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Pitch

July 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

A dark, heavy residue/buildup on cutterheads, blades or router bits after milling resinous wood. This adversely affects blade performance and sometimes gives the user the impression that the blade is dull, when in fact it just needs a good cleaning.

While some folks opt for aggressive solutions like heavy duty degreaser and oven spray, I prefer letting the item soak in Simple Green or a commercial pitch and resin remover, then gently scrubbing the pitch away with a small brush. No need for caustic cleaners.

Rockler Pitch & Resin Remover Rockler Pitch & Resin Remover
Ready-to-use solution quickly and easily cleans away the residue buildup that develops on blades and bits.

Cleaner cutting edges will give you superior machining results and extend the life of your..

Rockler Pitch & Resin Remover

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