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Cleaning router bits with bearings.

Besides store bought cleaners what do you use to clean router bits with bearings? I use concentrated liquid laundry detergent to clean saw blades with good results but I am afraid soaking router bits with bearing will ruin the bearings. Comments please.

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If you clean otherwise take them off first...
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Remove the bearings. There is a light oil made specifically for router bit bearings but most very light oils will work. Just a single drop, then run the bit and bearing on scrap in case oil sheds. Make sure to blow out the bolt hole if you use a water cleaner. Clean the bit as you wish.

My router bits have carbide cutters. I use a single edged razor blade and cut off any build up, laying the razor flat on the carbide's bevel. Carbide is much harder than a razor and it will not even scratch the carbide.=p
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