Working on a dial indicator
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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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.
Last edited by C-Bag; 03-08-2016 at 07:36 PM.
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.
Paul Jones (03-17-2016)
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