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My tools are getting in a sorry state with the sawn dust clagging up a circular saw in particular (wood, MDF & Aquapanel most recently)- I was planning a bit of a clean up session and lubrication with 3-in-1 oil.

Before I do this, just thought I would get a quick check of if anyone sees any problem with this or if there are any other more suitable products?

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wd40 penetrates better

you can try spraying with ptfe spray to aid cutting and help stop build up of resin ect
http://www.screwfix.com/search.do;jsess ... ptfe+spray

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big-all wrote:
wd40 penetrates better

you can try spraying with ptfe spray to aid cutting and help stop build up of resin ect
http://www.screwfix.com/search.do;jsess ... ptfe+spray


Thanks, Big-all - good tip :thumbright:

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I use compressed air to blast the dust out. This clears most stuff away. I then use kitchen towel soaked in WD40 and give them a wipe over. Now the damp weather approached it is a good time to give everything a wipe with WD40.

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Give them a good blow through with an airline.
If theres a lot or resin around router cits, saw blades etc, i believe oven cleaner works well. :thumbright:

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Hitch wrote:
Give them a good blow through with an airline.
If theres a lot or resin around router cits, saw blades etc, i believe oven cleaner works well. :thumbright:


Wul;d I be right in thinking MDF is very resin 'rich'?

Has WD40 sort of replaced 3-in-1 as lubrication of choice - I thought if you apply a sheen of 3-in-1 or similar with a kitchen towel on a saw, then that keeps the rust away but WD40 tends to evaporate?

(maybe I am just showing my age and old fashioned ways :lol: )

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There are many lubricates you can use to wipe and clean your gear with. Take the one that you like the best and use. If you have a owners manual than read what they have to say.


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If your looking for something to keep moisture at bay, there are sprays designed just for protecting tools.

Rocol do a range, but its not cheap. There are a few others about.

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I once used sprayed a whole can of WD40 into the engine bay of my clio, electrics mostly but no one told me not to spray the manifold (It looked rusty!) Next time I started her up there was white smoke comming through the air vents and enveloping the car....but she always started first time!

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dont spray oil in the motor it will make the dust stick

use pfte on the bases to lubricate

and resin cleaner to remove resin

both avaliable from sfx


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tim'll fix it wrote:
dont spray oil in the motor it will make the dust stick

use pfte on the bases to lubricate

and resin cleaner to remove resin

both avaliable from sfx


yup - both ordered ready for cleanup :wink: - and not bad prices either, got to be worth doing :thumbright:

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tim'll fix it wrote:
dont spray oil in the motor it will make the dust stick

use pfte on the bases to lubricate

and resin cleaner to remove resin

both avaliable from sfx


tried to use a Ryobi Circular saw I got 2nd hand on ebay to cut a 4' length of marine ply today - kept jamming up - sprayed the PTFE on the blade and tried again - perfect!

Cheers Tim :thumbright:

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