said Easy Off oven cleaner works very well, but there is a concern when
using it on a bandsaw and the contact with the wheels. Great for circular
saws though. WD40 does work also. I will try alcohol as someone else
I'm still looking for the 'magic bullet'.
CMT Formula 20-50 Now sold at Woodcraft. This is actually formulated to
clean blades and bits. It cleans almost instantly and leaves a protective
film on what you are cleaning. Bio degradable and safe to use.
Simple Green. Soak for 10 min. or so in the full-strength, and then
use an old toothbrush and swirl over each tooth of the blade while
still in the SG. I find it's easiest if you can get a plastic tub
large enough to lay the blade flat, and then just enough SG to cover
it. Use the toothbrush from one side, then flip the blade and do it
from the other. Upside is SG is non-toxic and biodegradable.
With CMT Formula 20-50 which is also non toxic and biodegradable you simply
pump the sprayer around the blade. When you have make a complete circle
around the blade, immediately start wiping each tooth with a paper towel or
old rag. It works that fast.
Leon, I agree the CMT stuff works well - I have a bottle I use. Got it
free (not exactly gloat-worthy, I admit). I don't think it works any
better than SimpleGreen, though, in my experience. And SG is much
cheaper, and easier to come by, if one shops in brick-n-mortar stores.
That's all. -Chris
I agree that the water content has to be considered. Surely the CMT
stuff has water, though? ... in any event, using either product, I dry
it off well, and then spray on and wipe it down w/ WD40. -Chris
Washing soda, found in the detergent aisle of your local grocery store. Mix 1
cup in a gallon of warm water, allow the blade to soak for ten minutes, and
the gunk will wipe (or even rinse) right off. Cheap, easy, quick, and
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
On Wed, 01 Feb 2006 15:21:16 GMT, with neither quill nor qualm, "mark"
The safest is Simple Green, about $8 per gallon at the Borg. I
reuse it several times, storing it in a spare quart jar.
The stinky and most caustic is oven cleaner.
Both work equally well and take about the same length of time so work,
- Tom Mix Died For Your Sins -
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