Why Should I Use Cutting Fluid?
What is cutting fluid?
Cutting fluid is a staple accessory that all tradespeople should have in their toolbox arsenal. It plays a vital role in metalworking processes, including drilling, tapping, threading and cutting.
During machining, large amounts of heat is generated due to friction between the tool face and the workpiece, as well as the high speed of cutting and drilling.
The heat generated needs to be displaced or eliminated to protect the tool and the work surface.
Cutting fluids are a type of coolant and lubricant that are designed to reduce the friction between the tool and the workpiece. A generous amount of cutting fluid is usually applied before the work commences and in some cases, during the work.
What are the advantages of using cutting fluid?
Cutting fluids and oils are designed to maximise the life of drilling and cutting equipment, helping them to work under extreme amounts of pressure and torque, improving performance, improving machine finish, reducing tip welding and preventing pitting.
Not to mention, cutting fluids are also equipped with anti-corrosion properties that shield machined surfaces from oxidation and can even save power consumption through their capability of minimising the forces during machining.
What would happen if I didn’t use cutting fluid?
Drill bits, cutting blades and power tools are products that have to perform under intense pressure. Heat and friction can dull blades, dampen bits and compromise the finish on any professional workpiece without any cutting fluid, coolant or lubricant.
Tell me about Alpha Liquid Gold Cutting Fluid
Alpha Liquid Gold Cutting Fluid is formulated for extreme cutting performance when tapping, drilling or reaming into all metals, including hardened steel and titanium. Special additives reduce friction, extend tool life and provide an excellent surface finish. Alpha Liquid Gold Cutting Fluid is safe and easy to use.
Alpha Liquid Gold Cutting Fluid is:
- Perfect to use with the complete Alpha drill range
- Improves overall tool performance
- Closable turret cap on 120ml bottle for accurate directional pouring
- Environmentally safe
- Scannable QR code link to the Safety Data Sheet
- Made in Australia
DISCLAIMER: This article is supplied by Alpha, published on https://www.sheffield.com.au/why-should-i-use-cutting-fluid-, last updated 12/01/2024.