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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by yunit, Oct 8, 2003.
Where can I order some good cutting oil for tapping? Thanks, Pete.
Check any local Indusrial supply company.
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
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.
any good Hardware store should have it
Kerosene will work sweet on aluminum, probably satisfactory on other metals too. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
we use gear oil with good results on just about everything....
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
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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