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TAPEZE X-3 is a high viscosity, E.P. fortified tapping and cutting fluid that is safe for all metals. TAPEZE X-3 is formulated to “cling” to your tap or tooling to afford the maximum of lubricity and tap life.


  • Increased tap life
  • Safe on all metals, including aluminum and stainless steel
  • Improved part finishes
  • Eliminates chipping and galling
  • Improved thread quality
  • Reduces tool breakage
  • “Splits Out” of machining coolants
  • “clings” to tool without mess or waste
  • Economical – can use as is or as an additive


  • Bending
  • Blanking
  • Broaching
  • Cold Heading
  • Deep Drawing
  • Deep Hole Drilling
  • Drilling
  • End-Forming
  • Extruding
  • Metalforming
  • Milling- Profiling
  • Piercing
  • Punching
  • Reaming
  • Stamping
  • Tapping
  • Tube- Bending
  • Tube- Drawing
  • Tube- End-Forming
  • Tube- Expanding