When cutting metals with burs, files, gravers, saw blades and other tools, it is important to keep the cutting surface lubricated to ensure a smooth cut and to prolong the life of the tool. Often copied but never equaled in either performance or benefits, BurLife® is the best available lubricant for jewelry applications. Like a coating of microscopic ball bearings, BurLife provides a smoother cut with far less friction and more control.
Other lubricants are repelled by heat and draw away from the cutting edge. BurLife® is attracted by heat, so the friction and resulting heat produced by saw blades, burs, files and other cutting tools actually draws BurLife to the point of contact, resulting in a better finish. With BurLife, your tools work faster, stay sharper and last longer.
|Application:||Benefit:||Best BurLife® for the Job:|
|Burs and Drills||Increase precision while drilling, grinding or cutting. Reduces chatter and extends the life of the tool.||All can be used, stick recommended.|
|Cutters||Get smoother cuts and extends the life of the tool.||Stick recommended.|
|Files||Increases the cutting life by reducing wear on the cutting surface.||Liquid recommended.|
|Gravers||Improves the cutting capabilities of the engraver. Reduces buildup of engraved metal on the engraver.||All can be used, liquid recommended.|
|Drawing Wire||Reduces friction and makes the reduction of the wire easier. Apply to wire and the draw plate.||Liquid recommended.|
|Saw Blades||Reduces drag and binding while cutting. The blade will cut more smoothly, with reduced breakage and longer lifespan.||Stick recommended.|
|Blanking, Disk Cutting and Tap & Die||Improves the cut quality of the tool for better results and extends the life of the tool.||All can be used.|
|Grinding Wheels and Abrasive Belts||Reduces friction resulting in a cooler and smoother cut.||Stick recommended.|
|Diamond Drills||Get smoother cuts and extend the life of the tool.||Liquid recommended (water can also be used).|
|Sharpening Stones||Provides smooth surface and expedites sharpening.||Liquid recommended.|
|CNC Machining||Increases tool life by keeping cutter temperatures down and trapping chips for easier cleanup after cutting.||Liquid recommended.|
BurLife® is also available in a sampler kit so you can try all three varieties to see which one fits your needs best.