Cutting Fluids

Cutting fluids refer to any suitable liquid used as a coolant and/or lubricant during a wide range of metalworking and machining techniques. Cutting fluids aren’t just used when literally cutting metals; they’re also widely deployed during processes such as drilling, stamping, turning, milling and more.


Many types of machine tool coolant systems use cutting fluids in one form or another, be it gels, pastes, liquids or sprays/aerosols. Liquid cutting fluid products are among the most universal and flexible type and are popular across most modern industries and production environments.


What are the key advantages of a high quality cutting fluid?



  • Because metal machining tends to generate excessive friction heat, cutting fluids play an essential role in helping to cool and lubricate both the material being worked and the tools/machinery working it

  • This not only helps to dissipate heat; it also reduces the overall amount of friction at contact points

  • As well as improving production efficiency, cutting fluids therefore also help to reduce unwanted wear and tear on both worked materials and machine parts/tools

  • Cutting fluids typically help achieve a far better quality finish on machined pieces, preventing chips and ejected materials from becoming welded onto the machine tools where they might interfere with subsequent processes


What are the main types of cutting fluids to consider?



  • Liquid cutting fluids tend to come in three main types - mineral, semi-synthetic, and synthetic

    • Semi-synthetic and synthetic cutting fluids aim to combine the most useful properties of traditional oils with the user-friendliness and all-round cooling performance of water, via a manufacturing process that involves suspending emulsified oil in a water base


      • Other prized properties of synthetic and semi-synthetic cutting fluids include:

      • Rust inhibition

      • Resistance to various types of toxicity, including bacterial and fungal

      • Tolerance for various types of oils and water

      • Compatibility with many different metals and machining processes

      • Resistance to thermal breakdown

      • Improved environmental and user safety





  • Pastes and Gels are used for some applications, in particular, hand operations such as drilling and tapping. In sawing metal with a band saw, it is common to periodically run a stick of paste against the blade


  • Aerosols delivered directly through the flutes of the tool. MQL's aerosol is delivered in such a precisely targeted way (with respect to both location and timing) that the net effect seems almost like dry machining from the operators' perspective.


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RS Stock No. 136-8544
BrandRS PRO
£5.70
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400 ml - - Fluid Aerosol
RS Stock No. 691-347
Mfr. Part No.53023
BrandRocol
£13.59
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500 g RTD Compound No Compound Tin
RS Stock No. 239-4852
Mfr. Part No.53072
BrandRocol
£20.33
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400 g RTD Liquid - Fluid Bottle
RS Stock No. 196-3441
Mfr. Part No.SUPERCUT 400G
BrandDormer
£13.77
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400 g Supercut - Fluid Bottle
RS Stock No. 388-8500
Mfr. Part No.35226
BrandRocol
£57.37
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5 L Multisol No Fluid Bottle
RS Stock No. 822-7929
Mfr. Part No.44109
BrandWD-40
£6.86
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400 ml - - Fluid Aerosol
RS Stock No. 691-331
Mfr. Part No.53062
BrandRocol
£24.48
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350 g RTD Liquid No Fluid Bottle
RS Stock No. 196-3457
Mfr. Part No.SUPERCUT 340CF
BrandDormer
£13.77
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RS Stock No. 330-6244
Mfr. Part No.53076
BrandRocol
£196.95
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RS Stock No. 558-023
Mfr. Part No.31581-AB
BrandAmbersil
£12.03
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500 g Tufcut - Compound Tin
RS Stock No. 340-9551
Mfr. Part No.7830 450G
BrandDormer
£14.37
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500 g - Yes Compound Tin
RS Stock No. 685-702
Mfr. Part No.51366
BrandRocol
£88.37
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5 L Ultracut EVO 250 No Fluid Bottle
RS Stock No. 780-5271
Mfr. Part No.31579-AC
BrandAmbersil
£13.89
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400 ml Tufcut - Fluid Aerosol
RS Stock No. 685-730
Mfr. Part No.51376
BrandRocol
£122.96
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5 L Ultracut 370 Plus No Fluid Bottle
RS Stock No. 263-8152
Mfr. Part No.7950 4005
BrandCastrol
£50.67
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5 L - Yes Fluid Bottle
RS Stock No. 495-4989
Mfr. Part No.31582-AB
BrandAmbersil
£15.24
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350 ml Tufcut - Fluid Bottle
RS Stock No. 466-2769
Mfr. Part No.35223
BrandRocol
£188.02
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20 L Multisol No Fluid Bottle
RS Stock No. 340-9573
Mfr. Part No.SUPERCUT 5L
BrandDormer
£113.88
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RS Stock No. 196-3463
Mfr. Part No.SUPERCUT 300ML
BrandDormer
£13.77
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300 ml - Yes Fluid Aerosol
RS Stock No. 330-6345
Mfr. Part No.53026
BrandRocol
£141.15
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5 kg RTD Compound No Compound Tin
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