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    Cleaning new tools question?

    I have dealt with comsoline in the past and it has been fairly easy.

    However, how do you get cosmoline on of the spiral head of a Mini Max j/p combo machine?

    I am also not particularly fond of cleaning it out of the grooves of the Tersa cutters.

    Any help is appreciated

    Joe

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    Joe, that has to be tricky. Get some pig skin leather gloves. Use lots of blue shop towles and lots of WD40.

    I used it on the DJ30 but did not have a tersa/spiral head.

    Please Be careful!!

    Congrats BTW!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Mioux View Post
    ...how do you get cosmoline on of the spiral head of a Mini Max j/p combo machine?...
    Verrrry carefully. Perhaps a small brush like a toothbrush dipped in mineral spirits would help? Paper towels to clean up.

    Talk about a stealth gloat. Assuming it's your new tool you're trying to clean up, congratulations!
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    I may have been a bit ambiguous or misspoke in the OT. This is not the cutter head, but the spiral feed roller.

    Also, those tersa cutters are sharp! I think I will remove the for the rest of this process.

    Vaughn that tooth brush idead should work, thanks.

    Pics will be posted later after the clean up.

    Joe

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    Where plastic or other non-metal parts are NOT involved, I use spray carburetor cleaner. Do outdoors, bad news stuff but effective.
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