Forums Beginner Questions cutting fluid

  • Alan Balmer

    Administrator
    June 28, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    I suppose, but I don’t use enough cutting fluid to bother. It’s either water or a thin film of WD-40. What kind of laps are you using? What cutting fluid?

  • mark

    Member
    June 28, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    The pre-charged diamond lapse like Crystal light

  • mark

    Member
    June 28, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    The fluidit’s just a pre-mixture with water

  • Alan Balmer

    Administrator
    June 28, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    OK, the bonded Crystalite laps do need a moderate water drip. I don’t see why you can’t filter and reuse it, but I would not use the same liquid for polishing. Remember, we’re talking about sub-micron particles, and the filter probably isn’t that good. Personally, if I use a bonded lap, I use distilled water (88 cents a gallon at Wal-Mart) and a couple drops of Jet-Dry. Dawn dish soap will work, too.

  • mark

    Member
    June 28, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    You’re too much on thanks I’m going to try the soap

  • gemmakermz

    Member
    September 5, 2018 at 5:32 am

    alan’s right you only need enough dripping to remove cuttings and unless your in the middle of a desert i wouldn’t reuse the water, i’ve never used soaps or other fluids on them. and i’ve been cutting for 53 yrs. i have handy irrigation water but wont use it because of possible contaminants.

  • tkishkape

    Member
    November 9, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    I use filtered tap water with a couple of drops of Dawn Liquid for cutting, but only distilled water for polishing.

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