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    Dial Indicator Repair With a Sonic Cleaner

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    Thanks bstanga! We've added your Dial Indicator Repair to our Cleaning category, as well as to your builder page: bstanga's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Nice fix Brian. Gutsy but like you said not much to lose. I keep some of the Boeshield T9 lube on my bench. It's the best light lube I've ever used, doesn't collect dust and a great rust preventative too.

    I think HFT has a dial remover for pretty cheap...Got my Dad's instrument ones after he passed. That screw driver method made me hold my breath.

    Been eyeballing one of those cleaners. Seemed to do a darn good job. My buddy Ghostses reviewed it a while back and now Haligan has one too for his mill rebuild. Have to watch the sales and use a coupon.

    Give Zeek another treat for me. Thanks for sharing!! ~PJ
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    Thanks for the kind words PJ, yeah nothing to lose on that DI, and I've had it apart twice before, trust me when I say I would not disassemble any of my nice DI's that roughly.. this one was a pawn shop find thanks again for watching
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    Very intriguing fix Brian. I have a couple of DI's that have been giving me fits because one was cheap and the other has sat for who know how long. So I guess I'm going to add that to the list next time I take the trek down to HFT.

    [QUOTE=PJs;56068I think HFT has a dial remover for pretty cheap...Got my Dad's instrument ones after he passed. That screw driver method made me hold my breath.

    Been eyeballing one of those cleaners. ~PJ[/QUOTE]

    Well I'll be dipped, HFT sells a ultrasound cleaner, and it works! I went on the site and as usual there's some good tips, like sealing around the metal tub so condensation etc doesn't get into the case and short it out. It was also interesting all the different concoctions used to clean. I have a chainsaw carb that I've been wanting to tackle and according to the reviews this is the ticket! What a great find for a lot of different reasons, thanks!

    "Dial remover"? Like to pull the arms or for the bezel PJs?

    BTW, Amazon sells Starrett oil. Seemed to make all my DI's work better and I didn't remember it being expensive.
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    Brian, PJs and C-Bag,

    Thank you for the tip about HFT selling a ultrasound cleaner.

    Many of the newer watch and instrument oils are synthetic oils that seem to last longer without getting gummy. I like the Boeshield T-9 spray lubricant and works well. I spray my lathe chucks with the Boeshield before storing them close to the concrete floor and never see any rust.

    Thanks, Paul

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    thanks for watching, I think the dial remover must be a tool to remove the "hands" or pointer, I haven't seen one it would have to be very small :-)

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    thank you Paul for introducing me to this wonderful resource of tools an ideas. this is a great site.
    thanks again
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    Hmm, Boesheild, never heard of that, looked it up and it was in the bike section of Amazon. Sounds like I'm going to have to add that to the list too as it sounds like a worthy replacement for the chain lube I've been using. Thanks again PJ's and Paul.

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    Boeshield is new to me, though I've used Boelube in the past for precision drilling and reaming of aluminum. The stuff came in handy on my airplane project years ago.

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