|Forum topic by live4ever||posted 07-12-2011 09:18 AM||1600 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
07-12-2011 09:18 AM
Normally I use WD40 to get gunk off my router bits. In cases of extremely hard pitch build-up, I use Simple Green, but I don’t soak the bits.
I’ve noticed that on my [unnamed brand] bits, the colored coating is separating and chipping off from the carbide where the two meet. This isn’t a problem on my other bits, but they are more expensive and don’t have a colored coating. I was just wondering whether I’m doing something wrong using either WD40 or Simple Green. Note that this is occurring on bits that haven’t been used much at all – just once or twice. I know the coating coming off can be a problem with cheaper bits, just wanted to see whether I’m accelerating it by using an iffy cleaning method.
As an aside, is using bits with the coating detaching from the carbide edges a safety hazard?
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