I’ve never cleaned one of my saw blades. I used to just buy what I’d call disposable blades from the big box store. Usually Freud blades. They are great blades and relatively inexpensive.
A while ago I purchased two Woodworker II combination blades from Forrest Woodworking. These blades are significantly more expense but provide a great cut and can be resharpened by Forrest. My plan was to use one up, send it in to be cleaned up and resharpened and then just use the other blade until it needed the same treatment. Well of course I used one blade then started using the second without sending the first one in. Now I have two blades that are covered in gunk and need resharpening. I’ve heard that simply cleaning the blade will bring it back to life and perhaps a sharpening isn’t necessary. So I decided to see if any of the household cleaners I have on hand would do the job.
Check the video below to see the results.
After all is said and done, I don’t think that I’ll be waiting to send my blades in any longer!
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