Customer Reviews

Anchorlube has been the #1 selling water-based cutting fluid and all-purpose metalworking compound since 1953. Trusted by professionals all around the world, Anchorlube offers an outstanding level of tool-life along with a fast, smooth cut on the hardest metals – even with exotic metals.

4 oz Bottle
8 oz Bottle
8 oz Jar
16 oz Bottle
1 Gallon Jug
5 Gallon Bucket


The Ultimate Water-Based Cutting Fluid & Metalworking Compound

Anchorlube is the ultimate solution for all your metalworking needs. This versatile semi-paste cutting fluid delivers exceptional performance that will prolong the life of your tools. Whatever your use, with Anchorlube, you can say goodbye to messy work areas and harmful compounds. This clean lubricant contains no nitrates, chromates, mercury, or formaldehyde base compounds.

  •  Drilling
  •  Cutting
  •  Threading
  •  Sawing
  •  Shaving
  •  Grinding
  •  Reaming
  •  Tapping
  •  Turning
  •  Milling
  •  Engraving
  •  Honing
  •  Extruding
  •  Boring
  •  Forming
  •  Punching

Exceptional Performance Even On The Hardest Metals

With its outstanding level of tool-life and ability to deliver a fast, smooth cut, Anchorlube is the go-to solution for working with even the toughest metals, including exotic ones. Its advanced formula ensures that tools stay sharp and efficient for longer periods of time, reducing the need for frequent replacements and saving valuable time and money.

  •  Stainless Steel
  •  Aluminum
  •  Titanium
  •  High Strength Steel
  •  Brass
  •  Copper
  •  Inconel
  •  Nickel
  •  Heat Treated Steel
  •  Monel
  •  Cast Iron
  •  Chrome

Availables Sizes

Part NumberProduct DescriptionCase Sizes
31154 oz Bottle24
30108 oz Bottle6, 12, 24, 48
30118 oz Jar12, 24, 48
311616 oz Bottle12, 24
30131 Gallon Jug1, 4
30145 Gallon Bucket1
301655 Gallon Drum1

Most Common Applications

  • Band Saws
  • Drill Presses
  • Metal Lathes
  • Milling Machines
  • Stamping Machines
  • Rolling Machines
  • Tube Swaging Machines
  • Slotting Machines
  • Deep Drawing Presses


Specific Gravity @ 60° F

1.0365 g/cc

Pounds/Gallons @ 60° F


Flash Point


Falex EP (#8pin, #1137 V Block)


Timken 4 Ball EP Test

Weld: 250 kg

Storage & Handling

Anchorlube is normally a smooth, green semi-paste, but consistency may vary with temperature. Its melting point is between 75° F and 80° F. In a warm working area its viscosity is reduced, and in colder temperatures, it is a fairly heavy paste. These changes have no effect on use or efficiency. Freezing will occur under continued exposure to 30° F or lower, and after thawing, the compound may be separated into several layers. If this happens, a vigorous shaking is all that is needed. Freezing and thawing will have no effect on its use.

Frequently Asked Questions

In order to ensure the quickest and most efficient assistance for our customers, we have taken the initiative to compile a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding Anchorlube. These FAQs cover a wide range of topics, addressing common inquiries about product use as well as specifications. In the event that your question is not addressed in our FAQs, our dedicated customer support team is always available to assist you.

Q: Which metals can Anchorlube be used on?

A: Anchorlube performs great on all metals - Stainless Steel, High Carbon Steel, Heat Treated Steels, Titanium, Aluminum, Nickel Chrome, Monel, Brass, and Exotic Alloys - to name a few.

Q: Which operations can Anchorlube be used for?

A: Anchorlube can be used for all metalworking operations. Drilling, Tapping, Sawing, Cutting, Boring, Stamping - to name a few. Anchorlube is used for hand drills, manual lathes, band saws, drill presses, vertical mills, slotting machines and the list goes on. Try us out!

Q: Is G-771 The Part Number For Anchorlube?

A: No. G-771 was originally part of the Anchorlube product name. As it has been a source of confusion for our customers, G-771 has been dropped from the product name. Each container size has its own part number.

Q: What is the Shelf Life of Anchorlube?

A: The guaranteed shelf life of Anchorlube is 3 years as long as it's stored at room temperature.

Q: Can You Dilute Anchorlube?

A: Anchorlube can be diluted up to a 1:1 ratio as needed depending on the use.

Q: What is the Consistency of Anchorlube?

A: Anchorlube is normally a smooth, green semi-paste. Consistency may vary slightly with temperature. Summer temperatures may reduce its viscosity, while winter temperatures may thicken it slightly. Neither condition alters its performance.

Q: Is Anchorlube Easily Cleaned?

A: As it is water-based, Anchorlube cleans easily with soapy water.

Q: Does Anchorlube Comply With Environmental Regulations and Standards?

A: Anchorlube is EPA, ROHS, and REACH compliant, containing no hazardous or toxic ingredients.