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Cleaning Holders/Collets


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Josh Kinney - ProCNC

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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?

Thanks,

Josh-

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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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Or an ultrasonic cleaner works well also

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

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

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

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

Thanks guys.

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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.

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


In the ultrasonic machine? What about rust?

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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.

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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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I miss the days of Tri Chlor! :angry: