Ultrasonic Cleaners

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  1. Sully

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    Anyone have experience with Ultrasonic cleaners. I'm looking for one to clean parts etc. Since its for parts I kind of like this one (Length wise):

    https://www.amazon.com/iSonic-P4890-II-Commercial-Ultrasonic/dp/B00HLZ07DC/ref=sr_1_5?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1545167033&sr=1-5&keywords=Ultrasonic+cleaner+long

    Not stainless steel and has no reviews.. which that I don't like. But they do make a bunch of different one that do have reviews. I also don't like the price.. $550

    Here is one I found on ebay.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Stainless-Steel-30-L-Liter-Industry-Heated-Ultrasonic-Cleaner-Heater-w-Timer/162832862771?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3D3591d69c95c444cf8c0e9a70648071ee%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D401482218892%26itm%3D162832862771&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
    Price is good.. also a single frequency.

    Based on my reading, ideally I would get a dual frequency unit...

    Be interested to see what others are using...
     
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    I have never used one. I have the old fashion one from Harbor Freight
     
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    I use one at work. It is big like the ebay one you linked to.

    I throw a quart of Citrikleen in it and it'll clean anything! Saves a lot of time
     
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    If you aren't in a hurry, I have a 2 gal size that I used to clean jewelry. It's heated and works well. I am selling my whole shop after the first of the year and it can be yours. Let me know and I'll measure the size for you...
     
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    Wow - your selling the shop? Are you getting out of it? Regarding the ultrasonic cleaner, does it also have a heating element? If so, I would be interested.
     
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    #7 Goldsmithy, Dec 19, 2018
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    Yes, this is my last 'Christmas Season' in the jewelry business. I have to sell all the tools because if I don't, I'll never stop and my age and medical condition are catching up to me. I have a desktop steam cleaner that is great for cleaning 'stuff' in addition to the ultrasonic. I will be pretty busy until the 24th, but then I will send you some pictures. My last project is the MINI pendant I started 3 years ago. :) Yes, the ultrasonic is heated,
     
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    Rockin - can't wait to see the pendant.
     
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    It will be done by the Dragon...I hope
     
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    For all kinds of small parts. :)

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    That's great for dentures...but the transducers are not strong enough for cleaning auto parts.
     
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    Out of curiosity what is a ultragood sonic cleaner for jewelry? My wife has gotten in to wire wrap, kumo himo, etc and has mentioned a desire for a sonic cleaner.
     
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    It is a small ultrasonic cleaner, they have them at harbor freight for a good price.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/25-liter-ultrasonic-cleaner-63256.html
     
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    Do some of them use hot water instead of cold? Wonder how one of these would have done on the set of carbs I just rebuilt? They were all sticky and gooey from sitting for 20+ years with gas in them. The pics one guy posted in review of the product didn't look too inspiring as a carb cleaner.
     
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    The better ones heat the water, put a little citriclean in it and there is nothing it won't clean.
     
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