Micro Electronics, Inc.
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For removing coating residue from blade area normal to the stripping operation. Good for cleaning/maintenance on Micro Electronics, Inc. tools
Blade cleaning should be performed, with the blades still mounted in the tool, after every 10 to 20 uses. The cleaning step should take about 5 to 10 seconds. Clean between stripping blade halves with the spiral cleaning brush provided with each tool. The brush should be dipped in Isopropyl alcohol to ensure that any debris is dislodged and flushed. Dry blade area with clean air if available (Note: Blades may also be cleaned with dry brush after each strip if desired, followed by daily cleaning procedures as described above). Furthermore, a periodic (i.e., after every 100 strip operations) cleaning process should be undertaken involving the removal of the blades from the tool. With the blade-assembly tool provided with each stripper, remove both blades by first removing the color-coded tube lock/blade size-indicator with the shovel end of assembly tool; then, with the pronged end, line up & insert into holes in rear of handle head and eject stripping blades from tool.
Once removed, using cleaning brush provided and alcohol thoroughly clean both sides of each half of blade plastic as well as the steel cutting edge and stripping hole. This will dislodge any coating residue that may have built up on the stripping blade. Dry the blade area with clean air if available.
If after repeated successful strips the fiber breaks during the stripping operation, take blades out of tool and clean thoroughly. Insert blade set back into tool and resume stripping. If fiber continues to break, blades are in need of replacement.
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