Liquid Nails Meets Bandsaw Blade / Unfortunate Circumstances Persist

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Forum topic by UncannyValleyWoods posted 452 days ago 704 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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I was going through some random blocks I’d been given, practicing my band saw box skills. One of the blocks was a huge laminated piece of Mahogany and Hard Maple that a buddy of mine had given me. They were the left over tops to a set of stair case rails.

What I didn’t know was that these pieces had been laminated together with Liquid Nails. While cutting through it with the bandsaw, the liquid nails residue collected on the blade and totally gave it the wammy jammy.

I know that the most likely end is that I take my ass down to woodcraft and buy a new durn blade. But I’m hoping someone has a solution that does not involve forking out extra dough.

I’ve tried a wire brush, sand paper wax (A really terrible fracking idea), more wire brush etc…

It’s a brand new 1/4” blade on a Rikon 14”.

Any thoughts are welcome. Thanks.


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#2 posted 452 days ago

Coil the blade back up and find a container that it will fit into add a solvent to the container enough to cover the blade then cover and let set a couple days. Paint thinner, mineral spirits, something of the sort. (Personally I’d use gasoline, but that’s me. I do not recommend it to others.) You might need to wash your wheels too.

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#3 posted 451 days ago

Either acetone or lacquer thinner will pretty much dissolve any kind of tacky glue.
Take the blade off your saw first. Don’t want these solvents on your tires.
Something a little less aggressive, like “Goo-Gone” might work as well, just takes longer.
Some other products I have used when in a bind were Pledge furniture polish or End Dust.

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#4 posted 451 days ago

You don’t HAVE to go down to woodcraft and buy a new blade, there are better options out there.
You can send the wife to buy it – have her stop by Pizza Hut for a large meat lovers on the way home.
Or you can ask the teenager down the block with the new drivers permit looking for an excuse to go cruising…
Or you could order it online and wait a couple of days (and while you’re waiting you can go through the scrap piles and toss other questionable pieces)

Of course if you’ve got more time than money you can always sit there and massage it gently with some baby oil. If it doesn’t work, it’ll at least make the blade happy. :)

Whatever you do, don’t forget to check the bandsaw innards and make sure none of that gunk ended up smeared all over the tires or the dust-brushes.

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#5 posted 451 days ago

sounds like a sticky situation :^o

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#6 posted 451 days ago

Chemical warfare it is. Not sure why, but I’m always apprehensive about resorting to solvents in the shop. Guess I just need to get over that.

I forgot to mention that this is my neighbor’s bandsaw. He and I share tools and shop space. So, the leaping to buy a new blade was mostly out of duty and neighborly responsibility. For what it’s worth, he suggested solvents as well and I rejected this solution based solely on irrational chemical phobias.

BTW: JustJoe, you are responsible for all the beer I shot out of my nose just a few moments ago. Just the thought of my wife buying Pizza Hut was enough to make me laugh uncontrollably.


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#7 posted 451 days ago

Surf here- and buy one of their blades. While you are there order a Wood Slicer blade, too.

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#8 posted 451 days ago

Ditto on cranks suggestion acetone is my go to solvent.

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#9 posted 451 days ago

Once the stuff is cured, it’s pretty resistant to solvents. Depending on what the formulation was you might get lucky, but you might have to try a lot of sovlents. If it wasn’t your saw definitely get a replacement blade and then work on cleaning the other one. It’ll be a back up once/if you do get it clean. Acetone is a rather mild solvent. So is hot mineral oil that the first link above basically recommended.

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