|Review by pintodeluxe||posted 12-06-2010 09:46 PM||6439 views||5 times favorited||16 comments|
I heard that soaking carbide tipped blades in simple green can leach carbide from the metal. I emailed simple green and a rep confirmed that the standard simple green should not be used to soak carbide tipped blades. He recommended two other simple green products that have no such problem:
1. Simple Green Pro HD
2. Simple Green Aircraft parts cleaner
I found the simple green Pro HD at my local Home Depot. It is the purple stuff and is sold in a 1 gallon concentrate for around $13. I gave it a try cleaning my Freud saw blades, and I was quite impressed. I had all the pitch and gum removed from my tablesaw blade, and dado set in under 10 minutes. Most of that was letting the blades soak. I lightly scrubbed with a brass brush, and all the deposits just melted.
After cleaning, I dry the blades with a paper towel and reinstall on the saw. I run the saw for a minute to finish drying the blade. The cleaner does not leave any residue.
Simple Green Purple. Go get some.
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