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Best cleaner for gummed up machine parts

I was wondering what solvent/cleaner would be best for getting the years of sawdust and finish that has built up in the grooves of my lathe chuck out? Any input is appreciated. Thanks.

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Mineral spirits, aka paint thinner also kerosene.
Water based Simple Green bill

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I was wondering what solvent/cleaner would be best for getting the years of sawdust and finish that has built up in the grooves of my lathe chuck out? Any input is appreciated. Thanks.
I like Brake Cleaner, Wal-Mart automotive department or any auto parts store. Get the non-chlorinated, non-flammible stuff for that job. Flashes off quickly and no residue.
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I was going to suggest brake cleaner, but the poster above beat me to it... A day late and a dollar short again...

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I found the best thing to use is just plain ole dependable WD40. I use it at home and at work on the job


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