Ultrasonic cleaner recommendation.

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Ultrasonic cleaner recommendation.

Post by Farnorth » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:11 pm

Hi All,

I am looking to pick up an ultrasonic cleaner to add to my reel maintenance supplies but I’m not sure what to buy. When I look back to older posts the last replies I see were from 2014 and were for Umax branded ones which aren’t available where I have been looking.

Here are my questions:

Is there a best or minimum size you would want keeping in mind that I might want to clean things other than just fishing reels?

Heat or no heat?

Is there a minimum wattage or a specific frequency that matters?

Any other special features you would want if you were buying again?

There are over 500 listings on eBay atm and I am having trouble narrowing things down. Thanks for your help.

PS I also saw ScoobyDoos YouTube video on the waterpik and will likely get one of those too.

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner recommendation.

Post by cortman » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:33 am

I got a $40 one from Amazon, worked really well but quit in about 6 months. Contacted the company and they sent out a brand new one no questions asked, which again works great. So I think I would recommend that one.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Q ... UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner recommendation.

Post by TommyG » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:11 am

cortman wrote:I got a $40 one from Amazon, worked really well but quit in about 6 months. Contacted the company and they sent out a brand new one no questions asked, which again works great. So I think I would recommend that one.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Q ... UTF8&psc=1
I have the same unit. Works great.

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner recommendation.

Post by rockchalk06 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:36 am

cortman wrote:I got a $40 one from Amazon, worked really well but quit in about 6 months. Contacted the company and they sent out a brand new one no questions asked, which again works great. So I think I would recommend that one.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Q ... UTF8&psc=1
What are you putting in the unit (liquid wise) ?

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner recommendation.

Post by Teal101 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:04 am

I run this guy, great unit. Use various mixes of water and Ultra Green.

https://www.amazon.com/Hornady-Lock-Loa ... ic+cleaner
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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner recommendation.

Post by mark poulson » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:50 am

I have the same unit as rockchalk06. I'm going to use it to clean bearing and gears, using acetone. How long should I run it for those things?

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner recommendation.

Post by cortman » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:05 pm

rockchalk06 wrote:
cortman wrote:I got a $40 one from Amazon, worked really well but quit in about 6 months. Contacted the company and they sent out a brand new one no questions asked, which again works great. So I think I would recommend that one.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Q ... UTF8&psc=1
What are you putting in the unit (liquid wise) ?
Good old Coleman fuel from Walmart. $8 for a gallon or something, and it lasts a LONG time. In the camping section.

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner recommendation.

Post by jpd0144 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:13 pm

I have this guy ... I purchased it 4/5 years ago. I have cleaned a many of reels for myself and loaned it out to a friend a couple of times with no issues what so ever. The heater is a nice feature when cleaning bearings and grease from gears. It will get hot enough to not be able to stick your hand in it if you leave it on long enough.
Also the size is pretty generous for multiple reel parts at the time. I use smaller plastic containers to set on top the steel screen/tray it comes with to prevent anything from scratches.
I typically run a 50/50 mix of simple green and water with a generous amount of original Dawn dish liquid to help keep excess oils/grease/trash pushed against the walls of the US not to get back onto my parts when lifting them out.

Good luck with your search !

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009UOCS02/re ... 3276351606

Another friend has this unit with the same results. Purchased at our local Harbor Freight. Specs seem to be the same just with a plastic tray. To be honest I think it is the same US cleaner that is just branded differently ...

https://www.harborfreight.com/25-liter- ... 63256.html

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner recommendation.

Post by rockchalk06 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:27 pm

cortman wrote:
rockchalk06 wrote:
cortman wrote:I got a $40 one from Amazon, worked really well but quit in about 6 months. Contacted the company and they sent out a brand new one no questions asked, which again works great. So I think I would recommend that one.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Q ... UTF8&psc=1
What are you putting in the unit (liquid wise) ?
Good old Coleman fuel from Walmart. $8 for a gallon or something, and it lasts a LONG time. In the camping section.
Thank you. I may look into this

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner recommendation.

Post by Farnorth » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:31 pm

Thanks everyone!

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner recommendation.

Post by PikeRoadBassn » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:28 am

I run a pair of Hornady Lock N Load 7L units.

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner recommendation.

Post by jpd0144 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:53 am

PikeRoadBassn wrote:I run a pair of Hornady Lock N Load 7L units.

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Some serious artillery ! :lol:

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner recommendation.

Post by zodiak311 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:59 am

Get the Umax, mine is used all the time, and after 5 years it is still humming away.
Get your kids hooked on fishing, and they'll never have any money for drugs or alcohol.

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner recommendation.

Post by Farnorth » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:07 am

I am thinking I may get one like this:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/New-Stainless-St ... 1438.l2649

I think the larger size will allow me to clean the carbs from my small engines in addition to reel parts and should make it more useful in the long term.

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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner recommendation.

Post by igl00jx » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:44 am

Teal101 wrote:I run this guy, great unit. Use various mixes of water and Ultra Green.

https://www.amazon.com/Hornady-Lock-Loa ... ic+cleaner
+1
Same one I use

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