Suddenly your saw blade is not performing like before. It seems like it is not sharp anymore. It can’t cut like before. Then it’s time to clean your blade. You can clean it if you follow some simple tricks. Today I am going to give you some tips about cleaning saw blades easily.
However using a dull blade isn’t a good idea. So as soon as you realize that the blade isn’t working properly, start cleaning.
- Pitch and Resin remover
- Shallow Pan
- A brush
- Little scrub pad
- Hair Dryer
- Keep your saw blade in a shallow pan and put some resin remover in that pan. You can purchase resin remover from the market or you can see online for the best resin remover. You have to let the blade sinking in this liquid for 5 minutes.
- Then keep it up and scrub it with a brush smoothly. Make sure you are going with the teeth, not against the teeth.
- After that use a little scrub pad which will remove stubborn resins and debris from your blade.
- After cleaning both the sides you have to clean between the teeth. Simply put the scrub pad between the teeth and scrub carefully.
- Now use water to wash the blade completely.
- Now you can wait until it gets dry or you can use a hair dryer to dry it quickly. Wish is yours.
- When the blade turns dry completely use rust inhibitor spray. This spray can extend the life of your blade also prevent rust from establishing again. You can find those spray in the shop easily or you can search online too.
Note to remember:
- While using a brush or a scrub pad don’t go against the teeth direction. It will make your job harder. Even there is a chance to cut your finger too.
- You can reuse resin remover so many times. So after using it just keep it in the bottle again.
Don’t have resin remover but need to clean the blade now?
There is a huge number of products in the market by using those you can easily clean a saw blade. However, there is a very easy way to clean a saw blade if you don’t have any of those products that time. You can use laundry detergent and water. Mix 50% water and 50% laundry detergent in a jar.
Now flow this mixture over the blade. Now continues the blade sinking for half an hour. After half an hour you will see those buildup, pitch, resin and other things are lifting off from the teeth.
That point uses a synthetic brush and scrubs all over the blade. After that make the blade dry and use a rust inhibitor spray to stop rust from establishing.
Finally, I recommend you to use a resin remover for a better result. Homemade tricks can help you to remove build up, pitch and resin though but not so perfectly. Try to clean your saw blade often. Cleaning now and often will extend the blades life.
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