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clogs16/02/2020 07:04:30
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my plan is to use Hydraulic oil as a cutting fluid when my machines are unpacked from the big move..............

previously only ever used Q8 dilutable cutting fluid......think it was about £100 for 25 ltrs......when left standing u get a frog spawn type growth in the tank....had enough of that........

My as new Super7 and VMF mill only gets Hydraulic oil.......dont want water anywhere near em.....

Hopper16/02/2020 10:07:03
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Posted by Tony Pratt 1 on 12/02/2020 10:45:55:
Posted by Hopper on 11/02/2020 09:10:01:

Use carbide tooling and no cutting fluid is needed for usual hobby use. A squirt of whatever oil you use on the lathe ways is good when screwcutting.

And for knurling & parting off?

Tony

Same as for screwcutting. Squirt from the oil can. (Usually leftover 20/50 engine oil in my case)

Brian Morehen16/02/2020 18:41:27
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Metercut CF Found this on EBay a few years ago , The best I have found to date forThread Cutting Hacksawing and thing else you need to cut

Bian Morehen

Paul Smith 3719/02/2020 22:40:18
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I’ve bought some ct90 . Seems to work quite well, a bit stickier than oil for sure

Hopper19/02/2020 22:45:37
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Posted by Tony Pratt 1 on 12/02/2020 10:45:55:
Posted by Hopper on 11/02/2020 09:10:01:

Use carbide tooling and no cutting fluid is needed for usual hobby use. A squirt of whatever oil you use on the lathe ways is good when screwcutting.

And for knurling & parting off?

Tony

Same.

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