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Post  Wombat on Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:18 pm

Aldi has their Ultrasonic Clearers coming up for sale on Saturday 10th March. for $29.99 if anyone is interested.
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Post  AnnieL on Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:52 pm

Thanks, Wombat, I'll have a look.  Do you have one, and if so, are you happy with it?  

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Post  Sharkbait on Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:15 pm

G'day AnnieL,i bought one of Aldi's Ultrasonic cleaners about 5 years ago,and it's still kicking goals cheers

Great value for money..get one,you won't regret it Very Happy
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Post  Wombat on Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:25 pm

AnnieL wrote:Thanks, Wombat, I'll have a look.  Do you have one, and if so, are you happy with it?  

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Hi Anniel Yes I have had one now for about 4 years. And my thoughts and comment are the same as Sharkbait  Q27
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Post  rowdy on Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:53 pm

Judging by the comments above I must have got a lemon. It worked for about a year but now it wont even put a ripple on the water in it.
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Post  staples61 on Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:03 pm

Had one for about 5 years.
Good value.
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Post  flyspecks on Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:34 pm

Yep, had mine for about five years, no problems still going good. Try switching it on rowdy Q25 Q25 Q30
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Post  Tributer on Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:56 pm

While i like pounding up my gold and offing it to a refiner i do like my aldi cleaner that is about 7 years old. It cleans nuggets to a level that is just right for selling them to collectors. Acid leaves nuggets with a terrible look and most collectors like a light iron stain/minor dirt and quartz in nooks etc....and that's what the ultrasonic cleaner gives you.
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Post  goldquest on Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:10 am

I have one for few years, it is good for nothing, for gold nuggets I use ali brite cleaner, I use the ultrasonic only to clean jewelry.
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Post  adrian ss on Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:19 pm

As an Instrument technician in the RAAF for twenty years we used ultrasonic cleaners regularly. They are great so long as you use the correct power, cleaning fluid and frequency for the type of cleaning that you are doing.
If you are cleaning jewellery then keep your rubies, emeralds and opals away from ultrasonic cleaners.

http://www.upcorp.com/blog/what-can-you-clean-with-an-ultrasonic-cleaner/
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Post  rowdy on Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:50 pm

From what you're saying from the above post Adrian I'm not supposed to leave it full of water next to my bench grinder and dipping bits of metal in it to cool them when they get a bit hot from grinding, likewise when I'm welding small pieces so that i don't have to walk all the way to the tap in the backyard.
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Post  adrian ss on Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:04 pm

Ummmmmm. I gotta fink abart vat. Let's see, ut's just a can of worta right?  Weeeel if tha taps a real long way away and the cleaner is full of worta Laughing
I know that we used ta use freon in our big cleaner and I used shellite on one occasion, so maybe dippin bits of red hot metal in that particalar wun would ov been a bit iffy. Laughing
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Post  Inhere on Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:47 pm

Try 3 parts water, 1 part white vinegar, washing concentrate 1 teaspoon, salt 1 teaspoon. when finished soak in clean water with a teaspoon of baking soda.

Haven't tried it with gold yet, but works great with bullet shells! Rolling Eyes
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Post  goldquest on Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:56 pm

[quote="adrian ss"]As an Instrument technician in the RAAF for twenty years we used ultrasonic cleaners regularly. They are great so long as you use the correct power, cleaning fluid  and frequency for the type of cleaning that you are doing.
If you are cleaning jewellery then keep your rubies, emeralds and opals away from ultrasonic cleaners.

http://www.upcorp.com/blog/what-can-you-clean-with-an-ultrasonic-cleaner/[/quote]

Adrian I wish I had rubies, emeralds, to clean, I only use it to clean chains and bracelets.
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Post  adrian ss on Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:12 am

I have a nice little combined ionic and steam cleaner for jewellery items although I have not been able to obtain the ionic cleaning solution for a while now. The steam cleaner works ok on smallish nuggs and those high pressure water cleaner/blasters that you can get from Bunnings work great on large rocks and I see no reason why they would not work well on the giant nuggety rocks that all yez pros in WA are finding all the time. Just watch out that yer don't blast the gold away.Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner

Post  peterau on Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:54 am


Thanks for the heads up Wombat, I bought one, something else to tinker at

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