Building tips # 2 Cleaning your grinding tools can save a lot of money.

Discussion in 'New project ideas' started by LW, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. LW

    LW New Member

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    Many of us know this, when you are working with the Dremel or a bigger grinding drum, and after some time the surface is dirty.
    Further work would bring no good results.
    Now you would have to take a new one or try to clean it somehow.

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    Use a Cleaning stones made of plastic, you can buy this in your local hardware store.

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    Start your tool and hold the cleaning stone slightly to you dirty tool. Move it up and down, as long as almost all the dust is gone.

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    A very inexpensive alternative is a used PE plastic bag or a simple garbage bag that is shaped into a ball and wrapped with masking tape.
    Perform the bag gently to the current device. The sanding dust is removed and the paper is clean again.

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    Something very important, please make this process only at moderate speeds,
    otherwise you will melt the bag or the cleaning stone by the heat of the rotation and you get exactly the opposite.

    Grinding drum about 800 rpm
    Dremel only on level 4-6

    I hope I could help some folks around here to improve their working skills…

    Hello Admin / Jörg, it is possible to make a separate category for it, so that everyone can show us his tips and tricks?

    That would be great, thank you…!
     
  2. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Good Tips

    Hey LW, big THANKS for posting
    tips like that!...

    I know it will do some good to many people!
    - and it will lift up skills on our globe! :)

    I especially find your suction worth to be mentioned!
    (could easily be made more effective by at least taking some cardboard
    and stick the nozzle through to prevent air "behind" the nozzle from being
    sucked in-- automatically more from in front of it will be "inhaled")
    especially dust from hard kinds of wood is not very healthy
    when inhaled!...

    And I agree, there should be a category like Craftsmans-Tips /Sectrets /Skillshots :)

    Greetings,

    Be
     
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  3. zwillie

    zwillie New Member

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  4. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    thats a great tip, LW.

    I agree, a Tools and Methods of Work subforum would be sweet. Should we drop Austin a PM?
     
  5. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Another great post LW, I have been wondering how to clean those drums.
     
  6. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    Great tip I found my dada sold proxy on and I've already cramped one of the bits lol

    J
     
  7. CEZ

    CEZ New Member

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    Cool, thanks! Till now I have been doing that with a steel brush.
     
  8. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    so that's how it's done, thanks!
     
  9. G_Y

    G_Y aiming the less

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    I use plastic brushes to clean sandpaper and soft sandpaper-foams.
    Old toothbrushes should work, too.

    I used old paintbrushes for cleaning often, they can be cut short (5 to 10mm) and are pretty hard then.
     
  10. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    LW, nice tutorial, hope your category idea gets traction with admin. I use the sole of an old running shoe, they messed up my feet so it's my revenge.
     
  11. Tremoside

    Tremoside SINdustrial designer

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    Thank You very much LW! :) A thoughtful idea again! I hope these two threads will start a new and useful section.

    Dear Admin is it possible to create that thread section? Focused on small but extremely useful tricks of the trade.
    Thank You in advance!
     
  12. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    Yep we need that section and ForumTech said they will do something about it when I PMed him on my day One when i was looking for stuff like this....

    Thanks LW !