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cutting oil

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by yunit, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    Where can I order some good cutting oil for tapping? Thanks, Pete.
     
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Check any local Indusrial supply company.
     
  3. SkulzNBonz

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    If you are tapping mild steel, almost any oil will work. WD 40, Marvel, heck even motor oil will work. If you are tapping something like tool steel or stainless, then by all means get some cutting oil. My .02

    John
     
  4. MarcS

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    Try Home Depot or Lowes first. Otherwise, I would try Grainger or McMaster-Carr. They are both have web sites & NJ locations but can be expensive on things.
     
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    any good Hardware store should have it
     
  6. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Kerosene will work sweet on aluminum, probably satisfactory on other metals too. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    we use gear oil with good results on just about everything....
     
  8. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    The best stuff there is Rapid Tap. It's in a little yellow can.. You can buy it at home depot. Or most Hardware stores... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    The best stuff I have found is called Tap Magic. There used to be a formula for aluminum and a different one for steel and cast iron but the last time I bought it they must have reformulated it because now one kind does all materials, and it still works just as good. Like said above, try your local hardware store.
     

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