Best and cheapest way of cleaning the residue from your blade: get a plastic dishpan that's
large enough to lay the blade down flat. Then dissolve 1/4 cup of washing soda in 1 quart of
warm water in the dishpan. Lay the blade down in it, and let it soak five to ten minutes. Most of
the residue will wipe off with a sponge. Anything that remains can be scrubbed off easily with
an old toothbrush, nylon pot scrubber, etc.
Washing soda can be found in the laundry aisle of most grocery stores. I buy the Arm &
Hammer brand -- box looks just like Arm & Hammer baking soda, except a lot bigger.
Another bio degradable cleaner that works quickly is CMT2050. The small
bottle will clean a blade, for me, about 10~15 times. No need to
submerge the blade, just spray on and let it sit a couple of minutes and
wipe off. It has a citrus orange aroma.
what you don't say is what you are doing.
Are you crosscutting?
Are you ripping?
Generally if you feed to slow you will burn maple or any wood.
Too fast, and the wood will let you know.
Is your alignment ok, or did something cause it to be out of alignment?
For less than high end, try the freud blades.. pretty good.
For high end, FW II.. nothing better IMHO.
One more thing. The blade should be high enough to clear the gullets.
Also the higher it is the faster you can cut, since the teet are cutting
down, rather than at at 30 or 45 degrees to the sidecut for instance.
On Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 9:56:08 PM UTC-5, Michael wrote:
Actually, it lasts a fairly long time. For $19.95, you can't afford to sharpen it, you just get a new one.
I did not want to mention this, because of the flack I would/will take, but I did a side by side with a Woodworker II and sent the WW2 back.
Define a fairly long time. For occasionally use that is perfectly fine.
I have a WWII that has been sharpened 3 times in 17 years. My total
all in cost of that is under $200. Building an average of 7 pieces of
furniture per year.
Your are right about reshaprening, that would be a minimum of $25.
What? You're a complete fool and water maroon. There's no wayz your cheap
bladez runz az goodz as a Fess Tool Woodworker II!!!!!!elevenhundredeleven
I might have to pop in to HF and pick one of them up to see. I've started
running Bosch blades with C3 carbide in my TS. They seem to be good
quality, at least as good as the Freuds from HD.
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