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Nick_G24/07/2015 22:42:18
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I am running low on neat cutting oil so need to buy some more.

Anyone have any recommendation of brands.?

Cheers, Nick

Ajohnw24/07/2015 23:09:28
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I use one from Morris Lubricants. They will supply 5l mail order. I just smear some on work when I need to so it's likely to outlast me.

**LINK**

John

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Roderick Jenkins24/07/2015 23:09:45
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This stuff works for me. **LINK** Not bad value for 5l. I usually cut it 50/50 with paraffin.

Rod

Nick_G24/07/2015 23:12:14
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Cheers guys.

What is the reasoning behind diluting it with paraffin.?

Nick

Roderick Jenkins24/07/2015 23:45:10
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Originally cheapness. I used to buy little tins of Cutmax from Reeves and diluting it with what was then cheap paraffin made financial sense with no loss of effectiveness. I've stuck with the habit but since paraffin is usually recommended for use with light alloys the cocktail seems to make a good general purpose cutting fluid. I've always been reluctant to use soluble oil because my lathe does not get continuous use even though water is an immeasurably better coolant. As I say, it works for me.

Cheers,

Rod

Steve Withnell25/07/2015 08:15:04
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Nick,

If you pass my way at all (Lancashire Riviera), you can have a couple of pints. I use about a teaspoon a week and I've rather a lot (Excelcut 401) under the bench...

Steve

Nick_G25/07/2015 11:56:40
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That's a kind offer Steve.

You also got tea and biscuits.? winkwink

Nick

Ajohnw25/07/2015 12:51:16
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Beta Buys etc sell some cheap wooden handled kiddies paste brushes about 12mm dia. I just put a bit on one of those and run it along the work. I don't make smoke though - I suspect that would be rather unhealthy. For cooling it would need pumping and filtering.

Mentioning oil I am rather pleased with the Rustfee oil I bought of AlexOil. I had a small 4 jaw go rusty so removed the rust with molasses, swilled under the tap and brushed a bit of the oil on it. It seems to do what it says and displace water. Next thing will be a wash down in paraffin at just under £8 for 4L. I haven't tried the heavier slide way oil yet.

John

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Martin Cottrell25/07/2015 22:11:39
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Hi Nick, I use this **Link** which, as Rod has mentioned above, I dilute with paraffin for the same reasons although I generally dilute 1:1 with paraffin for aluminium but use neat for steels. I keep a small pot of it usually located on the lathe cross slide and just dab a bit on with an old 1/2" paintbrush as and when needed.

Regards Martin.

Nick_G07/01/2016 13:28:34
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Posted by Ajohnw on 24/07/2015 23:09:28:

I use one from Morris Lubricants. They will supply 5l mail order. I just smear some on work when I need to so it's likely to outlast me.

**LINK**

John

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As this has been raised in another thread I will add that I did purchase the above from Morris lubricants. I will say that IMHO it is an excellent product. smiley

Nick

Neil Wyatt07/01/2016 14:38:38
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I used to use neatcut in 1l bottles from Reeves, now I use the one from Machine Mart which isn't quite as pleasant, but being cheaper I can throw it about with gay abandon.

Neil

CotswoldsPhil07/01/2016 15:33:44
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 07/01/2016 14:38:38:

I used to use neatcut in 1l bottles from Reeves, now I use the one from Machine Mart which isn't quite as pleasant, but being cheaper I can throw it about with gay abandon.

Neil

Just picked up my order of 5 litres from Machine Mart. Ordered on their Vat free day, so saved quite a bit. Just a brush and an empty soup can (with cutting fluid in it!) for me. It should last me a couple of years.

Phil

Edited By CotswoldsPhil on 07/01/2016 15:41:06

John Stevenson07/01/2016 15:40:09
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If you are using cans with brushes in drop a large magnet in a small ziplock bag in the bottom.

It will make it stick the the machine and stop any casual knocks and stop it tipping over and spilling.

The reason for the ziplock bag is when it wants cleaning wipe as much off as possible with a rag and then turn the bag inside out, All the crap is now inside the bag to be thrown away and you have a clean magnet to put into a new bag.

Stick this on the tips page if you want Neil ?

CotswoldsPhil07/01/2016 15:43:56
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Posted by John Stevenson on 07/01/2016 15:40:09:

If you are using cans with brushes in drop a large magnet in a small ziplock bag in the bottom.

It will make it stick the the machine and stop any casual knocks and stop it tipping over and spilling.

The reason for the ziplock bag is when it wants cleaning wipe as much off as possible with a rag and then turn the bag inside out, All the crap is now inside the bag to be thrown away and you have a clean magnet to put into a new bag.

Stick this on the tips page if you want Neil ?

Thanks John

I'll be doing that tomorrow I've knocked the can over quite a few times when attention has been more on the work.

Phil

Ajohnw07/01/2016 15:54:15
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I don't think that these oils are really suitable for what might be called high speeds smoky machiners and are at their best smokeless I suppose people could fill there suds tank with it for that.

The price doesn't bug me as poor as I am Neil. It's cheap anyway. I just find little is needed in practice. Some pound shops sell wooden handled kiddies paste etc brushes around 10mm dia. I find a well drained brush of that is usually more than enough for one cut and way too much if the brush drips.

surpriseAll I put on the lathe is slideway oil. I wanted a more viscus grade of that after using the one on ebay for some time now so had to sort out another supplier. Alexoil. Not sure how good it is yet and didn't fancy the sticky versions. Their Rustfee seems to be pretty good for preventing rust on things that have been completely degreased. I put 1L in a pump up garden spray bottle.

John

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Edited By Ajohnw on 07/01/2016 15:54:50

JA07/01/2016 16:58:10
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I used to use Reeves's neat cut and then found it was the the same (if my memory serves me well) as Morris's CORA B. So I bought CORA B and have been happy ever since since it is cheaper and comes in larger containers. It works well with steel, aluminium and bronze.

Can anything be done about the spell checker provided. Aluminum instead of aluminium is just too much to take (and that is with British English).

JA

Ajohnw07/01/2016 18:00:28
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Off Topic. Who's spell checker aluminium doesn't underline for me as the spell checker on my machine is Brit English. Aluminum does. However if I right click to correct an error the forum just comes up with paste for some reason or the other. This is the only site this happens on. laugh or should this be that

On Topic

The oil works on this material too.

John

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Edited By Ajohnw on 07/01/2016 18:01:28

alan-lloyd07/01/2016 19:24:18
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I use Angels Breath, 1 part real turpentine, 2 parts white spirit, 3 parts olive oil, lovely!!!

John Stevenson07/01/2016 19:37:58
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I make my own tapping fluid.

3 parts trike to one part automatic transmission fluid or just plain hydraulic oil.

 

The tap winds it's way in on it's own with this stuff.  wink

Edited By John Stevenson on 07/01/2016 19:38:34

oldvelo07/01/2016 20:04:47
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Hi

Off Topic but happy to run alongside

To apply cutting oil I use an oil can with a wide base and and very short in height and stick a "Pipe Cleaner" like thing from the local craft shop pushed down the spout with just a few bristles sticking out.

Gentle pressure on the lever and you have constantly rechargeable brush.

Push too hard and a big oily worm and a mess everywhere if you do not restrain it in the detachable spout by a small loop in the end.

No prizes for guessing how I learned this.

Eric

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