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Old 06-24-2018, 12:16 PM
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Looking to buy a sonic cleaner. I see a vast array of prices and sizes...im looking for heated and minimum of 3-4 Liters.

I want a decent quality and Made in USA if possible, any suggestions and experiences? Thx Brian
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:27 PM
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This depends on how much you want to spend and on how big a tank you want.
Top brands are by companies like L&R, Crest, Branson, Gemoro, and other industrial brands.
I'm not certain what companies are actually made in America, but it's not unusual to see Chinese made units sold by American manufacturers along side the USA made units.

You can buy acceptable small units from reloading companies like RCBS, Hornady, and Dillon.

You can buy cheap units that usually give you your money's worth from places like Harbor Freight. These are Chinese but by the time they usually die you've got the value from it.

A good source of units is Amazon. They sell cheap to high end, and are covered by Amazon's customer service and warranty.

Try to buy a unit that either comes with a tank lid and a basket, or from a company that sell them as an option.
Ultrasonics work better when the parts are not on the bottom of the tank. It's better to use a basket or wires to suspend the parts in the solution.

A drain is nice on bigger units but it needs to be a good quality or you'll wind up with hot solvent on the floor.

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Old 06-26-2018, 08:48 PM
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THX will look into
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Old 06-27-2018, 03:32 PM
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I researched this subject months ago. I impressed by the larger Crest products.

Here is a YouTube video that I found worthwhile...


There are other videos that are just as informative. I'm sure you'll find the right product to meet your needs and budget.
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Old 06-27-2018, 04:15 PM
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I have found that the liquids used are as--if not more--important than the machine itself.

It is irritating that the video above does not identify either the cleaning or water displacing liquids.......
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