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Forum topic by 1yeldud1 posted 07-16-2013 10:39 PM 1265 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-16-2013 10:39 PM

I was in a hurry to work on a doorway in my garage. I was painting the building and I noticed that the wooden brick mold around the walk thru door was in bad shape. I made a mad dash to the lumber yard and picked up “vinyl” brick mold to replace it with. I have had good luck here in Missouri getting the vinyl to stand up to the weather. I got in too big of a hurry and had my son in law rip a piece of this material on my table saw – I made the mistake of not replacing my GOOD Frued cross cut blade with a “junker” – this material cut like butter with no problems – just a little dusty. The next night I grabbed a piece of red oak for a project I was working on and headed to the table saw. Bad news. I tried to cross cut using the Frued blade and I was like the blade had NO teeth. It cut like a cheap saw with a really dull blade. I think the plastic from the vinyl trim “melted” to the cutting surfaces of the carbide teeth. Has anyone experienced this type of problem – is there any way to save this blade or do I just chalk it up to “stupid” and order a new one. Thanks for any info !!

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#1 posted 07-16-2013 10:51 PM

have it sharpened they will clean it to.

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#2 posted 07-16-2013 11:02 PM

I’ve used Simple Green and an old toothbrush to clean pitch off my blades. I fill the bottom of my shop sink with some Simple Green and hot water, and put in the blade for a little bit, then start scrubbing with the toothbrush. Then rinse with more hot water and dry.

Don’t let it soak for any real length of time—I’ve heard conflicting stories about whether Simple Green eats at carbide. But this takes maybe 5 minutes and leaves the blade clean.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#3 posted 07-16-2013 11:24 PM

Try washing soda ,one tablespoon in a Gallon of water.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#4 posted 07-16-2013 11:29 PM

not a huge problem youve merely gunked up your blade with vinyl. Carb cleaner will fix it up fast. Be sure to rinse and dry well.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#5 posted 07-17-2013 12:37 AM

napatha or MEK will take that plastic off quickly

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#6 posted 07-18-2013 12:11 AM

Ok I took that screwed up saw blade to work today and looked at it under the microscope. I had a complete covering of clear plastic on the carbide and the steel near the carbide. I took a razor blade and tried to scratch the plastic off and it was stuck really good. I took MEK and wiped the plastic and it did take some of it off. I resorted to taking the blade to a wire wheel that we have in the shop. It is a really soft wheel and it removed the remainder of the plastic. Thanks guys for the help. I am in the process of needing 2 FRUED blades resharpened – anyone have any really good sharpening services that i can mail these blades too (in the United States) – Thanks !!!

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#7 posted 07-18-2013 12:14 AM

Forrest Sharpening service is the best besides my guy here local

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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