Some saw blade cleaners are a lot like oven cleaner. I tried that one
one on my saw blades (an Oldham) and it took all of the writing off of
it. I've since bought some CMT saw blade cleaner (citrus based?) but
I haven't tried it yet.
I wait till all my blades are dirty, then I hang them on wires on the sides
of my car. I drive through the carwash. Turn them over, then drive through
again. Works great. Needless to say, I get a lot of stares.
I can't believe the rest of you guys were so damn serious.
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n firstname.lastname@example.org (Nate Perkins) wrote in
I bought a bottle of stuff called, CMT formula 2050, at highland hardware,
safe for your hands, and works like a champ, spray on, and wait a minute or
two and wipe off, and the pitch is gone...I saved a few tablesaw blades
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I see there is a lot of opinions about not using oven spray
which is just NaOH (lye). I'm not sure I believe the
statements about it being bad for carbide tipped blades.
Lye won't hurt steel, and I don't think it will do anything
to brass or the brazing used to set the carbide. However I
think they coat the carbide with something to help braze it
to the steel. If anything is attacked by lye it would be
that coating. Lye won't hurt a high carbon on moly chrome
blade but it sure will get it clean. If you have a mess
using it, then you aren't doing something right.
OTOH, Simple Green sure does dissolve a lot of stuff
easily. Works great on the car to get hardened road
products off the bottom of steel panel and trim. So, I have
no doubt it probably works great to clean saw blades. The
only problem is that the smell is pretty penetrating.
I clean my table saw blade by placing it in a round plastic auto oil
pan, spraying it with oven cleaner, waiting 5 minutes, brushing with
an old toothbrush and rinsing well in clear water. I clean it
outdoors. The quality of a rip cut is (surprisingly) improved after
Use straight Simple Green and let it soak for a while
Some folks say they have good results with Oven Cleaners, but I tend
to be leery of strong bases (like lye) which is pretty much what most
oven cleaners are
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