24287Re: [mill_drill] New Mill Odor
- Aug 2, 2009Hi,That is a difficult question to address. The degree of sensitivity to the thousands of compounds found in and around the home makes the investigation a daunting task.The problem started with the new delivery. Are you or the wife sensitive to paints, oils, solvents? Keep in mind that these may include acetone, MEK, xylem and a bunch of other stuff. If so, leaving the unit "outside" in the sun for a week should bake the solvents out.The term musty caught my eye - if there is sensitivity to mold, fungus, etc... look at cleaning the unit with a degreaser, e.g., WD-40, paint thinner, followed by a strong disinfectant followed by drying followed by a wipe-down with WD-40.Of course you could do both. First, clean and then let it bake outside for a week.In any event, look to see what the sensitivity is - as cleaning/repainting might just exacerbate the problem.Take care,DBN
--- On Sun, 8/2/09, jfrxbd <superglide96@...> wrote:
From: jfrxbd <superglide96@...>
Subject: [mill_drill] New Mill Odor
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2009, 8:20 AMI finally received my HF Mill Drill 33686 on July 21. When I unloaded the mill and stand (still in the crates) in my small drive under garage they smelled real bad. At first I thought it was the crate lumber and it probably was a large part of the problem but after getting all the crate lumber out of the house this machine still has a odor about it.
I cleaned all the caked on protective grease off and that didn't seem to be the problem. Now as best I can tell it seems to be the black paint used inside the stand and in the table T-Sots and possibly the belt shroud itself.
I cleaned all surfaces inside and out on this thing but I still can't seem to get rid of this musky (make my throat dry) odor.
I can deal with it but I think it has made my wife sick (allergic).
I know all the garbage I've heard the Chinese have putt in toys, dog food, etc.; I'm wondering what they might be using on these machines.
Has anyone else had a problem with odor?
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