MD Technology provides the latest technology in tapping oils. To lubricate the material, many people use WD-40™; however, this is not designed for punching and can cause the punch to overheat, gall up and pull slugs and may also cause problems with plating or painting. To extend tap and punch life use one of the following oils.
Vanishing Oil is the preferred oil when evaporation is a must. This oil will completely evaporate 30 to 45 minutes after application in humidity under 40%. Allow longer for higher humidity levels. This means your parts can go straight to the paint booth without the need for washing. Materials that are good candidates for Vanishing Oil are aluminum, brass, copper, pre-plated materials and Cold Roll 16 gauge and thinner.
Extreme Oil is the recommended oil for all punching operations. This fluid will get the maximum tap and punch life possible. You will see instant benefits in any material but especially stainless, Hot Roll or 14 gauge and thicker.
With the MD Technology sprayer, you can use either Extreme Oil or Vanishing Oil for proper lubrication. It is a refillable chrome plated brass sprayer with an adjustable nozzle, charged from your shop’s air system.