Suggestions for cutting fluids

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EOsteam
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Suggestions for cutting fluids

Post by EOsteam » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:44 pm

I have lately been having really good results on the faux Bridgeport using carbide end mills and CRC TrueTap Aqua in a spray bottle. It's a bit awkward because I'm spraying with one hand and turning the crossfeed with the other. It's time to investigate better options.

1) Is there a better system that doesn't require compressed air or a wider catchpan around the base of the milling machine? I'm not opposed to installing a wider apron around the base but will have to locate a supplier.

2) If I elect to stay with the spray bottle, is there a more economical solution available other than CRC TrueTap Aqua that works just as well?

Thanks again all,

HJ

Mr Ron
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Re: Suggestions for cutting fluids

Post by Mr Ron » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:04 pm

I think you could hook up some plastic tubing and an aquarium pump for a low pressure spray.
Mr.Ron from South Mississippi

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GlennW
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Re: Suggestions for cutting fluids

Post by GlennW » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:25 pm

If you are working with steel, just try running the carbide end mill dry and just keep it moving. Don't let it sit there and rub without making decent chips.
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Re: Suggestions for cutting fluids

Post by Inspector » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:38 am

I wonder if a small garden sprayer would work. As long as the coolant was compatible with the seals I don't a reason it wouldn't.

Pete

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