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    Default Removing aluminium aluminum from carbide tools

    Searching through the "old tools" box today I found some single flute solid carbide tools that had been used to cut 1000 series ally sheet on a router. They looked sharp, but had big wedges of ally welded into the flutes. No way the ally was moving, but I had a brainwave and dropped them into some caustic soda solution. 3 hours later they looked like new, and the carbide doesn't seem to have been affected at all. These were uncoated cutters - the caustic soda might affect coatings, so be cautious.

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    Default Re: Removing aluminium aluminum from carbide tools

    Yeah. I use the works toilet bowl cleaner al the time. Works miracles. I use it on coated tools also and I’ve only had issues with it eating the coating on cheap Chinese tools.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dillonfitz View Post
    Yeah. I use the works toilet bowl cleaner al the time. Works miracles. I use it on coated tools also and I’ve only had issues with it eating the coating on cheap Chinese tools.


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    Vanusol was the best for this. Hard to find now though. Works great for cleaning grout too.



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