For decades, Rio’s exclusive Bur-Life® has been the tool lubricant of choice for bench jewelers. If you haven’t tried this jeweler’s staple on saw blades, burs, files and other cutting tools, here are five reasons why you must have it at your bench!

    1. Bur-Life® is so COOL…Because it’s Attracted by HEAT. Where other lubricants are repelled by the heat caused by friction, Bur-Life® actually digs the heat, and is drawn closer to the point of contact to give you more control and a better, more precise cutting finish.
    2. Your Cutting Tools Will Love You For It. In essence, when you use Bur-Life®, it’s like you’re adding a coat of tiny ball-bearings to your cutting tools. The edges of your blades are protected from friction while they’re doing their job (and doing their job faster, mind you). This protection means your tools get to stay sharp and hang out at your bench much longer.
    3. Safe. Non-toxic, non-staining, odorless, washes off easily, leaves no residue when heated and contains no animal products. Whew!
    4. Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery. Rio introduced Bur-Life®, the original tool lubricant, more than 30 years ago. Since then, many tool lubricants have flattered Bur-Life by trying to perform with the same efficiency and effectiveness. Graciously, we’ll take the flattery; humbly, we gotta say, this stuff is the bomb!

And finally, the #1 reason you must try Bur-Life®, It’s Everything to Everyone. This talented little staple is available in three formulas:

The Original Bur-Life® (stick or bench-mount cartridges), for when you need just to cover your cutting edge.
Paste Bur-Life® for those tasks where surfaces require a complete coating
Liquid Bur-Life® for penetrating complex or porous surfaces that may be difficult to coat.

Need all three? Well of course there’s always the Bur-Life kit! And all Bur-Life products are made with pride, right here in the USA.

And 1 more reason for good measure:  Read what your fellow jewelers think about Bur-Life and, after you’ve tried it, write a review and tell us what you think!

Happy cutting, sawing, filing…