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Old 08-17-2002, 06:09 AM   #1
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Okay, we all know the bit has to be lubricated so what is your preference for comm cutting fluid?

I have used Team Cobra and Fantom comm cutting fluids. I like the Fantom stuff a little bit better as it doesn't collect as must shavings around my bit area as the cobra stuff does.
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Old 08-17-2002, 09:08 AM   #2
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Black Sharpie.....
Does da job great....
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Old 08-17-2002, 10:03 AM   #3
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big jim told me to use nothing but the sharpie you put on the comm. allthough i have never used dedicated cutting fluids i think it is good enough without.
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Old 08-17-2002, 12:44 PM   #4
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I agree, the ink from a Sharpie seems to work just fine, as well as provide a visual cue for telling when you've got a good cut. It's all I'ev ever used, & I'm quite happy with it...
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Dittos on black marker!
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here too with the black marker...
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Blue Sharpie is where it's all at!

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Ya always gotta be the black sheep, don't ya, Troy?...lol
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Ya always gotta be the black sheep, don't ya, Troy?...lol
Accually, I've been using black lately.. I used blue a lot in the past, but I cannot find my blue sharpie anywhere.

I have black sharpies up the wazzoo.. I think i have 4 black sharpies in my toolbox, two in the desk in my room, and one in this desk. Not a blue sharpie to be seen.

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ive always heard to always use fluid. You will get a great cut either way, but the comm fluid will keep your blade sharper for longer. This info is coming from a flier with very large font that came with my lathe. I use the cobra stuff AND a sharpie.
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how about teflon lube?
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I've tried oils, like real cutting oils, but they always seemed to make a mess.

I personally like a RED sharpie. . .well, I actually can't find my black sharpie and all I have is my red one, so that is what I have been using. . .
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Black, Red, and Blue Sharpies are okay BUT you really can't beat a Green Sharpie
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hmm, maybe i should try that sharpie thing comm drops end up all over the place
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Black, Red, and Blue Sharpies are okay BUT you really can't beat a Green Sharpie
EEEWWWWW - Green!
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