Gettin' fixina tune up my Unisaw #19: What to use?

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Blog entry by Bothus posted 10-05-2009 11:15 PM 1558 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi guys,

The helmet cam I ordered came in today. I used it for this video.

It’s not made for indoors and the sound quality isn’t as good as the iPhone either but it does work.

Yesterday after putting the motor back together I cleaned all gummed up sawdust stuck to the inside of the blade shroud. It was a lot of work but it is ready for painting now. Maybe I’ll do that tonight… but I doubt it.

I need someone to tell me what the best thing is to clean that gunk off the inside of the Unisaw cabinet.

I don’t want to repaint it so I need something that will clean off without taking the paint.

Thanks in advance.


-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#1 posted 10-05-2009 11:48 PM

For work we use this stuff called “Purple Power” it is a heavy duty de-greaser that dosen’t take the paint off. I us it to wash my truck engine to get the oil leaks cleaned up. On the exterior of the truck, I spray it on full strength and then hit it with a soft brush then rinse or pressure wash, if i can get my hands on one. This might work if oyu can get it someplace where you can rinse it well.

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#2 posted 10-06-2009 12:05 AM

Superclean does marvels. I’m guessing it’s about the same as the Purple Power bluchz mentioned. I use superclean to get the pitch off of my saw blades.

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#3 posted 10-06-2009 12:17 AM

Simple Green seems to work on most everything.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 10-06-2009 12:19 AM

Thanks guys, I’ll try to find one of those.

BTW, be careful what links you click on if you Google Purple Power. Apparently there are some adult products by that name.


-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#5 posted 10-06-2009 03:24 AM

Easy-Off oven cleaner

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#6 posted 10-06-2009 06:04 AM

I agree Easy-Off Oven cleaner should work, there also is a some sort of sponge out there too, that works well.

-- Mike, VT

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