If you enjoy woodworking as a hobby or do it professionally, you are already quite well aware of how much time it takes to clean your tools, especially profile cutter tools, routers, and blades. As a hobbyist, this takes away from the hobby and family. As a professional, the time spent cleaning means you are not producing, which costs you money. We are about to change that.
The Old-Fashioned Way
When resin builds up on your tools, it makes them far less effective, as I am sure you know. The biggest issue is the additional heat that is created due to the resin buildup. This will dull the tool’s cutting edge, creating a rougher cut. Obviously, this hurts the overall quality of the finished product.
Traditionally, these tools are cleaned with various cleaning fluids. It may involve long soaks as well as considerable effort on your part to get the tools completely clean and free of debris. As we noted above, this can take significant time, even for the most skilled. On average, it will take about 15 minutes to clean these tools, so you can see how much time can go to waste every day.
Ultrasonic Cleaning is the Way to Go
Unlike many cleaning solutions on the market today, Omegasonics uses water-based agents, so you do not have to worry about the cleaning agent ruining your expensive equipment and tools. Something else to consider is that you do not even have to stop working to clean your tools. For instance, if you are done with one blade for the day, you can place the blade into the cleaning unit and run it through its cycle while you continue to work on the project.
As you already know, woodworking tools can be expensive, with some equipment costing tens of thousands of dollars for small businesses. We say this because you need to think of your investment into an ultrasonic cleaner as yet another investment into the business. Whether you purchase a small unit for a few hundred dollars or buy one of our larger tanks, this is an investment that will pay you back in time saved very quickly. Think about it, even if you only spend an hour a day cleaning your tools, that is five hours a week you are losing in productivity. Over the course of a month, half of one week has been spent toiling over your equipment.
If you are looking for ways to increase your bottom line, you just found it! Ask yourself, how much more can you produce over the course of 20 hours? How much can you have on labor every month by not having to pay someone to clean your tools? This added income happens without increasing your normal workweek by a single minute!
If you are ready to talk more about how Omegasonics can help your business increase its bottom line, give us a call at 888-989-5560. One of our experts can help you pick the right machine, settings, and cleaning agent for your specific needs. Give us a call today!