Do HSS chisels normally come with a protective coating on edge?

Do HSS chisels normally come with a protective coating on edge?

Post by buck » Wed, 24 Nov 2004 05:23:37



Just opened up some HSS Windsor chisels and it appears that there is a clear
coating on the edges like they were dipped.  Tried to use mineral spirits to
remove but no luck.  If it is a finish do you just cut through it on the
lathe?  ..... puzzled.
 
 
 

Do HSS chisels normally come with a protective coating on edge?

Post by buck » Wed, 24 Nov 2004 05:32:52


Never mind.... I kept checking around and found out it is a protective
lacquer.... need some thinner.... sorry for false alarm  LOL


Quote:
> Just opened up some HSS Windsor chisels and it appears that there is a
clear
> coating on the edges like they were dipped.  Tried to use mineral spirits
to
> remove but no luck.  If it is a finish do you just cut through it on the
> lathe?  ..... puzzled.


 
 
 

Do HSS chisels normally come with a protective coating on edge?

Post by Georg » Wed, 24 Nov 2004 21:32:01


Acetone.  Keep some around for the tough stuff, and the S O fingernails.

I keep a set of CA tips soaking in a jar at all times.  If I tip and neglect
a bottle or otherwise jam a nozzle, I exchange.


Quote:
> Never mind.... I kept checking around and found out it is a protective
> lacquer.... need some thinner.... sorry for false alarm  LOL

 
 
 

Do HSS chisels normally come with a protective coating on edge?

Post by Denis Marie » Wed, 24 Nov 2004 22:09:50


Sometimes the coating is so transparent that one can not see.  Then when you
grind the tool you smell the odor of burning electrical cable insulation.
As stated before by George Acetone does the job of removing the coating.
This stuff is tenacious and I had to rub hard with acetone to remove this
coating.  By the time I was finished my *** fingers started to shown signs
of dryness.  When using acetone washing your hand immediately after will
help a little.  Wearing of protective gloves is recommended.  Latex and
Vinyl thin glove when use  with acetone  will only last a few minutes then
they start to rip open.


Quote:
> Acetone.  Keep some around for the tough stuff, and the S O fingernails.

> I keep a set of CA tips soaking in a jar at all times.  If I tip and
neglect
> a bottle or otherwise jam a nozzle, I exchange.



> > Never mind.... I kept checking around and found out it is a protective
> > lacquer.... need some thinner.... sorry for false alarm  LOL

 
 
 

Do HSS chisels normally come with a protective coating on edge?

Post by buck » Thu, 25 Nov 2004 13:30:06


Yes the coating was so transparent I'm suprised I saw it... I want out and
purchased some lacquer thinner and the coating just melted off.  I am
thinking that maybe lacquer thinner cuts it better than acetone, but then
again I'm not sure....might even be the same thing as far as I know.... but
worked like magic.  It's amazing how much sharper your gouge is when there
is no coating on it.... LOL


Quote:
> Sometimes the coating is so transparent that one can not see.  Then when
you
> grind the tool you smell the odor of burning electrical cable insulation.
> As stated before by George Acetone does the job of removing the coating.
> This stuff is tenacious and I had to rub hard with acetone to remove this
> coating.  By the time I was finished my *** fingers started to shown
signs
> of dryness.  When using acetone washing your hand immediately after will
> help a little.  Wearing of protective gloves is recommended.  Latex and
> Vinyl thin glove when use  with acetone  will only last a few minutes then
> they start to rip open.



> > Acetone.  Keep some around for the tough stuff, and the S O fingernails.

> > I keep a set of CA tips soaking in a jar at all times.  If I tip and
> neglect
> > a bottle or otherwise jam a nozzle, I exchange.



> > > Never mind.... I kept checking around and found out it is a protective
> > > lacquer.... need some thinner.... sorry for false alarm  LOL

 
 
 

Do HSS chisels normally come with a protective coating on edge?

Post by Denis Marie » Thu, 25 Nov 2004 21:08:59


Yes, lacquer thinner would work faster.  I have some and only use it when I
really need it.
Acetone's odor does not stay very long.  Lacquer thinner's main ingredient
is toluene and its fumes will stay on longer.
The following is an extract from Recochem's website:
"All lacquer thinners are not alike. Some contain such a high percentage of
acetone that working with them requires extreme caution because of the
flammability and fumes.
Recochem's Lacquer Thinner is still flammable but our active ingredient is
toluene which is slightly less flammable, making our product better suited
for consumer use. "


Quote:
> Yes the coating was so transparent I'm suprised I saw it... I want out and
> purchased some lacquer thinner and the coating just melted off.  I am
> thinking that maybe lacquer thinner cuts it better than acetone, but then
> again I'm not sure....might even be the same thing as far as I know....
but
> worked like magic.  It's amazing how much sharper your gouge is when there
> is no coating on it.... LOL



> > Sometimes the coating is so transparent that one can not see.  Then when
> you
> > grind the tool you smell the odor of burning electrical cable
insulation.
> > As stated before by George Acetone does the job of removing the coating.
> > This stuff is tenacious and I had to rub hard with acetone to remove
this
> > coating.  By the time I was finished my *** fingers started to shown
> signs
> > of dryness.  When using acetone washing your hand immediately after will
> > help a little.  Wearing of protective gloves is recommended.  Latex and
> > Vinyl thin glove when use  with acetone  will only last a few minutes
then
> > they start to rip open.



> > > Acetone.  Keep some around for the tough stuff, and the S O
fingernails.

> > > I keep a set of CA tips soaking in a jar at all times.  If I tip and
> > neglect
> > > a bottle or otherwise jam a nozzle, I exchange.



> > > > Never mind.... I kept checking around and found out it is a
protective
> > > > lacquer.... need some thinner.... sorry for false alarm  LOL