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Cleaning 10" Saw Blades

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  • #582986
    theamcguy
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    Fayetteville, NC

    This is the best it came out. Just basically blemishes of the crud that was there. You cannot feel any surface residual running your fingernail over the blemish marks whatsoever.

    Looks pretty good after all that soaking. You could always use some fine steel wool to get rid of the blemishes.

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    #583064
    Doobie
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    This is the best it came out. Just basically blemishes of the crud that was there. You cannot feel any surface residual running your fingernail over the blemish marks whatsoever.

    Looks pretty good after all that soaking. You could always use some fine steel wool to get rid of the blemishes.

    It’s good enough. It’s an estitic thing at this point and it really doesn’t matter as long as any real surface build up is gone.

    #583071
    MrFid
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    Sudbury, MA

    DirtyWhiteBoy wrote:

    Doobie wrote:

    A powered spinning blade? Or just spun by hand?

    Just a spinning blade

    Good. You had me concerned a bit there and I wasn’t certain 100%. There’s some devillishly dangerous tricks/techniques handed down some times from some of the old timers out there.

    I also was envisioning revving up the saw and touching it with the rag.

    #583077
    DirtyWhiteBoy
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    Honolulu,, Hi.

    DirtyWhiteBoy wrote:

    Doobie wrote:

    A powered spinning blade? Or just spun by hand?

    Just a spinning blade

    Good. You had me concerned a bit there and I wasn’t certain 100%. There’s some devillishly dangerous tricks/techniques handed down some times from some of the old timers out there.

    I also was envisioning revving up the saw and touching it with the rag.

    How do you wax your blade???

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    #718253
    OldCountryWoodworks
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    Edmonton, Alberta

    CMT works excellent. I have one bag on the jobsite with liquids, silicone, glue, DAP, Cleaner lacquer.

    On site I squirt the blade on both sides then rub with my fingers and in five minutes I have a clean blade, wipe with a rag or on pants. They are called work pants.

    The reason the blade cuts better when it is clean. The pitch or resin has a thickness that is now rubbing against your clean cut taking chips with it. It is also causing friction because the blade is now thicker than the cutting surface.

    I clean my blades about every ten days, and sharpen every third kitchen.

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    #718254
    smallerstick
    Pro
    North Bay, ON

    CMT works excellent. I have one bag on the jobsite with liquids, silicone, glue, DAP, Cleaner lacquer.

    On site I squirt the blade on both sides then rub with my fingers and in five minutes I have a clean blade, wipe with a rag or on pants. They are called work pants.

    The reason the blade cuts better when it is clean. The pitch or resin has a thickness that is now rubbing against your clean cut taking chips with it. It is also causing friction because the blade is now thicker than the cutting surface.

    I clean my blades about every ten days, and sharpen every third kitchen.

    @jimdaddyo here suggested gel alcohol based hand cleaner to clean blades. Cheap, easy to get and very effective.

    You’re right about clean blades cutting better and running cooler.

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    #718263
    Doobie
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    One thing that just occurred to me, has anybody ever tried to clean their blade in their dishwasher?

    As long as you saddle it such that the sharp teeth don’t somehow damage the plastic coated dishwasher racks, the only thing I can think of that would be of concern is that the strong detergent would weaken the braising of carbide teeth.

    For me, I would probably try them on the flat cutlery tray in my Miele dishwasher.

    I’ve heard of people washing car hub caps in their dishwasher, why not shop blades and such? What am I missing in this idea not being viable for cleaning pitched blades in one’s dishwasher?

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