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Want to buy an Ultrasonic cleaner for pistol and MPX parts.  I know a lot of folks use the Harbor Freight unit.  What size in liters do you guys think is the best for gun cleaning work?  I know bigger is always better (Tim Allen) but I suppose there would be downsides to too large a unit in terms of wasted cleaning fluid etc.  Any specific brands or models that you recommend?  Thanks.

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My heated L&R is over 20 years old, still running great and the actual designer always picked up when I have had any questions.

http://www.lrultrasonics.com/

Only regret is not buying a rifle sized one. Also, the cost of the solutions can be pricey.

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Always go with the largest you can afford, you’ll find more uses for it than just cleaning gun parts

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I bought the Hornady one, along with the Hornady cleaner. I was not impressed. Barely cleaned a Glock slide and barrel. I need to try again and add more cleaner.

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27 minutes ago, SSGGlock said:

I bought the Hornady one, along with the Hornady cleaner. I was not impressed. Barely cleaned a Glock slide and barrel. I need to try again and add more cleaner.

To me the solution is more important than the machine.

Lucas extreme duty bore solvent & ultrasonic gun cleaner works wonders 

To fill up my hornady hot tub the cleaner cost more than the machine it’s worth every penny though 

 

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1 minute ago, Hawk21 said:

To me the solution is more important than the machine.

Lucas extreme duty bore solvent & ultrasonic gun cleaner works wonders 

To fill up my hornady hot tub the cleaner cost more than the machine it’s worth every penny though 

 

I’ll get some and try the Lucas stuff.

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Just a tip, if your doing small parts you can put them in a freezer bag or small plastic container with just the amount of solution to cover them and not have to fill the tub with solution, just water. 

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Harbor Freight has worked for me but the one I have didn't come with a basket. I believe Lyman sells the same thing just with their branding so I ended up getting their basket. Of course fits perfect but was an extra $20.

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Don't forgot about the 

On 11/30/2019 at 1:06 PM, gunner01 said:

Want to buy an Ultrasonic cleaner for pistol and MPX parts.  I know a lot of folks use the Harbor Freight unit.  What size in liters do you guys think is the best for gun cleaning work?  I know bigger is always better (Tim Allen) but I suppose there would be downsides to too large a unit in terms of wasted cleaning fluid etc.  Any specific brands or models that you recommend?  Thanks.

For "pistol and MPX parts" the small Harbor Freight unit will suffice.  Don't forgot about storage space.  A larger or a rifle size unit takes up a lot more space on your workbench or storage shelf. 

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