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Methods for removing older,dried out pitch from a circular saw blade range from using Simple Green Pro HD cleaner to soaking in strong black coffee.
What methods do other members use?
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I just buy a new blade,they are only a buck or two...in the states

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I use 409 and a brass brush.

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I use 409 and a brass brush.
Ok thanks, I've read some people use carburetor cleaner which is cost effective. Though might be issues with the carbide in the blade. Like using oven cleaners can cause.
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I've used oven cleaners....the kind that do not require heat....with no problems. The guy who sharpens my blades claims to have a system for determining the integrity of the carbide and he never commented on my blades. But, because 409 is cheaper, that's what I use now.
BTW, the oven cleaner did remove the "shiny" coating and the red (teflon?) on some of my blades.

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Methods for removing older,dried out pitch from a circular saw blade range from using Simple Green Pro HD cleaner to soaking in strong black coffee.
What methods do other members use?
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Of the methods proffered thus far, i'm thinking this one would taste the best!!

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Peter, what works for me is household ammonia - I use a large frisbee that accommodates the blade, and an old toothbrush, and it works really fast.
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I use and highly recommend Trend Tool and Bit clener. This easily removes old resins and is also the best rust removal solution I have found.
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I have been using WoodCraft's "Gum & Pitch Remover" to my satisfaction for router bits and sawblades. Unlike Mike's method (which is non-corrosive), I would caution against the use of ammonia - as it is highly corrosive. If you solve one problem and create another you have not moved forward, IMHO.

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