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Anchorlube has been the #1 selling water-based cutting fluid and metalworking lubricant 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 a versatile semi-paste cutting fluid and all-purpose metalworking compound specially formulated to excel on all metals, delivering exceptional performance that will prolong the life of your tools. Whether you're working with stainless steel or other exotic metals that tend to wear down tools quickly, Anchorlube has got you covered.

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

Environmentally Safe

Anchorlube is a clean lubricant that contains no nitrates, chromates, mercury, or formaldehyde base compounds. It's a water-based formula that not only provides superior lubrication but also maintains a clean work area with no oily mess.

Availables Sizes

Small Containers:

4 oz Bottle

8 oz Bottle

8 oz Jar

16 oz Bottle

Packs Available: 6, 12, 24, or 48

Large Containers:

1 Gallon Jug

5 Gallon Bucket

55 Gallon Drum


Punch Press Operations

Swab, Spray, Roll or Brush
*Dilution, with up to equal parts water, is usually necessary for spray or roller applications.

Machining Operations

Hand methods, using the plastic applicator container, brush or drip-can.

Drilling & Tapping Operations

Tool is often dipped in the lubricant.


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

To provide the fastest assistance possible and address common inquiries, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that cover a wide range of topics. Whether you're looking for information about our product specifications or need guidance on how to use our products, our FAQs are designed to provide you with the answers you're looking for. 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.