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One of the Best Cleaning Tools Ever!
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Peter Wieck
2017-04-05 12:52:48 UTC
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Guys and gals, I came up in Architecture before CAD - and so, perforce, had to learn to draw. Over the years, I acquire a tool called an "electric eraser", which I have come to use as a cleaner of tiny parts, delicate parts, and parts where solvents might be inappropriate. There is NOTHING like it for the purpose.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Koh-i-noor-Rapidograph-Electric-Eraser-System-No-2800-14-Eraser-Strips-/371910786140?hash=item56979c3c5c:g:cA4AAOSw4CFY4xaS

I have no interest in this auction - I was looking, as I do on occasion, for more inserts and came across it. But this is an excellent price and for what is likely a lifetime supply of inserts. The shavings are non-conductive, light-weight, non-oxidizing, non-corrosive and blow or brush away easily.

NOTE: the green ones will peel paint off a board - BUT, micron-by-micron if one has a fine hand. So, a super tool for removing tough oxides without damaging the substrate. The others are softer, but have their best uses as well.

Fair Warning - I may just jump on this for the inserts...

Peter Wieck
Melrose Park, PA
John Robertson
2017-04-05 19:10:27 UTC
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Guys and gals, I came up in Architecture before CAD - and so, perforce, had to learn to draw. Over the years, I acquire a tool called an "electric eraser", which I have come to use as a cleaner of tiny parts, delicate parts, and parts where solvents might be inappropriate. There is NOTHING like it for the purpose.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Koh-i-noor-Rapidograph-Electric-Eraser-System-No-2800-14-Eraser-Strips-/371910786140?hash=item56979c3c5c:g:cA4AAOSw4CFY4xaS
I have no interest in this auction - I was looking, as I do on occasion, for more inserts and came across it. But this is an excellent price and for what is likely a lifetime supply of inserts. The shavings are non-conductive, light-weight, non-oxidizing, non-corrosive and blow or brush away easily.
NOTE: the green ones will peel paint off a board - BUT, micron-by-micron if one has a fine hand. So, a super tool for removing tough oxides without damaging the substrate. The others are softer, but have their best uses as well.
Fair Warning - I may just jump on this for the inserts...
Peter Wieck
Melrose Park, PA
Nice tool.

We use Dixon Pink-N-Ink erasers in our shop for cleaning card edge
connectors, and small parts.

http://www.lykki.com/dixon-pink-n-ink-eraser

The ink side is mildly abrasive, the rubber side polishes.

No electricity needed - just a bit of elbow grease (as my father liked
to say).

Can't say if it would work in your application/shop, but for our small
shop that repairs both EM and SS equipment the Dixons' work very well.

John :-#)#
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