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Forum topic by FaTToaD posted 01-26-2011 05:45 PM 2590 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-26-2011 05:45 PM

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I got a trim router for Christmas that came with a small flush trim bit that has some sort of plastic coating all over it. What’s the secret to getting this stuff off? Any help would be appreciated.


-- David

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#1 posted 01-26-2011 05:53 PM

If it’s like the coating my MLCS bits come with, it’s a plasticy wax sort of stuff. If your fingernails are long enough you can score it and peel it off like an orange peel… I set one up in the router forgetting about it and turned the router on, THAT got rid of it FAST…(NOT the recommended procedure as that stuff hurts when it hits you!)

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#2 posted 01-26-2011 06:00 PM

Take a small utility knife and score the stuff gently till it separates and then take the wrapping off and be careful!!! Try not to cut onto the body of the bit and damage it’s coating :)

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#3 posted 01-26-2011 06:08 PM

And be extra careful to not grip the sharp parts of the bit when you do that!! Yikes. It hurts.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#4 posted 01-26-2011 06:17 PM

I didn’t think about cutting it with a utility knife. I tried my finger nail, but I keep them too short. Thanks for the info, I’ll try cutting it off when I get home.

-- David

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#5 posted 01-26-2011 06:26 PM

I always try to stay away from sharp edges when ever possible, so I have used a small bladed screwdriver to get under that coating.

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#6 posted 01-26-2011 06:46 PM

I just push it against a piece of wood, with in seconds it’s gone, I’ve done that with all my bits without a problem , with one exception, I bought a Classic Multi-Form bit by Whiteside #3342, it’s a pretty good size bit.
I put it in my router in the table, as soon as I turned it on, it flew off a second after I turned it on…
I guess that’s the difference between hand held & Table use…

-- Rick

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