Toy Lust: ultrasonic cleaner - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
View Poll Results: Do you have an ultrasonic cleaner?
Yes 14 53.85%
No 11 42.31%
Other- had, or buying 1 3.85%
Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 26 Old 01-22-2015, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
time2time's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Northeast NJ
Posts: 225
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 4
Thanks (Received): 5
Likes (Given): 2
Likes (Received): 27
Toy Lust: ultrasonic cleaner

Curious some of the folks here have, and what you do or don't like about it. Looking for info such as:

Brand, capacity (liters), features, such as heated, types of controls (ie: digital vs simple mechanical timer), etc.

What did you pay? Best and worst aspects of this unit? If you had the opportunity it to do over again, would you buy that, or if not, what would you buy if you got a 'mulligan''?

Any tips on how you use it would be good.
time2time is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 26 Old 01-22-2015, 09:28 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 3,175
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 142
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 291
I went with the cheapest that I could order through wally world. Pros, it was cheap for a limited use tool. Cons, it's small, and doesn't have a separate heat option. It does heat up, but due to use, and due to it's size, limited to small gas engine carburetors.

If I remember correctly it was in the $30 range.

Garage:
MTD....2 stage(modern 8.5 HP) not my favorite
Honda HS622 TA-B - acquired at an auction- nice machine for it's size.
Toro S-140- Picked it up on trash day... it runs, sort of.
Yamaha YS 240 TB "Ricky" latest Craigslist find- on the bench now.
db9938 is offline  
post #3 of 26 Old 01-22-2015, 10:16 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Shrewsbury, MA.
Posts: 255
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 60
Thanks (Received): 18
Likes (Given): 116
Likes (Received): 19
Harbor Freight 2 liter unit for about $69 with shipping. I use it after I've saked a carb in chem dip. It's heated, works well, digital timer in 180 second amounts.

No complaints.
gsnod is online now  
post #4 of 26 Old 01-22-2015, 10:45 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Newington, CT
Posts: 2,029
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 32
Thanks (Received): 92
Likes (Given): 446
Likes (Received): 148
i have the bottom of the line harbor freight unit. worthless piece of ****
43128 is offline  
post #5 of 26 Old 01-22-2015, 11:06 PM
Senior Member
 
dbert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Utah
Posts: 1,498
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 32
Thanks (Received): 133
Likes (Given): 201
Likes (Received): 283
Quote:
Originally Posted by 43128 View Post
i have the bottom of the line harbor freight unit. worthless piece of ****
Link
Cleaned at least a dozen carburetors so far. Mostly smaller mower carbs. Only complaint so far is the short amount of time from one cycle. Have to keep monitoring it so you can press the 3 minute start button several times.
I start with hot tap water and heat it some more in the microwave. Some pine-sol and and it looks great. Will get a better one when this does die. Completely sold on the concept. My next one will be more along the lines of this.

 

dbert is online now  
post #6 of 26 Old 01-22-2015, 11:28 PM
Senior Member
 
classiccat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Albany, New York
Posts: 1,552
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 177
Thanks (Received): 157
Likes (Given): 1638
Likes (Received): 381
^^^ thats what im talking about righr there? WHOAH....that might also qualify as a birthday present for the Mrs.!!!!

Last edited by classiccat; 01-22-2015 at 11:29 PM.
classiccat is offline  
post #7 of 26 Old 01-22-2015, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
time2time's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Northeast NJ
Posts: 225
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 4
Thanks (Received): 5
Likes (Given): 2
Likes (Received): 27
Harbor Freight unit vs. Amazon

Was looking at reviews of the smaller Harbor Freight cleaner, and they did not sound especially well built. The bigger Harbor Freight one is not really a bargain. I am also not sure about what kind of capacity I would need (let's say to clean a small engine carb.

Right now the one that is looking good is




Heated, 2.5 liter, $71 shipped from amazon..
time2time is offline  
post #8 of 26 Old 01-23-2015, 12:05 AM
Senior Member
 
dbert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Utah
Posts: 1,498
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 32
Thanks (Received): 133
Likes (Given): 201
Likes (Received): 283
Quote:
Originally Posted by classiccat View Post
....that might also qualify as a birthday present for the Mrs.!!!!
haha CC
Look honey. Got you something to make your jewelry sparkle. Perhaps if your not using it I can borrow it...
dbert is online now  
post #9 of 26 Old 01-23-2015, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
time2time's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Northeast NJ
Posts: 225
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 4
Thanks (Received): 5
Likes (Given): 2
Likes (Received): 27
"But honey, you can use it, too"

Quote:
Originally Posted by classiccat View Post
..that might also qualify as a birthday present for the Mrs.!!!!
That line might have actually worked if she didn't know I would be cleaning a carb with it before she would get to use it..
time2time is offline  
post #10 of 26 Old 01-23-2015, 05:06 AM
Member
 
fixer5000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: massachusetts
Posts: 86
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 10
Likes (Given): 3
Likes (Received): 6
i am totally spoiled. i have access to a very large branson unit that prolly holds 30 gallons of liquid, is heated and could hold a chevy v8 block inside !!

2014 ariens deluxe 28+
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


fixer5000 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome