There was a fairly long and heated thread about using oven cleaner on another forum and from what I got out of it, (from the sidelines) it's potentially a bad idea. IIRC, the oven cleaner might not have an effect on the Carbide but it can have an effect where the carbide is braised onto the router bit body. I think that Charles the Freud guy was involved in that thread so maybe he knows a lot more about it than I do. I seem to recall something about not using Simple Green too.Vino said:Thanks much. Someone I know recommended Oven Cleanner on my table saw blades and that worked great. I might try that as well but would try to avoid the any bits with bearings...Tks
I just read my post again and realized that the brazing I was talking about was the kind you do to a pot roast. Braising...Mmmmm...Pot roast...Charles M said:Bruce,
You are correct about that thread. Oven cleaner is caustic and attacks the cobalt binder in carbide resulting in surface deterioration and is also hard on the brazing of carbide tipped tools. There is a quote floating around somewhere in forum land that is purported to be from a representative of Simple Green which indicates that it may be damaging as well.