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I have been acquiring saws for some time now and would like to spend some effort gearing up to do mini restorations on them. I'm thinking on getting some tools and equipment such as a vacuum/pressure pump and a tach for tuning.

More importantly, tools for cleaning and painting. I plan on using automotive paint and a spray gun, would an oven in the shop be a good idea for a baked on enamel? I also thought of a dish washer for cleaning parts, a regular parts washer which I have and a media blasting cabinet.

Anybody else specialize in cleaning and repainting? Input appreciated.....

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I think a oven would be a great idea that way when parts are heating up you can have some bacon cooking on top.
 

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a decent ultra sonic cleaner and a parts washer even a old dishwasher would work good.
 

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Aside from the obvious,Soap and water for cleaning,dish washing soap cuts grease,What you put under the paint is the most important.Primers and sealers.Talk to your paint supplier,They are usually up to date on the chemicals you'll need for your projects.
 

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I second the dishwasher. They work great. I use a BBQ for baking paint and heating for bearing replacement.
Mytivac for leaks both pressure and vacuum.
Tap and die set.
Heat gun.
Feeler guages, verniers, micrometer,
screw drivers,
torx t handles,
Allen head t handles,
carb adjusting tools,
pliers, vise grips
Razor blade
Tach
Assortment of files
Compressed air and a blow gun
Thin soft solder or plastiguage
Choke/carb cleaner for removing carbon
Ring compressor kit
Silicone spray for assembling/installing rubber components

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I knew I forgot something. Those work great. Just gotta have a light touch with it. They work nice to smooth out scrapes and scratches
 

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I second the dishwasher. They work great. I use a BBQ for baking paint and heating for bearing replacement.
Mytivac for leaks both pressure and vacuum.
Tap and die set.
Heat gun.
Feeler guages, verniers, micrometer,
screw drivers,
torx t handles,
Allen head t handles,
carb adjusting tools,
pliers, vise grips
Razor blade
Tach
Assortment of files
Compressed air and a blow gun
Thin soft solder or plastiguage
Choke/carb cleaner for removing carbon
Ring compressor kit
Silicone spray for assembling/installing rubber components

I think I remembered most of what I have
I never thought of using the BBQ :hmmm: I have a heat gun use it alot.
 

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I never thought of using the BBQ :hmmm: I have a heat gun use it alot.
The BBQ works great for me. I just put the parts I'm cooking on a cookie sheet. Keeps the smells out of the house. I find I have to babysit the BBQ while I do this to make sure it doesn't get to hot. I usually only let the BBQ get up to 225*. Works great for bearing installs and for baking fresh paint. It's also a good time to just chill out and have beer or two and think about what your next step in the build is.
 

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This little guy will save on the paint materialsimage.jpeg
 

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I got a 110 volt Karcher steam cleaner at auction for $75 and I use it almost every day. First spray saw down with AMAZING degreaser from the local dollar store then I give it a scrub with a brush and blast it with steamy water. I remover the covers and blast it real good around the cylinder ,flywheel and, clutch before rebuilds. Also when doing restorations I use spray on paint stripper from Napa auto , let it sit for 5 minutes and blast it off . A great tool if you can find one at the right price.
 
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