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tool holder question

Postby Darren Harvey » Mon, Jun 22 2009, 7:12AM

This is for anybody with a humidity problem and may have an answer. I fired up our router this morning and went to check all my tool holders. One of my tool holders was stuck in the head of the machine. After a little tap it came out. So I cleaned all the rust off the tool holders. This happens about once a week. The question is there anything out there to prevent this from happening? Maybe a sometime kind of a protective coat? Thanks darren

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Re: tool holder question

Postby Ryan Hochgesang » Mon, Jun 22 2009, 7:55AM

Hi Darren,

If you go to the upper right hand side of this forum, you can type in "toolholder" in the Advance Search field and about 9 topics will come up. There may be some info. in one of these topics that may be helpful to you as well.
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Re: tool holder question

Postby Keith Neal » Mon, Jun 22 2009, 9:23AM

We have the same problem,almost on a daily basis now that the humidity of summer is here.Is there some way to prevent the rust on the toolholder,I searched but could not find a clear solution.

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Re: tool holder question

Postby Steve Dyches » Mon, Jun 22 2009, 10:08AM

no help with coatings. we check all tool holders each morning and clean with very fine scotchbrite pad as needed. It is very humid here.
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Re: tool holder question

Postby Darren Harvey » Mon, Jun 22 2009, 11:20AM

yeah, we use the scotchbrite also

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Re: tool holder question

Postby Keith Neal » Mon, Jun 22 2009, 1:52PM

ditto on the scotchbrite

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Re: tool holder question

Postby Will Williamson » Mon, Jun 22 2009, 2:50PM

What about an inline air dryer? As per Thermwood recommendation?
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Re: tool holder question

Postby Darren Harvey » Tue, Jun 23 2009, 5:18AM

i've been checking out a product called top cote. a table tool surface sealant. it has no petroleum, or silicone. has anybody used a product at all and if so does it work and is it safe to use on the toolholder? thanks for all the inputs, darren

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Re: tool holder question

Postby David Egnoski » Tue, Jun 23 2009, 11:33AM

Top Cote works great on tool tables like saws, jointers, and shapers. Doesn't leave a nasty residue and reduces friction. Never thought about using it on the tool holder. I normally put a few drops of WD-40 on a rag and wipe the tool holder with that. Seems to work just fine.
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Re: tool holder question

Postby James Lovell » Tue, Jun 23 2009, 11:48AM

I concure with the WD-40, I use it while I remove the corosion, as well as an after coating

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Re: tool holder question

Postby Damon Nabors » Sat, Jun 27 2009, 7:38PM

try some Lamalube. It is used to lube Plastic laminate when routing the edges. I have found that it works great on table top surfaces and is not as expensive as top coat. It will make your wood slide like owl grease if used on the joiner with no ill effects on the wood it self. I found that WD40 will cause nightmares with wood and the finish room. ( FISHEYE)
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Re: tool holder question

Postby Darren Harvey » Sat, Jun 27 2009, 8:14PM

damon, thanks for the suggestion. i'll look into the lamlube. thanks, darren

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Re: tool holder question

Postby Perry Pravettone » Sun, Jun 28 2009, 4:51PM

Darren Harvey wrote:damon, thanks for the suggestion. i'll look into the lamlube. thanks, darren



Caution lamlube will cause fisheye in your finishing room, or did they take out the Silicon out of there product.
I stop using it it years ago.
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Re: tool holder question

Postby Damon Nabors » Sun, Jun 28 2009, 8:22PM

I have been using it for years with no effect. Spray it straight on the tool bed and start ripping and jointing.
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Re: tool holder question

Postby Will Williamson » Mon, Jun 29 2009, 7:54AM

For Cleaning I use a product called Prep-Sol by DuPont or a generic called pre clean which is a wax and grease remover available from the automotive paint supply companies . It does a great job of removing rust.

After using a product like this and scotch brite for 2 years I am now going to buy a set of spindle cleaning cones . It looks like they make them for the spindle and the ER-32 collets about a $100.00 each.
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