Chesterton 388 Synthetic Tapping Fluid

Biodegradable Drilling, Tapping, and Cutting Fluid.


Safe, pure, synthetic formula for machining operations performed at high speed and feed rates, as well as manual or automatic, single-shot cutting tool applications.

  • Ready to use
  • Fluid, penetrates tight tolerances
  • Metal fines do not stick
  • Can be used with aluminum and aluminum alloys
  • Does not smoke, fume, or mist
  • Essentially odorless
  • Biodegradable, contains no oil or solvents
  • Excellent lubricity
  • Superior heat dissipation
  • Extends tool life
  • Corrosion inhibited
  • Contains no chlorine, sulfur, chlorinated hydrocarbons, petroleum oil, PCBs, nitrites, phenols, or mercurial​

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PDS Chesterton 388 Synthetic Tapping Fluid