In sheet metal forming, one option for improving manufacturing process is choosing the optimal lubricant. When choosing lubricant, we are faced with a problem of choosing appropriate lubricant testing method for manufacturing a specific product. There are many different types of tribometers, each with its advantages and limitations. It is on us to choose the right one, the one that most closely resembles contact mechanics. In this paper we describe and evaluate different tribometers, which could be used for lubricant testing in sheet metal forming.