Hey guys, just wanted to pass this along for what it’s worth.
About 2 months ago I bought the Rockler cleaning kit for saw blades. Some of you may have, some not. It’s got a big tub with a “riser” in the middle to lift the blade up to keep from sucking to the bottom, a qt. of resin and pitch cleaner, and a little brass brush for cleaning. Anyway I mixed 1 prt. solution and 3 prts. water. I’ve cleaned a half dozen blades with no problem, and it worked good.
Last night I was cleaning a couple of blades, let them soak while me and my wife went to supper, but forgot about them till this morning when I went to the shop. Opened the lid, and nearly all the finish was gone from the blade—even the writing, and the blades looked like they had been”blued” like a gun barrel, and rusted. I finished cleaning them, washed them, dried them, and they look like hell. I called Rockler about this, and they had nothing to tell me other than “I’m sorry”. One of the blades is brand new, and now it looks like it’s been in a fire. It won’t hurt the performance of the blade, but sure looks nasty. Could this have happened to any of you? If so, I’d like some feedback on it—-pros and cons. Rick D.
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