Do a Google Groups search on this newsgroup; it's been discussed many times,
with many different methods proposed.
My method: dissolve about 1/4 cup of washing soda in about 1 qt of warm water
in a dishpan. Soak the blade in this solution for five minutes. Wipe clean
(scrubbing is not necessary unless the blade is *really* gunky). Rinse. Dry.
Cheap. Easy. Quick. Environmentally benign. Works for bandsaw blades, too.
Don't post a followup asking where you can buy washing soda. We've talked
about that too. Use Google. :-)
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I'm a proponent of the try the least toxic, least corrosive method
a 5 gallon bucket is about right for 10" blades. if you're going to
stack them put spacers between. you don't want to chip the carbide
cover with warm water. a shot of detergent helps, as does a little
vinegar. let them soak for a half-hour.
a light scrub with a soft brass bristle brush should get any stubborn
rinse and dry.
Simple Green, IMHO, is the best.
1) Stop at Safeway; buy Simple Green; large foil Turkey Tin; small scrub
2) Return home
3) Remove blade from Table Saw
3.1 <start delination of various methods to remove blade>
4) Place blade in foil Turkey Tin; spray liberally with Simple Green - both
5) Grab broom and sweep shop and/or sort cutoff bin (i.e. time passes...)
6) Briskly but gently, scrub residue from blade
7) Take clean blade, tin and brush inside and rinse in bathtub with clean
8) Dry with a towel
8.1) Fine Egyptian Cotton for Woodworker II blades
8.2) Ratty ol' wedding gift towel for Vermont American blades
9) Replace blade in saw
10) Put Simple Green, tin and brush someplace where you can find them again
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