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  • #12682
    parenos
    Moderator
    Honesdale, PA

    I normally use simple green Grill cleaner, and a scrub brush. Wondering what everyone else uses to clean their, blades.

    #12687
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    I use the blade cleaner from Lee Valley along with a brush. I used to use oven cleaner but the blade cleaner works much better. I use a plastic pan meant for draining motor oil to clean in, it’s a perfect shape and size for most blades.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #12691
    parenos
    Moderator
    Honesdale, PA

    Dan,
    Do you sharpen your own blades or have someone local do it?

    #12703
    barrail
    Pro
    yorkville, illinois

    Oven cleaner works real well, A tool sales man told me that the oven cleaner would pit the carbide so I questioned my saw sharpener and when he stopped laughing he said no, it would not hurt the carbide. Oven cleaner is available most places and works quick

    #12712
    Sprokitz
    Pro
    Eastern shore of, Pa

    I usually just use oven cleaner.

    #12718
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    Brian,
    I take all my carbide tipped saw blades and router bits to a local sharpening shop to have them sharpened on their CNC equipment. I have a diamond hone that I use to touch up router bits but if they are quite dull I take them in. Anything that isn’t carbide I sharpen myself.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #12749
    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    depends on the time of year believe it or not.. summer time i use oven cleaner. i lay out some cardboard on the driveway then set my blades on that and blast em with oven cleaner.. colder months i use blade cleaner…

    reason being the smell,, i hate the smell of oven cleaner.. dont want it inside

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #12785

    How do handle the 100% increase in phone calls when we are told there is a 4 day storm coming ? we are to have heavy rain, sleet, hail and snow on and off for the next four days with 50-60 mph winds. I have so many people who want gutter heaters, outdoor outlets,trees trim/cut down,new windows cause they feel drafts,sump pump back up systems, generator switch overs. The news is saying rain & sleet will coat the trees which will give to the extra weight bringing power lines down . I just want to split wood to heat my house !

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    #12787
    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    what does that have to do with this topic

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #12788
    parenos
    Moderator
    Honesdale, PA

    so do you burn your blades to clean them?

    #12792
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    Seems a little random to me. What is the significance of the photo?

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #18999

    I never sharpened my blades. but recently on another topic here, I was given advise on how to sharpen blades. thanks for guys

    #19077
    McK
    Pro

    I use Kerosene,
    I have a tool grinder that allows me to sharpen my own blades.

    #19079

    I guess I am the only one that doesn’t clean and doesn’t resharpen. Though I have a stack ready to be resharpened. I’ve looked into it and it just does not seem to be as inexpensive as the rest of the world. We had one shop go under and he was really the only one I know of that re-sharpens.

    #19080

    And why does the tags at the bottom of the screen talk about overflow clients in a storm? I have no idea what that means, but I have a great story to tell someday.

    #19084
    McK
    Pro

    Surprised to find anybody that doesn’t resharpen blades Kent.
    And sometimes just cleaning can make a big difference.

    I stay away from oven cleaner/lye.
    Not sure it really damages them enough to hurt them,
    just to stay on the safe side.

    This from Frued,
    close up of carbon soaked in a cleaner that “showing the damage from 24 hours of soaking in a popular commercial cleaner (which will remain unnamed) that is less caustic than oven cleaner:”

    #19093
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    Kent, the tag at the bottom is from a random post a little ways back that had nothing to do with this thread. I get my carbide blades sharpened at a local shop and it costs about 25 cents per tooth.

    Thanks for posting the pics Bill, that’s an interesting comparison. I used to use oven cleaner on my blades but now I use a cleaner specifically made for blades.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #19096
    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    teh sad thing about that poster and pic is that the pic was turning up in every thread it seemed the first few weeks of the boards.

    we take our blades into the lumberyard,they send them over to pei actually

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #19114
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    Do they send them to Langille’s in Charlottetown Jeff? I used to take my blades to Mill Supply when I lived in Halifax and they sent them over to Langille’s. It’s great now because I live 15 min away from their shop.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #19142

    I think Michael’s random post was him trying to text somebody and sent it to this forum or something haha

    John S

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