If you want nothing but clean and accurate cuts, then make sure that the blade of your saw is crystal clear. In today’s article, I will be telling you the exact method that will help you to keep your blade clean. If you keep your blades clean, they will last you for a long time, and they will not get dull easily. So, if you are interested in knowing the method for cleaning blades, please keep on reading.
Cleaning your blades is the best thing that you can do with your blades. It will help you to get the most flawless and accurate cuts that you wish for. There are many methods of cleaning a saw that is used by carpenters. You do not need to have in-depth information about anything while cleaning the blades. I have found the perfect method for you. This step by step will be all you need.
Let’s jump right into the methods of cleaning saw blades. Keep on reading if you are interested.
How to clean saw blades
Make sure to wear rubber gloves when scrubbing the blades for extra safety. If you are under 18, please ask any adult to do it for you or do it under the supervision of an adult.
First of all, look for a cleaning solution that is specifically for cleaning blades. The solution that is used to clean ovens may work too, but only in the short term. You will need a solution with some active ingredients that will help to take the entire gunk out. If you are someone who regularly works with saws, then I will highly suggest you buy a cleaning solution that has an active ingredient. The oven cleaner may not be the best option for you. You can also make your own solution by using two parts of baking soda and one part of vinegar.
The next step is to find a big container or tray to soak the blades. A shallow flat tray or a cover for a big bucket will work too. Anything that allows the blades to soak in the cleaning solution will work just fine. Keep the blades soaked for an hour or two. Make sure that the cleaning solution is in constant contact with the blades. That’s the most important part.
Scrubbing the blades
If your blades are Teflon coated, then I will suggest you use an old regular toothbrush. To increase the power of the brush, cut the bristles in half. This will really help the bristles to be in contact with the dirt. Scrub until you think your blade is nice and clean.
You can also use laminate sample chips to scrape the dirt off of the blade. When you are done scrubbing, use some sawdust which will help to clean the entire residue of the cleaning solution. It will also increase the shine and effectiveness of the blade. Another method to scrub the blades is to use a blade scraper. Hold the scraper at low angles and scrub in small strokes. Remove as much rust as you can. It is essential to wipe the rust residue after each and every scrape. That will give you a clear idea of the current position of your blade.
You should know that excess pitch on the blades of the saw may shorten its life; hence, clean the saw blade whenever you see the excess pitch.
If you don’t already clean your blades regularly, I would highly suggest you do so as they will increase the life of your blades, give you the cleanest and accurate cuts. This method also forces you to have a general inspection for any chipped or worn teeth. If you see them, then it is time for you to get a new blade for your saw.
Wrapping it up
Cleaning a saw blade is a very easy task. It has many benefits. If you are someone who reaches out for a saw often, then you must clean its blades too. I will also make the process of cutting safer. Happy cleaning!! Bye-bye!