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Avoid Coolant Pump Clogging

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 8:45 AM

I went into a workshop yesterday to find my customer using his HSS chopsaw without coolant. I asked him why he was working this way and he told me his coolant pump had stopped working. With a little checking, it turned out the pump was clogged with small metal particles that his filter had not removed from the coolent.

A simple answer to this problem is to get a decent magnet and place it somewhere in the coolent flow. Most machines have a well with an outlet that goes to the filter and then the pump and this is an ideal place for the magnet. It will never remove all the small particles, but every little helps extend the life of pumps.

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