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05-18-2009, 09:56 AM

Just got dozens of small (Dremel size) diamond impregnated bits and structured carbide (Dremel's name) bits at a local estate sale.

Previous owner had used these for wood carving. They're pretty gummed up.

I was thinking of using Easy-Off oven cleaner to remove the embedded wood debris. Easy-Off seems to be pretty much equivalent to the gum and pitch removers woodworkers stores sell to clean saw blades. I've used it in the past to clean saw blades.

Any thoughts? Better way to clean?


05-18-2009, 10:19 AM
Use turpentine. It's the proper solvent for tree sap.

05-18-2009, 11:46 AM
And it smells good :-)... that reminds me, it's time to be adding another coat of pine tar, turps & linseed oil to our boat ...

- Bart