After ripping a bunch of somewhat “wet” Douglas Fir for my workbench, the blade on my table saw was pretty gummed up. It was time for a good cleaning. When I clean my saw blades I keep it simple and use Simple Green. It’s able to clean off most of what can get on a saw blade.
I saturate both sides of the blade with Simple Green and let set for about 15 minutes. I then use an old toothbrush to scrub the residue off. I also use a glove, because the teeth are sharp and we want to work safe. Sometime for the tough stuff I use a Scotch Brite pad to scrub a little harder. For the most part it comes clean with the toothbrush. I didn’t show it but I had planned to use some OptiCut-XL on the blade after cleaning it. I’m going to send this blade out to be sharpened, so I didn’t treat the blade this time.
Here are some before pictures.
After a little scrubbing the blade is good as new.
As part of the cleaning I noticed I had lost a tooth along the way. I have a second blade, so I’ll be sending this one out to be sharpened and have the tooth repaired.