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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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11-14-2019 06:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw blades

I put a freud rip blade to soak in dishsoapy water overnight to loosen up the gunk so I could clean it. I just rinsed the blade off and noticed, to my horror, that the red protective coating had orange-peeled and is coming off the blade. I have done this before with dishsoap, without a problem. Now I have a problem, the protective coating is flaking off in chunks.

Before anyone yells, yes, I know there are specific cleaners for saw blades, and I will forthwith order some.

But what can I do with this blade? Does the coating really matter?

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)


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HokieKen

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#1 posted 11-14-2019 06:59 PM

Nope. Doesn’t make a hill of beans. If it were my blade, I’d take a stiff wire brush and removed any loose coating that I could and keep on rolling. The part of the blade that’s red doesn’t even touch the wood anyway since the teeth are slightly wider than the saw plate.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 11-14-2019 07:05 PM

I hate that red coating, and often refer to it as “hidious”. Even so, I have 2 blades with it and i intend to try your trick to remove it. Thanks.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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fivecodys

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#3 posted 11-14-2019 07:11 PM

I only soak mine for a few minutes in laundry detergent and that loosens all the pitch up enough to scrub off with a soft brush.
No issues so far with the coating coming off. Maybe the dish soap was to harsh. Not really sure.

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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gtrgeo

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#4 posted 11-14-2019 08:04 PM

I am with Fred on this one, I do not care for the red coating on the Freud blades; I always end up with some rubbing off onto my wood. I prefer Freud’s Nickel plated finish but it can be tough to find unless you special order.

Care to share what brand of soap you used. I may want to soak mine off too :)

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therealSteveN

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#5 posted 11-14-2019 09:33 PM



Nope. Doesn t make a hill of beans. If it were my blade, I d take a stiff wire brush and removed any loose coating that I could and keep on rolling. The part of the blade that s red doesn t even touch the wood anyway since the teeth are slightly wider than the saw plate.

- HokieKen

Sound advice, and sage truth all rolled into one. It probably does matter to the marketing department though? They have to keep their jobs…... :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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Spotcheck

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#6 posted 11-14-2019 10:06 PM


Sound advice, and sage truth all rolled into one. It probably does matter to the marketing department though? They have to keep their jobs…... :-)

- therealSteveN

Doesn’t matter to them now. The blade was purchased – their work is done :)

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#7 posted 11-14-2019 10:11 PM

You guys rule! And if “Fred and Kenny said it, then, hey, Fred and Kenny said it! And thats nuff said.

Of course, there are tons of real good blades without that frightly RED, so why should it matter. I get some occasional red skid marks on my cuts also. Now, I wont.

Thanks for the comments.

Care to share what brand of soap you used. I may want to soak mine off too :)

- gtrgeo

The brand: FAIRY ultra——- seriously.
Im in Spain though, dont think its available in the US?

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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smallerstick

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#8 posted 11-14-2019 10:59 PM

I use methyl Hydrate to clean mine, it only needs to soak for a few minutes then brush with an old tooth brush. Pitch and all is gone.
I have been using blades from Hill Country Tools recently. Sold through sharpening services exclusively as far as I know. They have been really good so far, clean cuts, glue line quality and they hold an edge very well. Priced very competitively!
I’m not being paid to say good things about them, I just really am very impressed.

-- Peter

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pottz

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#9 posted 11-14-2019 11:03 PM



You guys rule! And if “Fred and Kenny said it, then, hey, Fred and Kenny said it! And thats nuff said.

Of course, there are tons of real good blades without that frightly RED, so why should it matter. I get some occasional red skid marks on my cuts also. Now, I wont.

Thanks for the comments.

Care to share what brand of soap you used. I may want to soak mine off too :)

- gtrgeo

The brand: FAIRY ultra——- seriously.
Im in Spain though, dont think its available in the US?

- wildwoodbybrianjohns


it must do one hell of a job cleaning your dishes if it takes the coating off a blade.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Kazooman

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#10 posted 11-14-2019 11:15 PM


it must do one hell of a job cleaning your dishes if it takes the coating off a blade.

- pottz

Yeh….. His frying pans used to have a Teflon coating and even that is just a fond memory. I’ll bet he is using the “Soap of Satan” brand. Strong stuff.

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#11 posted 11-15-2019 12:06 AM

I ll bet he is using the “Soap of Satan” brand. Strong stuff.

- Kazooman

I am not affiliated with the “big Guy” in any way:)

He did try to trick and tempt me once, and I said no, thank you, i will be leaving now. That was in NYC, where I witnessed his corruption of the souls of others many times. I hear HE is very popular these days.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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GR8HUNTER

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#12 posted 11-15-2019 12:15 AM


You guys rule! And if “Fred and Kenny said it, then, hey, Fred and Kenny said it! And thats nuff said.

Of course, there are tons of real good blades without that frightly RED, so why should it matter. I get some occasional red skid marks on my cuts also. Now, I wont.

Thanks for the comments.

Care to share what brand of soap you used. I may want to soak mine off too :)

- gtrgeo

The brand: FAIRY ultra——- seriously.
Im in Spain though, dont think its available in the US?

- wildwoodbybrianjohns

it must do one hell of a job cleaning your dishes if it takes the coating off a blade.

- pottz


better not use it on your fine china LOL :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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SMP

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#13 posted 11-15-2019 05:05 AM


The brand: FAIRY ultra——- seriously.
Im in Spain though, dont think its available in the US?

- wildwoodbybrianjohns

it must do one hell of a job cleaning your dishes if it takes the coating off a blade.

- pottz

And here in California we can’t even buy paint stripper strong enough to clean your dishes anymore.

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therealSteveN

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#14 posted 11-15-2019 05:18 AM


He did try to trick and tempt me once, and I said no, thank you, i will be leaving now. That was in NYC, where I witnessed his corruption of the souls of others many times. I hear HE is very popular these days.

- wildwoodbybrianjohns

Just like rust. I hear he never sleeps.

-- Think safe, be safe

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#15 posted 11-15-2019 06:50 AM


And here in California we can’t even buy paint stripper strong enough to clean your dishes anymore.

- SMP

All the looney, largely unnecessary, meddling always seems to begin in Cali, then spreads eastward like seismic waves around the globe.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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