Confused about what Water Soluble Oil to use? ...


The Lamson Oil line of environmentally safe, water soluble lubricants contain no chlorine or active sulfur. These oils are specially formulated to resist staining even in high humidity. In most cases parts can go straight to welding or annealing without pre-cleaning.

F0RMALL 2280

Medium duty water soluble stamping and drawing oil
Our medium duty compound heavily formulated to replace straight oils in punch press operations. Excellent for conventional stamping and drying operations.

F0RMALL 2282

Heavy duty water soluble stamping and drawing oil
Our heaviest duty compound formulated to replace straight oils in stamping operations.

F0RMALL 2330

Designed for aluminum stamping and welding
A water-soluble drawing compound that is exceptionally rich in lubricity agents and is specifically formulated for aluminum stamping. Absence of chlorine and active sulphur means parts can be taken straight from the press to welding or annealing operations.

F0RMALL 2340

Laminating lubricant
An oil which allows for dilution ratios up to 20:1. Provides superb lubricity, enabling laminations to come out of the annealing furnace in a loose and free condition.



Water Soluble Oils

Formall® water soluble drawing compounds contain emulsifying agents that allow the oil to form a stable mixture with water. Lamson Formall water soluble oils are divided into two categories, chlorine based lubricants and chlorine free lubricants. Both types of lubricants form a stable mixture with water. Diluting with water reduces the cost and increases the cooling power far beyond that of a straight oil. Since lubricants mix with water, cleanup of the parts and work area are much easier.

These oils were the first types of lubricants used in the stamping industry and are still widely used today. They are reliable and economical. Shown below are just a few of our complete line of chlorine based straight oils.

F0RMALL 2305

Regular duty water soluble
This standard light-to-medium duty oil can be applied with mixing ratios from 2:1 to 12:1, depending on the job. Ideal for blanking, piercing, punching, and stamping.


Medium duty water soluble
Contains more EP additives to handle medium-duty jobs. Excellent for heavy blanking and piercing, as well as stamping and forming. Mixing ratios range from 2:1 up to 12:1.


Heavy duty water soluble
For the heaviest application (including deep drawing work). Contains large quantities of EP additives but still maintains a stable emulsion that will not separate.