Dulu

    Daniel Dulu

    20 päivää sitten

    The oil cupboard. Whatever is at the front was recently used. Eventually it will end up at the back only to make a return to prominence.

  16. dog3y3


    20 päivää sitten

    i love moly-kote grease. My mountain bike always had excellent lubrication when I used it on bearings, headset, bottom brackets and a dry coat for cables (they don't gel up when it rains). I also use a dry application of moly on my firearms. Not oil. Sure, I have to clean them more often, but they operate so much smoother than an oil lubricant. Molybdenum.

  17. Tech Gorilla

    Tech Gorilla

    20 päivää sitten

    I wonder how it would look on the wifes white sofa a la AvE.

  18. TheGreatAtario


    20 päivää sitten

    In before Brits complaining that it should ACTUALLY be "molybdenium"

  19. MrSteamie


    20 päivää sitten

    Please make some artisanal tapping fluid!!!

  20. telescopereplicator


    20 päivää sitten

    Moly Dee is great stuff, indeed. I use it to lubricate my turbo encabulator.

  21. FXPear Studio

    FXPear Studio

    20 päivää sitten

    Do you kind of script this intro with "wait... and do something mundane" ? Is it psychological trick to make us feel 1-to-1 in your cave?

  22. Phil Grindle

    Phil Grindle

    20 päivää sitten

    I have in my collection a can of Molybdenum Disulfide grease "Longterm 2+". From my time in the Diesel Engine industry. German Diesels BTW although I worked in the US. A 1kg can. Dow Corning product made in Munich Germany. Label in FIVE languages! More than I can ever use in my lifetime! That stuff is wicked! I don't use it on anything that you can come in contact with because it is black and sticky and once you get it on anything it never comes off! Good from -25C or so to +130C. I've used it in machines I built or repaired for 30+ years and once it's in there it lasts IMO indefinitely! We have a saying here in Georgia (US) it is " Slicker than hot chicken fat on a stuck doorknob"... ;)

  23. Ulf Hummelgård

    Ulf Hummelgård

    20 päivää sitten

    When is the one day build of your new oil cabinet? That cabinet does not look like it conforms to Adams shop philosophy.

  24. Trevor Williams

    Trevor Williams

    20 päivää sitten

    I'd say you need a flammables cabinet but something tells me you could just paint your shop yellow, slap a sticker on the door, and call it a day.

  25. T


    20 päivää sitten

    you have lube, you no use. thumbs down

  26. Shane K

    Shane K

    20 päivää sitten

    I’ve got a bunch of that molly powder, in the 90s we used to impact plate our long range bullets with the stuff, pretty cool but it turned out to cause other gun problems. Put a spoonful in a small Tupperware box along with a cup of steel BBs and your copper projectiles and put it in a vibrating brass case cleaner for a couple hours, it impact plates your bullets, making them grey.

  27. Ron Davis

    Ron Davis

    20 päivää sitten

    Make and model of the hoodie please?

  28. The Roaming Gnome...Glenn Munro! VRCM/SkyWarn

    The Roaming Gnome...Glenn Munro! VRCM/SkyWarn

    20 päivää sitten

    Lubricity, is a slippery slope! 🛢 I prefer MCT/CBD Oil. 🤖🔩

  29. random name

    random name

    20 päivää sitten

    Why open something from a rando?? Scary.

  30. Mark Hall

    Mark Hall

    20 päivää sitten

    I see pb in ther

  31. Angie Kyle

    Angie Kyle

    20 päivää sitten

    Was i the only one who let out a very sad disappointed "awe" when springy snakes did not come flying out of the time jar? Alan! Shame on you for missing a once of a lifetime chance.

  32. Mark Byers

    Mark Byers

    20 päivää sitten

    If you wont show me the goblin king's labyrinth.. can you make a crystal skull?

  33. gallimead


    20 päivää sitten

    Is it a sub conscious thing, that he takes off his glasses whilst reading in that 1950's announcer voice, he should be smoking a pipe at the same time!!

  34. Jeffery Young

    Jeffery Young

    20 päivää sitten

    About 40 years ago “when I wore a younger mans clothes” we would add a tablespoon of Molly Dee powder to our heavy truck rear ended. It made the differential gears and bearings last almost forever... great stuff!

  35. Davyd Atwood

    Davyd Atwood

    20 päivää sitten

    I really think I need to turn "Get your lubricity on!" into a ringtone...

  36. The HolographicSweater

    The HolographicSweater

    20 päivää sitten

    i feel like adam will end up teaching painting to juvenile inmates

  37. MrB976


    20 päivää sitten

    Moly Dee how thy Stinketh on me. Use it often to light line our roll form tapping on D-2, Tool Steel an a host of other fun roll forming steels.

  38. Eugene Gauthier

    Eugene Gauthier

    20 päivää sitten

    You should have those oils in a flammable storage cabinet

  39. Eugene Gauthier

    Eugene Gauthier

    20 päivää sitten

    You need a new leatherette table cover

  40. Matt Shaffer

    Matt Shaffer

    20 päivää sitten

    Looking forward to the artisanal tapping fluid episode! Cool.

  41. Jay Wiese

    Jay Wiese

    20 päivää sitten

    @adamsavage, weren’t you a carny barker at some point in your life?

  42. James Barisitz

    James Barisitz

    21 päivä sitten

    Get a guest in who can help cook up a small batch with Adam. Think of the the packaging, logo, and copy on the can you could have fun with.

  43. davidf2281


    21 päivä sitten

    This made me grin. I like this.

  44. Blahorga Slisk

    Blahorga Slisk

    21 päivä sitten

    "Git yer lubricity on!" That sounds like something you'd hear on the Project Farm channel. And now I want to see how Moly Dee would measure up to a home grown version on the lubricity tester...

  45. VorpalGun


    21 päivä sitten

    I look forward to some artisanal tapping fluid in a future video!

  46. Davidracing 578

    Davidracing 578

    21 päivä sitten

    How does it compare to tap magic??

  47. Wayne Bakken

    Wayne Bakken

    21 päivä sitten

    I wonder how that powder would work as a surface finish like graphite over gloss finishes.

    • Wayne Bakken

      Wayne Bakken

      20 päivää sitten

      @Mr Tommy Pickles graphite does wonderful things over black gloss paint. I guess I need to find some ;)

    • Mr Tommy Pickles

      Mr Tommy Pickles

      21 päivä sitten

      I've never seen graphite used to prepare surfaces, but I can tell you anything exposed to this stuff makes the surface slippery and shiny.

  48. Kevin Riley

    Kevin Riley

    21 päivä sitten

    I have a pint jar of that stuff.

  49. Bruce Tugwell

    Bruce Tugwell

    21 päivä sitten

    We used Moly B grease on aircraft generator shafts that slid into a helicopter main transmission. He'll to get off your hands. Love the channel

  50. Mr. Blutarsky

    Mr. Blutarsky

    21 päivä sitten

    I used to get this blue paste cutting fluid. Forget the name, it was electric blue and worked great. Can't find it now. Probably a mutagen. Adam, you should do a whole vid on greases and oils. Most folks don't know what oil or grease is for and what it's not for. We'll ID the real machinery nerds lol. Start with Lubriplate!

  51. Ross Lundy

    Ross Lundy

    21 päivä sitten

    Adam a lot of guys in my shop with many years experience swear by Moly Dee. I have done many tests myself and Tap Magic seems to be easier on the load meter when drilling and tapping most materials. It would be great to see a comparison of lubricity between a few brands to see which is truly the best!

  52. D Sloop

    D Sloop

    21 päivä sitten

    I have a pint can of that from antiquity. Old old old.

  53. Neo Baggins

    Neo Baggins

    21 päivä sitten

    Fun fact. My granddad tipped me off to this stuff when I was a kid doing pinewood derby cars. Got a spray can of it for the axles and wheels and I won everything by a lot. Not sure if it’s legal in pinewood derby rules, but I got away with it lol.

  54. Adam


    21 päivä sitten

    Came here to watch Adam talk about getting a new supply of weed. Was somewhat disappointed.

    • Gumby Dammit

      Gumby Dammit

      20 päivää sitten

      for what it's worth, the weird color action on his clothes - it looked like there was a blacklight under his table or something - made me wonder briefly if I was experiencing a flashback.

  55. Sean H

    Sean H

    21 päivä sitten

    The ad voice was perfect, and exactly what I would have heard in my head if I was reading the label. 😁

  56. Peter Davis

    Peter Davis

    21 päivä sitten

    Just started watching your channel love it! I am planning to start learning to work with metal. Any tips?

  57. Steve Chopping

    Steve Chopping

    21 päivä sitten

    I love the tin oil cans the worst thing 3 in 1 did was go to a plastic container " revive the tin"

  58. Matthew Dreisch

    Matthew Dreisch

    21 päivä sitten

    I'll be the one who says it for you Adam..... Please Send cool stuff.



    21 päivä sitten

    Hi everybody

  60. Brandon Young-Kemkes

    Brandon Young-Kemkes

    21 päivä sitten

    What a awsome gift.

  61. Vickie Bligh

    Vickie Bligh

    21 päivä sitten

    You are correct 'Artisinal Cutting Fluid', nothing could be more West Coast or San Fransiscan. Thanks for the smile. 😄

  62. keith reay

    keith reay

    21 päivä sitten

    Adam’s Tombstone: “Mistakes we made, ask Molly Dee”.

  63. squallxgamer


    21 päivä sitten

    I imagine Adam would love playing the borderlands series.

  64. ArtistaFrustrado - KFP Night Shift

    ArtistaFrustrado - KFP Night Shift

    21 päivä sitten

    "Get your Lubricity On!" & other cool phrases i wish I could use randomly without getting weird looks

  65. Shay Howe

    Shay Howe

    21 päivä sitten

    "Very very powdery." So you can actually *_feel the lubricity._* Cool! Now it just needs a catchy jingle for commercials. _"Look at me I'm Moly Dee, lousy with lubricity..."_

  66. Jack Lowther

    Jack Lowther

    21 päivä sitten

    I think Adams stoned today.

  67. Charles Dahmital

    Charles Dahmital

    21 päivä sitten

    Your pronouncing it incorrectly- It's 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine. Which explains why you seem to be so happy all the time.

  68. Andrew Evan John

    Andrew Evan John

    21 päivä sitten

    I reallllly want a tour video of that oils cabinet. What a peek up the skirts!

  69. Ed RDnc

    Ed RDnc

    21 päivä sitten

    Get your maximum lubricity with "Savage cutting oil": San Francisco' favorite artisanal cutting fluid, (absolutely guaranteed gluten-free).

  70. William


    21 päivä sitten

    Lubricity! I know a could of guys, peripherally, who own a personal lubricant manufacturing company. I think I've got an idea for a new product..😜

  71. SeanBZA


    21 päivä sitten

    Molyslip is amazing stuff, put it in a gearbox that is whining, manual transmissions only, or non limited slip differentials, and it will shut it up almost totally. Used it in industrial gearboxes as additive, and it makes them run cooler and quieter, plus slows wear on heavily loaded gearboxes. Generally I buy it in tubes, as a little will go a long way, and yes it is going to stick to every surface, and stay there pretty much forever.

  72. ecc84


    21 päivä sitten

    Whatever you do Adam never do a vlog on Plutonium ;-) lol

  73. Pete Rondeau

    Pete Rondeau

    21 päivä sitten

    After that copy read you now need a MolyDee poster done in sideshow art style to go with it. All alive! Inside!

  74. Frederick Kaludis

    Frederick Kaludis

    21 päivä sitten

    Back in the 1980’s I worked at a government facility. We used Molyz powder, dri-slide, a dri spray on MolyZ, molyz grease for aircraft and such these had short shelf life’s so bottles had to be replaced regularly like 6 month apart.

  75. Greg Hitchcock

    Greg Hitchcock

    21 päivä sitten

    was that Adam blowing his nose or someone using the pneumatic reciprocating saw off camera?

  76. Bone D. Jones

    Bone D. Jones

    21 päivä sitten

    Imagine watching Adam Savage chuckle heartily at something you wrote. "GET YOUR LUBRICITY ON"

  77. Algae Four

    Algae Four

    21 päivä sitten

    Any time I've used Molybdenum Di-Sulphide paste I've usually found a smudge somewhere unmentionable during my morning shower, such is its propensity to work its way onto every surface.

  78. Emery Premeaux

    Emery Premeaux

    21 päivä sitten

    Love that you are reusing the original container from what looks like the 1950-60s era. Its very atompunk. (specifically love the "atomic structure" on the front)

  79. Pablo Martínez Díaz

    Pablo Martínez Díaz

    21 päivä sitten

    This man is incredible. You give him a bit of gray powder and he is the happiest man on earth, snd then he makes a video to share his happiness.

  80. Maria Dolores

    Maria Dolores

    21 päivä sitten

    Does tree sap resin damage wood or protect the wood with rain ?

    • Maria Dolores

      Maria Dolores

      21 päivä sitten

      @Assassinlexx thanks I like videos on resin or tree sap

    • Assassinlexx


      21 päivä sitten

      It is called Turpentine.

  81. Fred Brooks

    Fred Brooks

    21 päivä sitten

    You had better buy it now! They will run out now very fast and when Amazon does have it again the price will have really gone up! 😀

  82. LycaonsMemories


    21 päivä sitten

    anyone else slightly disappointed we didnt get to see adam make the luve

  83. Alabama Alleycat

    Alabama Alleycat

    21 päivä sitten

    I noticed your oils cabinet isn’t very organized and isn’t made how you like to have things where you can see all your stock at once. Looks like you could lose some things pretty easy in there. Maybe we can get a one day build for better storage? Maybe even a rolling bottom to see all of them at once!

  84. Incandescentiron


    21 päivä sitten

    That was great. Thank you for sharing that with us. A question, shouldn't your oils be stored in a metal cabinet?

  85. Kyle Adams

    Kyle Adams

    21 päivä sitten

    Now we wait for a One Day Build for a 1950s Copy Can of "Savage Tap Fluid"...

  86. ChrisK3


    21 päivä sitten

    Molly is great stuff, AvE keeps saying so.

  87. SmilingEyes1938


    21 päivä sitten

    You weren't far from there when you were posting earlier this year from "mere feet from the mighty Rio Grande River". Cool place. Giant mine that can be see on sat views.

  88. Scott Mantooth

    Scott Mantooth

    21 päivä sitten

    *when you say Get your lubricity on you sounded like Hulk Hogan or Kane (AHA Glenn Thomas Jacobs) during the build up to an over the top highly choreographed wrestling match. Glen Jacobs also just happens to be our County Mayor here in Knoxville TN...great guy, very approachable*

  89. Gabriel G. Cunha

    Gabriel G. Cunha

    21 päivä sitten

    That oil storage needs Savage organising

    • belly tripper

      belly tripper

      21 päivä sitten


  90. Zach Beauvais

    Zach Beauvais

    21 päivä sitten

    Right, but... is it gluten free?

  91. SoloPilot6


    21 päivä sitten

    I'm always reminded of "The Brothers O'Toole," a film in which Hans Conried goes to a mining town commonly called "Moly B'damn," because they're trying to find gold and keep just finding molybdenum -- a rare and very valuable mineral, but nobody knows it. Fast forward, and moly-b-damn is a key ingredient in high-pressure friction reduction. Motorcycle riders everywhere mourned the end of "Honda 60" paste (with 60% moly), used for such things as driveline splines, until word got around that Loctite has a 65% moly paste.

    • Ed RDnc

      Ed RDnc

      21 päivä sitten

      Every time I hear a reference to Moly, I think of this quite-funny western. [Starring John Astin (Gomez in the Adams Family) as Desperate Ambrose Littleberry]

  92. Ryan Schaffer

    Ryan Schaffer

    21 päivä sitten

    2:51 ROFL. You can start to hear Adams pirate voice peaking through. Love it.

  93. Ladd of all Trades

    Ladd of all Trades

    21 päivä sitten

    The algorithm showed me the turbo encabulator video last week like it literally knew that this video was coming out

  94. Drew Johnston

    Drew Johnston

    21 päivä sitten

    Please make the "DIY artisanal tapping fluid" episode.

  95. Mikael


    21 päivä sitten

    This is completely ridicoulus and I love it!

  96. Clunk


    21 päivä sitten

    20 years ago, I used to work for a company that exclusively worked Molybdenum. It is a bizarre metal. Non ferrous, none conductive, wouldn't rust or tarnish. Required heat to press. From between 300 centigrade for 1mm small components to 1,000+ centigrade for 3mm plus large components. The components the company used to make were used in semiconductor industries (Heat sinks in microchips), magnet manufacturing. (We made furnace boats for a company that made magnets). train Brake components, and even golf club shock absorbers. And its very hard. I tried cutting through a 5mm thick bar that was 100mm wide with a 110mm grinder. The disc wore out before I got more than half way through it. I believe we were the only company in the UK that worked Molybdenum exclusively. The company was bought out by a big American company in 2002, and I moved away from the area. No idea if they are still running.

  97. Peter Kelley

    Peter Kelley

    21 päivä sitten

    A lightly fun show and tell. Thanks Adam!

  98. Captain MufDyven

    Captain MufDyven

    21 päivä sitten

    Here's another great product for tapping and lubricating. www.cmdlubeoil.com/extreme-pressure-lubricant/ I like the Lube #3 for tapping in sensitive areas as it's a grease so it holds the chips in the flutes of the tap which is handy in certain situations, like fixing Ford 5.4L engines that have ejected a spark plug or three as you don't have to worry (so much) about dropping chips into the cylinder.

  99. Robert Peacock

    Robert Peacock

    21 päivä sitten

    Did you offer to refill Jamie's can with fresh Moly Dee?

  100. C Burgess

    C Burgess

    21 päivä sitten

    I bought a small pail of what I believe was molybdenum disulfide, it’s called ‘dry slide’ for lubing tripod head ball joints, it works its way into everything, very fine powder, you had to be very careful with that, I only used it outside on a calm day.