SchottFamily created the topic: Lube/Cutting Oil for aluminum
I've been on a 80% kick lately and I suspect it's only going to get worse (I'm a CA resident). Anyhow, I'm using a drill press to take some waste plugs out and then a router to finish out the trigger pocket. I tried the first one (6061) dry, quickly started using a little WD40. I especially needed it when switching to the harder 7075 alloy. It feels like it works, but it could be better. What do you use?
Buildingdoc replied the topic: Lube/Cutting Oil for aluminum
Sorry Bob... been on a work kick and also out on the internet spreading the site.
I have used a couple different lubes from 3 in one oil as well as a cutting oil (generally used for pipe thread cutting) One of the most helpful things I have done is use a shop vac (usually requires a helper) to vac up all the shavings. Keeps removed material out of the cutting area and helps keep the bits longer as they arent recutting the already removed material.
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