Using Cement Mixers for Slag & Dross Removal ?

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Using Cement Mixers for Slag & Dross Removal ?

Post by goldwinger » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:38 pm

I have a need to make many small parts (1.5" x 2.1/4") and trying to grind them is a killer on the gloves and finger tips.
I have seen several remarks in different areas of people who talked about using H.F. cement mixer ? is this for real ?
and most of all does it work ?, any suggestions on the media to put into it that will help work ??
any suggestions, comments or advice would be VERY MUCH APPRECIATED,
I really need something hopefully you can help guide me in the right direction.

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Re: Using Cement Mixers for Slag & Dross Removal ?

Post by acourtjester » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:46 pm

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Post by goldwinger » Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:03 pm

I put Cement Mixer in the search field but in came up blank ?
BUT Thanks for your information and pointing me in the right direction, it sounds like this is what I need to do for the small parts.
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Post by Scratch » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:45 pm

I used to use a cement mixer for dross removal and it worked great! My mixer went belly up though and I haven't replaced it yet...
I was also using an old dryer for a while that also worked until the magic smoke escaped.
I think I'm the oldest 10 year old boy on the forum...

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Post by motoguy » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:11 am

I use a Harbor Freight large cement mixer for a tumbler. Straight steel, no aggregate. Loud as HELL, but works well on parts that are durable enough to not bend/deform.
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Post by SeanP » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:06 pm

I made this for my mixer, not just as harsh as the mixer drum, it has a lid on as well, keeps in the dust and makes a lot less racket.

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Re: Using Cement Mixers for Slag & Dross Removal ?

Post by plasmanewbie » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:50 am

SeanP wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:06 pm
I made this for my mixer, not just as harsh as the mixer drum, it has a lid on as well, keeps in the dust and makes a lot less racket.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bJPNimUDh4gx2mTP8
Clever idea :Wow

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Re: Using Cement Mixers for Slag & Dross Removal ?

Post by automate » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:49 pm

Have you ever tried Muriatic acid baths?

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Post by automate » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:50 pm

Have you ever tried Muriatic acid baths?

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