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#1 Josh Kinney - ProCNC

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 09:59 AM

I'm looking to purchase a solvent tank for cleaning our Cat40 Holders and ER Collets. Does anyone have a recommendation for a solvent/cleaner?

I would like something that evaporates but that usually means flammable.... I was also looking at this http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/B002A0FBLG
But I'm afraid it will leave a residue and need to be blown off and wiped down every time.

Any thoughts?

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#2 jeff

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:08 AM

How about a parts washer with mineral spirits?
I clean my holders and collets every single time I remove a tool, and they are in excellent condition.
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:27 AM

Or an ultrasonic cleaner works well also

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 12:39 PM

Josh,
We use automotive brake cleaner. Works a treat and leaves no residue.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 10:12 AM

Med scotch brite, spin the taper in my hand, wipe clean with a rag.

#6 Chris Rizzo

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 10:52 AM

Ultrasonic cleaner all the way. Really great at getting that "paste" that builds from aluminum fines in the collet nuts.

#7 Josh Kinney - ProCNC

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 04:13 PM

I'm leaning towards the ultra sonic. What fluid do you use?

Thanks guys.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 04:40 PM

View PostJosh Kinney - TMF Inc., on 14 October 2011 - 04:13 PM, said:

I'm leaning towards the ultra sonic. What fluid do you use?

Thanks guys.

We use a mix of simple green & water....seems to work pretty good.

#9 Josh Kinney - ProCNC

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 06:17 PM

View PostJMC, on 14 October 2011 - 04:40 PM, said:

We use a mix of simple green & water....seems to work pretty good.

In the ultrasonic machine? What about rust?

#10 Chris Rizzo

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 06:36 PM

l&r  is where this stuff came from. Can't find the container, but it's waterbased.

A cleaning cycle is 15 min, machine has heated tank and flow jets. I dunk everything in wd-40 afterwards.

I've used solvent tanks/parts cleaners in the past, but once you use ultrasonic anything else seems filthy.

#11 Josh Kinney - ProCNC

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:56 PM

Here's one I was looking at. The price is something I could Management to buy off on....

http://www.amazon.co...8&n=228013&s=hi

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 08:31 AM

I miss the days of Tri Chlor! :angry: