I thought I would put this out there as a blog. I had been looking for something to clean my sawblades with. I thought about some of the kits available from woodoworking stores and online, but while I was looking found a blog on simple green. I started researching that and found a couple quotes from members of the Freud company about the product. I don’t know how credible they are, because I could not find anything out about them or it on any publication from Freud. It did spark my interest tho. Simple green does not contain lye or any other harsh chemicals, so as far as I know it does not harm the bond on carbide blades(don’t quote me on it though). As for the result, I think it worked rather well. I dilluted the concentrate 1:10 with water and let the blade soak for about 15mins. I then took a toothbrush and scrubbed some of the tough areas. After that I rinsed the blades with water and dried extremely well to keep rust from building up. After that some WD40 and back to the saws. I used the blades that were cleaned tonight on my Squirrel Whirler project and everything cut like new again. If anybody has heard anything about it harming the blades let me know. I don’t want to work with dangerous equipment, but so far so good.
Heres my cleaning kit; Simple Green, a tooth brush, and a auto oil pan.