DFW Mustang Forums banner
1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Here to stay
Joined
·
2,859 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I need drill a few holes in some 1/2" thick steel. I have the right bit but I'm out of cutting oil. is there anything else that I can use as a substitute?

TIA
 

·
SingleFTMFW!
Joined
·
1,559 Posts
I've used cheap motor oil without any issues
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
98 Posts
Shit, blue wrench doesn't need any oil

neither does a good stick welder crunk all the way up!!!!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,344 Posts
3in1 oil works great and smells good too.
 

·
Narcissistic fade away
Joined
·
17,504 Posts
You guys haven't ever been around a machine shop, eh?

All of those things listed above PREVENT are designed to prevent metal to metal contact. I.e. "cutting"

They sell small bottles of light thread cutting oil in the plumbing sectoin of the big hardware stores. If you do this stuff a lot, I'd recommend getting a bottle. You'd be amazed at the difference in effort required to drill holes.

FWIW, I am not saying none of that stuff wont work, I am saying the thread cutting oil is better.
 

·
Mentally Impaired
Joined
·
2,367 Posts
I've used Brake cleaner, WD40 (Water Displacement Formula #40), motor oil, PB Blaster.... all will work ok, some smell really bad when burning, and cutting oil is the best to use. ;)
 

·
Here to stay
Joined
·
2,859 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
You guys haven't ever been around a machine shop, eh?

All of those things listed above PREVENT are designed to prevent metal to metal contact. I.e. "cutting"

They sell small bottles of light thread cutting oil in the plumbing sectoin of the big hardware stores. If you do this stuff a lot, I'd recommend getting a bottle. You'd be amazed at the difference in effort required to drill holes.

FWIW, I am not saying none of that stuff wont work, I am saying the thread cutting oil is better.

damn, I was just at Lowe's this afternoon.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
16 oz. water
4 oz. motor oil (any type)
1.5 oz dish soap

Mix soap and water, then add the oil.


uncleUno- if ya don't learn the hard way... Ya don't learn.
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top