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    Default Metal Splinter Remover!

    You know those real nasty metal splinters that are about as thin as a human hair and about 1/64" long? The ones that sting real bad and get in-between your fingers? I had a ton of them the other day whilst using the dremel carbide cutter bit.

    I was surprised to find that hot water, soap, and scrubbing with a Brillo pad - the Green Meanie - took them away! I usually dig and dig and dig with tweezers under a bright light to get them, but the Brillo pad worked so well I've started keeping a box of them near the sink in the basement.


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    Don't forget very powerful magnet......

    Man I hate those splinters!!
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    Sometimes you can pull them with duct tape, but your hands have to be clean and dry first.
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    I keep a scotch brite pad on the sink , very handy
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    Duct Tape! That's great. I normally get the loose ones with a chip brush (those cheap ones) that I keep near the mini-mill. That always gets the loose ones, except for the ones that are dug in... I'll have to try duct tape sometime!
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    For the little ones that you just can't get to, go buy some Ichthammol Ointment
    (also known as "Drawing Salve") You can get it from any drugstore for about $4.
    It's black and stinks, but put a dab over the splinter, and cover with a bandaid,
    and the splinter will be in the bandaid the next day (or at least close enough to
    the surface you can easily pull it out with tweezers).

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    I got so annoyed with those little slivers that I switched from carbide to these. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=36252

    The diamond bits are slower, but you spend less time trying to clean all those slivers off your bench and out of your hands. And the diamond bits are easier to control. They wont chatter or take off in a direction you dont want them to go. The key is to run them slow so that they dont get hot and shed their diamonds. In heavy work, keep them wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Jacket Firearms
    I keep a scotch brite pad on the sink , very handy
    I just keep a bottle of scotch under the sink and don't worry about the splinters. Just kidding. Duct tape works pretty well and it's cheap.
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    Elmers Glue All not the cheapy School Glue works well. Smoozzz it on, let it dry and peal it off.

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    I keep a fingernail clipper.

    Grabs a little hide but gets the bugger!
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