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Forum topic by acencha posted 1739 days ago 1184 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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acencha

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1739 days ago

Hello,
I’ve been lurking this site for about 1 – 2 months and like the very informative community and information.

I recently purchased a whiteside router bit, and it came covered in a thick layer of gel type coating.

What should I use to remove it without harming the cutting tips? OR, should I leave it on?

Thanks.


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Ger21

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#1 posted 1739 days ago

It should be more of a soft rubber than a gel. You should be able to peek it off with your fingers. Just watch out for the sharp edges. I sometimes will use an awl skid in along the shank to get it started.

-- Gerry, http://home.comcast.net/~cncwoodworker/CNC_Woodworker.html

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#2 posted 1739 days ago

i’ve had bits come in that gel stuff, cosmoline, and wax. i use whatever works – alcohol, mineral spirits, thinner – whatever organic solvent there is with no adverse affects. as long as you dont use anything awfully acidic or abrasive, you should be ok.

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acencha

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#3 posted 1739 days ago

Alrighty, got it off.

I just had to scrape it off.

Thanks!

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