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36101RE: [MILL_DRILL] Enco cutting fluid

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  • Bill Armstrong
    Jul 10, 2014
      Well....I bought a gallon of Enco #1 for finish cuts in steel. It was cheap, and on sale, and I got another 20% off when I bought it. Don't need anything fancy or expensive for that. 

      Works fine for finish cuts, including in mild steel.....but if you don't clean up all the stuff, much of it evaporates, and what is left is a sticky kind of paraffin residue, that's kind of a pain to clean up later.

      For threading....there are other oils that are much better, like Tapfree, or Tap Magic etc. Enco #1 might be OK in aluminum, but I work with alloy steels most of the time. I haven't tried it. 

      Whatever project you use it for, clean it up right afterwards. If you wait a day or two....you'll regret it. 


      To: 7x12minilathe@yahoogroups.com; mill_drill@yahoogroups.com
      From: MILL_DRILL@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:18:11 -0700
      Subject: [MILL_DRILL] Enco cutting fluid

      Since someone mentioned the Enco #1 Cutting fluid was good stuff, I got
      a bottle to try. I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but for general
      info, here's the MSDS for it

      I notice that it is a "water based product" made for Enco by Synthetic
      Lubricants, inc.

      It's listed as "very dilute" and therefore the hazardous material in it
      is too dispersed to be of much concern in normal use.

      Jerry Durand, Durand Interstellar, Inc. www.interstellar.com
      tel: +1 408 356-3886, USA toll free: 1 866 356-3886
      Skype: jerrydurand

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