cleaning tar & pitch from my jointer

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01-31-2012 09:15 PM

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Greetings! I recently bought an old craftsman 6 inch jointer/planer that has a serious buildup of gunk. Does anybody out there have any sugestions on how to clean it and then keep it that way.
Thanks, Jim

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#1 posted 01-31-2012 09:48 PM

Try the Simple Green Pro HD (purple stuff) from Home Depot. I use it to clean saw blades, router bits, etc.

It’s non-toxic as well.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#2 posted 01-31-2012 10:02 PM

Goof off works pretty well, it does have a slightly funky odor.

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#3 posted 01-31-2012 10:11 PM

+1 for Simple Green. I keep a jug of Simple Green and use it for a number of cleaning task including cleaning sanding belt.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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