Champion Blower and Forge 102 Post Drill Rehab #2: Removing Parts

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Blog entry by CarterR posted 09-09-2013 02:24 PM 1995 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have dismantled the drill to the best of my ability.

Due to cost reasons, I am going to use Evapo-Rust for the smaller parts. I will try “The Works” toilet bowl cleaner which has been mentioned by Chris Schwarz and Wood Talk Online. I am curious to see how “The Works”, works, since I have never tried it. Evapo- Rust is great and always works well, but getting enough to soak a huge part is too expensive.

Maybe I should make a video to show how or how not to use the works to remove rust, since this is becoming a hot topic. Stay tuned.


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#1 posted 09-09-2013 07:32 PM

Have you considered electrolysis? A co-worker just refurbished a trashed Jet 6” planer with an electrolysis set up in a garbage can. There are plenty of resources and youtube videos on this and you can do all the parts at once. Vinegar solution will also work because is a mild acid solution and it costs only pennies.

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#2 posted 09-09-2013 08:29 PM

I have done electrolysis before on a hand plane and it worked well. It took a while because electrolysis works best with one part at a time. The large part of the drill (which is many parts) is not coming apart so I figured the works would be easier. After researching it it looks like I need to do it outside and I figure I can submerge the parts in a baking soda water mixture to neutralize the acid after it has removed the rust.


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#3 posted 09-10-2013 03:44 AM

“The Works” is about 10% HCL. Hydrochloric acid.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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