just a bit about cleaning the tools in the basement shop

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Forum topic by BobBlarney posted 03-16-2019 11:41 PM 329 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-16-2019 11:41 PM

My saw and other tools were looking a little dingy, but I didn’t want to get out solventes such as mineral spirits or solvent sprays because the shop is in my basement with the boiler and hotwater tank, and also I didn’t want to stink up the house. And I didn’t want to use a lot of water either.

So I used a Scotchbrite pad with Fast Orange mechanics’ handcleaner, and then went further with ordinary household alcohol-based handcleaner such as Purell. Everything scrubbed up nicely, and then I wiped the surfaces down with towels until they was no grime. So the things are clean and sweet, and the skin conditioners in the handcleaners feel good to the touch too. Incidentally, I’ve used these cleaners on saw blades too, with a tooth or brass brush. It’s much more pleasant than oven cleaner.

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#1 posted 03-17-2019 12:46 AM

Sounds like a good idea….I’ll have to try it.

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