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Ultrasonic cleaner recommendations

Discussion in 'Repairing your own Gear' started by flymolo, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. sh1513

    sh1513 Contributor

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    You get what you pay for, buy cheap...buy twice!
     
  2. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

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    You do know the unnecessarily expensive stuff selling people invented that wisdom
     
  3. sh1513

    sh1513 Contributor

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    Doesn't make it any less true.

    I bought 2 cheap chinese cleaners - from different sources so not a batch issue, they both failed after a couple of months of fairly light use. Even paid shipping for a replacement electronics board on one and that failed too! I've had similar experience with other cheap electronic items.

    I've had 2 GT Sonic cleaners (about double the price of the cheap versions) for 4 years and they haven't skipped a beat.
     
  4. Jeremy Williams

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  5. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

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  6. rsingler

    rsingler Scuba Instructor, Tinkerer in Brass Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Cry not, when it dies one day after the warranty ends.
     
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  7. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

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  8. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    When you decide you need the space on your bench, I'll PM you my address and paypal you some shipping funds. RE Cycling is good. You want to do something good, don't you?

    Actually, all i really need is the container. I've already got a 200w driver and two 100w transducers. eh? eh? nudge nudge, wink wink?
     
  9. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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    If one is only rebuilding his personal regulators (4 or less) I say forget about using an ultrasonic cleaner. One of my hobbies is rebuilding regulators so, yes I have a couple of US cleaners (Branson) and yes they are helpful; but learning to mix and use an acid bath (plus a little more-but not much elbow grease) is every bit as effective as an US cleaner.

    However, to the OP's question: if you are bound and determined to get a US cleaner, I can recommend Branson. I bought two used on eBay and after a couple of years of moderate use are still going strong.
     
  10. greeniguana

    greeniguana Contributor

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    That's what I was going to say. Warm Blue gold soak and a toothbrush does a pretty good job. I clean plastic pieces with Alconox.
     

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