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    Default Best place to buy second hand tools and machinery?

    Hello! Looking for recommendations on where to shop for second hand tools and machinery? Looking for ultrasonic bath at the moment.

    Thanks!
    Kirsty

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    You may want a pro version but I got a passable basic one for under a tenner at Aldi!
    Author: Pearls A Practical Guide
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    I have a cheap ish one from Amazon it even has a temp gauge. As Dennis said an old toothbrush and washing up liquid with hot water usually does the trick and I only really use mine for chains which tend to hold on to more of the compound
    Last edited by CJ57; 16-01-2023 at 12:51 PM.

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    Ultrasonic cleaning is only useful if you are putting through large batches, and have an upmarket professional machine.
    For anything less, you are better off using hot detergent and a brush.
    If anyone is selling off their machine, it could be that they have come to the same conclusion. Dennis.

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    I have a cheap one from Amazon ( it was under 20). Nothing fancy- I just fill with hot tap water and a squirt of washing up liquid.

    I use it mostly for cleaning the dirt of ages out of existing jewellery which it does very well. I have a load of (worthless) silver sixpences which I've been asked to set and it's brought them up beautifully.

    I rarely use it for pieces I've made!

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    I use mine to see how well I have set stones !

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    Hi Kirsty, I have a Silverbrite Anti Tarnish plating system for 20 which is listed on Facebook Marketplace but Ebay is also good. Let me know if you are interested in the plater, Shirley

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