Clean Your Bits & Blades

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Review by plantek posted 05-28-2012 03:11 PM 4151 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve always heard about the virtues of cleaning you saw blade when you think it’s time to get it resharpened.
Well I finally did it and ended up with a blade as good as it was when new.
I wanted a environmentally friendly cleaner to do and decided to try the degreaser I use to remove the shipping grease that comes on new tools…
This stuff worked fantastic. I used a lid from a Homedepot 5gal bucket and let the blade soak for about 2 – 5 mins. I then only had to gently brush the blade with a brass bristle brush. I was amazed at how fast this stuff work with very little effort. I went on to clean some router bits which cleaned up just as good. Best of all this stuff dilutes with water and can be rinsed down the drain.
If I remember correctly the 1gal jug cost about $12.00. Well worth the price and worth a try.

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#1 posted 05-28-2012 04:05 PM


Quote: “I then only had to genitally brush the blade with a brass bristle bush.”

That must have hurt !

Take care,

Joao Araujo

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#2 posted 05-28-2012 04:06 PM

OUCH !!!

Somehow, genital + brass brush shouldn’t be allowed in the same sentence !!!

Seriously, I know what you meant … just couldn’t resist poking a little fun at the way it was said …

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#3 posted 05-28-2012 10:28 PM

you guys that stuff work, genitally it usely dose :)

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#4 posted 05-29-2012 01:20 PM

Good catch…
I just became the victim of a spell checking curse… the red squiggly line disappeared so I moved on.
I was reading your replies while in a restaurant and almost broke out laughing.
I’ve since corrected it.


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#5 posted 06-03-2012 02:04 AM

Thanks to your review, I bought some of this today. Hopefully it’ll clean my table saw and band saw blades real good.

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#6 posted 08-10-2012 10:45 AM

I used to use the Rockler bit and blade cleaner until it became difficult to get. (I moved) Now, I use 99% Isopropyl Alcohol. Word of warning, don’t use a plastic container. I use an old coffee cup for router bits etc and an old frying pan for blades. I’m also going to try lemon oil and see how that does.

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