Elemonator and Oxalic Acid?


#42

Totally worthless.

I think metabo and hilti make the finest power tools you can buy. (Not the downgraded Lowe’s stuff I imagine they’re selling)

But they’re Lexus priced and I’m on a Toyota budget. Lol


#43

It’s worth the $40 to try it out.


#44

Hilti is garbage… I thought I bought the Beamer but ended up being a Geo Metro. Burned through so many drills and saws with moderate use on them.


#45

Hitachi


#46

The HF grinders grind ear drums. They are the loudest grinders on the market I think. And that is before you even touch the material


#47

@squidskc do like me and just rub your hands over the metal. Calluses will smooth it down lol. I have multiple grinders also


#48

That’s crazy. I know a lot of their stuff is super torque-y and not really high speed. Hilti loves low and slow from the couple drills I’ve used. I just know they have the best warranty in the business and the select few Hilti people are cult indoctrinated and will fist fight over Hilti’s honor like Festool people. I use to work part time at a Woodcraft when I was in college and Festool had a cult too. I’ve got a makita track saw that will beat the pants of the festool saw of 3 times the price.


#49

I have lady hands. I wear nitrile gloves for 8 hours a day so I don’t have to scrub under my nails.

(That’s a joke. Kinda. An old tooth brush with the bristles cut short is the best nail scrubber in history so I just look like I have lady hands.)


#50

That’s before a shower. Don’t have the energy to clean up right now


#51

Get some rest big guy. I’m still amazed you travel with the crews.


#52

Heck. I’m here by myself. No one else to bring with me. Stretched thin this time of year.


#53

@squidskc Do you recall How many oz oxalic per gallon of water you mix?


#54

1/2 a cup-ish. Measuring chemicals is something I should start doing. I probably haven’t added the exact same amount of Elemonator to my chem tank in two years.


#55

Thanks @squidskc I use f8 but def gonna have to get more, do you just use raw oxalic? And I’m asuming it might be cheaper buying that way . Should I expect the same result let me know if you have experience with both


#56

I think the F8, F18 and such have surfactants added in already. I’d check with Bob.


#57

I typically mix I bag of OX into 250 gallons of water and I quart of hangtite always worked well.


#58

If anyone is looking for already mixed up Oxalic check out the paint section in hardware stores, products called “Wood Brightener” is usually oxalic already mixed with a surfactant.


#59

@CaCO3Girl
I am tired of mixing small batches of oxalic acid everytime i need it.
My question is, is it stable to store over 1 month?


#60

If all you have is oxalic and water it’s likely to drop out to the bottom in a months time. There are some wood brighteners that have an oxalic, phosphoric acid, surfactant blend…those seem to be more stable over time.


#61

Tyvm…
So it is stable and still strong, i just have to stir before serving.