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


Anchorlube is a versatile lubricant that comes in the form of a smooth, green semi-paste. However, it's important to note that its consistency may vary depending on the temperature. With a melting point between 75°F and 80°F, Anchorlube can transform from a lighter viscosity in warm environments to a heavier paste in colder conditions. Despite these changes, its performance and efficiency remain unaffected. If exposed to freezing temperatures of 30°F or lower, Anchorlube may freeze and separate into layers upon thawing. A simple vigorous shake will restore it back to its original state without compromising its effectiveness.

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

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 is a versatile lubricant that excels in performance across a wide range of metals, including Stainless Steel, High Carbon Steel, Heat Treated Steels, Titanium, Aluminum, Nickel Chrome, Monel, Brass, and Exotic Alloys - Just to name a few!

Q: Which Operations Can Anchorlube Be Used For?

A: Anchorlube can be used for all metalworking operations, including drilling, tapping, sawing, cutting, boring, stamping, and more. Whether you are working with hand drills, manual lathes, band saws, drill presses, vertical mills, slotting machines, or any other metalworking equipment, Anchorlube is the perfect companion to enhance efficiency and performance.

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

A: No. G-771 was initially included in the Anchorlube product name, but due to customer confusion, it has since been removed from the product name. To streamline clarity and eliminate any potential misunderstandings, each container size now has its own distinct part number.

Q: What Is The Shelf Life For Anchorlube?

A: Anchorlube has a guaranteed shelf life of 3 years when stored at room temperature. With its durable shelf life, Anchorlube proves to be a dependable choice for maintenance and industrial purposes, offering consistent performance and quality assurance.

Q: Can You Dilute Anchorlube?

A: Anchorlube can be diluted up to a 1:1 ratio with water based on specific needs and intended applications. This adaptability allows users to customize the concentration of the lubricant according to their requirements, ensuring optimal performance.

Q: What's The Anchorlube Consistency ?

A: Anchorlube is typically a smooth, green semi-paste that maintains its performance regardless of slight variations in consistency due to temperature changes. During summer, higher temperatures may reduce its viscosity, while winter temperatures could cause a slight thickening effect. However, these changes do not impact its effectiveness in any way.

Q: Is Anchorlube Easily Cleaned?

A: Anchorlube is a water-based lubricant that not only gets the job done efficiently but also makes cleaning up a breeze. Thanks to its water-based formula, Anchorlube can be easily cleaned with just some simple soapy water.

Q: Does Anchorlube Comply With Environmental Regulations & Standards?

A: Anchorlube is a top-quality lubricant that not only gets the job done but also meets high environmental standards. Being EPA, ROHS, and REACH compliant means that it contains no hazardous or toxic ingredients, making it safe for both you and the environment.

Q: Where Can I Buy Anchorlube?

A: The Anchorlube product line is exclusively distributed through industrial supply channels, ensuring that our high-quality products are easily accessible to professionals in various industries. If you're looking to purchase Anchorlube products, visit our "where to buy" page on our website to locate an industrial supplier near you.