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Offline SDB777

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Cleaning 'em up
« on: January 25, 2014, 09:49:30 pm »
Just wondering if maybe there is a better way...after all, I'm willing to learn anything to reduce the time spent.

Why ask?  Ah, easy...been cutting a lot of Pine to get the guides past knots on the sawmill.  Pine is my nemesis, I truly hate it, but it pays the gas bill and funds my 'other projects'.  But cleaning up the mess it makes in a chainsaw has got to be almost the 'worst'!


I typically use a small hand broom(knock off the bigger stuff), then move onto the 1" paint brush(fight with that for a while), and then grab the air nozzle(then dig the crud on of my eyes).  This gets them pretty clean, but it takes sooooo loonnngggg.


Heard of people using Simple Green, Purple Power, and the like....then washing it off, followed by the air nozzle to dry everything up.  Haven't done this....yet.  But I have been tempted.





What do y'all use?






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Re: Cleaning 'em up
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2014, 06:20:29 pm »
Awesome......





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Re: Cleaning 'em up
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2014, 06:57:04 pm »

I wash mine with one of the "wonder" cleaners (here it is usually "Mean Green" or "Totally Awesome" both available from the Dollar Store) and rinse them with the garden hose.
I make sure to start them and get them up to idling temp. first, wash them down and rinse them with the garden hose, and start them back up and let them idle until they dry.


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Re: Cleaning 'em up
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2014, 07:18:09 pm »
I use totally awesome from dollar store great stuff
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Re: Cleaning 'em up
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2014, 07:51:10 pm »
I do the same, use some kind of degreaser. Then wash in sink or with the hose. Depends on the weather. If you can use the sink hot water really does do a good job. If you pull some of the covers and wash it out just be mindful of the exhaust and intake not to get water in there.
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Re: Cleaning 'em up
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2014, 07:28:01 pm »
I just use a bucket with hot water and dish soap.   Then dump all the parts into it and let soak for 20 to 30 minutes.   Then use a brush to clean them up.
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Re: Cleaning 'em up
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2014, 08:34:32 pm »
Can't imagine the 'one-that-must-be-obeyed' allowing me the sink option?  Y'all wives must be a little more flexible then mine :o


Degreaser....soak....scrub....rinse....inspect....repeat if necessary?
Once cleaned....compressed air(maybe some WD40 to keep parts from rusting)?

What about carb parts?
Standard carb spray cleaner?
Any brand over another?


Sure wish there was a person close by....I typically learn more by just seeing it done.





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Re: Cleaning 'em up
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2014, 09:24:03 pm »
For carb parts it's the ultrasonic cleaner.
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Re: Cleaning 'em up
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2014, 07:14:40 am »
Ultrasonic....awesome!  Already have one not in use, as I don't reload near as much as I use too.

Any special ingredients for the ultrasonic?



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Re: Cleaning 'em up
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2014, 11:34:02 am »
I use a little dish soap and some hot water and let go for about 10 to 12 minutes.   Take it out and rinse it off with clean water and blow it dry with about 25 psi of compressed air.   Then put a new kit in the carb.   
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