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Of course everyone enjoys cleaning the saw blades and getting the pitch off so we get a cleaner cut but it can be messy. I use CMT Formula 2050 Blade and Bit Cleaner and find it does a very good job. I also use a small nylon brush to help clean the gullets and any stubborn dirt after letting it soak for a few minutes. There's little to no odor and it's environmentally safe. The only thing I could find to lay the blades on was a few cheap plastic platters that have a raised edge. I only soak and clean 1 blade at a time so this is fine except that platter is fragile. Has anyone found a decent plastic round container that will hold at least 10" blades and maybe even the 12" (compound miter saw) blades that doesn't cost $30 just for the container? It would be great if there was a tight fitting cover so the solution that's left could be used again. Unless it's really dirty I find the cleaning solution will last a good while and clean quite a few blades.
 

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Of course everyone enjoys cleaning the saw blades and getting the pitch off so we get a cleaner cut but it can be messy. I use CMT Formula 2050 Blade and Bit Cleaner and find it does a very good job. I also use a small nylon brush to help clean the gullets and any stubborn dirt after letting it soak for a few minutes. There's little to no odor and it's environmentally safe. The only thing I could find to lay the blades on was a few cheap plastic platters that have a raised edge. I only soak and clean 1 blade at a time so this is fine except that platter is fragile. Has anyone found a decent plastic round container that will hold at least 10" blades and maybe even the 12" (compound miter saw) blades that doesn't cost $30 just for the container? It would be great if there was a tight fitting cover so the solution that's left could be used again. Unless it's really dirty I find the cleaning solution will last a good while and clean quite a few blades.
Rubbermaid/Tupper ware type pie saver/keeper...
and who says they have to be round???

 

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tupper ware type pie saver/keeper...

I had searched for these before but the tapered shape and the $$$$ far exceeds practical use. The best I could find were used and the cost plus shipping was far excessive for it's intended use. I appreciate the effort but it just doesn't make sense to spend that much and it still won't do the 12" blades. I had hoped to see something at this years State Fair but of course that was wisely cancelled.
 

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I found a 16'' round at DAV for 50¢....
my square cupcake keeper is 14½''... from target...
IIRC - about 10 bucks
 

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I cheap out and use Totally Awesome cleaner that is $3. a gallon at the dollar store (best cleaner I have ever used) and a cheap cookie sheet that can be had for about $17.00 for 3 on Amazon.
 

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go to a dollar type store and pick what ya need...
 
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I always try the Dollar Store first for this type of stuff. The Thrift stores are likely even better for the frugally inclined.
I never think of going to the Salvation Army thrift shop here but people keep telling me there's real bargains there.
Lots of fairly wealthy retirees up here, and when they depart their high end belts and silk ties end up at SA.
 

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Pour the semi used liquid into another container until you need it again. I'm going to give WD40 a try next time I need to clean blades. I used my Trend stuff till now but it still leaves a sticky residue on the blade. WD 40 took that off so I'm wondering if it will work for the whole shebang. $35 a gallon here.
 

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I always try the Dollar Store first for this type of stuff. The Thrift stores are likely even better for the frugally inclined.
I never think of going to the Salvation Army thrift shop here but people keep telling me there's real bargains there.
Lots of fairly wealthy retirees up here, and when they depart their high end belts and silk ties end up at SA.
Yes, forgot about them,another good choice, plus we also have the Humane Society thrift store too.
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Thanks should have guessed those. We don't seem to have those here, but I get their solicitations in the mail regularly.
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I cheap out and use Totally Awesome cleaner that is $3. a gallon at the dollar store (best cleaner I have ever used) and a cheap cookie sheet that can be had for about $17.00 for 3 on Amazon.
5 gallon bucket lid...
 

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Since we're on a race to the cheapest. Dig a depression in the dirt and line it with some plastic trash bags. :wink:
 

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Since we're on a race to the cheapest. Dig a depression in the dirt and line it with some plastic trash bags. :wink:
that teeth will poke holes in and allow the cleaner to leak out...
 

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use the lid..
the center raised portion will raise up the blade and let cleaner get to the underside easily...
 

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