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Offline sawdstmakr

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Ultrasonic cleaner
« on: February 08, 2017, 12:41:58 am »
I am looking to buy an ultrasonic cleaner. A good friend bought the $69 unit from harbor freight and I was going to do the same but that unit is very limited. It only has a 8 minute timer and can only do 2 cycles before you have to give it a 20 minute rest. It also cannot handle 150 degree temperature and must be allowed to cool down. Just when it gets to optimal cleaning temperature. I am looking for one in the $130 range.
Jim
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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2017, 09:05:04 am »
What are you using the cleaner for?

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2017, 12:34:05 pm »
https://www.grainger.com/category/ultrasonic-cleaners/lab-equipment/lab-supplies/ecatalog/N-kse
Thanks Wally,
In the price range I am looking at they are too small, less than a pint or they have very short timers.
Jim
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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2017, 12:36:34 pm »
What are you using the cleaner for?
Hand guns, shells and equipment parts. I would like to be able to clean an entire hand gun in tact.
Jim
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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2017, 01:44:17 pm »
check with oldd jewlry store. they have the good ones. I have one that's 6 wide by 24 inches long by 8 inches deep that heats water to boil if wanted. added four vibrator pads to unit. cleans great. got mine from estate sale.

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2017, 11:48:54 pm »
Thanks John. I will Keep an eye out for one like that.
Jim
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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2017, 02:25:46 am »
I got one...  its a lymen i beleive...  heats and has a 4 min timer.

You cant clean guns in tact..  still gotta take it apart and clean the parts...  i add simple green and water mixture.

Brass..  it cleans ok, but nothing like stainless pin rotory tumblers do..

You dont need a long timer on them...  maybe run it twice...

It makes certain metals rust too if your not careful what you use it on.

Cheap guns ita strip the bluing off em if you arent careful what additive you use...  gun part additive stripped bluing...  simple green mixed with water has worked way better for me..


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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2017, 02:26:29 am »
a old dental or doctors sterial bath would work then just add the little vibrators from one of those cheap back messagers. thats what they are.

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2017, 02:30:03 am »
I got one...  its a lymen i beleive...  heats and has a 4 min timer.

You cant clean guns in tact..  still gotta take it apart and clean the parts...  i add simple green and water mixture.

Brass..  it cleans ok, but nothing like stainless pin rotory tumblers do..

You dont need a long timer on them...  maybe run it twice...

It makes certain metals rust too if your not careful what you use it on.

Cheap guns ita strip the bluing off em if you arent careful what additive you use...  gun part additive stripped bluing...  simple green mixed with water has worked way better for me..

I use the cleaning powder that we use to clean engine blocks in heated power unit. stuff is highly contrated. use two table spoons in gal water. it cleanes everything and makes metal shine. but wont remove bluing or paint just carbon and grime. check with local engine rebuild shop. also check wit trans rebuild shop they use the parts washer cabinet that heats and spray cleans with the soap.

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2017, 12:19:26 pm »
I got one...  its a lymen i beleive...  heats and has a 4 min timer.

You cant clean guns in tact..  still gotta take it apart and clean the parts...  i add simple green and water mixture.

Brass..  it cleans ok, but nothing like stainless pin rotory tumblers do..

You dont need a long timer on them...  maybe run it twice...

It makes certain metals rust too if your not careful what you use it on.

Cheap guns ita strip the bluing off em if you arent careful what additive you use...  gun part additive stripped bluing...  simple green mixed with water has worked way better for me..


Thanks good to know.
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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2017, 01:32:33 pm »