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Forum topic by RickM posted 02-26-2008 07:41 PM 5798 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RickM

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02-26-2008 07:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tip question

I just recieved some of Rockler’s pitch and resin remover and used it for the first time yesterday installing new blades in the jointer and it was working pretty good. I had the wife helping me and she asked what the goo was for and when I told her she asked if I had tried this product we use for our cleaning company. It is called Krud Cutter and about $22.00 a gallon, she used it and I used the Rockler – then I used it as well to get some stubburn areas the Rockler could not remove after a fifteen minute soak and a brass brush. I was using it on the screws and wedges not on the blades since I do not know what it will do to carbide (Jointer knives are HSS but the are new so did not need to clean them.) Has anybody else used this stuff before and can attest whether it is safe on carbide? Because man can it clean pitch and resin – not to mention a bunch of other items, including removing Old English Dark Scratch remover from our cleaning rags, and no I do not work for them or sell the stuff just a good product.

-- RickM


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#1 posted 02-26-2008 07:47 PM

You can clean carbide just like you would HSS. No problem.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-26-2008 08:07 PM

write the company and ask .. they might appreciate the new customer base

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#3 posted 02-26-2008 09:16 PM

Asking the company is a good idea MsDebbie. I use Krud Cutter with my pressure washer to clean the vinyl on my house. Just spray it on, let it set for a few minutes and rinse it off. Does a great job. I’d never thought of using it for this purpose though. It would be great if it would work. Rick, were you using the stuff full strength? I know that when I use it with the pressure washer it’s very diluted.

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#4 posted 02-26-2008 09:39 PM

I just use simple green…..works great…..cheep…......safe….....and you can get it anywhere

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#5 posted 02-26-2008 09:44 PM

I’ve heard that a lot of people use the simple green. I think about any household cleaner would work. I’ve tried a few. I usually let the blades soak over night. I have to use a tooth brush on some of the bad spots. I’m all for anything that will save some $$$.

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#6 posted 02-26-2008 10:39 PM

I’m very unscientifically testing a commercial vinyl tile cleaner we picked up at a janitorial supplier.
It worked miracles on a newer tile floor where a tenant had spilled and left printer ink in various colors.
I didn’t seem to attack metal like our scrapers etc so I tried it on and old saw blade.

Bingo! resin just about dropped off in a few seconds.
I brass wire brushed it and the whole ten inch blade looks like new.
I’ll do some more empirical tests before I have you all rush out and ruin your equipment. <g>

So far it looks very promising and it’s around $22.00 a gallon in concentrate (10:1)

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#7 posted 02-26-2008 11:22 PM

Hey Bob, are you saying you diluted it 10:1 for cleaning blades?

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#8 posted 02-26-2008 11:23 PM

ooops. My Bad. I thought you were talking about the Krud Cutter. What were you using?

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Al Killian

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#9 posted 02-27-2008 02:48 AM

Word of caution, Simple green and many other chemicals can ruin the metal used to make saw blades and jointer/planer knifes. Some of this stuff can weaken the softer metals. Warm water and dish soap work with a brass brush.

-- Owner of custom millwork shop

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#10 posted 02-27-2008 02:59 AM

Hi JJ yes, I diluted this floor cleaner 10:1 and it really did a stellar job at least on my table saw blades.
I want to try it out on some various metals I have round here that are related to woodworking to be sure we don’t get a corrosion problem before I release the Brand name.

...just trying to cover your backs.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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RickM

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#11 posted 02-27-2008 03:37 AM

Okay I took MsDebbie’s advice and got ahold of the company and revieved this reply:

Rick,

We have had a lot of emails from people cleaning their saw blades that
are extremely happy with Krud Kutter as a cleaner. We have never heard
of anyone having any problems with weakening the glue joint, etc. I
spoke with the chemist, and he said there are a lot of different
manufacturers, so he can’t be 100% positive, but we believe your system
will be fine.

On a side note, are there any magazines that a lot of people who use
this type of equipment read on a regular basis? All of the emails we
have had in the past said not to keep our product a secret, so we
thought we’d get the word out.

Thank you for your help?

Allison Grabiak
Operations Manager

Supreme Chemicals of Georgia, Inc.
1535 Oak Industrial Lane, Suite B
Cumming, GA 30041
770-888-8827 phone
770-888-8835 fax
800-466-7126 toll free
Allison@krudkutter.com
www.krudkutter.com

I used the system full strength and had no problem with residue or anything else, it had a pleasent odor akin to oranges and is enviormentally friendly.

-- RickM

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#12 posted 02-27-2008 03:47 AM

Looks like I’ll be using some Krud Cutter for cleaning the blades ….. Thanks Bob and Rick.

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#13 posted 02-27-2008 04:05 AM

I soak my saw blades in a shallow metal baking dish filled with Pro 409 Cleaner (not the regular 409). It’s cheap and takes the pitch off in just a few minutes. Got the tip from a woodworking magazine a long time ago, and it still works. Usually my Ace Hardware store carries the Pro 409.

-- Gerry

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#14 posted 02-27-2008 04:22 AM

When I first started cleaning my blades, I couldn’t find anything to clean them in….. or should I say the woman of the house told me I was not to use any of her stuff….. Ended up using a large drip pan from a plant on the front porch. It worked great. I didn’t know there was a Pro 409. I’ll have to check that out.

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