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Blog entry by Karson posted 1448 days ago 5315 reads 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday, I posted a blog on a failure

Today I thought I post a blog on a success.

I’ve used this product before on cleaning saw blades.

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Yesterday I was walking around a Black & Decker outlet store in Delaware and I ran across these brass brushes 3 for $1.00 so I picked up three. When I got to the checkout the guy asked if I would want another 6 for another $1.00 so I bought those. I thought I’d use them for cleaning out my files and then later I thought about cleaning saw blades for rosin and other gunk.

So today I went to the toy workshop and sprayed the saw blade on the table saw and used the brass brush to really clean it up. Then I went to the 6X48 belt sander.

I don’t use pine in my shop but we do at the toy workshop where we get cutoffs from trusses and other pine scrap. The sanding belts are usually covered with all kinds of gunk and burn spots. So I hit it with this green cleaner and the brass brush and it came clean as new.

So I came home to report my findings to you.

A file.

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After brushing but no cleaner.

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Router bits.

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After cleaning.

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A sanding belt.

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After cleaning.

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It works give it a try.

This is a product like Simple Green but a cheaper brand at the grocery store.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †



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dustyal

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#1 posted 1448 days ago

Interesting… I’ll have to stop in the B&D store…. I think the bristles on my file card comb rusted…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1448 days ago

Great Tip Karson ,Success!

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 1448 days ago

Sounds good..Iespecially want to try it for some sanding belts. I just gummed up and messed up a new sanding belt while trying to sand some bloodwood. It doesn’t take much to gum up the belt with some of these hard and oily woods.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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lew

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#4 posted 1448 days ago

Thanks, Karson, I’ll get some of this stuff!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Karson

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#5 posted 1448 days ago

Lew: When we set up our meeting, remind me to bring one of the brushes for you.

Thanks everyone for the comments.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Karson

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#6 posted 1448 days ago

The Door and Window shop that I get wood for the toy workshop sends all of it’s wide belt sander out for cleaning.

They have a 36” sander and the belts get corn bits which are pieces of glue that have gotten stuck to the surface of the belt. It then burns the wood being sanded.

When you walk by the sander they have tape posted where the burning spots are. When they bad enough the replace the belt and send the old ones out for cleaning.

That survace was what got me thinking about cleaning my own belts. The cleaner doesn’t hurt the belt material nor the glue or product that is holding on the grit.

I don’t know what it will do to the splice joint. I didn’t spray on that much product and I rubbed the surface with the brass brush and they were clean.

I’ll need to try it on the wide belt sander because sometimes some cherry starts to burn because of something stuck on the belt. It would be nice to clean that off also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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cwdance1

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#7 posted 1448 days ago

I think I have seen that stuff at the dollar store. I bought some WD40 but it didn’t do a very good job.

Thanks for the information.

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lew

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#8 posted 1448 days ago

Thanks, Karson!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Mary Anne

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#9 posted 1448 days ago

It looks like it does a great job. I recently purchased a bottle of Reuzit and was pleased with the results for cleaning sanding belts, but the Green stuff is undoubtably better priced. Thanks for the tip! :)

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sedcokid

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#10 posted 1448 days ago

Karson, thanks for the successful tip! I like it…

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Bob Kollman

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#11 posted 1448 days ago

Looking good, now you’ll never have to buy a new sanding belt!!! LOL

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 1448 days ago

Thanks Karson:-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Eagle1

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#13 posted 1447 days ago

Thanks Karson.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Bigdogs117

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#14 posted 1447 days ago

He’s right. I have been using this product for about 5 years now. It does a great job. For saw blades, I cut off the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket and place the 10” blade in or bits. Pour in the mean green (enough to cover the blades), let it soak for about 1/2 hr to an hour. Then I use a tooth brush to wipe away the resin from the teeth. It is a painless process. Pretty easy actually. I clean the other bits and blades using the same process.

Never tried it on belts though.

-- Rusty

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jockmike2

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#15 posted 1447 days ago

Nice tip Karson. Did I ever tell you about the leper that went to a call girl. He said “keep the tip”.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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