Storing Table Saw Blades?

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Forum topic by jasoncarpentry posted 07-22-2013 05:02 PM 971 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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07-22-2013 05:02 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw blade corrosion latex paint

This may sound like a dumb question; if it is, it wouldn’t be my first on LJ.

I’m building a simple cabinet for storing my 10” TS blades. I plan to make pull-out slides w/ short vertical dowels to make sure the blades don’t slide around. The slides will be 1/2” MDF, primed & painted w/ exterior latex paint. No special reason for my choice of MDF & latex paint; I just happen to have a lot of it sitting around.

My question is: Will the blades rust (or be otherwise harmed) if they sit on a latex-painted surface for long periods of time? I could add a coat of polyurethane on top of the paint, but I don’t want to go to the trouble if I don’t have to.

-- Jim in Tennessee

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#1 posted 07-22-2013 05:09 PM


Modern table saw blades only rust substantially in
my experience if left out in the rain. The steel
plates usually have chrome or something in it
so they don’t rust easily and the carbide tips
seem pretty close to impervious to moisture.

Sometimes a little oxidation forms on blade
plates over time, but it rubs off when they
are used to cut wood.

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