New S&J Saw preparation

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  • #751912
    Eric Vogt
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    Hey,
    I recently bought a few basic saws for woodworking.
    However i noticed the Spear & Jackson crosscut panel saw has a layer what looks like lacque on it. I tried using isopropanol to remove it but it forms like a sticky surface on the saw blade.
    Any recommendations how to clean this stuff of the saw?

    #751926
    Darren
    Participant

    If it’s still sticky you haven’t got it all off.

    What are you using for a cloth?

    I would use 0000 wire wool with iso propyl alcohol.

    Keep going until you get it all off, then wipe down with a liberal amount of meths and a soft cloth.

    To be honest though, when I bought a S&J saw I didn’t bother, and just started using it.

    Darren.

    #751932
    Larry Geib
    Participant

    The clear coating on saws is usually lacquer. You need a little stronger solvent than alcohol.
    Acetone or lacquer thinner will do it. Take the usual precautions for ventilation and gloves.

    #751959
    Eric Vogt
    Participant

    Thank you for the replies.
    Was a bit afraid of using wire wool but I didnt had in mind that there were so fine grids of it. Will definitely try it out. If this does not help I will go the acetone route outside.
    I wouldn‘t have bothered with the lacquer coating but it was a very thick coat, it with slightly wider than the saw set so it begins to stuck right after the teeth were in the wood.

    OT: BTW. I love this forum, nice and fast answers with easy solutions and not rocket science like other woodworking forums. 🙂

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