Cleaning off resin left from SYP

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Forum topic by PAchemist posted 03-11-2016 08:38 PM 730 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-11-2016 08:38 PM

I have been working with some Southern Yellow Pine and it has left “resin” on the working parts of my power tools. While I have vacuumed out the sawdust there is still resin inside my table saw and band saw. Any suggestions on how to clean them?

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#1 posted 03-11-2016 09:24 PM

Growing up, we would’ve used gasoline ;)

Will denatured alcohol do it?

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#2 posted 03-11-2016 09:41 PM

The correct solvent for pine tar is turpentine. Like dissolves like.


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#3 posted 03-11-2016 10:46 PM

Looking more closely I see this topic has been discussed several times on LumberJocks.

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#4 posted 03-11-2016 11:05 PM

I’d agree with Mark and also add acetone as an alternative.

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#5 posted 03-12-2016 02:09 AM

I use citrus degreaser and a toothbrush.

-- Rick M,

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