Hey guys, I recently inherited quite a number of woodworking tools.
Unfortuneately, I forgot that I had a number of new blades (circular,
table-saw, etc.) that were left in a leaky truck box. When I came
across them the other day, they were soaked in their retail packaging.
They appear to have mostly surface rust. I sprayed some of them with
WD-40 to see if the rust would come off easily. It didn't really help.
In your opinion, are the blades still good? If so, can you suggest a
way to clean them up?
I appreciate any info that you can provide. Thanks.
Turn on your 5 hp air compressor. Insert blades in you bead blasting
cabinet and clean away. Carbide might get duller than it already is.
Or send to the saw sharpening shop who will clean them up before they
sharpen the carbide.
email@example.com (Chillee B) wrote:
The Oct. issue of American Woodworker gives details on removing rust by
electrolysis using an automotive battery charger. I have heard of this
method for years but have never tried it. It sure wouldn't take much of an
investment. RM ~
vaguely proposed a theory
......and in reply I say!:
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Have you noticed that people always run from what
they _need_ toward what they want?????
Locate a good sharpening service. I bet he'll take care of the rust
for no charge when he sharpens them, so they aren't just pretty, but
functional too. If you find the right shop, prepare yourself not to
laugh when he hands you the bill.
PS - Remember to tip!
HUH? Oven cleaner for rust?
Not that surface rust is pretty, but it won't make a bit of difference to a
blade which cuts with carbide teeth as long as it's slicked up a bit. Wax
and a rough cloth.
On 18 Oct 2004 19:05:15 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Chillee B)
Some years ago, I inherited some very rusty TS blades from my Dad, I
just put them in the saw and sawed several feet of scrap wood. That
actually cleaned them up pretty well, and the rust had made difference
to their cutting ability. It did leave rusty stains on the first
couple of feet of wood.
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