Cutting Fluid
Test Kit

CMT Cutting Fluid Test Kit
CMT Cutting Fluid Test Kit

Maximizing Efficiency

Cutting fluids are essential in metal machining to improve tool life, reduce thermal deformation of the workpiece, enhance surface finish, and flush chips from the cutting zone. However, these fluids can degrade over time due to bacterial growth and contamination with tramp oil. Testing is not just important, it’s necessary!

Lathe operators face health risks from both fluid contact, which can cause dermatitis, and breathing in the mist or vapor, which can lead to asthma, extrinsic allergic alveolitis, and other respiratory problems. Biocidal additives can extend the life of the fluid and reduce health hazards.

Cutting Fluid Test Kits measure key parameters to optimize cutting fluid performance and safely control microbiological contamination.

The basic kit includes tests for cutting fluid concentration, pH, and water hardness. 


  • Compact and portable
  • Designed for compliance with Health and Safety legislation
  • Simple step-by-step instructions
  • Rapid results
  • Safely controls microbiological contamination.

A deluxe version, incorporating a dip
slide incubator is also available for
accurate trend analysis over a number of months.


Basic Cutting Fluid Test Kit
RBS Dual Dip Slides: 10
(TVC & Yeasts/Moulds)
pH Meter: 1
Hardness Test Strips: 50
Nitrite/Nitrate Test Strips: 50
Brix Refractometer: 1

Deluxe Cutting Fluid Test Kit
Same as Basic Test Kit
Dipslide Incubator: 1