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Offline howsitwork?

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semi settign plastic coating to cover cutters with
« on: November 13, 2016, 03:41:52 PM »
Lads ( and ladies) where in UK can I get me paws on some of that plastic type coating cutters are often covered in either when new or after sharpening. Just seen Rays post of the router bits and thought- that's a good idea.

But as he's been transported it's a bit far to go to cadge a lump off him :scratch:

I seem to recall someone mentioning that it can be re used by warming up.

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Re: semi settign plastic coating to cover cutters with
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2016, 04:36:01 PM »
ABS plastic dissolved in acetone works fairly well.

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Re: semi settign plastic coating to cover cutters with
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2016, 04:44:43 PM »
Real stuff is called Crocell and is distinctly oily when it sets. There are Crocel pots available, but a deep fat fryer / chip fryer will do a nice job, but get one where the element is bonded to the outside of the base, not fitted internally, or clean out is a nightmare.
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Re: semi settign plastic coating to cover cutters with
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2016, 05:37:58 PM »
Would not paraffin wax (aka Candles) do the same job?

You could even colour code the protected items:

black: Reamers
red: Milling Cutter
blue: Drill bit
green: Taps
pink: Gay things

You could even use scented candles to sniff out lost tools!

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Re: semi settign plastic coating to cover cutters with
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2016, 02:22:07 AM »
MSC do it and call theirs C-Kote, about 60 for 5kg

Page 1737 of the virtual catalogue

https://dirxion.mscdirect.com/ukbigbook/2016/


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Re: semi settign plastic coating to cover cutters with
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2016, 04:46:17 PM »
Andrew

you're a saint  :thumbup:

Possibly awaiting crucifiction depending upon how her indoors feels but never the less a saint. How are the pampered piggies getting on?

I did think about candle wax which I use on wood blanks but the plastic type stuff just seems better to me.

I like the idea of the deep fat fryer as well or maybe just the chips.... Got to test it first after all.

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Re: semi settign plastic coating to cover cutters with
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2016, 04:56:16 PM »
Piglets going down nicely  :thumbup: (in that I had bacon and eggs for lunch  :clap: )

Next batch firmly on the way as I caught Blossom (the sow) and Robert (her visiting suitor) hard at it this morning, so I had to delay mucking them out  :lol:


I used a Deep Fat Fryer for quite some time dipping Crocell until a proper Crocell pot came up on ebay at a sensible price. I sold the Deep Fat Fryer on ebay with some Crocell in it for more than I paid for the proper pot  :ddb:
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Re: semi settign plastic coating to cover cutters with
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2016, 05:13:29 PM »
Another option is machinable wax.  This would have the added advantage of being able to do something useful with the remains.

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Re: semi settign plastic coating to cover cutters with
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2016, 04:31:32 PM »
Really interesting idea machinable wax. Got loads of paraffin wax for wood turning purposes so can spare a bit for trials.  :thumbup:

Found a Morrisons deep fat fryer that beats your best e bay price Andrew- 20 with a year warranty.