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yellowtruck75

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1038 days ago

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


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#1 posted 1038 days ago

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 1038 days ago

+1 for Simple Green.

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

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#3 posted 1038 days ago

+3 for Simple Green.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#4 posted 1038 days ago

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 1038 days ago

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 1038 days ago

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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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 1038 days ago

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

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

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Viking

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#8 posted 1038 days ago

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 1038 days ago

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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Howie

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#10 posted 1038 days ago

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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JamesG79

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#11 posted 1038 days ago

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

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Viking

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#12 posted 1038 days ago

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 1038 days ago

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

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Bill White

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#14 posted 1038 days ago

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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Gene Howe

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#15 posted 1038 days ago

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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