I was reading all of the responses to the OP regarding cleaning the rollers
on the planer. In a few cases, a buildup of pitch was suggested as one
potential problem. Almost all of the replies mentioned using things like
Naptha, Lighter Fluid, Acetone, Mineral Spirits, and the like. My question
is, what about something like a sawblade cleaner use to remove gum and pitch
from saw blades. It is designed specifically for removing pitch and is
completely safe and non-toxic. Would the residue left behind be a problem?
Maybe the next time I bring out my DeWalt 733 I'll try it since I have the
same problem. That might be a while because my garage/shop is just a little
too cool for me this time of year.
Short answer: "It depends."
Sawblade cleaner is designed to work on _metal_ parts, obviously. <grin>
The 'innards' of a planer may, or *MAY*NOT* be metal parts.
You may have rubber, and or any of many kinds of =plastic= in there.
Different kinds of cleaners are required for different kinds of materials.
What is 'safe' for _one_ material may well *destroy* a different material.
"Read *AND*FOLLOW* manufacturer's directions" applies, absolutely, to this
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