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Forum topic by yellowtruck75 posted 09-19-2011 03:47 PM 1628 views 1 time favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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yellowtruck75

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09-19-2011 03:47 PM

What does everyone use to clean table saw blades and router bits?


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#1 posted 09-19-2011 03:51 PM

I’ve had good luck with Simple Green. Quick spray and a scrub with an old toothbrush cleans them right up.

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#2 posted 09-19-2011 03:52 PM

+1 for Simple Green.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 09-19-2011 04:41 PM

+3 for Simple Green.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#4 posted 09-19-2011 04:45 PM

Similar discussion from 9/7/11

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#5 posted 09-19-2011 05:37 PM

I use the rockler blade and bit cleaner. Works great and smells citrius-like.

I don’t dilute; just use full strength and pour the used cleaner back in the bottle. Lasts years. My bottle is 5+ years old.

I didn’t know that simple green would work that well back then. I use that a lot in the shop.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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rance

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#6 posted 09-19-2011 06:47 PM

I google Simple Green Amazon and get 30 different kinds. Got a number for your SG? 13xxx? :)

I could ask the same question about Lestoil(recommended elsewhere). Many to choose from. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#7 posted 09-19-2011 07:35 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Simple-Green-Products-13005-Gallon/dp/B004E3GXAU

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 09-19-2011 07:47 PM

The Simple Green Pro HD cleaner (the purple stuff) works well and can be found at Home Depot in one gallon size for about $15.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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Mark Blomster

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#9 posted 09-19-2011 07:52 PM

Simple Green, too, and a toothbrush. I use a 5-gallon bucket lid as a tray, which holds a 10” blade perfectly. I re-use what I can!

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#10 posted 09-19-2011 08:05 PM

I too use SG on a lot of things but I know I read somewhere you aren’t supposed to use it on carbide teeth saw blades. Anyone else care to add to this?
I usually use Trend cleaner on my blades and bits.

-- Life is good.

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#11 posted 09-19-2011 08:34 PM

If you have access to a Sam’s club you can get a gallon of simple green for under $9.

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#12 posted 09-19-2011 08:44 PM

From past experience the standard Simple Green does not work as well as the SG Pro HD Cleaner.

We learned about it several months ago from pintodeluxe’s review;

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/1779

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#13 posted 09-19-2011 08:56 PM

I use Woodcraft’s bit and blade cleaner. Diluted, lasts a long time and seems to do a good job.

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#14 posted 09-19-2011 09:04 PM

The Arm & Hammer “washing soda” is a very good cleaner. I use it for blades, bits, and shop towels. Simple Green is also a winner in my shop.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#15 posted 09-19-2011 09:17 PM

409 here. works fine.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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