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Cleaning Questions

Postby Brett Wiley » Thu, Jul 14 2011, 2:42PM

Quick question/ survey. Looking into any chemicals around the shop for cleaning my tool holders, head cover, and i.d. of the receiver. Was told to use demineralized alcohol and a brass brush. What do you use?? Just met with a Onsrud saleman, and of course he was pushing their solutions, with a nice price tag.

Only reason I ask is because either im not doing something right, or my holders are beyond cleaning.

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Re: Cleaning Questions

Postby Brad McIntosh » Fri, Jul 15 2011, 8:52AM

May I suggest... FSP0114 - CMT Formula 2050 Blade and Bit Cleaner

  • Removes pitch and resin build up from cutting tools used in woodworking. (Saw blades, router bits, drill bits, etc.)
  • Non-toxic, non-flammable, certified biodegradable. Formula 2050 is a safe, earth-friendly product.
  • Provides protection from rust and corrosion.

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Re: Cleaning Questions

Postby Ryan Hochgesang » Fri, Jul 15 2011, 8:59AM

Scotch Brite pads are good for tool holders. This eliminates any residue leftover on holder to further collect debris.

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Re: Cleaning Questions

Postby Josh Rayburn » Fri, Jul 15 2011, 9:15AM

I use Mirka Mirlon Total, extra fine grit. These pads are just like scotch-brite but they last much longer and they cut very fast, meaning less time to clean all that stuff off. They leave a beautiful polish shine too so I can comb my hair after I clean my toolholders :mrgreen:
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Re: Cleaning Questions

Postby Daniel Odom » Tue, Jun 26 2012, 12:21PM

What grit scotch brite- pads should I use on tool holders? I ordered some general purpose (7447) to try, is this too aggressive, should I use ultra fine 7448 instead?

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Re: Cleaning Questions

Postby Josh Rayburn » Tue, Jul 03 2012, 7:03AM

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