OK, I call BS on the uber thick layer of cosmoline gunk on my new Shop Fox

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Forum topic by TDog77 posted 04-01-2012 03:12 AM 956 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-01-2012 03:12 AM

I am not even kidding when I say that I spent a full 7 hours of cleaning and used about 2-300 q-tips, countless paper towels, terry towels, degreaser and a toothbrush on my new 15 inch spiral planer and honestly there is no excuse for the amount on there nor is there reason for the sheer number of parts to be coated. After that I got to spend the rest of the day tuning it in, which I have to say that even though everything needed to be moved all was easy to do and was intuitive which is also good since the instructions were sub par. Other then my fiasco with the cosmoline like substance the initial impression is good and when I actually put it to used this week I will let you guys know what I think. If I do sell this thing I am going to charge a professional cleaning and setup fee bringing the new cost far above what you can get it for online….The one tool that has really stood out over the past couple days setting things up would have to be the one way multi gauge which I absolutely love. Durable, Simple, North American made, it did not com in a one gallon coffee can of cosmoline and it has proven to be very versatile especially on the jointer.

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#1 posted 04-01-2012 10:29 PM

x time brake fuld to clean off that stuf… works great

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#2 posted 04-01-2012 10:44 PM

gasoline is the answer, outside!!!


and the safety bigots will be all over me for suggesting it. The alternative if it is really cosmoline is boiling hot water followed by WD40 to get rid of the water. That is how we cleaned weapons (gas) when no one was around otherwise had to use the boiling water.

-- Haming it up in the 'bash.

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#3 posted 04-02-2012 12:14 AM

I went through the same thing with my new grizzly 12” jointer. I ended up taking all of the cutters off the spiral cutter head to get them clean !

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

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#4 posted 04-02-2012 12:25 AM

Those machines come over salty oceans shipped by the 100s
in large containers, then stored in warehouses in a rainy state,
then sold at industry-low prices. Something’s got to give
and in this case it appears to be attention to detail in
packaging labor.

Q: Who would cry foul if s/he received a “new” rusty machine?

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