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Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Blade and Router bit cleaning
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2019, 04:11 PM »
I used the Rockler Blade Cleaning Kit, which includes their Pitch and Resin Remover.  It did a very nice job of cleaning my blades.  It's rather embarrassing how filthy some of the blades got.











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Offline ChiknNutz

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Re: Blade and Router bit cleaning
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2019, 04:34 PM »
I have some of the Sprayway cleaner.  Good stuff but it took off ALL the lettering too!  Might be a bit too aggressive.
-Chris
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Offline Alanbach

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Re: Blade and Router bit cleaning
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2019, 08:49 PM »
Over the years I have used almost every blade cleaner mentioned in this thread. Until I bought the Boeshield three pack shown here, that is. Their Resin Gum and Pitch Remover is, in my opinion, second to none. I grab a blade and lay it out on a rag, I spray two or three pumps on the blade teeth, I wait about thirty seconds (at the most) and then I use a stiff plastic bristled grout brush or even a toothbrush, for about thirty seconds, then I flip over the blade and repeat. It is the quickest,  best pitch cleaner I have encountered. Crazy fast and easy.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2019, 02:02 AM by Alanbach »

Offline kevinculle

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Re: Blade and Router bit cleaning
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2019, 09:45 PM »
My go to blade de-pitcher is spray on oven cleaner, cheap and effective but wear gloves and eye protection.

Offline rmhinden

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Re: Blade and Router bit cleaning
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2019, 10:30 PM »
I use CMT 2050 that I picked up when Woodcraft had it on sale.

Works great.  I put the blades on some newspaper, spray it on, let it sit for a few minutes, then start wiping it off.  Then turn the blade over and repeat.  I don't see the need to submerge the blade.

Bob

Offline waho6o9

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Re: Blade and Router bit cleaning
« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2019, 12:02 AM »
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CMT works well for me, good stuff. 

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Blade and Router bit cleaning
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2019, 05:28 AM »
I lay the saw blade in the bottom of the tub, spray both sides with CMT, and let sit for 15 to 20 minutes. I then rinse blade with cold water. I scrub any stubborn areas with my wife’s toothbrush and rinse again. Rinse toothbrush and replace it. I then wipe blade dry and saturate with WD40. Wipe WD40 completely off and blade is ready to go.

Same for router bits. If bit has bearing, the last step is the lube bearing with appropriate lube.

I wear safety glasses and plastic gloves throughout the process.
Birdhunter

Offline hdv

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Re: Blade and Router bit cleaning
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2019, 05:39 AM »
I am no chemist and can't verify the truthfulness of it, but many people warn against using oven cleaner or other aggressive acids to clean carbide tipped saw blades. They suspect it may affect the bonding of the carbide to the steel, causing pieces of carbide to fly loose when the blade is spinning. Again I don't know if this is correct, but I did see photo's of a carbide tipped blade made with an electron microscope before and after a soak in oven cleaner. They were shown to me by a blade cleaning and sharpening service. The difference was quite significant. For me it was enough to stop doing that. Now I just buy a bottle of blade cleaner from Felder (other brands will likely be just as good). I've been using that first bottle for 3 years now, so the cost is really not significant enough for me to take that risk.

Online Cheese

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Re: Blade and Router bit cleaning
« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2019, 12:15 PM »
I scrub any stubborn areas with my wife’s toothbrush and rinse again. Rinse toothbrush and replace it.

Now that's funny... [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]


Offline travisbrown

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Re: Blade and Router bit cleaning
« Reply #39 on: August 26, 2019, 02:14 PM »
plain ole oven cleaner /lemon scent

Yup. Been using the same for 20+ years.