By Pete Johnson, Nomad Forge and Ironworks
I got to test out the Forge Ease you sent me.
I punched about 12 hammers and top tools using it and it works a treat!
Even punching S7 and S5 (tool steels), I had no trouble with the tool sticking as I punched and drifted the eye.
This is definitely a product I can get behind.
It is fast, efficient, clean, and it also cools my punches and drifts very well.
I mixed it 1:1 as suggested and am very happy with the results.
I plan on playing around a little bit with how much I dilute it and see if I can stretch each batch further while still maintaining its lubrication properties.
Since I read that it can be diluted up to 1:15 for simpler forgings.
As far as my personal needs in punching up to 3.5" of material for hammer eyes I belive it would still perform well mixed at a 1:5 ratio.
I have yet to test that particular ratio and will keep you updated when I do.
Aside from its clearly adequate preformance, the fact that it is not a health risk is an even better selling point in my personal opinion.
Graphite and oil mixtures definitely don't do my health any favors so I am very pleased to have this as my go to punch lube in the shop now.
I will be recommending this product to everybody I know.
Thank you again for the sample. I will be sure to tell everybody I know about it.
Consider me an advocate. I am 100% sold and will stand behind this product for sure.
Im very pleased with it
Pete is a professional tool maker specializing in hammers and other tools that have large hand punched holes in them.
Pete can be found on Instagram
Here Pete is forging a large piece of steel on a Scranton Power hammer at Peter Buchannon's Black Lion Forge.
FUCHS Forge Ease Technical Data Factory information sheet.
FUCHS Forge Ease 3521 SDS Material Safety Data Sheet.
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