Easy Dross Removal, No Sanding/Chipping/Scraping

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  1. nwaPLASMA

    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    Quick tip: Needle scalers work great for easy dross removel. No more sanding, chipping or scraping. $$ saved on flap discs. Easy cleanup. Dross stays on the table instead of the floor.

    I picked up a $28 needle scaler from Harbor freight and it works great. It leaves small marks on the metal but since it's the back of the part it's not an issue. They easily sand away if you want. Just be sure to clean the oil off the scalers before using.

    Don't dread the dross!!

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    Apologies for the vertical video. Had to one hand it.



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    I'm going to have to try that. Always looking for ways to deal with the dross. Thanks.
    Mike
     
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    I was looking at one to make patterns in metal like fish type scales. Now that it will serve two purposes will have to pick one up
     
  4. LECS-Chad

    LECS-Chad Moderator Staff Member

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    needlers and tiger claws are my go to to remove dross. More the tiger because it doesnt leave a pattern.
     
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    What's a tiger claw?

    I have needle scaler too, works pretty well, but i still go over it with a flap when i'm done.
     
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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    I use tiger claws for pullin my pork after I smoke it o_O but never used them on dross.
     
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    BlueSteel Well-Known Member

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    Those things spit wire everywhere. Sick of getting stabbed
     

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