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Utilizing Ultrasonic Cleaners – Journal

by Jeff Andrews, Northern Tails Sharpening

Ultrasonic Cleaners (UC) have been used within the grooming business for years. I used to combine chemical compounds in beakers after I was an R&D chemist for GP years in the past, and it did very nicely. The UC works like a microwave oven utilizing ultrahigh frequency tones to maneuver molecules of water or liquid in a container.
The very best use of the UC for blade care is cleansing blade plaque between the blade tooth. The plaque is breeding grounds for viruses and micro organism, and you can’t fully kill them with over-the-counter disinfectants alone.

Blade plaque consists of media from pet dander, hair and natural cleaning soap movie. It’s a excellent media for culturing micro organism and viruses. The UC does an exquisite job to this finish.


I choose plain water within the UC tub. Why? There are two causes. First, I like doing a number of cleansing operations at one time. I take advantage of a number of totally different cleaners positioned in mason jars. You can’t try this in case your tub holds just one cleaner. I take advantage of one cleaner for rust, one other one with WD-40 and a 3rd one utilizing a degreasing cleaner. I get the latter at Lowes for $12.00 a gallon. Second, after I take away the jars from the bathtub, drips are plain water and chemical compounds.


My means is fairly distinctive in comparison with others, however I based mostly my technique on years of expertise discovering one of the simplest ways. When utilizing mason jars the cleansing waves of the UC go proper by means of glass. Cautious, don’t use plastic jars. The waves act in a different way. Organize blades within the mason jars any means you need. I recommend you get as many as you possibly can inside.

Fill the jar with cleansing resolution to a degree larger than the blades. The water degree of the bathtub should be on the identical degree because the liquid within the jar or larger.

Run the UC for 10 minutes except in any other case instructed. Don’t warmth the bathtub as a result of the UC will warmth the liquid contained in the jar. Don’t seal the jars tight. Depart a little bit crack permitting the liquid inside to broaden a little bit as wanted.


After the cleansing cycle attain within the tub and pull out your jar(s). Some UC models can match three mason jars. The jars are more likely to drip from the bathtub however you would not have to fret. It ought to simply be nonhazardous water. Had you handled the bathtub with an answer like WD-40, you would need to put on gloves whenever you take away the blades separately, and associated dangers to respiratory fumes. There isn’t any motive to threat your security.

Take your jar(s) of unpolluted blades to a desk, or take away them from the jar(s) proper at your UC location. I recommend utilizing a magnet to take away blades after which laying them on a towel. You’ll be able to put a stick in your magnet for this function. Additionally it is a helpful approach to put blades into jars as nicely with out making splashes. You should purchase magnet extension arms at Harbor Freight, House Depot, Lowes or comparable shops.
Get the majority of the moisture off the blades by hand drying on the towel.

Subsequent, use your air hose, drive dryer, or hair dryer and blow the remaining liquid off the blade. Remember to fully dry between the tooth in addition to below the spring with the intention to forestall any rust.


In the event you discover remaining blade plaque repeat the whole process. Blade plaque could also be troublesome to take away the primary time and haven’t recurrently cleaned your blades. In the event you start common cleansing together with your UC just a few occasions per week it’s best to efficiently keep away from blade plaque buildup.


Right here is the entire equipment I take advantage of to wash blades. I’ve one jar with straight WD-40. It breaks away chunks of blade plaque from between the tooth when a cleaning soap resolution alone is inadequate. I’ve one other jar with WD-40 Rust Dissolver. We use it when blades have rusty spots not eliminated by our radial wheel cleansing. I hold three jars with a cleaning soap resolution. I combine 1 half cleaning soap (Krud-Kutter, Easy Inexperienced, and many others) to three elements water. The extra water within the combine the higher for cleansing.

Your cleansing resolution will look soiled even after the primary use, however I’ve discovered the used resolution works nicely for a number of therapies. Dust falls to the underside of the jar. When the grime builds as much as ΒΌ inch deep change the answer.


Within the image you see cleaned blades from one jar. We eliminated them from the jar utilizing magnet proven. The cleansing jar resolution appears soiled however it may be used just a few extra occasions. You’ll be able to determine if you wish to reuse or not. As soon as hand-wiped and blown fully dry, apply oil to the cleaned blades.



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