How to Clean a Saw
Posted on Jan 6 2012 at 06:30:39 AM in How-To
Saw is a very useful tool. It is as necessary in a household as a hammer or a screwdriver. In time it catches rust, stains , and other stuff that is best removed. How to do it, we will describe bellow.
You will need several cheap items for the procedure. The list is :
3.Silicon carbide sandpaper
4.Razor blade holder
5.Boiled linseed oil
The oil and spirits will burn. They are to be treated with maximum caution. Also anything soaked with them is to be taken outside to dry out. If the rags that are soaked in it are piled up, they may burst into flames. Wear gloves for protection of the hands.
The first step is to remove the handle from the blade. If it can't be removed, skip this step. Get an appropriate size and tip shape screw driver and remove the screws. Then remove the handle – if it is very rusty this will take some effort.
The handle will probably will be stained by a lot of things – dirt, grime, wax, oil, all will be there, in a single composition. Cleaners Woolwich suggest you use a razor, with the razor holder, to remove the dirt. Mind the blade, thought.
Use the razor to remove the rust from the blade, but be careful not to damage it. Go along side the blade, to the top. When done, repeat on the other side as well.
Once you scrape the blade from rust and dirt, apply a small amount of mineral spirits to the blade. Then, cut a small piece of the sandpaper, and rub the blade, using the oils as a lubricant. Do not rub until it is shiny – it will probably will never be again,but your objective is to remove the rust.
When you are done use paper towels to wipe the bulk of the spirits and any remaining dirt. The towels will become flammable, so watch it ! The same goes for the other side of the blade as well.
Next comes the time of the handle – is probably has the same build up of dirt around the place where it connects with the blade, as the blade had, so remove it with the razor and finish with steel wool. If the blade looks well, there is nothing more you can do. If it looks dried, some boiled linseed oil will be very good for it. Apply it via a small rag. Make sure you are using boiled linseed oil.
To save the blade from further rusting, cleaners Woolwich prescribe some paste wax. Apply it with a small rag. Allpy a well coat on both sides and leave to dry for ten to fifteen minutes. Buff the excess wax with a clean rag. Then reassemble the blade.